How to get full-body workout using the cable extension machine at your gym

February 16, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC You’re in the gym. It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Nearly every machine is taken. But wait—there’s something off in the distance. Is that… an open cable machine? You dash over, set down your water bottle, and claim your space. So now what? You can do a full-body … Continue reading How to get full-body workout using the cable extension machine at your gym

The 5-move upper body workout a surfer does to boost strength

February 13, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Surfing might look like a peaceful, easy way to spend a day at the beach, but as anyone who’s ever tried it (or anyone who’s ever seen Blue Crush) well knows, the sport requires a lot of strength. In addition to having a strong core that’s required to … Continue reading The 5-move upper body workout a surfer does to boost strength

Better shoulder mobility isn’t a pipe dream—here’s why trainers never start a workout without the PVC

February 12, 2020 at 06:25PM by CWC When you’re typing, cooking, or going about your usual business, most of your body’s joints won’t be moving in a full 360-degree range of motion. And that’s okay. Before you start any workout, though, trainers say that warming up your joints using a handful of PVC pipe mobility … Continue reading Better shoulder mobility isn’t a pipe dream—here’s why trainers never start a workout without the PVC

Gabi Butler’s triple flips are hard to copy, but you *can* steal her ab workouts

February 11, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC Watch Netflix’s hit docu-series Cheer and you’ll quickly see that the Navarro College cheerleading team practices pretty much all the time. That’s how you win national titles, after all. But what you don’t see on screen is that Navarro star Gabi Butler—a longtime cheerlebrity who now hosts her own … Continue reading Gabi Butler’s triple flips are hard to copy, but you *can* steal her ab workouts

There are 12 million Pilates abs workouts on YouTube, but this is the only one you need

February 10, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC No workout has a better reputation for firing up your core than Pilates. The super-slow, minuscule movements activate your slow-twitch muscle fibers to build strength. While we don’t all have the luxury of having a Reformer in our living room (or a studio filled with them around the … Continue reading There are 12 million Pilates abs workouts on YouTube, but this is the only one you need

Pros weigh in on whether having workout metrics are harmful or helpful

February 08, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Thanks to technology, we now have more access than ever to information about how our bodies are performing during workouts. In addition to having our heart rates (and more) strapped to our wrists, many fitness classes now also track our data for us, and let us know how … Continue reading Pros weigh in on whether having workout metrics are harmful or helpful

I’m Gabi Butler from ‘Cheer,’ and my workout isn’t over until I do this one thing

February 07, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC You only need to watch a few minutes of Netflix’s docu-series Cheer to understand how the tough-as-nails squad at Navarro College wins national championships. Everyone’s new life coach Monica Aldama leads a team of cheerleaders that includes Jerry Harris, the motivational mat talk mastermind; the sensational La’Darius Marshall; … Continue reading I’m Gabi Butler from ‘Cheer,’ and my workout isn’t over until I do this one thing

This 91-year-old’s workout routine proves it’s never too late to get moving

February 06, 2020 at 06:37PM by CWC At 91-years-young, Lloyd Black—a retired teacher in Semmes, Alabama—just became Member of the Month at his local Anytime Fitness. After gym manager Ashley Seaman congratulated Black in a Facebook post, his thrice-weekly exercise habit went viral—and frankly, have you ever been more inspired to make time in your schedule … Continue reading This 91-year-old’s workout routine proves it’s never too late to get moving

Finish every workout with this simple move to avoid lower back pain

February 05, 2020 at 07:30PM by CWC Every exercise you do helps to strengthen those beautiful muscles of yours. The only issue is that certain exercises, despite doing wonders, can cause aches and pains in your lower back if you’re not ending your workouts with some glute bridge pulses to combat it. Glute bridge pulses … Continue reading Finish every workout with this simple move to avoid lower back pain

This combo workout move burns your triceps *and* sets your lower abs on fire

February 05, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one exercise? Doubling up definitely brings on the heat in the moment, but it really pays off in the end. You save time and get great results in the process. While there are plenty of different combination exercises that will make you work … Continue reading This combo workout move burns your triceps *and* sets your lower abs on fire

The case for swapping group hangs for workouts—and why research says it’s legit

February 04, 2020 at 08:30PM by CWC In the age of “if you didn’t Instagram your workout, did it really count?” fitness can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—but it shouldn’t. Together with Michelob ULTRA—the next-level light beer that wants to take the stress out of staying fit—we’re exploring ways to be active that you’ll actually enjoy. … Continue reading The case for swapping group hangs for workouts—and why research says it’s legit

