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11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more<p>The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …

Workouts

'Battle ropes' could be the next trendy workout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Battle ropes, the thick and heavy ropes that look as if they could tether a ship to shore, have become go-to fitness tools in gyms for people seeking a tough workout that is also engaging and fun.<p>Whipping, slamming, dragging and drumming the long, anchored ropes have long been …

The 10 Best Exercises To Burn Fat And Lose Weight Fast

[UPWOD Nº1] Get Your Daily Dose Of Sweat — Introducing The Lean It UP Workout Of The Day (UPWOD)<p>Welcome to your daily dose of sweat. Today marks the …

18 Laws Of Ab Training

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the best way to train abs. Whether it's doing bodyweight ab exercises for higher reps to keep the midsection …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

Chris Evans Workout and Diet Secret

Chris Evans Workout and Diet<p>What you need to know<p><b>Chris Evans workout routine and diet</b><p><b>Chris Evans Fitness secret Captain America</b><p><b>Chris Evans's actor</b> …

Abs Exercises for Men and Women

10:55 AM Beginner Bodybuilding, Exercises For Six Pack Abs, Female Bodybuilding, Workouts<p>In the bodybuilding community, it is agreed that the best …

10 Landmine Exercises You’ve Never Tried - and Should

<b>Believe it or not, the landmine was invented long before they came out with this:</b><p><i>The Rogue Landmine</i><p><b>Those with a considerable amount of training</b> …

Work Every Inch Of Your Body With These 50 Killer Moves

There is no better feeling than waking up in the morning with a little soreness from a great workout. It reminds you that you're one step closer to …

Intense Kettlebell Workouts Improve Aerobic Fitness

NCAA Division I soccer players improved VO2 max by 6% in four weeks.<p>Kettlebells are most often viewed as a strength-training tool, but they can also lead to significant gains in aerobic fitness, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>In a small study …

Six Moves to a Six-Pack

These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had

Workouts

Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, January 12th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

8 More Muscle Building SuperFoods – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

In the first edition, I brought you Seven Muscle Building Superfoods, that focused predominantly on high quality protein sources, for protein …

The Plank Workout That Will Tone Your Abs, Sculpt Your Tush, and Strengthen Your Arms

Still doing bunches of crunches? Seriously?<p>We don't like to play favorites, but...for planks, we'll make an exception. "They are, without a doubt, the best core exercise there is," says trainer David Kirsch, who works with Kate Upton and Liv Tyler. The harder-than-they-look poses in this workout …

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14 Foods Nutritionists Never Eat

Some are in line with what you would expect—but others are pretty shocking.<p>Many nutritionists will tell you that they're big advocates of the "all foods fit" approach to healthy eating—the idea that even things like cookies, cakes, and candies have a place (albeit in moderation) in an overall …

Nutrition

6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren't Squats Or Lunges

So you want more defined quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves in 2015, but you're sick and tired of squats and lunges. We hear you.<p>Squats and lunges are some of the most well-known -- and most effective -- lower-body moves, but it's never a bad idea to shake up your workout routine. And if shaking …

23 Things Only People Who Work Out Get Annoyed By

Staying in shape isn't easy—especially when you have to deal with these things.<p>Exercising gives you a dose of uplifting endorphins, but some super-pesky problems can be a serious buzzkill. We feel your pain. To show you we're all in this together, we bring you 20-plus things that only bug people …

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Calorie-Crushing Combos

Blast fat and boost your metabolism with these complex movements

Workouts

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …

Nutrition