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A 10-Minute Fat-Burning Plyometric Workout You Can Do At Home

Plyometric exercises are the current fitness darlings. And what makes them so effective also makes them extra brutal. That's because plyometric …

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

Basic Weight Training Program - Quiet Corner

The Basic Weight Training Program is not just for beginners: you should use it if you want a formalized and precise program following casual …

Exercise

Targeted Exercises Burn Fat Faster

Does your workout plan include full body, targeted exercises to burn fat? All workouts help you slim down, but with a little bit of careful planning …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

Weight Loss

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

The Alternator Workout, From the Men’s Health Fitness Director

Build muscle faster than ever before with this alternating-rep routine<p>I love to incorporate alternating-rep exercises into my training routine.<p>When you alternate reps—or continuously switch which side of your body is performing the exercise—you can use heavier loads and keep your muscles’ under …

True confessions of a former bikini competitor

Being long, lean, ample-bootied, and X-Men-level muscular is the calling card of a fitness competitor. See them on stage and you might think: What does one have to do to get eight-pack abs? And how come these people have NO cellulite?<p>Reality check: Though some train responsibly, many bikini …

6 simple ways to reduce sugar intake

Ice cream, apple pie, chocolate pudding – we all crave something sweet now and again. And while a little sweet treat can easily fit into a healthy diet, too much added sugar can have serious consequences. Several studies have shown that excess sugar in the diet contributes to an increased risk of …

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time,' Dead at 74

Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead.<p>Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a …

Boxing

3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it's probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you're bored.<p>"The human body wasn't designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional movement," says Dan John, a fitness coach in Burlingame, …

Just 3 Reps Of This Exercise Will Give You a Deep Burn In Your Abs

Build a stronger core—and visible abs—faster than ever<p>There are few things in life more satisfying than a deep burn in your abs.<p>This exercise, the hollow-body kickout, is one of the quickest routes to that feeling—and a stronger core.<p>You’ll start from a hollow-body position, a challenging stance to …

Core Duo: 2 Workouts For A Shredded Six-Pack

If you want a high-performance chest, you've got to bench big and eat big to support massive growth. Likewise, if you want tree-trunk legs, you squat …

8 Nutritional Rules of Lean Eating - Quiet Corner

If getting lean were easy, America wouldn’t be the ticking fat bomb it is today. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

The Best Bodyweight Shoulders Workout

Build bigger shoulders in just 10 minutes—no equipment needed<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 5• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 10• <b><br>Best For</b>: Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Shoulders<p>With this workout, you’ll blast your shoulders with nothing but your bodyweight. It’s that simple—and it only takes 10 minutes.<p><b>How to Do It:</b> Perform …

Watch This Teenager Smash the World Record for Clapping Pullups

Regular pullups are so out of style.<p>Missouri State University sophomore Blake Augustine set a new world record for clap pullups by doing 30 in one …