Free Up Your Workout

If you’ve been relying on machines for your resistance training, try working with free weights, too. You’ll develop better coordination, use more muscle groups and see better results. Here’s how to get started — and get stronger, fast.

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PUMPING IRONY: The Handyman Workout

Well, last week wasn’t really ideal for making my tennis debut. Rain and wind and cold kept most sane people off the courts, and when the clouds finally departed on Sunday, I found myself spending most of the day catching up on various household projects, the result of which is this terrific functional fitness circuit… Read more »

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A gorgeous autumn morning for a bike ride. The trees along the Mississippi are beginning to turn and the squirrels in Minnehaha Park are frantically building their winter food cache. The chill in the air gives me permission to pump a little harder on my way over the bridge and up the big hill to the office, but I… Read more »