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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

The 11 Best Pieces of Exercise Equipment for Small Spaces, According to a Tiny-Living Pro

Don't sweat your small space. This compact workout equipment, including mini bands, adjustable weights and folding gear, will give you a great at-home workout. → Read More

This 20-Minute Low-Impact Strength Workout Is Great for People With Diabetes

Strength training is an important part of healthy living. And when living with diabetic neuropathy or related joint pain, low-impact strength workouts are ideal. → Read More

The Sumo Deadlift Builds Hamstring, Glute and Core Strength While Keeping Your Back Happy

Sumo deadlifts have all the benefits of other deadlifts, and are ideal for people who are tall or have back issues. Here, your guide to sumo deadlift technique. → Read More

Glute Bridge vs Hip Thrust: Which Is Better for Building Your Backside?

Trainers break down the differences between the glute bridge vs. hip thrust so you can decide which glute exercise is better for your strength levels and goals. → Read More

Do You Really Need to Exercise Differently After 50?

Exercise after 50 can (but doesn't have to) look a lot like exercise at 20, 30 or 40. Science shows how to fit your workouts to your fitness level, not a number. → Read More

The Perfect 20-Minute Leg Workout, According to Ability Level

Make the most out of your leg day with this customizable workout, with options to regress and progress exercises depending on your current fitness level. → Read More

Want to Age Well? Do These Pulling Exercises Every Week

Pulling exercises, like rows and cable pulls, train a movement pattern that's important for daily activities and maintaining strength and good posture with age. → Read More

How to Do Hip Thrusts With Perfect Form

The hip thrust is one of the best exercises for your glutes and really isolates the muscles for maximal growth. Here's how to do hip thrusts with proper form. → Read More

Hip Thrusts Are the Best Exercise to Build Your Glutes, According to Trainers

Hip thrusts benefit your glutes in a big way. They work your glute max harder than any other exercise, take stress off of your spine and fit all strength levels. → Read More

The 32 Best Glute Exercises for Every Piece of Equipment

Learn how to do the best glute exercises of all time. They're great for all levels and include body-weight, banded, dumbbell, kettlebell and barbell moves. → Read More

Want to Age Well? Do This Hip Exercise Every Week

The dumbbell glute bridge is one of the glute hip exercises anyone can do. It's especially great for older adults working to build hip strength and stability. → Read More

The 8 Best Standing Glute Exercises for Older Adults

Strong, stable hips become more important as you age. These standing glute exercises for seniors strengthen and stabilize the joints for better balance. → Read More

8 Signs Your Fitness Routine Is Working Even if You Aren’t Seeing Physical Changes

There are many signs your workout is working that have nothing to do with appearance. If your stress is lower, you sleep better or you enjoy exercise, that's a win. → Read More