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4-minute fitness: Tabata method

%CODE1%Tabata Squats To perform a squat, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your hands across your chest, pointed straight ahead, or behind your head. Sit back and down, keeping...
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Namaste the stress away

%CODE1%Standing upright, extend your arms over your head then bring them down, inhaling as you extend, exhaling as you bring them down. On the third extension, bring your hands all the way down to...
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15 minute workout

%CODE1%Directions:This workout consists of five different exercises that will be done for 60 seconds each, three times. Exercise 1: BurpeeTo perform a burpee, drop into a squat and place your hands on the ground. Extend...
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FitnessU: The deck of cards workout

Rate this article and enter to winPlaying cards=poker night, amirite? Not so fast. The same suits that boost your bragging rights can boost your fitness, too. Enter the Deck-of-Cards workout—a customizable game to get...
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Avoiding Injury

%CODE1%The shoulders, knees, and lower back are injury-prone areas of the body. They are frequently used for movement and weight-bearing activity. Here are some tips for the gym to avoid aggravating these areas and...
High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

High-intensity interval training (HIIT): A fast way to fit

 The days of the hour-long treadmill slog are behind us, friends. You can get all of the benefits of a longer workout in a fraction of the time. It’s not magic; it’s HIIT, a...
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Avoiding common workout mistakes

%CODE1% Plank: Your low back is most at risk in this move. Start in table top position with your hands shoulder width apart and knees hip width apart. Engage your core, squeeze your butt,...
Pairing up to sweat it out

Pairing up to sweat it out

Friends are useful for all kinds of reasons—borrowing notes, stealing French fries, justifying Netflix binges. They can also be the kick you need to get (and stay) fit. Working out with a friend means...
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Knee & shoulder injury prevention with a wall

%CODE1% Wall sit: For the wall sit, you will begin standing with both feet shoulder width apart and about 1-2 feet away from a wall that you are leaning against. From here,...
The best warm-ups for all workouts

The best warm-ups for all workouts

 Fitting a workout into a busy schedule is a win in itself—so we don’t really blame you if you’re hopping right on the elliptical the moment you enter the gym. But if you’re skimping...