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How 10 Runners Beat Their Marathon Personal Best

Photo: Courtesy of Jocelyn Bonneau If you’ve just run your first marathon, you might relate to the common “never again” sentiment as you struggle to move your Jell-O-like legs. But once the soreness wears off and you’re basking in the glow of your achievement, it’s natural to wonder how much...
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6 Vertical Races for the Ultimate Fitness Test

Photos (clockwise from top left): Red Bull; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for Base 2 Space For a total departure from your typical 10K or trail run, move on up with one of these six vertical races. They give “taking the stairs” a...
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5 Stability Ball Exercises That Work More Than Your Abs

Photo: Twenty20 If you equate stability balls with core work only, you’re selling them (and your fitness results) short. Adding stability ball exercises to your workout is a great, simple way to increase the difficulty of your favorite moves. Using just this tool, you can challenge both your upper and lower...
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Is Your Workout Messing with Your Gut?

Photo: Twenty20 You know that a heart-pumping workout is good for your body and mind. But if your sweat sesh leaves you with an upset stomach or running from the streets to the bathroom, it might not be so coincidental. According to new research published in Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics, intense exercise...
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7 HIIT Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Photo: John Towner Considering HIIT — or high-intensity interval training — is known to burn fat, improve metabolic health and increase VO2 max levels, you may have jumped on board enthusiastically. After all, it’s known to fire up your gains rather quickly and efficiently. “People like HIIT because it removes...
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The Bootcamp Workout to Train Like NFL Star Randy Moss

Photo courtesy of The BodyHoliday Resort in St. Lucia The sheer athleticism of former NFL player Randy Moss is nothing short of jaw-dropping. He holds the record for single-season receiving touchdowns (23) and single-season receiving touchdowns for a rookie (17). And, he’s second all-time in career regular season touchdowns (156)....
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4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Photo: Pond5 Are you looking to make your occasional strength class or Sunday spin session a regular ritual? You may be one of many casual exercisers who wants to sweat more often, but struggles with finding the workout motivation to make fitness a part of your daily routine. Conventional wisdom hasn’t...
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