Tagged: fitness

Get Up and Go for a Walk Already

Are you sitting at home? Working at home, perhaps? Working at a desk somewhere? If so, my fitness challenge to you is a simple one today: get up for a minute and take a...

How to Do Pull-Ups Without a Pull-Up Bar

In our continuing series of improvised home workout gear, today we’re going to talk about how to do pull-ups or inverted rows at home. If you’re used to doing pull-ups on a bar or...

How to Combine Lifting and Running

If you’re a runner, it helps to be strong. If you lift weights, it’s still good to do a little cardio. But sometimes you just want to be good at two things at the...

How to Carry a Key While Running

I’ve had shoelaces come undone before. We all have. So if I need to stash something valuable on my person—like a car key (while I’m running) or a wedding ring (while I’m lifting weights),...

Your Home Gym Needs These Underrated Upgrades

I’ve been training at home since March, and I’ve gotten to know my home gym (aka “some piles of rusty stuff in my garage”) pretty well during this time. Besides the obvious—weights and such—it...

How to Use Water Jugs as Weights

Dumbbells and kettlebells may still be hard to come by, but containers of water are widely available and nearly free. The trick is finding something that’s the right weight, without being too awkward. In...

Shuffle a Deck of Cards for a Quick Workout

For today’s classic at-home workout, we’re looking all the way back to 2011, when Lifehacker created its own workout program on a now-defunct platform called Fleetly. It offered four workouts per week, adjustable for...

How to Set Benchmarks as a Beginning Runner

If you’ve taken up running recently, you probably find it exciting to learn what you’re capable of. But if the only goal you know is running continuously for three miles—the famous “couch to 5K”—you...

How to Stay Safe When You Go Back to the Gym

Now that gyms are starting to open back up, it’s tempting to go back. However, just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you should. So before you make your decision, it is...

How to Start Exercising

Reading about exercise when you don’t do it is like looking up at a speeding train on an overpass. I’d be doing fine if I were up there, you think, but I’m down here,...

This Week We Return to the Fighter Pilot Workout

We began this month’s fitness challenge—revisiting classic home workouts—with the scientific seven-minute workout. This week we go back a bit further in history to the Canadian institution 5BX, originally invented for military pilots stationed...