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Forget Crunches: This Is the Best Exercise for a Flatter Stomach

If the ubiquity of cutout swimsuits and two-piece dresses is any indication, the stomach seems to be the center of attention this summer. Rather than …

Tip: A New Way to Nail Your Abs

You've probably never tried this exercise before. Check it out.<p>The abs are composed of mainly fast-twitch (FT) muscle fibers. That means they're best …

Introducing the Special Forces Workouts (and a Must-Read FAQ)

Click Here to Get Started on the Special Forces Workouts<p><i>The Special Forces workouts start today! This program is designed by Special Forces operator</i> …

Special Forces

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

Giant sets are one of the best ways to build size and strength in a short time, but they can also be a great way to get your heart rate up and shed …

Health

20 muscle-building monkey bar exercises for a killer bodyweight workout

They don't call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Workouts

Got 30 Minutes? The Ultimate HIIT Jump Rope Workout

Hop, skip, and jump your way to major calorie burn and a super satisfying workout.<p><i>This is a partial workout. Read the rest on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>When …

Workouts

Ryan Phillippe's total-body workout to burn fat and build lean muscle

Ryan Phillippe and his his longtime personal trainer, Happy Hill, refer to the actor’s training regimen as a “prison-style workout” for both its …

Train for Longevity: 4 Priorities for Mature Athletes

<i>Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback</i> …

Extreme Sports

The 7 Smartest Workout Tips of All Time

Get Stronger, Get Bigger, Get Ripped<p>1 – Train Muscles More Frequently<p>Screw body part splits. You know, where Monday is chest day and you don't train …

CrossFit: Is It Really as Good as Everyone Says?

What if I told you that you could burn over 250 calories in one 20-minute workout? I’m not saying that it’s going to be easy, but stats like that are …

Make Your Workout Harder| Women's Health

<i>Learn how to step up the intensity of your next cardio workout with a pair of 5-pound dumbbells:</i><p>DOUBLE UNDER<p>In this dramatic version of jumping rope, you leap powerfully enough into the air so the rope can hit the ground twice before your feet do. It may be a stationary move, but it quickly raises …

Tip: Build More Strength with Pull-Ups & Dips

Build and strengthen your back, chest, and arms with these two training methods.<p>There comes a point when pull-ups and dips just won't get you the …

Workouts

Get Strong Fast: Switch Weight Mid-Rep

You probably put a lot of focus on the lifting portion of your workout, but what about lowering? A paper recently published by researchers at the …

​​The Most Important Exercise To Do If You Bench Press A Lot | Men’s Health

One of my favorite upper back builders is the face pull using a triceps rope on a cable machine. Though you can certainly perform the move with an overhand grip, I prefer using an externally-rotated, thumbs-up grip to more effectively target the rotator cuff and improve shoulder mobility and …

Built for the Beach 3.0: Shredded abs and athletic brawn

Summer is back, and so is our most popular training plan: <b>Built for the Beach</b>. Whether you used the winter months to pile on some extra mass, or got …

How on Earth Does NASA Have a Spacesuit Crisis?

A critical NASA report lays out the challenge for spacesuit designers.<p>It’s incredible that NASA can send a spacecraft on a 1.7-billion mile journey …

Space Science

How this woman lost nearly 200 pounds in 15 months

Losing weight is difficult, and after you’ve put on extra pounds, your body will never be the same. But that doesn’t mean you don’t earn bragging …

Fitness

Science: Running Is Better Than Every Other Exercise at Making You Live Longer

And a little bit goes a long way!<p>In what should come as welcome news to your high school gym teacher and a grim revelation to everyone who finds running to be dreadfully dull and monotonous, a new review published in <i>Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases</i>—easily my favorite peer-reviewed heart health …

Exercise

5 Ways Getting Enough Sleep Contributes To Weight Loss

The majority of weight loss advice can be distilled down to these two pieces of advice: Eat less, exercise more. While both are important, we often …

Fitness

5 Habits That Are Keeping You From Losing Those Last 10 Pounds

Nothing's easy when it comes to weight loss. But dropping those last 10 pounds can be extra difficult.<p>Why <i>is</i> that? "As you lose weight, and especially if you've lost a significant amount, your metabolism slows down," says Dana Hunnes, PhD, RD, an adjunct assistant professor and senior dietician at …

Fitness

Tip: The Absolute Best Way to Burn Calories

This training method burns a whopping 400 calories in just 20 minutes. Check it out<p>Burn 400 Calories in 20 Minutes<p>So one day you woke up and …

Scientists Figured Out the Best Workout for Weight Loss, and We Don't Like It

Cardio-phobes have likely found some relief in the rise of strength training as an expert-approved way to get in shape. I know I have: After kicking …

I have no energy when I start cutting weight. What can I do?

As the warmer months approach and your winter layers come off, it's only natural to shift from a mass-building workout program in favor of a …

A 15-Minute Dumbbell Arms Workout You Can Do Anywhere

There's so much you can do with just a single set of dumbbells. They're inexpensive, easy to use, and small enough to keep tucked under your bed. And …

Workouts

Running tips: The only 2 workouts you need to improve your VO2 max

It has many names: "maximal oxygen consumption," "maximal oxygen uptake," "peak oxygen uptake," "maximal aerobic capacity." Simply put, your VO2 …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Exercise

The best way to build muscle may not be lifting the heaviest weights

Most people think the quickest way to build muscle is to use the heaviest weights you can manage. This approach usually means you won't do very many repetitions, or "reps," since you'll get exhausted pretty quickly.<p>Aside from making you vulnerable to injury, that method may not be the best way to …

Exercise

No Lie: These 2 Workouts Burn More Calories Than a 3-Mile Run

Let’s be honest, running is a great workout. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but research shows that you can burn around 113 calories for each mile …

Exercise

The 7 Most Dreaded Exercises on the Planet ... and Why They're Good for You

Be honest. There’s probably at least one exercise that makes you cringe and groan. You know the one that makes you want to quit your workout and run …

Los Angeles

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #1: The routine to torch your love handles

Every year when the weather starts to warm up, you usually start to realize two things: You may have packed on a few extra pounds during the colder …