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The 3 Building Blocks of Fitness

Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular. When your heart rate rises, muscle cells break down sugar and fat for fuel, burning calories. Clearly there are a ton of ways to do this, but exercise physiologists lump cardio into three buckets -- long, slow distance (LSD), …

HIIT

10 steps to an 8 pack

You don’t actually need abs that show.<p>Most men in America will go through their entire lives without ever having seen their abs, except maybe briefly …

20 foods an athlete would never eat

Top performing athletes know that nutrition is king when it comes to gaining an edge over their competitors. However, no matter what your goal …

Nutrition

The best jump-rope workout

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

How to Get a Flatter Tummy Almost Instantly

Avoid these belly bloaters for fast results<p>Sure, eating three helpings of pie won’t do your waistline any favors—but neither will eating three helpings of broccoli. Here’s why: Certain foods are known bloat offenders, which means they’ll increase puffiness and make you appear heavier than you are, …

Nutrition

This Diet Has Been Ranked #1 For Years—but Is It Worth Trying?

Among 39 other plans, the DASH diet has once again come out on top<p>You’ve probably declared some lofty weight loss resolutions for the upcoming year. Besides the gym, one of your most valuable weapons will be an easy-to-follow, effective nutrition plan. But with the host of popular diets available, …

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

The Best Fitness and Diet Advice for 2014

We're three weeks into the new year. Have you kept your resolution? A panel of experts offer the keys to getting in shape—and staying that way—this year<p>A resolution is a promise you make to yourself to improve your future. Unfortunately, most of us suck at keeping promises, because 92 percent of …

Weight Loss

The Instant Exercise Upgrade You Must Try

Use this simple trick to make your favorite exercises more challenging<p>Few moves can equal the pushup's do-anywhere power, but it can be more effective if you place your feet against a wall, says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of StreamFit.com. Same goes for mountain climbers. "You'll engage your …

The Rowing Workout That Will Make You Weep

Upgrade the boring gym cardio exercise for an intense sweat<p>You know rowing is a great workout, but it can be mind-numbing. With the right tweaks, however, you can make it more fun and challenging.<p>The problem with the standard machine workout isn't rowing—it's that you're not out rowing a real boat. …

The 5 Secrets to a Perfect Workout

Your gym routine may be holding you back. Find out if it contains these simple—but essential—movements<p>I started coaching in 1979. Since then, I've trained MLB, NFL, and NBA players, Olympians, collegiate athletes, military personnel, and average Joe's. But no matter who I'm coaching, I always …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

The Healthiest Time to Exercise

A recent study suggests the time of day can make a difference<p>Good things come to those who wait to work out. Hitting the gym in the evening may produce bigger heart benefits than sweating in the a.m., according to new research from China. People who regularly worked out after 6 p.m. were 19 percent …

The Pushup That Sculpts Rock-Solid Shoulders

Boost your upper-body strength and get shoulders like boulders with this version of the pushup<p>The handstand pushup is the gold standard of pushups. If you can perform even one rep, you've got an extreme amount of upper-body strength and shoulder mobility. Plus, you look like a total badass.<p>So how …

The Indoor Cardio Drill That Scorches Fat

Discover a sprinting exercise that burns calories and stokes your metabolism—while staying in one spot<p>Sprinting is a great way to sizzle fat, but you don't need to head to a track or jump on a treadmill to do it. All you need is 6 feet of floor space and an exercise called the sprinter to get a …