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The 4 Stretches Every Cyclist Needs to Know

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 8:20 AM

By Amy Schlinger, SELF

If you're like us, when you haven't been glued to the television watching the Tour de France, you've taken it upon yourself to channel that inner pro-cyclist and log more miles than usual on your bike. I mean how can you watch inspirational...

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Park It: Upgrade Your Outdoor Workout

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Embrace the great outdoors -- and upgrade your workout? Done and done.

By Sara Angle, SELF

Reason number 426 we love summer: You can take your workout outdoors (and stop slogging through another hour on the elliptical). But if going for a long run isn't your thing,...

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Make Your Workout Fly By With This Song-Based, Total-Body Routine

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 11:21 AM

By Jacqueline Risser, SELF

This fitness routine from Mari Melao and Kathy Robb, co-owners of BootCampWF in Westfield, New Jersey, will make your session fly by. Hit play below, then grab a partner and a set of weights.


Ugly Heart G.R.L.
Cross-country ski in place for 3 counts, squat; repeat, changing lead legs. Chorus: Do triceps dips with alternating leg kicks (as shown, opposite). Return to cross-country. 3:19

Happy Pharrell Williams
Do alternating reverse lunges until Pharrell sings, "'Cause I'm happy." Face partner; jump and high-five. Drop to a plank facing each other and clap as he says, "Clap along if you feel..." Every time he says "happy," jump and high-five; go back to plank claps. Verses: reverse lunges. When they say, "Happy, happy, happy, happy," do high-five jumps for a finale. 3:52

Stronger Kelly Clarkson
Pick up weights. Start with squats and biceps curls. Chorus: Do knee-ups with overhead presses. When the chorus ends, go back to squats and curls. When chorus returns, do knee-ups with overhead presses. 3:41

Roxanne The Police
Every time Sting belts "Roxanne," do a full burpee with a push-up. Jog in place during the "downtime." You'll do about 26 burpees! 3:11

Cups Anna Kendrick
Hold a plank to start. Each time she says "gone," do a push-up. When she says "miss," flip over and do a full sit-up. Hold a plank during the verses. The switch is fast, furious and calorie torching! 2:08

Best Day of My Life American Authors
Start in a bridge and hold until chorus. When band says, "This is gonna be the best day of my life," do mountain climbers. Go back to bridge; repeat. 3:14

Flower Moby
Squat every time Moby says, "Bring Sally down." Come up every time he says, "Bring Sally up." 3:26

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10 Top Race Dos and Don'ts

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Race season is upon us. Make the most of yours with our road-tested rights and wrongs so you'll know exactly what to do (and, ahem, what you can get away with) before your next fit event.
By Marissa Stephenson, SELF

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How to Build Your Best Salad

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Don't settle for simple. We've got your guide to raising the (salad) bar this summer. Just follow these rules.
By Stacy Adimando, SELF


Rule One: Go Crazy With Vegetables

You'll Want Both: "Some nutrients...

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6 Workouts To Break Your Elliptical Rut

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 9:15 AM

By Sara Angle, SELF

The elliptical machine is genius for burning fat and tightening your butt. But let's face it: It can be insanely boring. The fix? Getting smarter about your intervals. Here's how.

The Butt-Blaster Workout

This sequence will tighten and tone your butt by building lean...

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Find Your Fitcation Paradise

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Instead of getting in killer shape for your vacation, why not do it on vacation? A new breed of getaways is designed to send you home healthier and happier.

By Devin Tomb, SELF

We love to stretch out by the pool and luxuriate with a few margaritas as...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Riding a Road Bike

(6) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Pro cyclist Allison Tetrick offers tips that make the transition from spin class to tough terrain less terrifying.

By Jaclyn Emerick, SELF

Photo credit: Courtesy Allison Tetrick

We have a major girl crush on Allison Tetrick, professional cyclist at TWENTY16 Pro Cycling....

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A Kale-Brussels Sprout Hybrid: It's a Thing

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 4:29 PM

By Thailan Pham SELF

photo: Tozer Seeds America / Kalettes

I'm clearly not joking when I say this news fits into the Kind Of a Big Deal category: A British veggie breeding company called Tozer Seeds has cross-bred two of...

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 8:18 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D., SELF

Photo credit: Romulo Yanes

No matter how old you are or where you live, there's a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported...

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Bob Harper's Tips for Taking on CrossFit

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 11:33 AM

By Kafi Drexel, SELF

photo: Diane Bondareff for SELF Magazine

High five if you were among the thousands of people sweatin' it out with Bob Harper in NYC this weekend for SELF's Workout in the Park. (Chicago, you...

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10 Get-Fit Secrets From Our Favorite Celebs

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 8:34 AM

Totally doable tips to staying slim and fit from some of our favorite healthy ladies. Which star's trick works best for you?

By Paige DePaolis, SELF

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Find Your Perfect Sunscreen Match, Thank Us Later

(6) Comments | Posted May 3, 2014 | 10:47 AM

By Petra Guglielmetti, SELF

You want an SPF 30. But which one? ID your major issue to find a smart pick.

Photo credit: Robert Mitra

If you break out...
An oil-free, noncomedogenic (won't clog pores) lotion that promises a nongreasy or...

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Easter Candy: Is It Worth It?

(49) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 8:21 AM

Cadbury Creme Eggs, Peeps, Robin's Eggs: We love you. But you pack quite the caloric punch. Figure out what it'll take to burn off those Easter season indulgences before you hit the candy aisle.

*Calories burned based on a 135-pound woman.

Use our calculator to see...

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Try These Nut Butter Combos Straight From the Spoon Now, Thank Us Later

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 6:07 PM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF


Photo: Romulo Yanes

We're pretty much obsessed with nut butters. I mean, creamy, rich goodness that provides healthy fats and protein to boot? What could be better than that, right? Well, maybe just...

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8 Ways to Think Like an Athlete

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:40 AM

By Sheila Monaghan, SELF

Here's the thing about athletes. They think about their bodies differently than the average gymgoer; they work out, get motivated and define goals -- all differently. And their way is highly effective. You don't need a sponsorship or superior genes to adopt...

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How to Have a Happier Monday

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:13 AM

By Annie Daly, SELF

Everyone struggles through weekday drudgery to reach their weekend fun. But what if you could reclaim every day of your life?

Take a minute to look in the mirror right now. Like what you see? Your answer could depend on the day of the...

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Get In Fighting Shape: The 'Divergent' Cast's Workout Secrets

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 8:32 AM

By Jacqueline Risser, SELF

"Divergent" fight coordinator J.J. Perry was given a mission: whip six Hollywood actors into kickass shape, so they don't huff-and-puff while sprinting, punching and throwing knives onscreen. His deadline? Five weeks. Here's how he did it -- and how you can steal...

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10 Skin Fixes From the Fridge

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:51 PM

By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF

Forget the beauty aisle -- the secret ingredients for glowing, gorgeous skin live right in your kitchen. Simplify your skincare regimen with these 10 delicious "recipes."

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Burn Cals and Tone It All in Just 5 Minutes

(24) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 11:22 AM

With this the no-excuses routine, you'll squeeze in a killer head-to-toe, fat-blasting workout no matter how busy you are.
By Jaclyn Emerick, SELF


A quality sweat session in five minutes? Yep. The proof is in this quickie firm-and-burn routine created...

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