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Check Out the Strange Machines Women Used to Lose Weight in the '30s & '40s

You know what would be awesome? If you could exercise without having to exercise. If just stepping into a machine for twenty minutes and letting it beat you up for a while not only raised your blood pressure but made your calves more muscular (like a Viking’s!). Unfortunately, those machines don’t exist. But they used… » 8/21/15 5:40pm 8/21/15 5:40pm

Bored by Gyms? Try These Electrified Exercise Gloves! 

We live in an age of wonders, they say. Forget your jetpacks; your iPhone boasts as much computing power as Apollo 11. But perhaps we left behind some technologies worth reviving for anybody who’s ever groaned out loud at the idea of dragging ass to the gym. Behold, a 1938 contraption for exercising via electrified… » 8/19/15 8:45pm 8/19/15 8:45pm

Skip the Tiny Weights: Weight Lifting Isn't That Different for Women

So many strength workouts for women stray from actual strength and power development, emphasizing lighter weights. This perpetuates the notion that the workouts men do somehow just aren’t for us. But that isn’t the case. Women can and should weight train just as intensely, and with the same exercises and programs, as… » 8/18/15 1:18pm 8/18/15 1:18pm

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising. » 8/17/15 5:05pm 8/17/15 5:05pm

Hot New Workout: Wear Wedge Sneakers and Pretend You're in the Club

Forget Curves. Abandon your Pilates class. The next big thing in lady-centric exercise is the "Vixen Workout." The venue is designed to look like a nightclub, you are encouraged to come made up and wearing sneaker wedges, and it involves dancing and screaming such affirmations as "Yes, I am sexy!" » 9/18/14 10:50am 9/18/14 10:50am

Here's the Strangest Piece of Exercise Equipment You've Ever Seen

Forget the Shake Weight, forget Sauna Suits and forget Tony Little's Gazelle, because there's a new piece of fitness equipment on the scene that's so ridiculous that just by looking at it you will descend into a shame spiral that will rival anything you've ever felt in tenth grade. Allow me to present the glory that… » 8/21/14 7:15pm 8/21/14 7:15pm