Tagged: exercise

How to Burn Off That Little-Kid Energy

Parents of toddlers, I feel compelled to check in with you: Are you okay? Has all that little-kid energy created a vortex in your living room or a black hole in your kitchen or—I...

How to Burn Off That Little-Kid Energy

Parents of toddlers, I feel compelled to check in with you: Are you okay? Has all that little-kid energy created a vortex in your living room or a black hole in your kitchen or—I...

How to Join a Group Fitness Class Alone

When you suffer from social anxiety or just generally dislike being around people sometimes, going to the gym can feel pretty uncomfortable. You might make accidental eye contact with strangers in mirrors or exchange...

Why You Need Form Check Videos

Learning a lift takes time. Whether you’re perfecting your deadlift or trying to learn how to snatch, videos can help you understand where you are on that journey. Weeks or months from now, you’ll...

Stupid Exercise Moves, Ranked

Welcome to that time of the year: when swarms of self-professed out-of-shape people vow to get swole or simply in better shape (or even more simply, less bad shape), which means gyms nationwide are...

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...