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Bulletproof Your Body: The Ultimate Warmup

You make or break your workout before it starts. Before you grab that barbell and before you pile on the plates, you need to warm up your body to …

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Cardio Routine

When the calendar flipped, everyone jumped back on the cardio wagon, desperate to start hacking away at the holiday heft they’d accumulated around …

Muscle-Building Breakfast Pizza Recipe

1. If making with turkey bacon, place bacon between two paper towels on a plate and microwave for one minute. Flip bacon over while keeping it in the …

Food

Emergency Shred: 2-Week Workout to Get Shredded

By this time of year, people are usually scrambling to get their body in beach-ready shape. The most proven and reliable programs out there are the …

10 Fat-Torching Tips For A Shredded Physique

1 of 10<p>1. Eat a Substantial Breakfast<p>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your metabolism going to keep you fully charged. Get a …

The Lift Doctor: Core Training and Efficient Home Workouts

Question 1: <b></b><b>“What's the best way to work on the abs without straining your back much?” – James McEwan</b><p>James, if you’re straining your back when you …

Drag Out Your Abs for a Stronger Core

If your gym has a weighted dragging sled, count yourself lucky. It can take your strength, cardio, and recovery to a new level. It can also allow you …

How a Harder Warm-Up Can Help You Run Faster

New study adds to weight of evidence favoring aggressive warm-ups.<p>If you watch elite runners before a hard workout or race, you'll often see what looks like a workout in itself. In addition to jogging, you'll see lots of drills, skipping, sprinting and other vigorous activities as part of their …

To Lose Weight, Love Exercise

The brain's reward response to exercise is lower in overweight women.<p>We often talk about exercise as a habit, or even an addiction. And for good reason: for example, if you take rats who are accustomed to vigorous exercise and give them naloxone, a drug that blocks opioid receptors, the rats show …

Fitness

Fitness, Fatness, or Knee Strength

What's the best way to predict heart attack risk?<p>There's power in numbers. Swedish researchers just published a pretty neat study in which they followed a staggering 743,498 men for an average of 34 years. The basic analysis, published in the <i>European Heart Journal</i>, was very simple: the men were …

Biomedicine

Cooling Effect: The Pressure's On (To Go Long)

<i>In the first of a three-part series, senior editor Mario Fraioli writes about preparing for his first ultramarathon.</i><p>Peer pressure will cause you to …

The List: Friday, January 24

What savvy runners will be talking about this weekend...<p><b>1. National Pie Day,</b> which was Thursday and which I somehow managed to miss for at least the second time in three years. I don't even know who I am anymore.<p><b>2. Joggers,</b> whose curse has struck again, this time at last Sunday's Mumbai Marathon. …

Marathons

Should I Carbo-Load Before a Long Run?

Are there advantages to chowing down to a big bowl of pasta the night before a race?<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon and will hit my first 20-mile run within a few weeks. I was wondering if, before a long run of 20 miles or more, I should be loading up on carbs the night before like I would for</i> …

Marathons

The Best New Running Gear for 2014

1 of 12<p>Saucony Kinvara Calf Support Tight ($95)<p>It's easy to be overwhelmed by the choices—and prices—of today's running gear. Especially when you're a newbie. But what do you really need? The basics on these pages will get you off on the right foot.<p>Our wear-testers say the brightly colored film, …

Backpacking

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Workouts

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This Clever Tool Helps You Figure Out Exactly What to Wear for Your Run

Plug in a few details, and we'll provide expert advice about picking the right gear.<p>Ask any runner, and they’ll tell you their favorite time of year to train. For most, it’s the cooler months of spring and fall (hello, race season!), when all you have to do is throw on a tank and leggings or shorts …

Heatstroke

3 Lessons That I Learned About Running From Racing

There used to be only three moments in my running and racing career that I remember over any others:<p>1. Placing 18th in the 2002 state meet for high …

How to Train Through the Winter Weather

What do you do when your long run is scheduled for the morning after a snowstorm?<p><i>I'm training for a marathon. My long runs have been sabotaged twice by winter storms, and it's not even technically winter yet! Are there other options when extreme weather hits? I want to stay on track, but I haven't</i> …

Marathons

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

Power Poses

Take 10 minutes to strengthen key muscles for better running this spring.<p>With its shorter days and less favorable conditions, winter is the perfect time to run a little less and strength-train a little more. Strung together, these six yoga poses form a routine that builds the abdominals, back, …

Yoga

What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

Marathons

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

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Massimo Dutti

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The 10 Best Poses For Men

Try these poses from Baron Baptiste, yoga pro and former assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles