Posts tagged "fitness"

Joe Biden Doing Bicep Curls Makes Me Feel Things In My Chonies

Nobody panic, but here is a Vine of Vice President of my heart Joe Biden doing a few of his million daily bicep curls, and with a 30-pounder, no less.

Beejoli Shah / March 13, 2015

Absolute Beginners: What The Hell Do You Do With A Foam Roller, Anyway?

Hello, Beginners! Have you ever seen people at the gym rolling their legs over tubes and thought, “What the hell?” Or alternatively, have you ever seen it and thought, “Boy, that looks great, I wish I knew how to do that”? Good news! I’m here to help. Short version: Foam rollers are self-massage tools that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 13, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Quitters Win

Hi there! Welcome to Absolute Beginners, our new fitness column. I’d tell you to sit down and make yourself comfortable, but that’d really go against the whole modus operandi of what I’m trying to do, here. Instead, I don’t know, go do some jumping jacks, then come back and read this.
So, I write about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Who Wouldn’t Want To Run A Disney Marathon?

Uhhhh … why did no one tell me until now that Disney hosts themed running events? Racked posted a very informational article about Disney’s Princess Run and other Disney-themed running events today, and honestly, I feel deprived. You have all been remiss. What the hell.
So, the rundown: Disney hosts a marathon and several half-maratho…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 4, 2015

“That’s Not ‘Arm Flab,’ That’s Your Tricep”: On Knowing Your Own Body

I was hanging out with my friend Em last night. Em is a petite woman, a little shorter than average and naturally slender. She was asking me about weight-lifting and telling me that she liked to do tricep extensions because, in her words, as she held up her right arm to demonstrate by moving the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 26, 2015

Beyonce’s Workout Routine Is Now On Instagram

To celebrate the anniversary of her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign, Michelle Obama has asked social media users to partake in her #GimmeFive challenge by sharing five tips for being healthy. Beyonce took this as an opportunity to grace us peasants with a peek into her fitness routine, which involves crunches, some kind of kickboxing situation,…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

5 Fitness Myths You Believe (That Don’t Work At All)

We’re all interested in fitness, or at least in maintaining the idea that we might start getting fit any day now; man, get off our back. As such, there are tons and tons of advice out there on how to tone your body into a veritable machine made of health and sexiness. And a to…

Cracked / February 23, 2015

If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015

I never thought I’d say this,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Hardcore Marathoner Hyvon Ngetich Collapsed During The Austin Marathon And Finished Anyway

Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich collapsed at the 26-mile mark at the Austin Marathon this weekend, and instead of accepting medical assistance, she crawled on her hands and knees to the finish line. She had led the race for the first 23 miles and still finished third, but the director of the marathon doubled her…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Bodybuilders Are Drinking Breast Milk, And I Quit Reality For Today

So apparently there’s a bodybuilding trend that I’ve missed out on in my time away from bodybuilding forums: Breast milk! Of course.
I don’t know what kind of pseudoscience is behind this fad, but it probably has something to do with this hilarious joke (thanks, Reddit) regarding how quickly infants grow while drinking breast milk.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Harassers Won’t Even Leave Women Alone While We’re Running

Apparently a lot of women runners have more trouble with street harassment than I do when I go out for a jog. The Guardian posted an op-ed today about the experiences of female runners, and it’s pretty grotesque: the author was solicited for a blowjob; women have had things thrown at them; one running blogger

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Here’s The Exact Date This Month That You’ll Give Up On The Gym

We’re told repeatedly that our New Year’s resolutions are doomed to implode sooner rather than later, but naysayers always keep it vague. “Oh, you’ll quit the second life gets stressful again,” they’ll say, but what the hell does that mean? Sometimes it’s better to know exactly when to expect our own failure to steel ourselves for a grim…

Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015

Study: Could Too Much Running Shorten Your Life?

Science is now suggesting that you think twice before feeling smug about making it on to the treadmill this morning. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running too frequently may increase your mortality rate. Researchers studied 5,000 healthy adults, 1,098 of whom were runners and 3,950 of whom…

Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

A Guy Just Ran 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days, Which Is Seriously A Nuts Thing To Do

After I ran my first (and last) marathon last year, my legs were stone-stiff. Like, I got to the finish line, started walking, collected my congratulatory medal, heat blanket, protein shake, gel packs, apples, and crackers, and by the time I was walking toward the party section of Grant Park (like I wanted to fucking…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don’t do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new good habits as a team are more likely to reach their health goals and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Nah, I’m Good: Working Out With My Partner Isn’t Really My Thing

Like riding the subway or running out to the corner store to get toilet paper, tampons and seltzer, working out is one of those activities that occurs in public space, but is widely acknowledged as private.  I will work out begrudgingly, but usually prefer to do so in the privacy of my own home, or a…

Megan Reynolds / January 21, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Cute, Functional Pieces From Tiffany Cruikshank’s Fitness Wear Line!

Yoga teacher and wellness expert Tiffany Cruickshank teamed up with her friend Renata Facchini of Liquido to put together a limited-edition fitness wear line with a focus on styles that will hold up in everyday life as well as at the gym. I love the concept of BFFs working together, but what’s even better i…

Claire Hannum / January 17, 2015

I’ve Decided To Jump On The CrossFit Hate Train

It’s taken me a while to formulate an opinion on CrossFit, but I talked it out today, so I think I’m ready to dip my toe into some controversial waters and speak about a fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that is related to the fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that I do — barbell lifting — but in which I have…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015

Study: Optimism Is Good For Your Heart!

Want to avoid heart attacks, or, you know, just be able to run a mile without thinking you’re about to die? Try getting happy! A new study lead by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources found that people with optimistic outlooks are twice as likely to have…

Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

This Homeless Parisian Bodybuilder Is My New Fitspiration

I have clearly been underestimating bodyweight exercise, because this homeless man, Jacques, has been doing simple bodyweight exercises on the streets of Paris and complimenting it with a diet designed to increase muscle mass — bought with the money passing Parisians give him — and he is a homeless Adonis. Good lord.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015
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