Use Physical Tokens to Count Sets

There’s something about exercise that scrambles your brain a little. I know I’m not the only one who stops being able to count accurately...

How to Lift in Kilos When You’re Used to Pounds

The first time I lifted at a gym where the weights are in kilos, my well-honed plate math skills became suddenly useless. The numbers...

How to Make the Most of Limited Gym Time

Maybe you have to sign up for a time slot at your gym, when you used to be able to mosey on in anytime...

Our Last Sandbag Exercise Is the Flippy Sandbag Clean

This is just a fun one. It helps if your sandbag has handles, or at least a nice bit of slack in the bag...

What to Do Before a Workout

If you’re new to exercising, or if you just feel a little awkward about working it into your day, it will help to have...

How to Safely Hang Dumbbells From a Barbell

If you have a barbell but not quite enough plates, you’ve probably spent this quarantine hanging things off it in extremely sketchy ways. On...

How to Do Pull-Ups Without a Pull-Up Bar

In our continuing series of improvised home workout gear, today we’re going to talk about how to do pull-ups or inverted rows at home....

How to Combine Lifting and Running

If you’re a runner, it helps to be strong. If you lift weights, it’s still good to do a little cardio. But sometimes you...

Challenge Yourself With Shrimp Squats

Squats are an excellent strength-building exercise for the legs, but if you’re doing home workouts without weights, they’ll quickly get too easy. One-legged pistol...

Your Home Gym Needs These Underrated Upgrades

I’ve been training at home since March, and I’ve gotten to know my home gym (aka “some piles of rusty stuff in my garage”)...