By Andrew Heffernan

- Fitness Tips -

The Fascia Connection

Just beneath your skin lies a complex network of connective tissue called fascia that helps you move, stand straight, and play hard. Keeping fascia tissue healthy might be one of the most effective — and most overlooked — ways to improve your health and fitness.

What Is Overtraining?

Are your workouts leaving you overwhelmed or overly sore? Before you blame it on overtraining syndrome, consider whether one of three more likely scenarios might be to blame.

- Workouts -

End the Year Strong

Crank out your first pull-up. Do a handstand pushup. Jump higher than you thought possible. Here are three kick-butt exercise programs that will help you pull off a fitness victory before the year ends.

Core Essentials

These days, nearly everyone at the gym seems to have embarked on a “core-training” regimen of some kind. But what exactly does that mean? (Hint: It’s not about abdominal crunches.)