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The Move That Combusts Calories

Use this exercise to target multiple muscle groups and rev your metabolism long after you leave the gym<p>Want to burn calories long after your workout is finished? Then you need to activate as many muscles as possible while you're at the gym. Focusing on movements that work multiple muscle …

The Move That Sculpts More Muscle in Less Time

Try this hybrid lift to increase strength and boost athleticism—and get out of the gym faster<p>The squat and the single-arm overhead press are both classic strength builders. But if you want to shake up your routine, try combining them into one muscle-pumping, performance-boosting move. The hybrid …

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The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body

We guarantee you’ve never tried this one<p>Pump up your biceps by getting down—into a <i>spider</i> lunge.<p>What, exactly, is a spider lunge? It’s a deep lunge that improves your hip mobility and core strength, while lighting up the muscles of your legs and shoulders.<p>The benefit to your arms: “When you perform …

The Toughest Exercise You Aren't Doing (but Should)

Build a better performing body and a sculpted core with this move<p>You say your workout checks all the boxes? You’ve got the strength of a linebacker, the endurance of a marathoner, and a physique that belongs on the cover of a romance novel? So you should have no trouble with the L sit: Set two …

Perfect Form

Unleash your abs with the bent-over lateral raise<p>The bent-over lateral raise primarily works the posterior deltoids--the oft-neglected portion of the three heads of the deltoids. It also incorporates the middle and lower trapezius, the rhomboids, and parts of the rotator cuffs. Aim for three sets …

The Slo-Mo Move For Fast-Track Abs

Take a page from Rocky Balboa's training plan and score a six pack in no time with this super slow exercise<p>What's the fastest way to sculpt a rock-solid core like Rocky Balboa's? Slow it down. "Your muscles can handle more weight on the eccentric, or lowering, phase of a lift," says Todd Durkin, …

The 7 Secrets of the Turkish Getup

Use our guide to master this terrific total-body exercise<p><b>LADIES:</b> There's a women's version of the book, too! Click here to see <i>The</i> Women's Health <i>Big Book of Exercises</i>.

The Exercise to Build Summer Abs

Sculpt a stronger, more chiseled midsection in time for beach season<p>The plank is one of the best core moves you can do. In one exercise, you stabilize your spine, blast your midsection, and prevent lower back pain. But let's be honest: It gets kind of boring just hovering there. That's why Todd …

The Exercise You Should Do Before Every Workout

Perform this move to jump higher, run faster, and lift more weight<p>For most men, a warmup involves a light jog and maybe some arm circles. "But if you want to take your training to the next level, that's not enough," says David Jack, mastermind behind <b>The High-Intensity Body-Weight Workout.</b> "A great …

4 Exercises That Trainers Hate

Not all exercises are created the same—these are especially risky and ineffective<p>It doesn’t matter how much you can lift or how long you’ve been lifting—one bad move can still land you on the disabled list.<p>“Some of the most popular exercises out there are also among the most dangerous and …

The Best Fat-Frying Finishers

Ignite your metabolism, raise your fitness level, and break the boredom of cardio with these fast-paced workout finales<p>Life is filled with time-sucks—meetings, traffic, your Twitter feed. Your cardio workout shouldn't be one of them. There's no reason to grind away on the treadmill unless you …

The Ultimate Core Strengthening Exercise

3 tips to get the most out of the barbell rollout<p>The barbell rollout is a great exercise for building ripped abs and strengthening your lower back. The problem: “This is an exercise that a lot of people do incorrectly, and done improperly, the load goes right on our spine,” says David Jack, creator …

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The Ultimate 10-Minute Warmup

The most important part of any workout is the one most guys skip

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

The Most Overrated Gym Machine

Are you still using the leg-curl machine? Then you should know this: It’s not the best way to work your hamstrings. In fact, it’s not even close. A quick explanation: The leg-curl machine targets your hamstrings because it requires you to flex your knees—one of the jobs of your hamstrings—against a …

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Metabolic Weekend Workout

I'm off to do a Metabolic Workout with some Mikey Whitfield Finishers.<p>I'll be doing this workout with Joel Marion in his garage gym, and all we are using are powerblocks, a TRX, and a medicine "slam" ball. It will go like this:<p>1A) PB (PowerBlock) Chest Press - 40 seconds1B) TRX Row - 40 seconds1C) …

6 Moves to Sculpt Beach Abs

Beach season is here, and so is its shirtless dress code. Are you ready to bring a six-pack to the party?<p><b>IF THE PATH TO A FLATTER STOMACH WERE</b> paved with crunches, every man with a gym membership would sport a six-pack. "But crunches only flex your trunk," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The</i> …

The Workout from Hell

This routine will incinerate fat and light your muscles on fire<p>“It’s medieval and unbelievable.” That’s how fitness expert David Jack describes this “barbell complex”—five exercises strung together to create one serious fat-loss routine. “It’s a metabolic nightmare for your body, but in a good …

Are You As Fit as a 5-Year-Old?

Do this challenging exercise to find out!<p>Jeremy Frisch, owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Massachusetts, trains everyone from college football players to middle schoolers. (Want to train like a professional athlete? Then check out <i>Warrior Cardio</i> to build power, speed, …

The Crunch That Works Every Muscle

Try this fast, ferocious full-body exercise<p>If you’ve been hibernating like a grizzly all season, the bear crunch will wake up nearly every muscle in your body—and attack your abs!Here’s how to do it: Start on all fours, and raise your knees one inch off the ground. The next part is tricky—and what …

The New Rules of Stretching

Forget high-school-gym wisdom. Use this myth-busting plan for breakthroughs in flexibility, performance, and injury prevention<p>Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it's clear that the most widely held …