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FitnessU: A small-space circuit workout to improve cardio and strength

A circuit workout that only requires your body weight and a chair.
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Ask the trainer: “How can you change up your workouts to keep them interesting?”

Here are four ways to change up your workouts and increase your gains.
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FitnessU: 8 ways to do a pushup

There are tons of ways to do pushups. Here are 8.
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FitnessU: How to conquer the squat rack

Learn what the squat rack is, how to set it up, and how to use it.
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FitnessU: Stretching it

Rate this article and enter to winStretching: It’s an important part of any fitness routine, research shows. Obvs, you might think. But really, it’s important to take stretching (before and after a workout) seriously....
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Ask the trainer: For someone who has never worked out, where is the best...

"For someone who has never worked out, where is the best place to start?"— Kerriene, Calgary, Alberta, CanadaWe know exercise is good for us, with long-term benefits (e.g., stronger bones and lower blood pressure)...

Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take...

—Angel*, Lowell, MassachusettsYour posture is leading to some imbalance and probably overusing certain muscle groups. It’s a common ergonomic problem, especially during exam times.How to improve your study posture Sit in a comfortable chair...

Ask the trainer: How can I avoid soreness after a workout?

—Emi, Norton, MassachusettsWorking out generally makes us feel great. However, sometimes after a workout we experience muscle soreness for a few days. Physical activity, specifically eccentric contractions (the lengthening phase of muscle contraction—for example,...

Your user-friendly guide to strength training at the gym

 You’re busy. You’ve got classes all day, then homework, maybe an after-school job, and of course—a social life. Where does exercise fit in? We often have the resources to exercise right at our fingertips:...