The best workout for you to try, based on your Myers-Briggs type

February 04, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC If you’re someone who simply doesn’t like to work out, have you ever considered that perhaps you haven’t tried the modality that really does it for you? And even if you do like a solid sweat sesh, you might not be fully aware of other fitness options that … Continue reading The best workout for you to try, based on your Myers-Briggs type

Prepare to be sore: This 7-move Pilates-inspired workout will light up your full body

February 03, 2020 at 03:30PM by CWC Pilates-inspired workouts—one of Well+Good’s 2020 wellness trends—are known for their really, really slow, small movements that burn like hell. While you could hit up a studio in your ‘hood, you can get a Pilates in home workout in your very own living room—with that same level of muscle-quaking … Continue reading Prepare to be sore: This 7-move Pilates-inspired workout will light up your full body

A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

February 01, 2020 at 08:06PM Strength training involves using resistance (weights) to promote healthy muscle development. And not only does it make you stronger, but doing it just once a week can boost your metabolism and reduce the negative effects of sitting all day. But what if you don’t belong to a gym, or you … Continue reading A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

The Best Workouts For Introverts (Or If You Need Alone Time)

January 31, 2020 at 09:23PM   Boutique studios and group fitness classes have become more popular than ever. People love using group fitness as a way to meet new people and feed off others’ motivation. But sometimes we all need a little space. And this may be a more frequent occurrence if you identify as … Continue reading The Best Workouts For Introverts (Or If You Need Alone Time)

5 agility exercises that’ll boost your speed (and strength) in workouts

January 31, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC A formula for a good fitness routine includes cardio, strength, endurance, and power. We tend to think a lot about the first two, but if you add agility into the mix, you’ll be even stronger (and faster) in the given workout you’re trying to perform. “When you think … Continue reading 5 agility exercises that’ll boost your speed (and strength) in workouts

Strengthen your feet, ankles, and legs with this alphabet workout

January 28, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC As someone with flat arches and weak ankles, I should regularly exercise my feet. But, I never do, and I can’t even use time as an excuse. Whether it’s balancing on one foot or walking in heels, working your lower leg is relatively simple, and can be done … Continue reading Strengthen your feet, ankles, and legs with this alphabet workout

This 4-move series is proof you can get a full-body workout in 10 minutes

January 27, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC If I had a dollar for every excuse I’ve ever come up with for getting out of going to the gym, I’d be a rich woman. This time of year, they run the gamut from “it’s too cold” to “it’s too dark” to “I just don’t feel like … Continue reading This 4-move series is proof you can get a full-body workout in 10 minutes

The world isn’t 2D, and your workout shouldn’t be either

January 21, 2020 at 10:58PM by CWC Before I learned about the benefits of multiplanar training, my workouts looked a little something like this: squat, front lunge, run, repeat. It’s no surprise that I’ve been in and out of the physiotherapist’s office for years, and that I’m my massage therapist’s best customer. According to Juniper … Continue reading The world isn’t 2D, and your workout shouldn’t be either

If you’ve ever wondered if a 15-minute workout is worth it, the answer is yes

January 21, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC In the age of “if you didn’t Instagram your workout, did it really count?” fitness can feel like an all-or-nothing proposition—but it shouldn’t. Together with Michelob ULTRA—the next-level light beer that wants to take the stress out of staying fit—we’re exploring ways to be active that you’ll actually enjoy. … Continue reading If you’ve ever wondered if a 15-minute workout is worth it, the answer is yes

A music scientist explains how to hack your playlist and make your workouts more effective

January 20, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Picture this nightmare of a situation: you’ve mustered up all your remaining energy after a long day of work to pack your running shoes, sports bra and towel, only to realize once you got to the gym that you forgot your headphones. You now have a tough decision … Continue reading A music scientist explains how to hack your playlist and make your workouts more effective

A butt-sculpting resistance band workout that also lights up your core? Yes, please

January 20, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Leg day—as much as it can burn—is very important to your overall strength. Your legs carry you throughout your entire life and provide key support in your mobility. While there are countless different lower body exercises you can choose from to give this muscle group love, one of … Continue reading A butt-sculpting resistance band workout that also lights up your core? Yes, please

This 10-minute resistance band workout fires up every single arm muscle

January 13, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC When you want to work on your arm strength, free weights and barbells are always there for you. But for those of us who like to work out at home or when we’re on the road, adding a resistance band to your routine can up your game—no weight … Continue reading This 10-minute resistance band workout fires up every single arm muscle

Not a fan of HIIT workouts? Steady-state training is here for you

December 30, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, might be one of the most efficient workouts you can do. But jump squats, sprints, and burpees aren’t for everyone. Instead of pairing short and intense bursts of physical activity with periods of rest, you can reach your fitness goals with the help … Continue reading Not a fan of HIIT workouts? Steady-state training is here for you