When it comes to developing core strength, toes-to-bar are a functional fitness ab exercise that build abs that are strong and aesthetic. Not to mention they build grip strength, and help strengthen the groin, hamstrings, back, and hip flexors.
You’re a mudder, so chances are you’ve given the wet earthy substance some thought. And by some thought, we mean, you live for mud. But if you’re not actually bathing, washing, and scrubbing with mud, you’re missing out. The earthy stuff is actually a pretty potent skin clarifier. Here are our face-o-mud faves.
Do you have a Mudder who’s been known to go head-first through Kiss of Mud with a go-pro strapped to their heads? This gift list is for them. These gifts may be on the pricey side, but can you really put a price on the face of a Mudder opening a gift that let’s ‘em know you just get ‘em? Rhetorical question.
The Tough Guys in our life: so important yet for some reason, tougher than a Tough Mudder Full to buy for- regardless of their tastes. Which is why we’ve curated a no-fail gift guide the tough guys in your life will appreciate and use- whether he’s the one lifting in the gym and Tough Mudder training 5 days a week, or looking for a luxurious post-mud bath experience. So before you narrow in on another tie or iTunes gift card, browse TMHQ’s picks first.
Whether your pet comes on your long training run with you, licks the sweat off your skin when you walk through the door after the gym, or snuggles up to you after every Tough Mudder Full, they’re the shoulder you lean on. So it’s natural to want to include them on your holiday gift list. Here’s how to show ‘em you care.
Don’t know what to get the bootcamp-lover in your life who lives for those power makin’, core torchin’, endurance buildin’ workouts? We’ve got you covered. From pre and post workout fuel, high-tech (high-trend) water bottles, and training gear and equipment even the most bootcamp obsessed don’t have their hands on yet, consider this your holiday shopping list.
Buying for the Tough Lady in our lives is seriously tougher than World’s Toughest Mudder to buy for- regardless of their tastes. Or at least, that’s how it seems. Which is why we’ve curated a no-fail gift guide the mud-lovin’ ladies in your life will appreciate and use. Whether she’s a cardio-queen, a weightlifting beast, or loves tuning into Tough Mudder Bootcamp, we’ve got you covered. From new gear, fuel, and equipment that’s Grade A, our list is top-notch. So before you narrow in on another bottle of perfume or decide to go for the no-fail pajamas, browse TMHQ’s picks first.
It's usually pretty obvious when your body is begging for a rest day, but with a lot of mixed messages about what that day actually looks like—Netflix binge or restorative yoga?—it can be a lot less clear what to actually do (or not do). What if you aren't miserably sore from DOMS, but just haven't taken a day off from workouts all week and feel like you should? Is that a rest day or a recovery day—and what's the difference anyway?
The trap (or ‘hex’) bar—a hexagonal shaped bar you can literally step inside—has been around since the 80s, when a powerlifter named Al Gerard invented it to reduce the stress deadlifting put on his back, according to the USA Weightlifting Association (USAWA). These days, just about every gym has one—but since most people stick to straight barbell deadlifts, it often sits in the corner, collecting dust.
With celebrities like Jessica Biel taking to Reddit to share her cheat-day habits, and Ronda Rousey using to the platform to share her morning meals, it’s not surprising to learn that Reddit has a pretty robust weight-loss subreddit channel. With more than 670,000 subscribers, a weight-loss Quick Start Guide, and tons of 30-day challenges, Reddit’s LOSEIT channel is home to a huge online weight-loss community.
The page welcomes all users with the intro line: “If you need to lose 2 pounds or 2...
The iris scallop short was designed for the athlete that moves in various planes of motion and on all types of terrain. That means you can jump over boxes, train through the trees, win a WOD, hurdle over fire, and kick and jab heavy bags, all while wearing the same shorts. Multi-purpose? You bet.
As our event list has grown we've realised that so should your ability to achieve more reward and recognition. Because if you’re taking on more challenges, pushing yourself again, and living outside your comfort zone, you deserve to be rewarded. And sometimes a #HeadBandMonday post on Instagram just doesn’t cut it. That’s where the Repeat Offender program comes in.
When it comes to running, you might expect some pain in your lower body: tight hamstrings and hips, shin splints, blisters, and calf cramps. But it doesn't always end there. Pounding the pavement can cause discomfort in your neck and shoulders, explains Grayson Wickham, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., founder of Movement Vault. That's because when you run, every step is a rep, so if your upper-body form is compromised, the pain will continue to add up with every stride, he says. You can imagine what that means if you're clocking a 7-mile run.
For whatever reason (*cough, excuse, cough*), plenty of people skip leg day. But ignoring all of the muscles below your belt-line is a massive mistake—training your lower body not only guarantees you’ll never be the victim of a nasty ‘skips leg day’ meme, but also helps you reap a number of health and fitness benefits. Here, experts share six big reasons why you should start showing your bottom half more love at the gym.