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Past articles by Amy:

Should Men and Women Really Exercise Differently?

Some biological differences between women and men should be factored into your workout plan, but generally, females shouldn't train differently than males. → Read More

The Only 20-Minute Pilates Workout You'll Ever Need

This 20-minute Pilates workout includes are the classic mat Pilates moves you need to work on strength, flexibility and coordination from head to toe. → Read More

5 Underrated Pilates Exercises That Tone From Head to Toe

These underrated Pilates exercises focus on targeting your core, as well as the back of your body — an often forgotten area. Image Credit: Prostock-Studio/iStock/GettyImages If you've taken a Pilates class or are curious about the method, you might have heard of classic exercises like the hundred, teaser and single-leg circles. But there are plenty of underrated Pilates exercises that boast… → Read More

The 6 Best Lower-Body Strength-Training Variations for Plus-Sized Exercisers

Making tweaks to leg exercises can help people with larger bodies feel more comfortable. These leg exercises for plus-sized athletes strengthen the lower body. → Read More

Do You Have Ab Muscle Separation? These 10 Diastasis Recti Exercises Can Help Fix It

Diastasis recti is what it's called when your abdominal muscles separate. Learn about ab separation and the best diastasis recti exercises to repair it. → Read More

How to Do a Half Squat for Stronger Glutes and a More Powerful Vertical Jump

The half squat, or a partial squat, is a great variation for people who can't do full squats. Learn how to do a half squat with proper form and their benefits. → Read More

Want to Age Well? Do These 10 Stretches Every Day for Better Posture

The best stretches for better posture keep your body moving in all its possible directions so that you can maintain mobility and feel good all day long. → Read More

6 Pregnancy-Safe Core Exercises to Help Prevent Diastasis Recti

Some ab separation during pregnancy is inevitable, but doing safe ab exercises to prevent diastasis recti can help you stay strong and relieve low back pain. → Read More

Can't Wash Your Back in the Shower? Here's Why, and What to Do About It

If you can't reach your back to wash it, try these mobility drills. They will help improve your upper back and shoulder mobility and loosen tight chest muscles. → Read More

How to Do a Deadlift, Arguably the Single Best Exercise of All Time

Want to build hamstring and glute strength? You should be deadlifting. Here's how to do a deadlift with proper form as well as other variations to try. → Read More

The Only 20-Minute Core Workout You'll Ever Need

The best core workout is one that targets your entire midsection. Build core strength and stability with just five moves in this 20-minute core workout. → Read More

Can’t Kneel? Here’s What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

Learn what's causing pain when you kneel, and how to fix the top causes of knee pain when kneeling by focusing on rest, strength, flexibility and mobility. → Read More

Why Muscle Recovery Worsens With Age, and What to Do About It

Feel like it takes longer to recover after exercise? Here's why muscle recovery gets harder as you age, and what you can do to relieve muscle soreness. → Read More

6 Body-Weight Exercises to Help You More Easily Climb Stairs

Trouble climbing stairs? These body-weight exercises build strength and mobility in your lower body, and train your balance, so you can tackle stairs with ease. → Read More

Want to Age Well? Do This in the Shower Every Day

Reaching to wash the center of your back is the simplest way to maintain and improve shoulder mobility. Here's why, and how to get the most out of your showers. → Read More

The 6 Best Mobility Exercises for Beginners

These beginner mobility exercises loosen up tight muscles and joints so that you can move safely and effectively through your workouts and everyday activities. → Read More

How to Do the Plank to Pike Jump for Sculpted Abs and Cardio

The plank to pike jump exercise trains the core and shoulders, and also builds cardio. Here's how to do the plank pike jump, Pilates up stretch and variations. → Read More

The 7 Best Bike Mats of 2022, According to Cycling Instructors

The best bike mats protect your floor and stand up through the toughest cycling workouts. Check out these seven picks for every surface, bike size and budget. → Read More

How to Do the Trap Bar Deadlift for Stronger Glutes, Hamstrings and Quads

The trap bar deadlift is perfect for people who are tall, don't like barbell DLs or want to work their quads. Learn how to do the trap bar deadlift for mass. → Read More

How to Do Lateral Squats for Stronger Inner Thighs and Glutes

The lateral squat, aka side squat, works the quads, glutes, hamstrings, outer and inner thighs and even core. Trainers show how to do them for the best results. → Read More