Challenge Your Strength, Balance, and Stability With the Bird-Dog Heavy Row

The bent-over row is an imperfect exercise. Sure, it helps build upper-body strength. But the position—bent over at the hips, rowing dumbbells or a barbell—is easy to botch. Round the spine or drop the chest, and the lower back can...

This Diet Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease by 32 Percent

Cutting down on the burgers can lead to better heart health, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates. Johns Hopkins University researchers monitored 10,000 adults for nearly 30 years—from 1987 to 2016—and found that...

Would You Take a Gut-Bacteria Supplement If it Could Help You Run Faster?

There are obvious differences between elite endurance athletes and the rest of us, but a microscopic one seems to have an enormous impact. The gut microbiomes of elite marathoners and rowers appear to have more of a group of bacteria...

This Is the Genetic Reason Why Night Owls Thrive on Less Sleep

Experts have warned about not getting enough sleep. If you do fine on five hours, it may be due to a genetic mutation. University of California, San Francisco researchers found that people with a certain gene mutation sleep about two...

Can Work Stress Actually Be Good for You?

When is work stress good? When it’s upping your game, a study in the International Journal of Stress Management suggests. The American Psychological Association says that common sources of work stress include low salaries, excessive workloads, and a lack of...

9 Workouts Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes to Sweat

Fitness is often the first thing to fall to the wayside when work gets chaotic, you’re traveling more, or you’ve just started a family. Trainers get it. They’re busy, too. (Imagine if fitness were your job—think you’d want to work...

The Best Way to Ward Off Obesity Is Easier Than You’d Think

Strava lovers, some news: Not everyone feels the way you do about running. If you’re not a fan of pavement pounding, don’t hang up your sneakers—step on the brakes. National Taiwan University researchers have dubbed jogging—a pace slower than 10-minute...

These Battle Ropes Workouts Give You Endless Ways to Whip Your Body Into Shape

BATTLE ROPES HAVE several things going for them. They train cardiovascular capacity, muscles big and small, and balance. Plus, they’re almost injury-proof and hard to do incorrectly—if you’re moving, it’s working. “One guideline: The ropes should make nice waves or...

How John Krasinski Got Big for ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2

The return of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan sees its titular character uncovering a far-reaching conspiracy while chasing down illegal arms in the jungles of Venezuela. The second season has it all: black hawks, black ops missions, and heart-pounding foot chases....

Here’s How Christian Bale Lost Around 70 Pounds to Fit Into the Race Cars in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Christian Bale is no stranger to making physical transformations. After gaining weight and muscle for roles like The Dark Knight and American Hustle, Bale needed to do a different type of physical change for his racing drama Ford v Ferrari....
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