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Enhance Your Athleticism with This Fast-Paced Lunge

Light up your legs and lungs with this simple—but effective!—exercise<p>How often do you see someone on the court or the field taking exaggerated, controlled lunging steps like you do in the gym? Almost never.<p>Improve your athleticism by adding the hinging lunge to your workout routine. "The hinging …

Why You Should Work Your Abs First

Lift more weight, burn more fat, and unlock your potential by training your core at the beginning of your workout<p>If you want to take your workouts to a whole new level, start with your middle.<p>“People achieve better results when they do core exercises at the beginning of their workout instead of the …

The Best Piece of Gym Equipment for Working Your Abs

Improve your core strength and endurance with this popular fat-burning tool<p>There’s a reason why kettlebells are now a mainstay in gyms everywhere: Few other pieces of equipment are as multifunctional. Because of their unique, unruly shape, they can be used to build real-world strength, improve your …

Why You Should Develop a Love-Hate Relationship with the Miniband

It only weighs a few ounces, but the miniband will help you achieve big results<p>Reaching for a miniband at the gym may not seem as impressive as grabbing a pair of heavy dumbbells, but this small tool can help you build a stronger body.<p>"Incorporating a continuous-loop miniband in exercises makes …

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Incinerate fat without lifting a weight<p>A weight-free weekend challenge may sound easy—until you try the Bodyweight 300. It’s composed of just three exercises—the squat, the pushup, and the situp—but requires that you crank out 300 reps in as little time as possible. It’s a fast way to challenge …

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 …

How to Negotiate Your Salary for a New Job

This is your best strategy to rake in big bucks from day one<p>Think of it as high-stakes poker—you'll need to stack the deck. Here's how:<p>Start by checking a site like PayScale to find local compensation rates for people with your level of experience. According to a Salary.com analysis, nearly half of …

The High-Intensity Cardio Workout That's Easy on Your Knees

This low-impact routine will have a major impact on your calorie burn<p>If anyone knows how hard it is to lose weight while combating knee pain it's BJ Gaddour. He's a longtime <i>Men's Health</i> training advisor and the creator of <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners,</i> a high-intensity fitness DVD that will give you the …

Why Burpees Are the Most Badass Exercise

Performing reps of this metabolism-revving move can be just as hard as an all-out sprint<p>Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories. The exercise—which entails going from pushup position to a jump and back to a pushup position again—is so tough …