Tagged: exercise

What Are Fat Gripz Good For?

Our quest to explain every weird thing at the gym has now landed on Fat Gripz, the heavy rubber handles, often blue, that you can wrap around barbells and dumbbells. Their main job is...

Customize Your Yoga Flows With This Chart

If you’re used to a class, doing yoga on your own can be daunting—which poses should you choose? Or if you’re following along with a flow you found online, how can you modify or...

It’s Time to Try a Jefferson Deadlift

So far in our weird lifts challenge, I’ve asked you to do a one-handed deadlift and a one-handed dumbbell snatch. Now here’s a relief: for this week’s lift, I’ll let you put both hands...

Let’s Get Weird and Try a One Handed Deadlift

We’ve done a lot of different exercises in the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, from barbell lifts to endurance sports to yoga and more. This month will be special, though: we’re going to take on some...

How Was Your Month of Interval Workouts?

We made it through October, which means the month of cardio intervals is over and we now get to lie on the floor, sweating and panting, and vowing to never do this again. Read...

If You Deadlift, Get Deadlift Socks

You do not need special socks to be able to pick up a barbell and put it down again. They are not necessary in any way. But I found my deadlift training sessions went...

Why Your Workouts Feel So Hard Sometimes

There’s a certain path through fitness that a lot of us have taken. First you take each workout as it comes: do this class, or tag along with that friend at the gym. Then,...

How to Start Practicing Yoga with Your Kids

Kids love yoga. And adults love it when kids do yoga because it focuses their minds and bodies, limiting collateral damage to homes and siblings. But what if you don’t do yoga or have...

How to Deal with Excessive Sweat

All of us sweat, but some of us sweat a lot. Like, seriously, a lot. If you fall into this category, you know how annoying and sometimes embarrassing it can be. But never fear,...