Fitness

How Not Training for a Race May Have Actually Helped Me Run My Fastest Time Yet

Around mile 6, the dull ache in my stomach starting growing stronger. I felt simultaneously bloated, gurgly, and hungry—not a desirable combination anytime, but especially unpleasant during a half marathon. Yet instead of fixating on the pain, I simply accepted it and pushed onward. “You didn’t train for this race,” I told myself. “Of course […]

Fitness

All About the Sling Shot Push Up, an Exercise Tool That Can Help You Master the Push-up

Whether you’re a beginner exerciser or a longtime gym-goer, the push-up can be a seriously challenging move. It requires technique, upper-body strength, and total-body coordination to master. There’s also the intimidation factor—the name alone can conjure up bad bootcamp class experiences or memories from grade school fitness tests. If, like many folks, you struggle to […]