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The Cutting-Edge Pushup You Haven't Tried

This variation will smoke your muscles from head-to-toe<p>You get instant gratification when you lift more weight in the gym. And you can get the same degree of satisfaction when you try a new variation of a bodyweight move, says David Jack, founder of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona and creator of …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

The Barbell Bench Press That Won’t Wreck Your Shoulders

3 simple tweaks can have you pressing more weight without damaging your shoulders in the process<p>Given the popularity of the bench press, it's easy to imagine why a lot of men experience shoulder pain before, during, and after their workouts. "The bench press is a fantastic exercise for building …

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

First Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Heading to Auction

Proceeds Benefit Diabetes Research<p>Following up its well-received reveal ahead of the Los Angeles auto show last month, the first Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will be sold at auction with all proceeds going to charity, the automaker has announced. The auction will be handled by Barrett-Jackson on …

Sports Cars

EXCLUSIVE FIRST RIDE: KTM RC250 Race Bikes

<b>KTM</b> has quickly gained credibility in the MotoGP paddock since the 2012 inception of the Moto3 support class. With 34 race wins and five combined …

The Chest and Back Blaster

Smoke your pecs and lats with this two-move weekend challenge<p>When it comes to working your chest and back individually, you probably favor two moves: the bench press and the pullup. And it’s no wonder, since those exercises work your pecs and your lats, the main muscles on either side of your upper …

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can—with These 3 Tips

It's not brain surgery. Follow this top trainer's advice to get the results you always wanted<p>The topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when …

5 Easy Steps to Reveal More Muscle

Show off your hard work with these tips<p>You love lifting. You love the plain challenge and the simple rewards—beating your previous best and feeling a great pump afterward. And maybe you hate cardio. Devoting gym time to cardiovascular exercise feels as if you're burning away hard-earned muscle. But …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

Two Workouts in One

5 Simple Strategies For Bigger Muscles

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

Watch Hugh Jackman Deadlift 400 Pounds

Here's how the actor stays superhero fit off screen<p>We know Hugh Jackman is fit. After all, we've seen his 8-pack and ripped physique in anything Wolverine-related. But the 45-year-old actor—who is sporting a shaved head and goatee for his upcoming role as Black Beard in <i>Pan</i>—gave us a rare …

Workouts

3 Essentials for a Fast, Effective Workout

Get in, get out, get fit<p>In a perfect world, you'd be able to devote ample time to your fitness goals every day. "Unfortunately, long workouts aren't always realistic," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., owner of FitnessQuest10 in San Diego, California. "However, you always have time for a 15-minute …

The 4-Move Drill That Fries Fat Fast

Make your lungs and lower-body burn with this explosive weekend challenge<p>If you want to build your best body, add plyometrics to your routine. The explosive power movements can put you on the fast track to a better-performing, more athletic-looking body, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S. author of <i>The</i> …

The Combo Lift That Builds Strength and Sheds Fat

Hit your legs, shoulders, and abs with this one rotational exercise<p>The squat and the overhead press are two power-house moves that hit big fat-torching muscles like your glutes, quads, and shoulders. When merged together, you can work a ton of muscles at once and save time. But if you want to take …

The Secret to Getting Better at Yoga

The author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude has some practical advice: chill out<p>There I lay in another crowded Sunday morning donation-only class, the students all lined up cheek-to-bunion. The teacher was saying that it’s good to practice yoga on your own, but that it’s also …

The Workout So Fast and Fun You Won’t Notice It’s Cardio

Blast fat without going anywhere near a treadmill, elliptical, or rowing machine<p>Cardio doesn’t have to make you feel like a hamster on a wheel. Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., head strength and conditioning coach for California’s College of the Canyons, uses fast-paced, metabolic dumbbell circuits …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

The Quickest Way to Stop Sweating After a Workout

These tips will help you rejoin society drip-free after a hard training session<p>You don’t mind that your workout made you sweat buckets. That was the whole point, after all.<p>But the seemingly never-ending perspiration afterward is <i>super</i> annoying. No one wants to be the sticky guy on the bus, in the …

The Lung-Busting Cardio Drill That Won't Hurt Your Ankles, Hips, or Knees

Your feet never leave the floor, but your heart rate will be through the roof<p>Your feet don't have to leave to floor to get a good cardio workout. "Too many people skip cardio because they have joint problems," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Body Weight Cardio Burners</b> DVD. "But running, …

The Abs Exercise That Makes All Other Core Moves Look Easy

Here's how you can master it<p>You might remember the dragon flag from the <i>Rocky IV</i> training montage. Rocky Balboa laid on a bench, and then lifted and lowered his feet, legs, butt, and torso in one straight line. It makes your abs burn just watching it. But then we saw Josh Halbert, Director of …

Why Every Monday Is Chest Day, According to Science

Here’s the real reason why there’s always a line from the bench press station at the start of the week<p>Spend enough time in gyms, and you notice there’s always a line for the bench press stations on Monday. Every meathead, it seems, wants to start his week by working his chest. Spend enough writing …

Exercise

The Barbell Burnout

Get ready for your muscles to scream. We promise you've never used a barbell like this before<p>You bench press, squat, and deadlift with a barbell—but this weekend's challenge will make you use the weight in all-new ways.<p>You'll perform overhead presses, pushups, and lateral hops with the bar. …

The Hardest Plank You'll Ever Do

Fair warning: This is not your standard plank<p>The exercise in the photo may look like it's Photoshopped, but it's a very real—and very tough!—exercise.<p>The bent-arm planche plank requires you to balance on just your hands so your chest hovers a few inches above the ground. "Since your feet aren't …