Fitness

It Took Me 1 Year, but I’m Finally Comfortable Hitting the Gym Alone

We all have those horrifying recurring dreams that intermittently bubble up from time to time, leaving us panicked and drenched in sweat at 2 a.m. For some, it's about forgetting to wear pants to work or being eternally chased by a stranger in a dark alley. But my repeated nightmare takes place in a gym, as dozens of buff meatheads laugh and point at me struggling to lift 20 pounds. I was born, and still remain to this day, pretty darn scrawny; I'll just rip the bandage and get that one out of the way right off the bat. With such a genetically slender figure comes a wealth of insecurities that often aren't discussed. As I witnessed my friends and classmates naturally gain muscle and fill out while going through puberty, I kept my bony elbows, flat chest, and stick-esque arms.RelatedConque...

Here’s Exactly What You Should Be Eating Before a Workout

Want a faster metabolism? Are you working out soon? Trying to gain some strength and muscle? Fun news here: you need carbs. "It's important to eat carbohydrates, especially if you are trying to gain strength and muscle, which leads to a higher metabol...

Burn More Calories on the Elliptical With These Tips

Elliptical trainers are a gym favorite. Not only is this cardio machine joint friendly, it's incredibly versatile. You can go forward and backward, work your arms and legs, or focus on your core - all while getting your heart rate up. Here are some ti...

The 10-Minute, 3-Move, At-Home Workout Will Work Your Entire Body

Finding the time to make it to the gym or even work out at home is tough. The good news is you can burn fat with a total-body workout that takes less than 10 minutes. You heard right: just 10 minutes. That's less time than you spend watching commercial...

9 Protein Powders That Actually Taste Good

You know by now that a diet rich in protein can help with weight loss, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help you build lean muscle. But you also know that you can only stomach grilled chicken breasts so many meals per week before dietary boredom wil...

9 Protein Powders That Actually Taste Good

You know by now that a diet rich in protein can help with weight loss, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help you build lean muscle. But you also know that you can only stomach grilled chicken breasts so many meals per week before dietary boredom wil...

The 1 Thing Your Trainer Wishes You Would Do

Trainers say a lot of things. You genuinely try to retain it all, but sometimes all you're trying to do is get through the next set. Between engaging your core, keeping your spine neutral, and counting your macros, your trainer's advice may start to s...

The 1 Thing Your Trainer Wishes You Would Do

Trainers say a lot of things. You genuinely try to retain it all, but sometimes all you're trying to do is get through the next set. Between engaging your core, keeping your spine neutral, and counting your macros, your trainer's advice may start to s...

Circus Animal Cookies Go Vegan With This Healthy Take

Feeling nostalgic for some frosted Circus Animal cookies covered with sprinkles? Well, we have a vegan treat to satisfy your cravings. The pretty, pastel coconut-yogurt bark is a healthy take on the classic treat . . . and fun to make, too. Watch this ...

Circus Animal Cookies Go Vegan With This Healthy Take

Feeling nostalgic for some frosted Circus Animal cookies covered with sprinkles? Well, we have a vegan treat to satisfy your cravings. The pretty, pastel coconut-yogurt bark is a healthy take on the classic treat . . . and fun to make, too. Watch this ...

5 Ways My Life Changed When I Switched to Morning Workouts

I've read stories like this one before - "getting up early changed my life" - and rolled my eyes more times than I can count. If I were to describe my sleep type, it would be "constant." I love sleep. I plan my evenings and mornings around how much qu...

Are Your Weights Too Light? 3 Ways to Know When to Go Heavier

Going to the gym can sometimes seem as mystical as teleporting to Asgard (if you're a fan of the Marvel Universe, you'll know what we're talking about). We get that. There are just so many unanswered questions: When do I work out? What exercises? How ...