In 2019, Simone Biles became the first woman gymnast to land a triple-double in her floor routine — that’s a triple-twisting double backflip, if you’re unfamiliar. The move has since become a staple in her competitive performances, and as of June 2024, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics, no other woman has completed the move
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You’ve heard of “gymtimidation,” but we suspect people suffer from another common ailment that saps some joy out of their fitness routines: gymposter syndrome, our term for the sneaking suspicion many of us have that everyone else is working out more than us. It’s to be expected. You can only swipe past so many gym
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Whether you’re a fan of spreading peanut butter over toast ahead of your morning workout, adding it to your favorite overnight oats recipe, or throwing a tablespoon of the go-to nut butter in smoothies alongside berries and greens, there are various reasons to keep doing what you’ve been doing. There’s even a case for making
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As we witness women’s sports breaking records left and right, money has consistently been at the center of the conversation. People want to know what pay equity really looks like. But in addition to debates about revenue shares and sponsorship dollars, there’s another factor that must be considered: financial literacy. After all, it’s hard to
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Muscle soreness is about as comfortable as running into your ex in the weight room (meaning, not at all). And even worse is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can be even more brutal. Though they’re not exactly the same thing (more on that later), muscle soreness and DOMS are often used interchangeably, and both
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If you’ve ever been midway through a run and experienced that urgent, need-a-bathroom-right-now feeling in the pit of your stomach, you’re not alone. Over 800 people a month search the question, “why does running make you poop?” looking for answers. So we talked to Linda Nguyen, MD, a gastroenterologist at Stanford Health Care, to find
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Every once in a while, the internet gets together and declares that a perfectly normal aspect of the human anatomy is actually a huge issue. Enter into evidence the “thigh gap” conversation of the 2010s (reinvented into the “leggings legs” trend of the 2020s) and, recently, the “hip dip” trend that’s corroding social media feeds
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In the latest problematic thing happening on the internet: middle-aged women are getting shamed for the ways they’re choosing to move their bodies. TikTokers are capturing these women doing a variety of nontraditional workouts (think: cardio drumming, trampolining, aerial bungee, or working out in Moon Boots). The videos then poke fun at these women, for
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