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Bear Crawl Drills

If that was all you did, you would get pretty good results. Since it's inefficient for us to move like this and breathing is difficult, you'll burn a ton of calories. It also challenges your upper-back mobility every time you move. But if you want to get <i>amazing</i> results, try the following three …

Why You Should Work Your Abs First

Your core—the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and your hips—contracts first in every exercise, he explains. All the energy you exert starts in your midsection, and is then transferred to your limbs.<p>A strong core allows you to apply more force to a barbell, whereas a weak core decreases the …

Why One Fitness Expert Won't Do Kipping Pullups

But outside of an actual CrossFit competition, I see no benefit to it.<p>Now, this isn’t to suggest that there’s no technique involved in the movement. Kipping pullups are impressive. And people who can bust out 50-plus repetitions and not blink an eye are in incredible shape.<p>(Want to get in the best …

The Fastest Way to Make Fitness Progress

Unless you’re in the middle of a circuit workout, taking less of a breather between sets isn’t something that occurs to many of us—rather, we’re used to improving strength by one of two metrics: 1) either lifting progressively heavier weights (which is defined as intensity) or 2) doing more total …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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The best two-dumbbell workout

<i>101 Best Workouts Of All Time</i> is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

Ditch Your Dad Belly

The key: packing more work into less time. If you target as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, you'll boost your metabolism for hours after you've stopped sweating, says Mack, who created the quick total-body routine below. And the benefits go beyond ditching your belly, too. Mack's …

The Warmup Exercises You Should Always Do

Sitting crunches the muscles in the front of your body, like your hip flexors and chest, and creates tightness. It weakens the muscles in the back of your body—your glutes, lats, traps, and delts in your upper back—and doesn’t allow them to contract. And it reduces your mobility in your hips and …

Disaster at the speed of sound: the tragedy of SpaceShipTwo’s final flight

Co-pilot appears to have pulled lever at wrong time on board Virgin Galactic’s space ship as it approached Mach 1.2<p>Seconds after firing its engine, Virgin Galactic’s spaceship was breaking through the sound barrier. As the craft made its ascent, the pilots were pinned against their seats, gasping …

Pushup Guide

The Ultimate Guide to the Pushup<p>Get more on the floor with this awesome video tutorial<p>Whether you can't do any pushups or you can do dozens, <i>Men's Health</i> expert BJ Gaddour—author of <i>Your Body Is Your Barbell</i>—will show you how to take your training to the next level. You'll even see how to progress to …

6 Things Your Urine Says About Your Health

<b>1. The sign: Dark yellow color</b><p><b>What it means:</b> You’re dehydrated—but you probably already knew that. What you may not know is that even short-term dehydration, like not guzzling enough fluids during your work day or workout, can set you up for more serious bladder conditions down the road. “When …

The 4-Move Fat Fryer

Skyrocket your metabolism and crush calories with this five-minute challenge<p>You don't have to spend hours at the gym to burn more fat. The key to igniting your metabolism is working as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>Take …