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  • Hybrid workouts mash up aerobic and strength training in new challenge

    Hybrid workouts mash up aerobic and strength training in new challenge
    There was cardio, and there was strength. In the gym, the two have long been separate entities, in separate sections, often with separate audiences. If you wanted both, you hit the weights first and then jumped into an aerobics or spinning class, or...
  • Ed Pauls dies at 80; inventor of NordicTrack

    Ed Pauls dies at 80; inventor of NordicTrack
    While running through the slick streets of Minnesota on a particularly cold and wet winter day in 1975, cross-country skier Ed Pauls was moved to wonder: Could he come up with an exercise machine that would allow him to practice skiing indoors? Trained...
  • In-Your-Face Fitness: Vanity can be a healthy asset

    In-Your-Face Fitness: Vanity can be a healthy asset
    You're so vain. You probably think this column is about you. Carly Simon may be down on vanity, but I'm cool with it, so long as you don't go off the deep end. (I'm talking to you, Heidi Montag.) The desire to look good can be a powerful motivator for...
  • In-Your-Face-Fitness: High-intensity training burns more calories

    In-Your-Face-Fitness: High-intensity training burns more calories
    Welcome to another exciting installment of Fun With Math! Today we're going to use basic addition and subtraction to show how running is better than walking for fat loss, no matter what your doctor says. I have no idea where the myth that walking a...
  • My Turn: She ditched the boyfriend but not the exercise habit

    My Turn: She ditched the boyfriend but not the exercise habit
    When I was 22, my boyfriend "Jim" asked me to take a little exercise class with him at the local junior college. At the time, I had no idea that this simple request would mean so much to me 28 years later. I still can't figure out what possessed me to...
  • In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories

    In-Your-Face Fitness: A few dents in those cellulite theories
    In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type hailstorm in Calgary, and my little Acura got hammered. Now I drive a car that looks like it has cellulite. I'm cheap, and I don't need an overpriced and rapidly depreciating midlife-crisis-mobile to boost my...
  • In-Your-Face Fitness: Friend through thick and thin?

    In-Your-Face Fitness: Friend through thick and thin?
    Dear Friend: You drew me to your website with promises of rapid muscle gain and even faster fat loss. I know we're friends because that's the first thing I saw at the top of your home page: "Dear Friend." That makes it official, doesn't it? And now I'...
  • In new environment, McKinnie feels like old self

    In new environment, McKinnie feels like old self
    It's hard to appreciate just how large Bryant McKinnie truly is unless you've stood next to him. McKinnie weighs upward of 350 pounds and stands just three inches short of being seven feet tall. He's not fat, despite what you have heard. He's just...
  • Not motivated? Sign up for a race

    Not motivated? Sign up for a race
    Forrest Gump discovered his passion for running on the spur of the moment, when a bunch of Alabama bullies were chasing him and his leg braces broke off. But for most of us, developing a commitment to running, cycling or some other form of exercise...
  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
  • Baby steps to barefoot running

    Baby steps to barefoot running
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tempted to join the barefoot running craze? Begin with baby steps, experts say. Turning those tender feet into all-terrain vehicles takes time. "The question isn't whether you can become barefoot walker or runner. The question is...