Category: Fitness / Workouts


10 Knee-Strengthening Exercises to Add to Your Workout Routine

Doing knee-strengthening exercises is probably not your number one priority when you visit the gym or plan your at-home workout routine. You may think that knee exercises only matter if you’re an avid marathoner or an elite athlete who’s constantly pummeling the joint. But that’s actually not true: Taking the time to strengthen this important area can go […]


21 Upbeat Songs to Bring a Little Joy to Your Workouts

January can feel like a time of extremes: On one hand, the holiday rush is over, so perhaps your social calendar has been freed up a bit. On the other hand, there’s no shortage of pressure to suddenly fill every free second with new habits, resolutions, and annual goals.  I’m not entirely opposed to resolutions. […]


31 Leg Exercises at Home That Require No Equipment

You can also increase the challenge of bodyweight leg exercises by introducing explosive movement, Fagin says. Moves like pop squats and jump lunges are good for working your legs, developing your power, and perhaps introducing a little bit of cardio too. When doing bodyweight leg work, it’s important to incorporate both hinge variations, like good […]


6 Feel-Good Stretches to Help You Unwind and Recharge

This article is part of SELF’s Rest Week, an editorial package dedicated to doing less. If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that taking care of yourself, physically and emotionally, is impossible without genuine downtime. With that in mind, we’ll be publishing articles up until the new year to help you make […]


A Full-Body Dumbbell Workout That Hits Every Muscle to Build Balanced Strength

If you want to move through life as efficiently and safely as possibly, building balanced strength is key—and we have a full-body dumbbell workout that will help get the job done. “It’s important to do strength-based workouts to help prevent injury and to train the muscle fibers to repeatedly work at higher load,” certified personal […]


Best Bodyweight Workouts: SELF Workout Finder

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