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How to Train Consistently Without Losing Motivation 0

How to Train Consistently Without Losing Motivation

Photo: Shutterstock I lift. A lot. I’m at the gym usually six days a week, and I find an excuse to compete every couple of months. While it’s fine (and maybe even healthier) for...

Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach 0

Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

Illustration by Sam Woolley. If you’ve ever tried to hit the gym after a heavy meal, you probably know that it doesn’t feel great and you probably wish you’d just skipped the pre-workout snack....

How to Quit Using a Barbell Pad for Squats 0

How to Quit Using a Barbell Pad for Squats

Photo: Shutterstock At most gyms, there’s a cylindrical pad on the floor somewhere near the squat rack. (If it’s not there, check the Smith machine.) When I first started squatting, I needed that pad...

How Much Recovery Do You Need Between Workouts? 0

How Much Recovery Do You Need Between Workouts?

Photo: Shutterstock If you work out hard on a Monday, you’ll be a bit fatigued on Tuesday. You can still go to the gym, but your performance may suffer a little. That prospect may...

FitMind has an excellent beginner 0

5 Easiest Meditation Tools for Beginners to Learn Mindfulness

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. Science says regular meditation leads to a happier, more productive, and more focused life. These guides and apps...

Get a Group Fitness Experience on Your Own With These Apps 0

Get a Group Fitness Experience on Your Own With These Apps

Photo: Shutterstock Fitness classes can be motivating in a way that exercising by yourself is not. Somebody’s pushing you to go the distance, to do that next rep, and with luck they’ll drown out...

How to Join a Group Fitness Class Alone 0

How to Join a Group Fitness Class Alone

Photo: Shutterstock Loner WeekLoner WeekCalling all loners! Dining alone, gaming alone, traveling the world alone… there’s a lot to be said for enjoying the finer things in life solo. It’s Loner Week at Lifehacker,...

How to Get a Stronger Support Grip for Deadlifts and Hangs 0

How to Get a Stronger Support Grip for Deadlifts and Hangs

Photo: Shutterstock When you first start doing deadlifts, you’re probably thinking about how hard they are for your back, your butt, your legs. But once the motion is second nature, another body part comes...

Fitbit vs. Garmin: Fitness Watches Compared 0

Fitbit vs. Garmin: Fitness Watches Compared

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. Fitbit and Garmin are the two biggest names in the fitness tracker industry. That said, it’s sometimes hard...

Hal Higdon’s Race Training Plans Are Now Available on This App 0

Hal Higdon’s Race Training Plans Are Now Available on This App

When I ran my first marathon, I got my training plan from a coach at the local running store. But when I was ready for the next challenge—I believe it was a half marathon...

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