16 of the Best Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic’s Gym Bag

Photo: Lazy_Bear (Shutterstock) Every form of exercise has a preferred style of shoe. For lifting, you…

Your Post-Workout Meal Isn’t As Important As You Think

Photo: ArtOfPhotos (Shutterstock) Getting a good meal of carbs and protein after your workout is a…

‘Negative Reps’ Aren’t a Weightlifting Cheat Code

Photo: oleksboiko (Shutterstock) A new study shows that it’s possible to gain muscle from just putting…

7 Fitness Trends on TikTok That Are Actually Worth Trying

TikTok has discovered barbell complexes! In the “65-lb. challenge,” women use a 65-pound barbell to perform…

What Are Stabilizer Muscles (and Do You Really Need to Train Them)?

Photo: Maridav (Shutterstock) You may have heard dumbbell exercises are better than barbell ones because they…

How to Improve Your VO2 Max

Photo: oneinchpunch (Shutterstock) Setting a new personal max is a great way to chart your progress…

You Can Track Your Rest Times With Apple Watch Segments

Photo: RossHelen (Shutterstock) When you’re lifting weights, you usually want to do a set of the…

12 of the Best Exercises to Do With Resistance Bands at the Gym

Wobble Bar Overhead Press This isn’t a good replacement for a strict press, since the instability…

How Much You Really Earn As a Dog Walker

Photo: Jus_Ol (Shutterstock) As far as side hustles go, dog walking sounds like a sweet deal:…

16 Running Myths That Are Holding You Back

Photo: Mladen Mitrinovic (Shutterstock) “Jogging” and “running” are two English words that we apply to the…

How (and Why) to Do Copenhagen Planks

Photo: Bucchi Francesco (Shutterstock) We last saw Copenhagen planks in our rundown of the best bodyweight…

Should You Get a Rowing Machine?

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) Rowers are having a moment. Hydrow seems to be forcefully inserting itself…

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Squeeze Your Shoulder Blades Together

Photo: Parilov (Shutterstock) Our shoulder blades can move in multiple directions. They can slide up and…

Why You Feel Cranky on Your Rest Days (and What to Do About It)

Photo: Cast Of Thousands (Shutterstock) Rest days are a commonly used tool to manage your workload…

How (and Why) to ‘Pull the Slack Out of the Bar’ When You Deadlift

Photo: sportpoint (Shutterstock) Deadlifts can be intimidating. If you’re the type to overthink the details when…

What to Do When You Can’t Even Run Slowly

Photo: ViDI Studio (Shutterstock) Slow, easy running is the bedrock of any running program, whether you’re…

Should You Lift With Barbells or Dumbbells?

The A.V. Club Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Quartz The Root The Takeout The Onion…

How to Use a Squat Rack Without Hurting Yourself

Photo: martvisionlk (Shutterstock) Do squats. That’s a standard piece of advice for getting strong, and if…

9 of the Best Exercises to Do With the Landmine Attachment

Half Kneeling Landmine Press | Watch all active muscles Because the landmine moves on an angle,…

The 7 Deadly Sins of Getting Back in Shape

Photo: Oleggg (Shutterstock) Another great suggestion from Beth Skwarecki: A lot of beginners worry about the…