Brian Chier

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This Is What It's Like to Do 100 Crunches a Day For 1 Week

We rarely ever do ab exercises in CrossFit. That's because many of the exercises we do like squats, burpees, box jumps, and pull-ups are compound movements that engage the core — we multitask! But since one of my new year's resolutions is to press into a handstand, I know I need to give my core a …

Workouts

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Facing these 10 fears will improve your life at work and at home

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn't the case. The reality is, you'll only succeed once you force yourself to do things that you don't necessarily want to. It's true. You see, our brains are wired in such a way …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Meditation

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Pain

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay …

High Blood Pressure

Tip: The 15 Second Core Workout

If you can do this exercise for 15 seconds per set, you're pretty awesome. Check it out.<p>Building core strength takes more than just throwing in some …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics

This Simple Workout Will Leave Your Pecs Shaking

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The bench press is one of the most common exercises—you can't step foot in the gym without seeing people doing them. Bobby Maximus, of The Maximus Body from <i>Men's Health</i>, has a workout to make them even harder, turning them into a …

25 Ways To Get Bigger: Proven Methods To Get The Muscle Fast

EVERY GUY WHO walks into the gym has an aspiration to get bigger. That presents the gym-going guy with an age-old problem: How do you do it?<p>To help …

The Alternator Workout, From the Men’s Health Fitness Director

Build muscle faster than ever before with this alternating-rep routine<p>I love to incorporate alternating-rep exercises into my training routine.<p>When you alternate reps—or continuously switch which side of your body is performing the exercise—you can use heavier loads and keep your muscles’ under …

3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it's probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you're bored.<p>"The human body wasn't designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional movement," says Dan John, a fitness coach in Burlingame, …

How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …