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@LordDarnley Bagpipes, kilts, Guinness...? Well THAT sounds awesome! We'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 21 Most Incredible Themed Races
@jennifl I'm with you. Some treadmills can be better than others at switching speeds efficiently. If intervals are completely new for you, I'd recommend something along these lines:
Repeat 3 times through.
Having the walk in there will help you find your bearings each time through, and from there you can move on to more advanced HIIT workouts when you start feeling a little more comfortable on the 'mill. Here's a handy guide with a couple more workouts you can try! http://greatist.com/fitness/interval-training-for-newbies/ Let us know how it goes!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on High-Intensity Interval Training Yields Big Health Benefits, Study Says
@theirishrunner Our mistake! You're totally right. The Goofy is no joking matter. :) Corrected in the text. Thanks again!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The 21 Most Incredible Themed Races
@thescrewisloose The nutrition facts are for five jumbo shrimp via myfitnesspal: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/kegs-shrimp-cocktail-5-jumbo-tiger-shrimp-w-martini-cocktail-sauce-4478387. But yes, this count does seem a bit high! For your average-sized shrimp, it's looking more like 2-4 grams of protein a piece. Thanks for keeping us on our toes!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on This Is One Serving: Holiday Party Snacks
Now we're talking! Good luck getting started. If you have any questions or ever need an extra boost of motivation, you know where to find us! :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Girl Power: Why Lifting Heavier Can Be a Life Changer
@Jo FormaFisicaPostparto Good timing! We just posted this story with 35 cardio-based bodyweight exercises that require little to no equipment, perfect for home workouts. http://greatist.com/fitness/cardio-bodyweight-exercises/
And this one's a great resource too: http://greatist.com/fitness/50-bodyweight-exercises-you-can-do-anywhere-030612/
To put it all together into a solid training schedule, this article has a bunch of great tips, plus a few additional workouts you can try out. http://greatist.com/fitness/strength-training-plan-workout/
Let us know how it goes!
@waterbury Yay for free lunch! Thanks for reading (and sharing!).
6 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Breathe for Every Type of Exercise
@Nick Goodall Oh right, I remember coming across this one. Great perspective. Thanks! :)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Breathe for Every Type of Exercise
@Nick Goodall Yeah, everyone's so different. If you happen to still have that article on hand, I'd love to give it a read!
@Nick Goodall I hadn't heard about how breathing is taught for army training specifically, but it's definitely worth looking into! Thanks for the comments, Nick!
@vikkifeggs Awesome! Keep checking back for more! #youreagreatist!
7 months ago on New Workout: Tempo Intervals for Cyclists
@50by25 Good question! Based on Kellie's research, ideally those soles will be hard and dense, so my guess is that a worn-in shoe wouldn't qualify. Once the integrity of the sneaker has been compromised, it's probably time to retire those old running shoes for good. What do you do end up doing with all of yours?
9 months ago on Which Shoes Are Best for Weight Lifting?
@APcoach We'll be rooting for Kyle Alcorn too! Thanks for sharing, AP!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Steeplechase
@RizzoMB Awesome idea. My money's on Lolo. Based on her coverage thus far, she's clearly not just a favorite of Greatist!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on 30 Must-Follow Olympic Athletes on Twitter
@robynneurope no pomade, just add water! (magic)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Six-Pack Abs in Six Weeks #Absperiment: It’s Over
@ElyssaAlbert I think soy milk comes the closest in terms of taste and consistency, although will all these alternatives they can take a little getting used to. Almond milk is also a great option, and many of the unflavored varieties can be lower in sugar than regular cow's milk which, for me, is a plus. Hope that helps!
9 months, 4 weeks ago on 21 Foolproof Vegan Recipe Substitutions
@faithxxxo Awesome! How did it go? And thanks for the suggestion! We're always looking for more ways to help bring those workout home. :) Look out for more Greatist infographics and posters soon!
10 months ago on In the Gym With Jackie Warner
@Aldo Biondolillo Hi Aldo, If you're looking to add some dried fruit to your salad, dried cranberries (or craisins) are a popular choice. Those can up the antioxidants and add a (small) amount of Vitamins E, K, and some dietary fiber, too. Just be sure to look at the sugar content, and if that's a concern, opt for brands without any added sugar. Thanks for reading!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Choose the Healthiest Salad Greens
For those who are already injured, you're right, it's best to proceed with caution. Depending on the injury, barefoot running could very well aggravate the injury more. But if barefoot running is still something you're set on trying, I'd recommend consulting with a certified physical therapist or running specialist first. Stay safe, and thanks for reading!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Barefoot Running, From Brooklyn to Berkeley
@RocktownRosie Yeah, it's definitely no joke, right? That's awesome that you got through it, though, and made key adjustments along the way! We had to do it in sand, so at times it was tough to keep up. Going at your own pace seems like the way to go. :)
11 months ago on In the Gym With Jackie Warner