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In Defense of the POTUS: Everything Right With Barack Obama's Workout

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shawn Sorenson

To be honest, at the end of the day, based on what I know, and despite the flaws I see, the president's routine looks better than 90-percent of the workouts I see at the gym. Could it be better? Of course. But it's certainly a good starting point, and a lot better than what most of us are able to manage.

Rachel Lost 100 Pounds: 'I Hope To Do A Marathon One Day'

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: R...

60 Pounds Lighter, Quentin's Gearing Up For A Physique Competition

Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: Q...

Lilian Lost 70 Pounds: 'Food Can Help You Or Hinder You, But It's Always Your Choice'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: L...

What Gay Muscle-Boys Can Give the Planet

Marten Weber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

Gay men have always been body-conscious. We need to look good to attract each other. But it turns out we don't just do it to get laid: Muscles are actually good for you.

What Makes a 'Good' Personal Trainer?

Lee Boyce | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Boyce

It's easy to write a trainer off as incompetent based on what you can't see behind the scenes. When January rolls around and it's time to get back to the gym, shirk that mentality and listen to your voice of reason.

What You Need to Know About CrossFit

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Boyce

The idea behind CrossFit is a good one -- it promotes community, the importance of strength training, compound movements, and even healthy competition. The reality of it creates grey areas, and practitioners definitely haven't seen a reduction in patients since the emergence of CrossFit hype in the real world.

3 Upper Body Weight Exercises Every Woman Should Know

Courtney Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

You can start implementing each exercise into your workouts, no matter where you are in your strength development. Each exercise is highly customizable and you can include a lot of variety to keep things interesting. Which means no boredom in the weight room!

It's Getting Hot in Here! The Great Debate About Working Out While Pregnant

Heidi Powell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Powell

While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.

Do CrossFitters And Other Athletes Benefit From Weightlifting Shoes?

Courtney Green | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

As lifters, our gear is very important to us. So we spend time and put much effort into researching what kind of shoe would give us the most edge.

4 Fresh Twists On Old Workout Routines

Posted 08.23.2013 | OWN

By Jessica Press Fun, full-body exercises put a fresh twist on old routines. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitt...

Amazing Arms in 7 Moves

Jeanette Jenkins | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Jenkins

Here are seven amazing arm exercises that will help you build your upper body strength while toning and defining beautifully-sculpted arms. All of these exercises also incorporate the legs and the core to increase your calorie burn, which will help you burn the fat over your arms.

The Ultimate Weight-Loss Circuit Workout

Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Joe Dowdell, CSCS for Shape.com If you're short on time but still want to fit in an effective training session -- especially if your goal is fat...

A Heavy Lifting Workout For Women

Angeles Burke | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

Hate to break it to you, but training on the cardio machines will not give you sculpted muscles all over your body! The only way to get those toned arms and tight thighs is to do a little heavy lifting.

17 Powerful Bodyweight Exercises For Strength And Speed

Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dave Smith Getting in shape without access to a gym or any fancy equipment is totally doable. In fact, bodyweight exercises can not only build...

How To Get Back In Shape Without Hurting Yourself

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Whether it be fueled by added pounds on the scale, an upcoming physical event or another motivation (May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!), millions will head back to the gym after time spent away, but few of them realize there's a method that can save them from possible injury and disappointment.

Resistance Bands Vs. Weight Training, From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Do you steer clear of resistance training in your fitness routine? Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue shared her favorite way get a sculpted b...

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Angelo Poli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Angelo Poli

Cellulite, like male-pattern baldness (trust me) is genetics' way of reminding us that life isn't fair. Those of us who are "put out" -- but unwilling to resort to the knife -- still have some options. At least you women do. Me, I'm going to have to hope year-round hats stay in style.

Training By The Numbers

Dan Trink, CSCS | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Trink, CSCS

As a personal trainer and nutritional consultant, I get asked a lot of questions. Apparently, while not everyone actually goes to the gym or follows a specific diet, everyone is certainly curious about it. And, for some reason, every query seems to start with "how much," "how little" or "how often."

The 10 Pillars Of Fitness

Jamie Galloway | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Overall fitness doesn't just come from doing one activity over and over and over. If you want to be a good all around, the chances are you'll benefit from diversifying your training a little.

Muscle Mass Made Easy, Part 2: Two Styles Of Full-Body Training

John Romaniello | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

These two methods are similar in some ways, vastly different in others; but both are extraordinarily effective if used correctly. Applying each at the right time during your training cycles is a surefire way to allow for continued growth.

Muscle Mass Made Easy: 2 Training Methods For Beginners

John Romaniello | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Romaniello

I've often said that while gaining muscle can be very difficult, it's also pretty simple -- at the heart of it, you just need to take in more energy than you expend, and use an intelligent program. This is especially true for beginners.

5 Hidden Dangers At The Gym

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Similar to a hospital, you'd expect the gym to be a healthy and safe place. But also similar to a hospital, gyms can have lurking, hidden dangers that leave you injured or sick if you're not careful.

Weighty Medicine: Pumping Iron Comes of Age

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Clinical research has demonstrated that resistance training benefits everyone, from children to seniors.

8 Effective Strength-Training Techniques To Try Now

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kyle J. Smith Stuck in the strength training doldrums? Our best piece of fitness advice is that "Variety is key." Greatist has shared all sort...