Cardio

Ride Inside: A Cycling Plan to Get You Through the Winter

Winter makes road cycling risky, which means you will probably be spending a lot of time on your bike trainer, or a stationary bike, over the next couple of months. Cycling indoors can be very boring, but it helps to remember successful winter training always means more successful summer riding. The key to keeping things interesting inside:...

Goooal! A 10-Minute Workout from Soccer Pro Lauren Sesselmann

Ready for the final workout in my five-week series? This one is designed to get your heart pumping and your muscles ready for on-the-field action. If you’re tired of jumping rope, you can do a 15-minute jog during the conditioning segment instead—moving a little extra will help you run like the wind on game day. Now, get started! Because after...

Body-Blasting Workout #4 from Soccer Pro Lauren Sesselmann

Welcome to week four of my five-week workout plan! The taps and curtseys in this week’s lineup might sound cute, but rest assured this routine is tough enough to hit nearly every muscle in your body. (Here’s Workout #1, Workout #2, and Workout #3 in case you missed them.) Just like my other workouts, you don’t have to do this in a gym. Your...

Score a Fitter You in 8 Minutes with This Bodyweight Circuit

Week three of my five week workout plan is all about YOU. You’ll be using your own bodyweight to workout your whole body. (Here’s Workout #1 and Workout #2, in case you missed them.) Leave the weights in the gym and try this circuit any where you’d like—all you need for this is you. Still, if you’d like to up the challenge or modify...

Kick It Up a Notch with Soccer Pro Lauren Sesselmann (Workout #2)

Ready for week two of my five week workout plan? (Here’s Workout #1, in case you missed it.) This fun, fast routine will help you take your fitness to the next level. Just like week one, Workout #2 consists of moves for injury prevention, improving speed and agility, and strengthening your legs and core. Throw on your workout gear, find some...

Keep Your Head In the Game with this Pro Soccer Workout Plan

Want to take your fitness to another level this month? Whether your goal is to go from the couch to the star of your company’s corporate soccer league, or to simply release stress and get in a great workout, this plan is for you. Over the next five weeks I’ll be delivering fun, fast routines that will get you safely into the game.

4 Rut-Busting Workout Ideas to Try Now

Doing the same workout day-in and day-out is more than just mind numbing—it can also create a fitness plateau. “When you do the same thing over and over, your body is going to get used to it and you’ll reach a point where you no longer see improvement or change,” says Lacey Stone, a personal fitness trainer in Los Angeles, CA. “That’s...

Train Like an Astronaut with this Workout Plan

When it comes to staying fit, astronauts are up against some tough physical challenges. Spending a significant amount of time in a zero-gravity environment can lead to muscle weakening, bone loss, and decreased cardio conditioning. (Your body actually needs the resistance of gravity to stay healthy!) That’s why researchers recently studied...