Topic: Fitness

10,000 steps a day: Scientifically sound or marketing hype?
Ever wonder where the 10,000 step-per-day goal originated? The daily activity goal, popularized by Fitbit, the world’s leading producer of wearable activity monitors, has embedded itself into the modern fitness psyche and is...Continue
Five common strength training mistakes that you probably haven't considered
I love that strength training has been gaining in popularity over the past several years. Getting stronger and building lean muscle is a great way to accelerate your metabolism, burn more fat, boost energy, and...Continue
Exercise is not supposed to be fun
He was clutching his knees and his breath still hadn't returned to normal. But he managed to look up and say to me, "That was absolutely most awful thing I've ever done....Continue
Understanding fitness plateaus and how to get moving again
Exercise and fitness plateaus can be frustrating. But understanding the root cause of how the body adapts to exercise is the first step to getting back on track....Continue
Low-intensity training for high-intensity sports
Originally published at Breaking muscle. High intensity training gets all the love. And for good reason—it’s tough, it’s time efficient, and it works. Low intensity training is a less appreciated form of...Continue
Why exercising every day is easier (and smarter) than you think
Last October, I made the decision to run every single day for 137 days in a row. While it was far from a Guinness record, that, for me, was a serious challenge given that I've...Continue
18 different 10-minute workouts (beginner to advanced) that require no equipment
As the great Ronnie Coleman once said, "Ain't nothin to it but to do it." It astonishes me how many people give up on training for the day, just because they don't have time to...Continue
I want to the be the type of person who...
She was about 100 pounds overweight. Unhappy with herself, but willing to give exercise a try. Again. I’ll never forget as she was leaving her first workout, exhausted and face flush she said: "I...Continue
The myth of motivation (and what to do about it)
"You sure picked a bad time of year to do this running thing." I've heard this many times over the past few months. And not without reason--who the hell starts a daily running challenge in...Continue