Chris Fletcher

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Achieve Thick And Powerful Legs

Back when I was beginning my undergraduate work at Northwestern University, my then-training partner, Tom Deters, and I would regularly challenge …

Exercise

What Exactly Is a Kettlebell Specialist?

Kettlebells and dumbbells—both strength training tools that line the floors, racks, and weight rooms in many gyms—are essentially the same thing, …

Tip: Jump for Gains

Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.<p>Whether you're an athlete or just …

7 Agonizing 2-minute Workouts That’ll Torch Every Muscle in Your Body

You can’t step foot in a gym these days without hearing rabid talk about the VersaClimber. Thanks to the excruciating full-body workout it provides, …

Exercise

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Conditioning and Athleticism for Monsters<p>Fitness Challenges: By Little Guys for Little Guys<p>Many of the "challenges" that exist in the world of …

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout

<b>THE MAINSTAY</b> of an upper body workout is the shoulder press. It’s also, according to an increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, one of the most …

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time

We’re in the midst of a glutes renaissance. Thanks to Instagram, the increased focus on functional fitness, and/or Jennifer Lopez, men and women are …

Jennifer Lopez

Tip: T-Spine Mobility for Lifters

A locked-up thoracic spine makes your lifts stink and your life tougher. Free your T-spine with these drills.<p>Thoracic spine movement in three …

Tip: Treadmill Ab Wheel Roll

Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal …

Workouts

Exercise drastically cuts odds of women developing dementia, study finds

<b>NEW YORK</b> -- A new study in the American Academy of Neurology finds women who are physically fit may be 90 percent less likely to develop dementia. …

Some foods better for your brain, memory

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more.<p>Berries<p>Berries may do more than add sweetness …

Nutrition

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

The 15-minute HIIT workout to target arms

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 15<p><b>Exercises</b> 15<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Turning your arms workout into a high-intensity interval session makes the most …

21 Squat Variations So You Never Get Bored

[caption id="attachment_65468" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photos: Daily Burn[/caption]You can tell a lot about someone from how they perform a …

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

How to use a bike power meter

<b>Although there are whole books written on this subject, the simple answer is that a power meter facilitates accurate pacing on the bike. Power has</b> …

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Blast Your Entire Core With These Plyometric Moves

You'll get a killer cardio boost, too<p>Andy Speer, trainer and creator of our Anarchy Abs and Anarchy Arms workouts that are designed to seriously chisel your muscles, knows a little something about building powerhouse abs.<p>This workout will not only strengthen your abs, it will give you a cardio …

Tip: The Best HIIT for Strong Guys

High intensity interval training can be done using aerobic or strength-based workouts. Which is better for big lifters? Here's the new science.<p>You …

Exercise

Is Single-Leg Strength Training Right for You?

The unilateral versus bilateral training debate is just about as controversial as what came first, the chicken or the egg? If you were to ask …

Workouts

Tip: How to Improve Upper Back Mobility

Boost thoracic mobility, improve your squat and overhead press, and keep your shoulders healthy. Here's the warm-up you need.<p>If you want healthy …

Workouts

The ultimate at-home arms workout routine

PeopleImages / Getty<p>PeopleImages / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Between weather and work schedules, it's easy to miss a gym session. But …

Workouts

What is positive train control, and could it have prevented the Amtrak crash?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amtrak passenger train didn't have a safety technology called the positive train control activated at the time it derailed in Washington state, said Richard Anderson, the rail service's president and co-CEO.<p>Positive train control, or PTC, can automatically slow down and stop a train if …

Trains

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 …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

How to pedal smoothly like Ian Stannard

Whether he’s powering over the cobbles in the early season classics, on the attack at a stage race or punching a hole in the wind for his team leader …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Six ways to improve your sustainable aerobic power

These guidelines will help you improve your body's ability to clear lactate and sustainable aerobic power.Read the full article at Six ways to …