Monkey bars were hard enough when I was a kid. But this week I tried them again, older, wiser and with more muscle than I had back in the day. And you know what? They’re still really, really hard.
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This month, we’re challenging you to take the stairs. All through the month of May, we’ll have stair-centric exercises and workouts for you to add into your routine. The first one is, simply: Walk or run up a bunch of stairs.
Welcome back! The final instalment in our running challenge is the long slow distance run. (If you see “LSD” on a fellow runner’s calendar, they are not talking about psychedelic drugs. Probably.)
Who doesn’t love running? OK, maybe a lot of us. (Personally, I hate running while I’m doing it, but I feel amazing afterward.) We ran together last September, and now it’s time to lace back up.
While almost any exercise has a resistance band version, there are only a few exercises where the band is one of the best ways to do it. Here are some of my favourites, with a focus on upper body moves. Join our resistance band challenge and give them a try!
Welcome to our second week of the not-a-plank challenge, where we try out underrated core exercises you should know. Today we’re taking on two exercises named after creatures, both of which are harder than they look.
Perhaps my favourite moment of the Lifehacker fitness challenge so far was the day that we were done with the plank challenge. I hate planks. Luckily, it’s possible to work out your core without having to do a single plank.
If you’ve been struggling with our deadlift challenge because you don’t have easy access to a gym with barbells and heavy weights, this one’s especially for you. All of us can benefit, though. It’s time to try single-leg deadlifts.
It’s time to run (or walk, or otherwise locomote under your own power) one whole kilometre. Then take a break. And if you still have it in you, do it again. That’s right, we’re doing kilometre repeats this week in the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge.
There's almost never a bad time to start running — or to get back into it, if you’ve taken a break. We just spent a month trying to stand on our heads, so a little plain old jogging is going to feel great by comparison.
Get ready for strong legs and a poppin' butt, because July's fitness challenge is squats! This is the classic lower body exercise for a reason: Squats build pretty much every muscle below the waist, and there are a ton of variations for all fitness levels.
It's a beautiful day and we're going on an adventure! For the May instalment of the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, your mission is to find a fitness trail (sometimes called a parcourse) near you - they're often hiding in plain sight.