Christopher O'Connor

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7 Exercises You Need in Your Routine

You may have been hitting it since you were 15, and at this point you’ve more than likely got a solid routine. You’re strong, you’re fast, and you …

Workouts

Tempo Runs Increase Speed and Endurance

Incorporate running paces between easy and hard into your weekly routine.<p>You know what it feels like to run comfortably—comfortable!—and you’re likely also familiar with the burn of going all-out. But what about the range of paces that lie in between these two extremes?<p>Workouts that target that …

Marathons

The 5 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Building Big, Muscular Arms

I've recently read several articles in which some self-proclaimed fitness "guru" insists that you must choose between bodyweight and weight lifting …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Body-Weight Training Secrets

Order Your Body Is Your Barbell Today! <b></b><p><b>Secret 1: Dial In Your Diet</b><br>Body-weight training incentivizes an entirely different body type than weightlifting does. "With weight-lifting, the heavier you are, the more pounds you can lift—not because you have more muscle, but because the extra mass gives you …

Resistance Band Workout

Your Secret Weapon for Bigger Muscles<p>Hammer every last muscle fiber with this resistance band workout<p>A resistance band weighs only a few ounces. But unlike weights, it creates constant tension throughout a movement, recruiting more muscle fibers and accelerating growth. Plus, bands are portable, …

Build the Body You Want: Men's Health.com

Can't-Miss Muscle<p>Use movements you've never tried to build the body you've always wanted<p>Can't-Miss Muscle<p><b>IMAGINE THAT THE BARBELL CURL CAME WITH AN AUTOCORRECT FUNCTION</b>, one that instantly perfected your form—no cheating allowed. Yes, you would possibly have to remove some weight. But you'd also …

The World's Most Efficient Workout

<b>The Plan</b><p>Do three density workouts a week, with at least 1 day off in between. Start with the first workout, and then move on to the next option every other day, progressing from the basic to the expert workout in each series (click "next" below to begin scrolling through the exercises for each …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Procrastination

The Book We're Talking About: 'Station Eleven' By Emily St. John Mandel

<i>Station Eleven</i><p>by Emily St. John Mandel<p>Knopf, $24.95<p>Published September 9, 2014<p><b>What we think:</b><p>After an efficient strain of the flu wipes out civilization in a handful of days (fevers, air travel, overcrowded hospitals, clogged highways, silence), the survivors, mostly huddled into small “cities” of …