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This One Change To Your Workout Can Help You See Better Results

It is widely known that a great exercise regimen should include strength training. And the benefits of regular strength training are plenty: keeps …

Exercise

Tip: Does Music Really Help You Train Harder?

We all think it does, but what does science say? And does the type of training you're doing change things? Info here.<p>For most lifters, putting in ear …

Inverted Hip Extension With Pushup | Women's Health

<i>(Get more legs-sculpting workouts from Women's Health's Look Better Naked DVD.)</i><p>Image courtesy of Furthermore<p><b>How to:</b> Start in plank position with legs extended or knees down on floor. Extend your left leg diagonally toward ceiling, then bend your elbows by your sides, lowering your chest to the …

Workouts

Tip: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training

Which is better? Here are the facts.<p>Which One Is Better?<p>For over a decade now, fitness pros have been arguing about unilateral and bilateral …

Exercise

Tip: Dumbbell Iso-Dynamic Elevated Split Squat

Adding deep, 3-5 second holds to your split squat ramps up lower body development and helps with tight hip flexors.<p>This exercise is based on the …

Workouts

The Optimal Number of Reps for Forcing Muscle Growth

Focus more on HOW you lift to get the most out of each rep.<p>If you’ve been reading my articles and columns over the past 15 years, you are well aware …

These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight

People count everything from calories to steps. But there is one measurement that's constantly counted, addressed, and criticized when it comes to health — a person's weight.<p>Because of the emphasis placed on this number, people tend to think it's the only one that matters when it comes to your …

Wellness

How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

Muscle

How to eat for optimal workout recovery

Between all the crazy supplements and meal-replacement drinks and bars, there seems to be a whole lot of confusion as to what’s the best post-workout …

Exercise

The 20 Most Effective Bodyweight Moves For Strong, Toned Muscles

While lifting weights is great for building muscle and helping with weight loss, don't discount the benefits of basic bodyweight moves! They often …

Exercise

How to Anchor Your Feet for a Monumental Squat

<b>How are you ensuring a solid connection to the floor so you can move big weight in the squat?</b> A large array of problems with the squat, such as heels …

Workouts

Tip: Battling Ropes and Side Plank Finisher

This conditioning finisher will not only torch fat, it'll teach you to control your breathing in intense sports or workouts.<p>Developing the ability to …

Workouts

What Works (and What Doesn't) For Faster Metabolism

There are things you can't help about your own metabolism, like aging and genetics, but they don't have the final say in how revved up it can be. If …

Exercise

Exercise’s scary side effect

by Anahad O'Connor<p>Three years ago, Christina D'Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedalling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular …

Medicine

The cognitive trick that elite athletes use to achieve seemingly impossible goals

In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.<p>The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft to shake …

Make Your Triceps Bigger With Floor Skull-Crushers | Men’s Health

In order to alleviate that elbow pain, you might not get a full stretch on your triceps during that eccentric phase. Or, you might lower the weight with such speed that when you begin to lift it again, momentum is assisting the concentric phase of the movement and your triceps aren't doing all of …

5 Nutrition Tips for Building Lean Muscle

Never too late to start.<p>Summer is firmly upon us, which means that all those hours you put in at the gym this winter is about to pay off in a major way. It’s time for you, a dedicated lifter of all manner of heavy objects, to break out your finest thigh-exposing shorts, dust off your favorite …

Nutrition

How insulin works in the body

Insulin

3 HIIT Workouts to Improve Runner Fitness

3 Effective HIIT Workouts<p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the most effective ways to work out—period. By incorporating a HIIT …

Exercise

Why weight training is so good for you

Weight lifting does more than so much more than pump you up.<p>When most people think about weight lifting, they picture greased-up Schwarzenegger …

Weightlifting

Get More Out of Strength-Training Workouts by Following These 5 Tips

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Strength Training<p>Strength-Training Tips<p>Get More Out of Strength-Training Workouts by Following These 5 Tips<p>Shares<p>If you …

Why Fives for Strength Training? - Brent Carter

Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach Brent Carter explains the continuum of rep ranges and why sets of five work best for strength training.

Strength Training

Tip: The Best Rest Periods for Fat Loss

If your main goal is getting shredded fast, you must manipulate the amount of rest you take between sets. Follow these guidelines.<p>When training for …

The 7 Most Effective Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do

Even if you don't pay monthly dues at the gym or have a dedicated workout area at home, you still have the only tool you need to get in the best shape of your life: your own body. Doing bodyweight movements, like squats and push-ups, during high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a …

Exercise

If You Have Knee Pain, Avoid Running on These Surfaces

For lots of people, running is synonymous with knee pain. The repetitive motion of literally pounding the pavement can do a number on your joints, …

Massage Therapy

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

Top 5 Exercises for Bodybuilding at Home

You might live in a place where going to the gym is not possible or you simply don’t like the gym environment and rather want to do bodybuilding at …

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 …

Exercise

Is protein powder safe? What every athlete should know

There’s whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, and more. Do these protein powders legitimately help with weight loss and muscle building? We chatted with the experts to find out.<p><b>What are the benefits of protein powder?</b> <br>Here’s how protein powders <i>could</i> help weight loss and toning: Protein powders …

Nutrition

6 Cable Cross-over Blunders

Cable cross-overs can really get your pecs popping, but not if you do them wrong. Here are six cable blunders to avoid during your next chest workout.<p>…

Workouts