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How to Make Pull-Ups More Challenging How to Make Pull-Ups More Challenging

This one is for the beasts out there. If you can already bang out 10 or 20 pull-ups, you might be getting a little bored with our pull-up challenge. Earlier we talked about how to make pull-ups easier, but now it’s time for the flip side. Here are some of the more advanced moves you can try once you’ve mastered the…

Fitness Professionals: What Do You Wish People Knew About Your Job? Fitness Professionals: What Do You Wish People Knew About Your Job?

To be a better customer—or at least one that’s not too annoying—it helps to know what it’s like being on the other side. Let’s educate future trainees looking to get fit! If you’re a fitness trainer or class instructor, or have been one in the past, we want to hear from you.

How to Go to a Climbing Gym Without a Partner How to Go to a Climbing Gym Without a Partner

Imagine yourself at a climbing wall: you head straight up, carefully grasping each handhold and foothold, a rope connecting a harness around your hips to a pulley above. The only problem: you don’t know who’s going to be on the ground holding the other end of that rope. And so, like many would-be climbers, you stay…

How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym) How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym)

Buddying up can help you reach your fitness resolutions—or whatever goal you happen to be chasing. But you don’t have to work out together to help each other (couples, breathe a sigh of relief). Try one of these to support your friend:

How to Make Pull-Ups Easier How to Make Pull-Ups Easier

The journey from zero pull-ups to one pull-up is long, difficult, and may at times seem insurmountable. And then once you get there, victory is fleeting: every set you attempt contains one measly rep. Either way, you’re going to need some ways to bring that lofty exercise down to earth.

What to Know Your First Time at Group Cycling Class What to Know Your First Time at Group Cycling Class

Ready to try a group cycling class? You’ll need to set up your bike and learn how to connect your shoes, but once you’re in the saddle the instructor will tell you exactly how to work your butt off. Here’s what you need to know for your first time.

Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout? Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days later wake up sore. This weird time-lag appears unique to exercise, and is, when you think about it, kind of inexplicable—like stubbing your toe, feeling nothing, and…

How to Fix Your Failing New Year’s Resolution How to Fix Your Failing New Year’s Resolution

We’re a few days into the new year now. How’s that resolution going? Not so great, huh? Look, some resolutions are just bad. Yours is probably one of them.

Make Your New Year's Resolution Smaller Make Your New Year's Resolution Smaller

New Year’s resolutions are usually centered around a big aspirational goal: I’ll work out every day, I’ll write a book, I’ll never eat junk food. But most of us fail at our resolutions. One problem is that we’re setting our goals too high. If you want to reach a huge goal, first you have to set a small one.

January’s Fitness Challenge: Grab Onto That Pull-Up Bar January’s Fitness Challenge: Grab Onto That Pull-Up Bar

Pull-ups are hard, but together, we can make them a little more possible. Welcome to the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, where we’ll have a new goal each month for exercisers of all levels.

The Most Inspiring Fitness Goals From Our Readers The Most Inspiring Fitness Goals From Our Readers

We asked about your fitness goals for the coming year, and it looks like 2018 is going to be full of awesomeness as you try new things and take your current habits to new levels. Here are some goals to inspire the rest of us.

The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga The Best Guides for 30 Days of Yoga

January is the perfect playground for any habit you’d like to try to establish or take to the next level. One popular option for people who love yoga: start a daily practice. Here are some of the best guides for a 30-day yoga challenge, and some tips on how to keep it manageable.

How to Use Your Activity Tracker So You Don’t Abandon It Mid-Year How to Use Your Activity Tracker So You Don’t Abandon It Mid-Year

It turns out a bunch of you did get Fitbits last year—or even longer ago—and have managed to keep using them ever since. Here’s your best advice.

What Are Your Fitness Goals for 2018? What Are Your Fitness Goals for 2018?

January is a great time to get a fresh start on your fitness. Even if you don’t buy into the conceit of resolutions, for many of us the new year is the first time in months we haven’t been buried under holiday and end-of-year stresses. Time to work on a new goal! What’s it going to be?

The Best Fitness Hacks of 2017 The Best Fitness Hacks of 2017

We all want to be fit, but sometimes you just need an extra boost to make it to the gym, to decide on a workout, or to deal with the aftermath. Here are our best fitness hacks of 2017.

What Fitness Classes and Experiences Are You Curious About? What Fitness Classes and Experiences Are You Curious About?

We’ve discussed what to expect at your first Crossfit WOD and how to get up the nerve to try a yoga class for the first time. There’s a lot more out there, of course! What are you curious about?

What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga What to Know Your First Time at Hot Yoga

Maybe you need something to warm you up now that there’s a chill in the air. Maybe you’ve heard that hot yoga is relaxing. Or maybe you want to try something that’s challenging and yet, in some ways, easier: your muscles are more flexible when they’re warm. Welcome to hot yoga.

Get Off Your Lazy Butt With an App Named ‘Sluggard’ Get Off Your Lazy Butt With an App Named ‘Sluggard’

macOS: Sometimes when I’ve been sitting at my desk for a few hours, I think about how sitting is killing us and how I should really take a break and go out for a walk or get in a workout. And then I get up, bring lunch to my desk, and keep working.

What to Know Your First Time Trying Crossfit What to Know Your First Time Trying Crossfit

Crossfit’s intense workouts are a polarizing subject of discussion. It seems the first rule of Crossfit club is that you must never shut up about Crossfit club, and on the flip side, the sport (routine? Discipline? Hobby?) has its share of haters. So let’s take a minute to cut through that for anyone who’s intrigued…

Gifts for the Person Who Is Bored With Their Workout Routine Gifts for the Person Who Is Bored With Their Workout Routine

Exercise routines don’t have to be thrilling; ask anyone who slogs through a 6am workout every day. But even if someone is happy with a dull routine, that doesn’t mean they’ll derive joy from unwrapping a sparkly gift box that contains (yawn) another pair of weights. So try these gifts instead.

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