These 29 Diagrams Are All You Need To Get In Shape





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1. For something to munch on during your next hike.

Because no one likes hiking hungry. The solution: easy-to-make, easy-to-carry, extra tasty trail mix.

2. For opening up your hips.

Sitting at work, sitting in the car, sitting on the couch. We sit a lot. And tight hips are the scourge of sitters. Learn these basic (but brilliant) poses from PopSugar to open your hips and stretch you out.

3. For creating smoothie snack packs to grab and go.


Get more delicious smoothie recipes from The Chic Table.

4. For tying your sneakers just right.

Okay, so it might seem like lacing is all about aesthetics, but experimenting with different ways to lace can eliminate fit problems and make your shoes way comfier during running and workouts. Learn more at He and She Eat Clean.

5. For exercising to a beat.

Why shouldn’t your workout be a dance party, especially when science says music enhances workout performance? Get the songs in this playlist from Skinny Ms.

6. For dropping it like it’s squat.

Mastering the squat means mastering an epically effective lower body movement.For technique and instructions, check our roundup of bodyweight movements.

7. For challenging yourself to 14 straight days of physical activity.

Strong butt, strong core, can’t lose! Take BuzzFeed’s 14-Day Strong Butt And Core Challenge and you’ll be a plank pro in no time. Well, OK, in two weeks.

8. For staying hydrated:

Why chug water when you snack on fruit and vegetables that are basically made of water? Get more info and recipes with hydrating ingredients from Skinny Ms.

9. For a quick one-dumbbell workout.

Dumbell – Where to  buy!

This workout from Women’s Health requires a single dumbbell — the heaviest one you can handle for the moves.

10. For fueling like a CrossFitter.

And check out our Ultimate Guide to Paleo for info on how to go paleo and make it work for you.

11. For a quick (but killer) total-body workout that focuses on your core.

If you need to squeeze in a quick workout at home, while traveling, or when you don’t have access to a gym, quick but effective bodyweight workouts are where it’s at. Find more from our roundup of bodyweight workouts.

12. For getting loose and preventing injury.

Foam Roller – Where to buy!

Foam rolling will help you keep your post-workout soreness under control. But there is a right way to do it, so learn more from Fitwirr before rolling around willy nilly.

13. For compiling the runner’s starter kit.

Good sneakers, lots of water, the right apparel, and a decent workout: the building blocks of a sustainable, enjoyable running practice. Learn more about how to get started running with Fix.

14. For chilling out on your rest day.

Managing stress and recovering from workouts are important parts of fitness, so chill out with relaxing poses from Yoga.

15. For a tough (but doable) resistance band workout.

 Resistance band – Where to buy!

Resistance bands level up any bodyweight workout and are convenient to pack for workouts away from home. Learn about each move from The Live Fit Girls.

16. For learning what makes great pre-workout fuel.

Because being properly fueled for your workout is everything. Get more details and ideas for what to eat before you exercise from SparkPeople.

17. For picking out the perfect pair of running shoes.

A decent pair of running sneakers can mean the difference between feeling great and staying injury-free, and runs that make it feel like everything hurts.

18. For making your core exercises harder.

Exercise Ball – Where to buy!

Working your core is one thing. Working your core on a ball that’s rolling away from you is another. If you’re ready to take up the challenge, learn more about stability ball training from Fitwirr.

19. For mastering a classic movement.

Chest to deck, arms fully extended, plank position: These are a few of a pushup’s favorite things. Learn the dos and don’ts of a proper pushup from our roundup of bodyweight exercises.

20. For help hitting all your major muscle groups.

Learn the ropes and have all the info you need to be able to say stuff like “Tomorrow’s leg day,” “My quads so tight!” and “Anyone know a good hamstring stretch?” The more you know.

21. For figuring out what to eat before your 30- to 60-minute run.

What will you eat to power you through your run? Free People has some ideas.

22. For a medicine ball workout with plenty of jumping.

Medicine Ball – Where to buy!

This quick workout will challenge your explosive power and probably your mental toughness. Get full instructions from Run Pretty.

23. For a running workout that challenges speed and endurance.

Why do the same ol’ steady-pace run when you can mix it up with surges? If that’s not your scene, we have nine other running workouts to spice up your routine.

24. For packing your gym bag like a pro.

If you have all the right stuff packed and ready to go, your workout will go smoothly and your post-workout cleanup will be efficient. Here’s how to pack for the world’s most efficient workout routine.

25. For a high-intensity strength and conditioning workout:

Master some dumbbell moves and start getting stronger with a strength and conditioning workout you can do in 15 minutes, thanks to Women’s Health.

26. For improving your balance.

Step up your coordination and body awareness by learning how to balance better;Yoga by Candace takes you through it one pose at a time.

27. For breathing techniques that help you get more from your workout.

No matter what kind of workout you’re doing, controlling your breath is a powerful way to improve performance. Fix has more info on how to master different breathing techniques.

28. For becoming a runner in 30 days.


You actually can run for 30 minutes straight thanks to this step-by-step plan from Neila Ray!

29. For when you need another reason to work out. And another one after that.