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Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis

After winning Paralympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games, Mackenzie Soldan considered the elite athlete chapter in her life to be officially closed. The then-24-year-old had finally attained her girlhood dream—winning women’s wheelchair basketball at the highest level in the world—and figured it was time to start building a more long-term professional career. So Soldan […]

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How To Do Calf Raises

If there’s one thing runners love doing, it’s running (obviously). And if there’s one thing runners don’t really enjoy, it’s strength and conditioning work. There’s no mystery to it – if you’re already running a lot, making time for more exercise that you don’t enjoy as much is not an appealing proposition – but some […]

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The Best Sneakers For Walking

When walking you need your shoes to handle that repetitive heel-to-toe rolling motion. After all, “a 150-pound woman’s body encounters between 900,000 and 1,350,00 pounds of impact over a three-mile walk,” says Paul Langer, DPM, author of Great Feet for Life. So make sure your kicks are comfy and supportive—a poor fit can lead to […]

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Work Your Entire Core With This Stability Ball Exercise From Celebrity Trainer Astrid Swan

If you’re looking to seriously work your core, locate a stability ball and keeping reading. Celebrity trainer Astrid Swan, NASM-certified personal trainer whose clients include Julianne Hough, Shay Mitchell, and Alicia Silverstone, recently posted an Instagram video of a challenging two-part stability ball move that zeros in on your core and targets essentially every part […]

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How To Do Donkey Kicks

If you’re looking for inspiration from the animal world for your workouts, look no further than the humble donkey. They might not seem as strong as a bear, or as powerful as a lion, but there’s one thing they can do as well as any animal, and that’s kick. Mimicking this movement might never let […]