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Top fitness trends for 2014

If you want to know how to get the biggest return on exertion in 2014, join the club or just stay in bed.<p>"The overall trend in fitness these days is efficiency," said Mark Beier, a fitness guru and creator of the quinoa-based Mark Bar (markbeier.com). "We just don't have time to work out. We have …

The Instant Exercise Upgrade You Must Try

Use this simple trick to make your favorite exercises more challenging<p>Few moves can equal the pushup's do-anywhere power, but it can be more effective if you place your feet against a wall, says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of StreamFit.com. Same goes for mountain climbers. "You'll engage your …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

The 5-50 Challenge

Test your muscle and endurance with this fast-paced drill. Complete 50 reps of each of the following exercises, in any order, as fast as possible with good form. Record your time and try to complete the workout faster each time you do it