14 Best Legs in Bodybuilding History

Muscular, defined, and diced legs separate men from the boys and pros from the amateurs. It does not matter how shredded a competitive bodybuilder’s midriff is; it’s game over for them if their opponents step on stage with side-walk-cracking wheels. It is no secret that bodybuilders with big...
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How Many Calories Do You Burn Doing Squats?

Since squats are a compound exercise that use many different muscles, you’ll be able to burn plenty of calories doing this exercise. In fact, you’ll burn about 8 calories each minute doing normal intensity squats. This means that if you perform 20 squats in one minute, each squat...

Exercise Obsession

I was in graduate school when I first worked up the courage to go see a therapist. I was studying hard for my masters, cramming my entire two-year program into one. Holding the status of "Super Senior," I was coming back from my hip surgery, training at a high level, and becoming increasingly frustrated by the way my body was healing (or not healing) from the surgery.

Woman shares ‘infuriating’ experience being body-shamed by yoga studio after signing up for advanced class

A yoga instructor has shared her experience being body-shamed while trying to attend an advanced class at a yoga studio.Tiffany Crociani, who goes by the username @tiffanycroww on TikTok, recounted the interaction that she recently had at a yoga studio in a video posted to the app last week.In the video, Crociani, who is a yoga teacher and who has been practising yoga for more than 17 years, reenacted an “actual conversation” that took place between herself and the receptionist at a yoga studio she had never been to before.In the clip, Crociani began by recalling how she’d asked...

15 Simple Yet Effective Ab Exercises You Can Do at Home

Looking to get in an effective ab workout at home? Great news: if you don't belong to a gym or have access to workout equipment, at-home bodyweight workouts can be just as challenging. And that's especially true when it comes to working your abs. For an amazing core burn, all you need are a mat (or a comfortable floor), your own bodyweight, and the right moves — and you know we've got you covered with that last one. Keep reading for 15 easy ab exercises that are simple to learn but actually really challenging (and super effective).

Build Your Strength and Stamina With This 30-Minute HIIT Challenge

Get ready to work out with fitness trainer Natalie White, who will be leading this 30-minute HIIT workout along with Alexis Turner and Khetanya Henderson. In this routine, you'll start with a warmup and work your way through intervals of high knees, jumping jacks, three-count squat jumps, and many more heart-pumping exercises. Our class members will keep up the intensity and provide plenty of modifications and advancements. Prepare to sweat and have a good time with your friends! All you need to get started is a mat.

Powerlifter Sherine Marcelle Crushes a New Squat Triple PR Of 620-lb (281.2-kg)

Sherine Marcelle is renowned for being one of the greatest female powerlifters, especially in the squat event. She has performed numerous mind-blowing lifts and feats of strength, including a 315-pound squat for 20 repetitions. However, it seems like Sherine is preparing something incredible, as her lifts from training are almost of world record proportions. On May 19, Sherine posted a 620-pound (281.2-kilogram) squat triple on Instagram. This is her new three-rep PR, but it is also 2.7 pounds (1.2 kilograms) heavier than Sherine’s competition PR.

Exercise, diet program helps elderly people remain independent

It's never too late to start exercising -- and the right activities might help you stay independent in your home. While building healthy habits at an earlier age can have some long-term benefits, adding physical activity can help at all ages, new research suggests. A new study found that physically...

Working Out While Recovering From Anorexia

Is it possible? Yes. Is it helpful? Not always. After being diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, I was told to stop exercising. I wasn't happy about that, because I was addicted to exercise. Being a Division 1 athlete was serious business, and for five years straight, I worked out like it was my job because it sort of was. I'd been running a lot and slowly starving myself for years prior to my diagnosis. I pushed myself through workouts only to go home and sleep for hours. I bonked countless times in the middle of runs. My gastrointestinal system was so messed up that at one point, I couldn't run more than a couple miles without having to stop to use the bathroom. My athletic performance wasn't anywhere near good, but I was so indoctrinated into my eating disorder that losing weight mattered more to me than running fast. I needed to keep moving so I could avoid any unwanted weight, or so I thought.

Do compression garments facilitate muscle recovery after exercise?

Compression garments are an elastic cloth fitting that people wear on their arms, legs, or hips during or after physical exercise. Their use has gained popularity over the last few decades because they are thought to enhance muscle recovery following exercise. An international research team, led by assistant professor János...

Daily Swim Coach Workout #662

SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily... SwimSwam’s daily swimming workout series is a collection of workouts written by coaches from a variety of backgrounds. All daily swimming workouts have been written using Commit Swimming. The workouts themselves are not indicative of SwimSwam’s or Commit’s views on training. They strictly reflect the opinions of the author swim coach.