I Swapped My Pre-Workout Shakes With Beet Juice, and Here’s How It Affected My Training

I wake up around 7 a.m., drink my pre-workout supplement and eat a Rice Krispies Treat (my favorite pre-workout snack!), get to the gym around 7:30, and train for about an hour. Although I like the boost it gives me, pre-workout supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA, and often have exaggerated or unfounded claims. I had been seeing research about how beetroot juice (aka beet juice) has promising training benefits...

7 ways I motivate myself to work out in the morning

I don’t really consider myself a morning person. Although I feel more productive when I wake up earlier and cross some stuff off my to-do list before work, I don’t jump out of bed all chipper and ready to take on the day. I’m someone who presses the snooze button a lot and needs to set several alarms to make sure I get up on time. I’m groggy, cranky, and like to be left alone until my caffeine has fully kicked in.

Yes, Women Can Build Lean Muscle Quickly — These Experts Explain How

There are no shortcuts for building muscle, but that doesn't mean you can't learn how to build muscle fast — you'll just need to implement a few key strategies and stay very consistent with your routine. And no, before you ask, building muscle for women doesn't mean automatically mean you'll get "bulky." (Reminder: there's also nothing wrong with that.) You can build lean muscle, add muscle tone and strength, and look more defined with strategic training and nutrition.

This 15-Minute Bodyweight Tabata Workout Is Low-Impact, but High-Intensity — Get Ready to Sweat!

We love the Sweat app for the heart-pumping, sweat-inducing HIIT workouts it offers. But the high-impact moves like burpees and jump squats aren't for everyone, especially if you have joint pain or live in an apartment and can't jump around. Luckily, new Sweat trainer Samantha Ortiz-Young has a low-impact HIIT program for the app as part of its new beginner workout offerings. Many people think low-impact means low-intensity, but that's so not the case! This bodyweight-only HIIT workout is Tabat

Ayesha McGowan Broke Barriers In Cycling. Now, She's Inspiring the Next Generation.

Professional cyclist Ayesha Rosena Anna McGowan, creator of A Quick Brown Fox, started out riding a bike when she got two bikes for Christmas one year. Now, McGowan rides for Liv Racing and is the first Black American woman on a professional road cycling team. She uses her platform to advocate for BIPOC cyclists and those who are interested in racing and amplify the message that representation matters.

In 2021, I'm Supporting More Small Fitness Businesses — Here's How You Can, Too

If 2020 has taught me anything, it's that small businesses are the backbone of the community. It's what makes New York City the greatest city in the world: and each week as I watched restaurants, bars, and independent shops close their doors for good, leaving once-vibrant city blocks dark with empty storefronts, it reminded me how important it is to support the local businesses in your neighborhood.

I Can't Live Without This "HeatGear" I Wear For My Outdoor Workouts in the Fall

Fall is my favorite season, and even with the temperatures dropping, I still love doing my outdoor workouts. For the last year, I've been taking my workouts outside for a HIIT-style bootcamp class in Carl Schurz Park in New York City. Although I still get warm and sweaty during my fall workouts, I still need some athletic wear that will keep me cozy, especially as the mornings get cooler and cooler in the city.

Power Through Winter With Sweat's 2-Week Low-Impact Barre and Yoga Workout Plan

We're not saying to give up your favorite HIIT and high-impact workouts altogether! But we are saying if you are looking to change up your workout routine, there are other effective ways to get your heart rate up, break a sweat, challenge your body, and achieve all-over strength. Luckily for POPSUGAR readers, the Sweat team created an exclusive two-week low-impact workout plan for us consisting of original barre and yoga workouts.

Crush Your Summer Fitness Goals With Kayla Itsines's 4-Week No-Equipment Workout Plan

Kayla Itsines paved the way for bodyweight-only workout plans with her BBG series, and has continued delivering with at-home workouts on her Sweat app. With more than 12 million followers on Instagram and the countless workouts she helped develop, Kayla knows how to keep people motivated. And luckily for us, she developed this four-week, bodyweight-only workout plan exclusively for POPSUGAR readers.
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