The Top 5 Worst Excuses We’ve All Used to Skip The Gym

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Sure, there are some valid excuses to skip the gym. They look like something like these: I’m injured, I’ve hit the gym every day this week and I need a day to rest, I’m dying of the flu, my BFF is in town for 24 hours and I’m going to spend every millisecond with her and a few bottles of champagne (Okay, we’ll call this one borderline), etc. But there are also those totally invalid, my-dog-ate-my-homework excuses that we all know are BS, but use anyway. They look something like these:

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The Checkup: What the Heck Is Carb Backloading? And Should You Be Doing It?

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• I always eat my biggest meal for dinner, and I’ve been told time and time again how terrible this is. But looks like all those naysayers might’ve been wrong: A new study shows that consuming most of your carbs in the evening—or carb backloading, as the experts call it—could help with weight-loss and inflammation. Ha! take that, nay-sayers. [Q by Equinox]

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BeWOW: The Butt-Kicking Interval Sprint Workout You Need to Try

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This week, we’re pushing our legs and lungs to the limit with an intense interval workout. Here’s the deal: You’ll do a series of sprints, ranging from 30 seconds to 60 seconds, followed by rest periods. The idea is to push yourself as hard as you can during the sprints, then take it easy with a walk or light jog during the recovery time. There’s just one rule: Don’t stop moving!

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