There are few things in the world more frustrating than working your butt off and not seeing results. I’ve certainly been there and spent a ton of time scrambling to figure out what I could do differently. We’d all like to believe that if you’re putting in solid, consistent effort in the gym and in the kitchen, it will continue to pay off and get you closer to your goals. But sadly, the reality is that it’s really not that simple. There are so many reasons why you might find yourself hitting a plateau. Here are some of the most…

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We can’t tell you how PSYCHED we were to see Desi Linden win the Boston Marathon this year — and to do it by showing such heart-touching sportsmanship at that. It was truly one of our fave moments in sports history, ever. (No, you’re crying.) And while we encourage you (and ourselves!) to go out and show character like Desi today (and every day), here’s one of her speed workouts from Hansons Marathon Method so that you can run like her, too. Because, damn, she’s fast. Speed Workouts the Hansons Way Only one elite running team has revealed its marathon …

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You guys know our FAVORITE personal trainer and fellow coach in the 10 in 4 Challenge, Dave Smith, right? Well, today he’s sharing some fascinating info on workout intensity and doing workouts that get results. It might be quite different than what you’ve heard before … and he’s even got a workout for you to try! Why Are Your Workouts Not Working? When it comes to exercise, a lot of people fall into one of two groups: Group #1: I don’t like it. These people dislike working out. They don’t like going to the gym, they don’t like sweating, and …

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For a full year now, I’ve been going to a few Orangetheory Fitness classes a week. I do that, plus a few hard-core workouts at my usual gym, The Fit Pit, plus a quick run around the neighborhood or some yoga at home as needed, and I feel like my it’s been really great for overall fitness. I’m doing a lot of different things, but in a way that I really enjoy and that allows me to ebb and flow with my work and childcare schedule — which is, like, always changing. (You know how that goes, right? Of course …

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Did you guys happen to see our Brave Like Gabe Insta story from a couple weeks ago? (We got the scoop a little early because we’re blog ambassadors and affiliates of Brooks.) Because, dude. Her story is SO inspiring that we barely have words for it. But we’re writers, so of course we have words. Hey, if she can undergo cancer treatments and still run at the professional level … well, we can be brave and strong, too. Because, like Gabe, we know how important workouts are for helping us get through challenging times and showing us that we can …

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We all know that runners are a separate breed of awesome. And that to be “a runner,” all you have to do is, well, RUN. It’s a community of peeps that we are proud to be a part of. We mean, just look at this infographic from 16best.net that highlights 86 unbelievable facts about running. While our personal focus isn’t ever to burn off calories or food, it is damn amazing to see just how running can impact various aspects of your health … along with how you stack up to other runners in all kinds of ways ranging from …

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