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The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

6 Machines You Should Avoid at the Gym (+ What to Do Instead)

You’ve conquered weight training 101, you know how to use weights at the gym like a boss and you’re practically pumping iron like a pro. Or are you? Integrating weights and strength training into your workout routine can help you lose weight, lower your stress levels and strengthen your heart. But …

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The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout

These high-intensity interval workouts are popular in gyms around the world. Here’s how you can use them at home to shrink your belly<p>Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after Japanese …

How to Burn as Much Fat as Possible During and After Your Workout

You need to find the sweet spot between intensity and density. Here’s how<p>Some trainers want you to believe there’s a “best" way to train for fat loss. That their approach is superior to the next guy’s.<p>But there are only two factors that really matter: intensity—how hard you work—and density—how …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

The 4-Week Plan to Run a 6-Minute Mile

Want cardio cred? Follow this program to run your fastest mile ever<p>It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, or whether you ever plan to toe the starting line of a marathon or 10K. Every man should aspire to run a 6-minute mile, or at least see how fast he can run this classic …

19 Workouts to Help You Become Your Strongest Self

Don't waste time! Make your strength-training workouts more effective by keeping your body guessing by trying new things. Changing up your routine by working your muscles in different ways will make the body stronger and more sculpted and will also help prevent a fitness or weight-loss plateau.<p>If …

6 Cardio Workouts You Can Do In 30 Minutes Or Less

And you don’t have to run for one second if you don’t want to.<p>Cardio should always be quick, effective, and never boring.<p>That’s why we put together cardio workouts that you can do in under a half hour. Bonus: Running is not required for all of them.<p>These cardio workouts were created especially for …

9 Quick Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Get sweaty and feel all-over burn in less than 30 minutes, no gym required.<p>Did you know that you don’t need to spend hours in a gym every day to get a good workout?<p>Actually, quick bodyweight circuits can be just as effective (if not more effective) than longer, lower intensity workouts — as long as …

This Is Bob Harper's 5-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

<b>Fire up your muscles from head to toe.</b><p><i>By SELF Staffers</i>, SELF<p>This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a party. Here's what you need to know:<p><b>YOUR TRAINER:</b> Bob Harper, celebrity trainer and host of the T<i>he Biggest Loser</i>, which starts in …

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