STRENGTH TRAINING is synonymous with lifting heavy. It’s effective, but it’s not the only way. You can get plenty strong by moving lighter weights at high velocity, says Ryan Hopkins, co-founder of Soho Strength Lab in New York City. This trio of no-slam medicine ball moves is proof. Borrowed from
Hot yoga is a superheated fitness trend that hasn’t lost its steam. The practice involves yoga in rooms where the temperature’s been upped to a sweltering 100-plus degrees. It’s earned converts owing to the pliability muscles have at warmer temperatures and the overall challenge of the practice. It may also
AMONG PLYOMETRIC moves, box jumps are a favorite. They build explosive power, cardio capacity, and balance. Runners can get even more out of the move with a second box. “Split-stance box jumps came from exploring sprinting mechanics,” says Ashton Roberts, founder of AR Performance Training in Pasadena, CA. They recreate
PHYSICAL THERAPY is a drag—particularly for devoted athletes. Sidelined by an injury, they find themselves at a physical therapy facility, plodding through the same generic protocol as a septuagenarian next to them. So more people are turning to integrated gyms that put bodywork and high-level training under the same roof.
You know that phrase, “Do what’s most important first thing in the morning”? That doesn’t mean check your email or scroll through Twitter and Instagram. It means perform some morning exercises. Considering the fact your day is mostly going to be spent sitting in front of your screen, the best