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Beth Skwarecki
bethskw
Beth is Lifehacker's Senior Health Editor. She has written about health and science for over a decade, including two books: Outbreak! and Genetics 101. Her Wilks score is 302.
Sep 18
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Smart AND considerate!

Sep 16
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You don’t have to go to a gym to have a workout buddy.

Sep 8
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Everybody is faster than somebody else. 25 minutes is super fast compared to many beginners. It’s super slow compared to, like, the world record. If you run a 20-minute 5k that’s awesome. In the past, I’ve mentioned fast goal times and had commenters piling on me for picking unrealistic numbers. Read more

Sep 4
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*Note: Be sure to release the tension after each ride. If you leave the tire in contact with the resistance unit all the time, it can damage the wheel or the tube, giving you a flat. Read more

Sep 2
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Thanks, this was an error in the piece. We’ve updated.

Aug 31
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Yeah, the first clue it’s misleading is that it’s being trotted out in service of an argument (“reopen everything!”) that people feel really motivated about. Always look extra hard at those, whether your gut reaction is to immediately agree or immediately disagree.

Aug 20
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Yeah, I think a lot of beginners think that just because an exercise looks hard or sounds like it should be hard, that it must feel like constant suffering. Read more

Aug 20
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People love A2S, I’ve noticed. I’m currently running one of Greg’s “28 free programs,” the 1x/week advanced deadlift. The first week was tough, the second and third just felt like medium intensity punch-the-clock workouts, and the fourth was my favorite thing in the whole universe, a max-out day. I just finished a Read more

Aug 17
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Wait till you learn about deadlifts, it’ll blow your mind

Aug 17
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You could def do this with a medicine ball! The sandbag being saggy adds a bit of a challenge, but I’d say they’re very similar exercises. 

Aug 14
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I know I’ve succeeded when I get dozens of angry emails, and that hasn’t happened yet, so please make this go viral. My inbox is lonely.

Aug 14
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To be totally fair to the demon sex doctor, she believes demon sex is relevant to other areas of human health but not specifically COVID. Read more

Aug 13
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Interesting!! Thanks, I’ll give that a try.

Aug 13
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Thanks! I’ve heard this tip before but haven’t been able to get it to work—maybe it’s Android only. Read more

Aug 13
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Yes!! I’ve seen this happen and it is weeeeird. “Oh, this one’s not frozen yet, I’ll drink it” and then BOOF.

Aug 12
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They don’t! Probably because the plastic flexes enough. The disposable bottles are fine as-is, and the ones that I fill, I just leave a little room at the top. Never had an issue with either. 

Aug 7
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I’ve got an SE (the ooooold SE). You just have to go into settings to add the record button to control center.

Jul 24
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That sounds like a pretty good workout! What do you do the dragon flags on? 

Jul 24
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I have, and they are excellent for this moment in history. What kind did you get? What unnerves you about them? Maybe I can do another post about them. Read more

Jul 24
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Fortunately they don’t bother me in the particular time and place I do the workouts, although they definitely come to visit when I try to relax on my porch in the evening. Read more