TikTok Made the 12-3-30 Workout Famous—But Is It Right for Cyclists?

The 12-3-30 workout has been all over fitness TikTok for some time now. The workout, originally created by Lauren Giraldo (a health and beauty influencer), actually showed up on her YouTube channel back in 2019 when she was looking for a simple and approachable way to get fit. “I was out of shape and didn’t have a great relationship with fitness at the time,” Giraldo told Runner’s World. “I found a lot of the fitness advice and workouts online were extremely overwhelming and impossible to st

The Bowl Method for Curly Hair | At Length by Prose

Anyone with curly hair knows—if you see a new trend that promises defined, frizz-free curls, you’re going to try it. One you may have seen recently on TikTok? The bowl method for curly hair. This trendy styling hack involves, yep, a bowl as the star of the routine. Those who swear by it are convinced it helps lock in moisture, reduces frizz, and helps evenly distribute product making for more defined curls. But as you’ll learn below, it’s not a quick trick for your arsenal, it can actually be a bit time consuming.

Want to Build Lower Body and Core Strength? Master the Pistol Squat

It’s common for cyclists to prefer spending time in the saddle rather than at home doing strength exercises or at the gym lifting weights. In fact, Riki Bryan, founder of the Hard Boiled Holistics fitness studio in Brooklyn, New York, agrees. “I’d rather be cycling or surfing or doing something fun outdoors,” he says. “But in NYC, it’s hard to do that on a daily basis. So, I thought, how do I keep my body ready for those times when I do those sports?” The DJ, designer, and cyclist developed a u

No Surprise Here — Excessive Drinking Can Induce Detrimental Effects on Your Exercise Capacity

While you know a late night out might make an early morning long run difficult (if not skipped all together), you probably don’t think twice about meeting your run club for a postrun beer or celebrating a PR with a cold one. Nor should you—because depriving yourself will suck the fun out of running faster than Noah Lyles can close the 200-meter dash. But that also means you might wonder how your drink of choice could play into your performance and what exactly are the effects of alcohol on your

Logging Too Many Weekly Miles Can Put You at Risk for Injury or Burnout

It’s easy to get caught up in logging high weekly miles as a way to keep your cardio fitness up or to prep for a future race. But there can also be a point when your weekly mileage starts to take toll on your body. Whether you’re deep in a training cycle or in the midst of a run streak, it’s common to wonder, am I running too much? Though the answer varies from person to person, there are some things you can to do figure out if your training volume is the right amount or if you need to adjust.

Why a Warmup is Key to a Successful Run

Once you’re ready to run, it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed, or forego a running warmup in the interest of saving time. But heading out of the gates at full throttle without a proper prerun warmup is a recipe for disaster: injury. If you start out too fast, you run the risk of pulling a muscle, tweaking a tendon, bone, or joint, or getting into a pace that you simply can’t sustain. The result? You end up slowing down and burning out before you’re done with your workout. The worst

The Ultimate Indoor Cycling Guide

Riding a bike that doesn’t go anywhere seems simple, but if you’re intimidated to try your first indoor cycling class, we get it. There’s a lot to think about. From proper bike height and form to clipping in to following along with the instructor (in the dark!), knowing what you’re getting into can help you walk into class with confidence. Before you clip in, we tapped expert indoor cycling experts to give you all the info you need to make you a pro in the saddle.

Your Vital Guide To Fueling Every Workout, And Why That Should Include Collagen

Historically, collagen has been considered a “beauty-from-within” ingredient; however it has also been linked to a variety of other benefits, specifically those synonymous with athletic performance. Along with boosting a youthful appearance**, and promoting hair and nail health**, it can also support healthy bones, tendons, ligaments and joints.** We tapped our in-house Registered Dietitian and Performance Education Lead Tom Smurr, RD, to share how to fuel every workout and why that should include collagen.

Community Helps These 4 Female Trainers Succeed In A Male-Dominated Industry

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. In celebration, Lively connected with four strong female leaders in fitness to get the scoop on what they’ve done to help bolster their success. Turns out there’s one common theme—empowered women empower women. From sharing mantras to sharing what helped them overcome obstacles, you’ll feel extra empowered and inspired by their journeys. Read on!

How This Barry’s Instructor Helps Others Find Joy In Working Out

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked Barry’s trainer, run coach and Brave Body Project Co-Founder Lindsey Clayton to share her experience as successful female trainer, run coach and motivator. Read our interview below to get the scoop on her love of training, what inspired her create a welcoming space for runners of all abilities and (of course) her favorite ways to incorporate Vital Proteins® collagen into her daily wellness routine.

How This Trainer Empowers Others To Reach Their Goals

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked trainer, run coach and Brave Body Project Co-Founder Amber Rees to share her experience as successful female trainer, run coach and motivator. Read our interview below to get the scoop on her love of training, what inspired her create a welcoming space for runners of all abilities and (of course) her favorite ways to incorporate Vital Proteins® collagen into her daily wellness routine.

Athlete Colleen Quigley Wants To Normalize Bad Days

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, the goal of the month is to raise awareness of those living with mental illness and increase awareness of the impact of mental health and wellness on a person’s overall health. As of 2020, nearly one in five adults live with a mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Lively caught up with steeplechaser and Vital Athlete Colleen Quigley, who has been open about her own mental health journey. Read all about it below.

The Best Morning Workout Routine To Help Boost Your Metabolism

If hitting the snooze button translated into logged miles, our cardio routine could be done before we even got out of bed. Unfortunately, the only thing hitting the snooze button will do is delay getting a good morning workout in. Working out in the morning can be a great way to start your day strong. One reason: your cortisol (the stress hormone that keeps you alert) levels typically are higher in the morning. Here's what to know.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Gym Equipment

You’ve taken the first step and signed up for a gym membership. Now what? The jungle-like assortment of gym equipment can leave some beginners scratching their heads or maybe even avoiding some of it entirely. Stepping into a gym can be intimidating—so we’re here to help! Don’t let And, our biggest tip: seek advice from a licensed personal trainer. They’ll be able to suggest a workout routine that’s right for you, and make sure you’re using machines properly.
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