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Why Your Butt Is Stopping You from Getting Stronger and Leaner

Your backside may be holding you back. Fitness expert Dan John explains how to train your glutes for maximum results<p>On a recent vacation, I sat by the pool with a good friend. She confided that she was having a tough time getting in shape and losing weight even though she works out. I gave her a …

Kobe wanted to play with Jordan

Kobe Bryant has long idolized Michael Jordan, the player to whom he has been compared throughout his career. Years ago, he had plans to play …

Basketball

The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

Attack Your Abs and Your Glutes with One Genius Move

Hammer your front and backside at once<p>While guys spend a lot of time working their abs, they don't pay as much attention to their backside. And that's a problem because one of your body's largest and most powerful muscle groups resides there: your glutes. So BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofthe</b> …

Enhance Your Athleticism with This Fast-Paced Lunge

Light up your legs and lungs with this simple—but effective!—exercise<p>How often do you see someone on the court or the field taking exaggerated, controlled lunging steps like you do in the gym? Almost never.<p>Improve your athleticism by adding the hinging lunge to your workout routine. "The hinging …

The Chest and Back Blaster

Smoke your pecs and lats with this two-move weekend challenge<p>When it comes to working your chest and back individually, you probably favor two moves: the bench press and the pullup. And it’s no wonder, since those exercises work your pecs and your lats, the main muscles on either side of your upper …

The Five-Minute Total-Body Knockout

How fast can you complete 3 rounds of this challenge? Whatever you do, don't tap out<p>Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are among the world's top athletes. "They have an incredible mix of focus, coordination, mobility, power, speed, and endurance that's unparalleled in many other sports," says Todd …

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Enhance your gym performance by tweaking this classic movement<p>There are plenty of ways to get bodyweight exercises—like the split squat—to make your muscles burn without performing dozens of reps. One method: Extend your range of motion.<p>"By dropping deeper into a move you instantly make it harder, …

After Long Cold War, LeBron James Has Won Respect of More Mellow Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES — The little brother is always elated when the big brother wants to play with him.<p>Especially when, as former Lakers and Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has said, the big brother is the serious one and the little brother is the fun one.<p>And in this case, the two siblings really were <i>playing</i> a …

Lebron James

Most Americans are one paycheck away from the street

Americans are feeling better about their job security and the economy, but most are theoretically only one paycheck away from the …

Personal Finance

The All-Pro Strength Challenge

Saints running back Darren Sproles completed this body-weight strength test in less than 3 minutes. How do you compare to one of the fittest men in football?<p>When push comes to shove, muscle matters. But strength depends on your ability to tap the full capacity of your muscles. Todd Durkin, …

Workouts

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

The Combo Lift That Builds Strength and Sheds Fat

Hit your legs, shoulders, and abs with this one rotational exercise<p>The squat and the overhead press are two power-house moves that hit big fat-torching muscles like your glutes, quads, and shoulders. When merged together, you can work a ton of muscles at once and save time. But if you want to take …

Pineal Gland: the Gateway to Other Dimensions or a Quantum Computer in our Head

Many have probably heard that our brain has a small body called <b>epiphysis</b> or <b>pineal gland</b>. It is believed that this is our <b>“third eye”</b>.<br>Epiphysis has …