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Looking to tone the entire body? Our friends at Shape have the perfect workout for you!
Trainers swear by it, your coworker raves about it, and the TRX classes at your gym are always packed. Suspension training is officially a fitness craze, and for good reason: it's supereffective, it offers hundreds of exercise options, and because the gear is portable, you can do it anywhere.
To help you put the TRX to use, we asked Jay Cardiello, Shape's fitness editor at large, to share his favorite moves. These exercises work your upper and lower body from multiple angles, targeting every muscle and replicating how you move in real life. That means you won't just get slimmer and stronger all over — you'll also perform better and be less prone to injury. Plus, because you'll need to maintain balance (the straps are wobbly), each move works your core and even your smaller stabilizing muscles. Trust us: it won't be long before you're obsessed with the TRX too.
How it works: Try this workout three times a week. If you've never used a TRX, then do two sets of each move for 30 seconds in order, moving at a slow, controlled pace. Familiar with the device? Perform three sets.
There are many benefits to drinking coffee every day — from disease-fighting antioxidants to improved memory and longevity — but when it comes to your caffeine habit, there really can be too much of a good thing.
Just how much caffeine is too much? For the average person, up to 300 mg of coffee a day, or two to four cups of the average brewed coffee, is a moderate amount that isn't harmful. But once you hit more than four cups, you may experience less-than-desirable side effects. Drinking more than 500 mg every day, in fact, can induce anxiety, insomnia, and muscle tremors and can even lead to increased heart rate and blood pressure, headaches, or digestion issues.
If you want to stay away from the caffeine jitters, then limiting yourself to under four cups of coffee per day is a perfectly reasonable plan. However, you may be surprised by how much caffeine is in your favorite caffeinated beverage; it can be much more than you think! See how much caffeine is in your favorite drink.
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This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
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There are 1,001 ways to work out on a treadmill, but my favorite is intervals. Changing your pace every few minutes busts through the boredom often associated with indoor running, and once you set your pace on the treadmill, it's difficult to cheat. In this workout, the running speed pushes you beyond your comfort zone with a gradual build, and the minute-long recovery is just long enough to lower your heart rate and rev up for the next interval. Another reason to love intervals: they help you lose belly fat. This workout combines running with walking, so if you're new to intervals, then you should definitely give it a try.
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Exercises that target your backside not only add shape and lift in your jeans and leggings, but they can also make you a stronger, faster runner. To work the glutes a little more, we suggest you grab a set of dumbbells. Look good and run faster with these effective tush-toning moves.