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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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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 notes. Any tricks to help my posture?

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?

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

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:...
Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz

Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winStruggling to start strength training or maintain the cardio combat class?Our quiz helps you figure out how to maximize your workout motivation.You’ve been inactive for a year and...
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Ask the trainer: How to get bigger, stronger arms

“What can I do to get bigger, stronger arms?”—Wesley, Forest Park, IllinoisWesley,Before I begin, it’s important to remember to be thankful for our bodies. Many of us tend to focus on what our bodies...
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Ask the trainer: Is it okay to work out with sore muscles?

"Is it okay to work out with sore muscles?"—Daniel*, Tampa, FloridaDaniel,Yes it is, as long as the soreness you’re talking about is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Microscopic muscle tears, or the breakdown in...