Fitness Buying Guides

Our experts recommended running, gym, cycling, supplements and fitness gear, all in one place

Running

Running Shoes

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The 18 Best Running Shoes Available Right Now

This list of top performers incorporates recent winners and time-tested standbys to help you find the perfect pair.

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Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong

Diagnosed as an under- or overpronator?

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The 8 Best Shoes for Marathon Runners

Running 26.2 miles requires logging hundreds of miles, a serious mental fortitude and a good pair of shoes.

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You Should Rotate Your Running Shoes — Here's Why

Buying multiple pairs of running shoes may seem like an extravagance, but it's actually better for your body — and your wallet.

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Running Apparel

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The Best Running Jackets

Don't let bad weather get in the way of your next run.

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The 8 Best Running Hats

Enhance your miles with style and shade.

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10 Socks Guaranteed to Make Your Run More Enjoyable

Socks can make or break your runs — here are the best ones we’ve tested this year.

Tips & Shopping Advice

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5 Trail Running Tips a Top Ultra Runner Swears By

Katie Arnold, the 2018 Leadville 100 women’s champ, makes it easy for anyone to transition from road to trail running.

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19 Boutique Running Brands You Need to Know Now

Ditch the big names and opt for a smaller maker instead.

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9 Ultra-Marathoners Share Their Top Tips for You

Who better to give you running advice than runners who consistently log hundreds of miles?

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What Running Gear Should You Spend Your Money On?

Five key things all runners should know before suiting up.

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Workout Apparel, Footwear & Accessories

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The 10 Best Gym Bags of 2021

Not all gym bags are created equal. Here are our favorites for all kinds of people and uses.

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The 11 Best Workout Shirts of 2021

What you wear for a workout shouldn't be an afterthought.

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The 15 Best Gym Shorts for Every Workout

All of the best training and recreation options, none of the jorts.

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The Best Gym Shorts According to 6 Pro Trainers

These six pairs deserve a spot in your wardrobe, whether you lift weights, do yoga, run, HIIT or box.

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The Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout

Whether you crave CrossFit, hoist heavy weights or bounce around, there's a sneaker here for you.

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The Best CrossFit Shoes of 2021

No matter your budget or favorite type of WOD, we've got a winner for you.

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The Best Shorts and Liners for Yoga

It's not a stretch to say it: shorts are the most important article of clothing for your practice.

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The Best Face Masks for Running and Biking, Tested

Check out the pros and cons of a bunch of innovative approaches from outdoors- and fitness-oriented brands.

Recovery & Self-Care

Messagers & Foam Rollers

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The Best Percussion Massage Guns of 2021

Recovery is critical, and these muscle-pounding gadgets are here for it.

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The Best Massage Guns on Amazon Right Now

Want lots of attachments? Looking for a specific price? We've got you covered.

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The 5 Best Foam Rollers On The Market

Foam rolling helps keep muscles loose and flexible so you can perform at your best every single time.

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10 Workout Recovery Products That Feel Damn Good

These body-friendly items are worth stocking in your home, gym bag and travel kit.

Hydration & Skincare

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The Best Water Bottles of 2021

No everyday carry is complete without a reusable, durable, leak-proof water bottle.

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The Best Hydration Packs for Running
Running without water is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. These six hydration packs are among the best on the market, e…
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How to Treat Blisters from Running

Your emergency kit to soothe hot spots, and the gear to keep them from flaring up again.

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7 Sport Sunscreens For Summer That Actually Work

Summertime is around the corner, time to prep your skin for life.

Sleep

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The Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online in 2021

Looking for a mattress online but feel like you’re drowning in options?

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The 12 Best Sheets to Buy in 2021

We tested 35 different bed sheet sets to find the best bedding for every type of sleeper, at every budget.

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Everything You Need for a Good Night's Sleep

To wake up more refreshed, consider some well-tested bedroom upgrades.

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Home Fitness

Weight Training

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The Best Home Gym Machines of 2021

From traditional to high tech, check out the finest fitness equipment money can buy.

