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Why Mastering the Handstand Will Give You Stronger Abs

Handstands might look like they belong to gymnasts and superfit athletes, but we have good news: Any reasonably fit, able-bodied person can do one. …

Performance Mobility, Part 4: The Knee

[<i>Author’s Note: This is Part 4 in a five-part series on functional mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners.</i> <i>See Part 1</i><i> on hip mobility,</i> …

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This Bulgarian Split Squat Tweak Will Build Massive Legs​ | Men’s Health

BFR may look intimidating at first, but research shows it's effective in increasing muscle hypertrophy under lighter loads.<p>"Blood flow restriction works by restricting blood flow to the veins, but not the arteries. This delivers and keeps blood to the targeted muscle," says Jeremy Scott, trainer at …

The Single-Move Shredder That Torches Fat Fast​ | Men’s Health

I call this workout The Single-Move Shredder and it's the definition of simple but deadly.<p>Since there's nothing worse than promising a short, simple workout but taking forever to explain it, here's the quick download:<p><i>The single move is the total body dumbbell Bulgarian split to curl to press.</i>• <i><br>Do max</i> …

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

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What’s the Best Solution for Runner’s Knee?

A reader wonders whether a joint supplement can help strengthen a problematic knee.<p><i>RunBigIsland writes: This might be a silly question, but I honestly don’t know. I’ve been suffering knee pain usually after seven or so miles of running. Based on the location of the pain and feedback I’ve received</i> …

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This 20-minute workout will make you younger

Nancy Slagowitz, 49, says she has found her fountain of youth. And she didn’t discover it in an expensive pill — her miracle came in the form of a …

​​Swing, Carry, And Plank Your Way to A Shredded Body | Men’s Health

Dumbbell overhead farmer's walks are unparalleled when it comes to building core and shoulder strength and stability. To get the full effect, make sure to keep your abs braced (think of preparing for someone to punch you in the gut) as you hold the weight overhead. This will prove challenging as …

10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

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