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25 Things All Women Who Lift Will Understand

Prepare to feel *very* understood.

Why You Should Be Using the Cable Machine for Weighted Abs Exercises

Here's why the cable machine deserves a little love.

7 Exercise Machines That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Plus, six more that are actually worth your time.

This Gym Wants to Open a "Selfie Room," But Is That a Good Idea?

...and people aren't sure how to feel about it.

Why You Shouldn't Totally Rest Between Sets During Your Workout

If you immediately stop moving after every interval, you're doing it wrong.

Should You Be Deadlifting with a Trap Bar?

You don't have to be a trap queen to see those trap bar gains.

10 Ways to Deal with a Crowded Gym Like a Pro

Top trainers and gym managers share the best ways to navigate a crowded gym and still get a great workout.

5 Super-Germy Spots In the Gym That Might Make You Sick

Including how your yoga mat might be making you sick.

5 Reasons the Stair-Climber Is Actually Worth Your Time

Take a second look at this OG piece of gym equipment.

An Open Letter to Women Who Feel Like They Don't Belong In the Gym

Hey you, hiding in the back row of spin class. Get up here.

Upper Back Exercises to Tone and Tighten Hard-to-Reach Areas

Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you a better rearview.

The Essential Weekly Gym Workout Plan for Women Who Want to Start Strength Training

Not sure where to begin with strength training? START HERE.

An Open Letter to Women Who Are Afraid of the Weight Room

Are you really going to let a little iron intimidate you? Didn't think so.

This Ruth Bader Ginsberg Workout Will Totally Crush You

Think you're fit? Try her workout, then get back to us

How to Use a Rowing Machine for a Better Cardio Workout

Decode the rower machine dashboard with this handy guide

10 Ways to Stop Wasting Time at the Gym

Ditch these habits to maximize your time—and results.

Sweat or Skip? When to Crush Your Workout and When to Pass

Sometimes you need to skip the work out and relax.

10 GIFs Every Gym-Goer Can Relate To

~ When you try to take a discreet selfie and the shutter sound goes off ~

What Are Parallette Bars—and WTF Do You Do with Them?

Don't worry, you don't need to be an acrobat

Asking for a Friend: Why Does My Tampon Leak When I Squat?

Plus, expert advice on how to squat-proof your period.

WTF Do You Do with a 'ViPR' at the Gym?

Plus, three brilliant ways to add it to your workout