No clue where to start when it comes to strength training? Here’s everything you need to know about structuring your workouts, for your first six months and beyond.
K. Aleisha Fetters, M.S., C.S.C.S., is a health and fitness writer and certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and she can usually be spotted in workout clothes and/or eating. She is an exercise research junkie, and the only thing she loves more than pumping iron is teaching other women to do the same.
Articles by K. Aleisha Fetters
Research shows a strong core can help ease back aches. Let these core exercises for lower back pain help strengthen your midsection so you can find some relief.
Strengthen your entire body with these challenging stability ball exercises. They go beyond your typical crunches and sit-ups to strengthen all over.
Tried every cure on the Internet and still can’t keep your belly from ballooning? One of these sneaky triggers might be to blame for that bloated feeling.
Whether you want to start 2018 on the right foot or just get rid of holiday weight gain, the next 24 hours are critical. Here’s what to do.
Ease tight muscles — and wake up inactive ones — with this simple routine of hip exercises. You’ll feel loose and ready run right after.
Remember how much fun you had playing sports as a kid? Now channel that motivation for these seven sports-inspired and seriously fun exercises.
Help treat the common post-pregnancy condition, diastasis recti, with these science-backed exercises. All it takes is 10 minutes a day.
Your complete guide to metabolic conditioning — and what it really means to do metcon workouts. Learn the science, then use it in your next sweat session.
Don’t let a little training confusion keep you from your goals. Top trainers put the most common workout questions to rest — once and for all.
A new study questions your habit of always reaching for that post-workout protein. Here’s how the facts shake out so you can re-fuel the right way.
Should you stretch mid-workout for better results? We asked fitness pros whether taking time to loosen up between strength moves is a good idea.
Loosen tight muscles, improve your range of motion and experience some mega tension release with these seriously sublime hip stretches.
Can’t get to the gym? Skipping workouts could take you from feeling fit to out of shape faster than you think. Here’s what happens to your body.