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Challenge Yourself With Shrimp Squats

Squats are an excellent strength-building exercise for the legs, but if you’re doing home workouts without weights, they’ll quickly get too easy. One-legged pistol squats are a classic variation, but they’re incredibly difficult. For a different one-legged challenge, try shrimp squats.

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How to Use Water Jugs as Weights

Dumbbells and kettlebells may still be hard to come by, but containers of water are widely available and nearly free. The trick is finding something that’s the right weight, without being too awkward. In this week’s instalment of our improvised equipment challenge, we’ll be working out with water jugs.

How I Got My First Eight Pullups

How I Got My First Eight Pullups

I’ve spent most of my life looking up at pull-up bars, wishing I could ascend to their height. Sometimes I would train hard, and I would get one (1) pull-up. But then I’d slack off for a hot minute, and I’d be back down to zero. I’m a cis woman,…