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Burpees: The Single Best Exercise Ever?

If you were to ask me what exercise I would perform if given only one option, it would undoubtedly be the burpee. Burpees hits almost every muscle group while providing the aerobic and endurance benefits. It even helps strengthen the core. (It is important to note, though, the person has to be in proper shape to start off as this complex exercise … Read More

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6 Benefits of Jumping Jacks + Circuit Routine

Jumping jacks go way back. That’s what I love most about this traditional exercise. You probably learned how to do the jumping jack while in elementary school. It’s a basic exercise that most anyone can perform, and can be modified to fit any fitness style needed — even for the newest exerciser. What are jumping jacks good for? Jumping jacks are a classic … Read More

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Burpees: The Single Best Exercise Ever?

If you were to ask me what exercise I would perform if given only one option, it would undoubtedly be the burpee. Burpees hits almost every muscle group while providing the aerobic and endurance benefits. It even helps strengthen the core. (It is important to note, though, the person has to be in proper shape to start off as this complex exercise … Read More

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Working Out On an Empty Stomach: Does It Burn the Most Fat?

For something that should be simple, working out doesn’t always feel that way. There’s choosing the best fat-burning workout. There’s that pesky question of whether exercise or diet is key for weight loss. And now there’s a new one to throw into the mix: whether working out on an empty stomach will help you lose weight faster. Bodybuilders swear by … Read More

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Peloton Bike: The Most Addictive Piece of Exercise Equipment on the Planet

It’s early in the morning, like, the sun-is-just-starting-to-peek-into-the-day type of early. You want to pull the covers up over you head and sleep a little more, but you can’t because cycling instructor Robin Arzón is 900 miles away, setting up on a Peloton bike, getting ready to start her class. And you need to be there, too. You walk downstairs, and … Read More

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Fartlek: A Swedish Training Trick for Better Running

Fartlek may sound like a funny name, but not to the people of Sweden. That’s because Fartlek is a Swedish term meaning “speed play,” and it helped take the cross-country success to whole new levels decades ago. Now, athletes and everyday runners around the world are benefiting from the training technique that is considered an unique interval form of speed … Read More

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Calisthenics: The Ancient Greek Workout for a Shredded Body

When thinking of calisthenics, if you have a mental picture of the military performing jumping jacks to cadence, you’re not far off. The truth is, though, that calisthenics exercises are rooted much deeper in history, dating all the way back to ancient Greece. (More on that later, interesting stuff.) When it comes to your personal history, you probably first experienced … Read More

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Top 50 Fittest Cities in the U.S.

If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, chances are high that you’re living a healthy lifestyle, according to the American Fitness Index, a rankings list identifying the 50 fittest cities in America. Residents of the nation’s capital region are rated the fittest of 50 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for the third year in a row, followed closely by Minneapolis-St. … Read More

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One-Minute Workouts Could Be All You Need

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is. That isn’t the case, though, when it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), specifically “one-minute workouts.” I like to call this type of exercise burst training, since it’s comprised of short, high-intensity bursts of exercise, with slow recovery phases, repeated during one exercise session. Burst training is done at 85 to 100 percent … Read More

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Inner Thigh Exercises & the Thigh Gap Workout

Inner thigh fat is a common concern among women, and many wonder what inner thigh exercises are out there to work on this common trouble area. Thinner thighs may be on your mind, too, thanks in part to the rising popularity of skinny jeans. This fashion trend is reigniting the appeal of smaller thighs, sometimes in an unhealthy way. I’m talking specifically about the … Read More

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How to get rid of back fat - Dr. Axe

How to Get Rid of Back Fat

Having a sexy back can give you more confidence this summer, but that annoying bulge just above your hips or where your sports bra lines your back can be frustrating. And this is not only a nag for women — many men feel this frustration too. If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Lots of people want to know … Read More

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