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A New Twist on Mobility
Regular mobility practice ensures that your body is functioning at its best, and though we understand this as athletes, it’s not always easy to find the time, the space or the right exercises to construct a meaningful session. This full-body mobility circuit is the perfect solution: It’s simple to follow and it’s effective, hitting all the major muscle groups with both static stretching and banded distraction — a technique in which you use the pull of a resistance band to create space within a joint, helping the bones track more smoothly. What’s more, this routine uses a Tabata-style interval
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Step Into the “Time” Machine
Iron hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years or so: Dumbbells and barbells have maintained their same, simple design, and even kettlebells — a relatively new fitness phenomenon in the U.S. — have endured, staying staunchly analogous for decades. Machines, on the other hand, are a much more modern approach to exercise, using pulleys, counterweights, levers and the laws of physics to make piecemeal of the body in order to target this or that specific muscle in such-and-such a way. But in today’s urbane and erudite fitness climate, machines have fallen by the wayside, with critics judging them
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The New Face of Fitness
Women’s fitness has undergone a metamorphosis over the last several decades, evolving from Fonda to Fitbit. Today, we train for purpose and functionality rather than aesthetics. Our abs are not the sole intention of our work but rather a happy byproduct. We track everything from our heart rate to our macros to our steps to our sleep, and muscle is regarded as a commodity instead of a detriment. In the 21st century, strength is an attitude as well as an ability, and no one embodies this fitness totality better than Jessie Graff. Graff, 33, has kipped, gripped and skipped her way into your livin