For someone who has a checkered past with the half marathon, this is an uncomfortable post for me to hit the ol’ publish button on, but, here we go … I want a half marathon PR. And I’m planning to chase one down this October at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I’ve got a bunch of friends who will also be racing, and even more running buddies who are helping me stay accountable. I’m going to reach this goal — or I’ll go down trying. Hell, I even joined Strava! I am serious. Now, when I say “trying,” I mean it…

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I love fitness gadgets and I’ve amassed my fair share of them, but over the past few months I’ve tested all the exercises to come up with the best moves you can do for every part of your body using only dumbbells. Be sure to read through them all here and give me your thoughts. As we’ve seen over the previous dumbbell exercises posts, sometimes simplicity is better. Whether that’s because you’re traveling and the hotel gym is not what you’re accustomed to, or because you wanna work on your bench press but you don’t have a spotter, dumbbells really can be an…

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Today’s show is someone you’ve seen around here before. Mark Divine is an expert around human performance when it comes to mental toughness, leadership, and being a physically ready for anything.

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I’ve always had a thing for working my arms. For some reason, they’ve always just been the most responsive to strength training. My friend Sam jokes that she never sees in me in sleeves. She’s not wrong — I do love to show off my arms. Everybody’s got their thing, right? With so much equipment out there, and new stuff being added all the time, dumbbells (here are our fave ones to use) are still the perfect tool to build your bi’s and tri’s. So here we go again, finding new purpose for an old favorite — this time we’re using …

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the barbell. Often, it’s just my first instinct on strength days at the gym to just head to the barbell platform and get to work. But as I’ve pointed out in the past few posts of this series, that’s not always possible. We have so many fitness tools available to us nowadays, each with its pros and cons, so it’s important that we remain open-minded about the tools we use to get stronger and fitter. Besides, why limit ourselves when there are so many fun and creative ways to move our …

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Let me start off by saying that my husband of over four years is an absolute SAINT … like, “How on earth do you put up with me and keep coming back for more?” kind of saint. Growing up on a farm in small town Iowa with four older brothers, I’ve always been pretty independent — you might even say stubborn as hell. But we can’t change our roots, nor would I want to. Back to Saint Husband (SH, or “Sexy Husband” as he likes to call it). He’s sweet as a peach, but he’ll always give it to you …

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Before we even get into this review, let’s get one thing straight: these pants are insane. In a good way. I think. I was recently sent a a pair of Physiclo Pro Resistance Pants ($95 to $125) to review — and I was so excited about it after hearing from my friend Gretchen that they were — yes, here comes that word again — insane but awesome. Known as “the world’s first compression pants with built-in resistance band technology, designed to challenge your body and help you achieve better fitness results,” these pants actually have built-in elastic layers that act like …

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