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The Best Adjustable Kettlebells of 2021

Wanna stash hundreds of pounds of awesome workout equipment in a corner of your rec room? Start here.

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The Best Adjustable Dumbbells of 2021

Save money and space and get pumped with these wonderfully versatile weight sets.

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Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Home Gym
Building your own gym can be accessible and affordable for even casual worker-outers. Here's everything you need, and nothing you don't…

Body Weight Exercises & Apps

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The Best Ab Machines of 2021

It's almost beach season. Chisel out a ripped midsection with these proven winners.

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The Best Pull-Up Bars of 2021

Pull-ups are among the best fitness moves you can do. And no matter your situation, one of these bars is perfect.

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The Best Fitness Apps of 2021

Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger and leaner than ever before. Here are our favorites.

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The 10 Best Yoga Mats for 2021

Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, these superlative mats will support you through any practice.

Cardio Machines

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The 6 Best Home Rowing Machines

Our favorites will help you reach your stronger, faster, better goals right from your living room.

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The Best Peloton Alternatives for 2021

As these picks prove, you don't have to go outside to pedal up a storm.

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Peloton vs. Wahoo: Who Makes the Best Indoor Bike?

With home indoor cycling exploding in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we had to investigate.

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The 9 Best Treadmills for Every Space and Every Experience Level

Whether you’re just starting out or looking for an upscale upgrade, these treadmills are great for at-home use.

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Cycling & Bike Gear

Bike Recommendations

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The Best Commuter Bikes of 2021

When it comes to commuter bikes, one size does not fit all — which is why our guide includes picks for every kind of rider and terrain.

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The 7 Best Fixed Gear Bikes of 2021

Fixies are more than a category, they're a lifestyle. Here are our favorites.

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The Best Beginner Road Bikes Under $1,000

You don’t need to take out a second mortgage to ride a bike.

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The 12 Best E-Bikes of 2021

Pedal assist can seriously expand your cycling footprint and open up a whole new world of riding. Start here.

Bike Accessories

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The Best Bike Racks of 2021 for Any Vehicle

The right one will make your life so much easier. Here are our favorites.

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The 9 Best Bike Lights For Commuting

Pedaling home from work gets dicey in the dark. Illuminate your ride with these hand-selected lights.

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9 Awesome Items for New Cyclists Under $50

Plus three under $100 and a bike under $600 to boot.

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The Best Bike Wall Mounts and Indoor Storage Racks

Nice bikes need a place to rest inside. Enter: the indoor bike rack.

Nutrition & Supplements

Protein & Recovery Supplements

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5 Protein Powders Top Fitness Trainers Swear By

Protein powder is crucial for recovery — take a hint from these experts.

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5 Vegan Protein Powders Top Trainers Swear By

Thinking of going vegan with your protein powder? Here are the surprising advantages, plus five great options to try.

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5 BCAA Supplements Personal Trainers Swear By

Branched-chain amino acids can reduce fatigue, aid recovery and boost growth.

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7 Post-Workout Recovery Creams Athletes Swear By

After a tough workout, you need to take care of your muscles. These seven products might just help you find some relief.

Supplement Knowledge

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What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements

The future of supplements continues to expand, but what should you actually take?

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What Athletes Need to Know About Collagen Peptides

Used properly, this protein can work wonders.

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You're (Probably) Using Protein Supplements Wrong

What you need to know about protein, from a couple of pros.

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Is Caffeine Good for Your Workout?

Everyone’s favorite drug is also one of the best athletic performance enhancers.

New Frontiers

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Ditch the Protein Powders and Enhance Your Training Regimen with Beet Pigment Instead

Professional soccer teams and record-holding marathon runners eat them.

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Are Electrolyte Beers the New Recovery Drink?

Breweries keep dropping electrolyte-filled beers, and we tested a handful of them to see what they really taste like.

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My Non-Scientific Test of Non-Approved Supplements

Since this whole working from home thing started, I’ve tried everything from focus-enhancing gum to brain-boosting bee secretion.

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6 CBD Products Professional Trainers Swear By

It's believed that CBD can soothe muscles and promote relaxation, which makes it perfect for workout recovery.