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Get RIPPED: 3 Day Workout Split Plus Cardio Routine

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Lose Fat<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>3<p>Time Per Workout30-45 …

All You Need Is 2 Dumbbells and 15 Minutes to Smoke Your Entire Body

This down and dirty workout will target every major muscle group in your body<p><b>Trainer:</b> Jeremy Scott, owner at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p><b>Benefits:</b> This total-body workout will strengthen your core, shoulders, arms, back, and legs. Plus, it will improve your hamstring and hip …

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The Lifting Technique That Flattens Your Belly

Plus, two full-length workouts designed to shred fat while building muscle<p>Much like the great American poet Snoop Dogg, I’m a big believer in dropping it like it’s hot. But I’m a terrible dancer and a bit of a meathead, so I limit most of my “dropping” to my physical training.<p>Drop sets (also …

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Top 7 Things That Will Happen When You Start Doing Planks Every Day

Plank is a simple exercise that is becoming more popular around the world. She is one of the most effective types of exercise because of her need to …

6 Workout Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Losing Weight

Consistent exercise is a great tool for weight loss when it's combined with healthy eating habits, but if you're not seeing the results you're after …

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise machines totally fine to use, they might be especially helpful if you're new to working out.<p>"It's true that if you're using free weights you have to …

How To Keep Fit After The Big 5.0

Getting older is part of life. It is no secret that an aging population is one of the fastest growing demographics in the health and fitness …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Top 8 Weight Training Exercises to Build Muscle at Home

The best weight training exercises to build muscle are compound exercises that affect multiple muscle groups. Exercises like the squat, deadlift or …

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere

Who needs the gym?<p>Sure, there are days when you want to grab some 10-pounders and bang out a solid strength session—or even get your CrossFit on. But then there are times when you’ve got nothing but your sports bra, six-feet of space, and a burning desire to sweat like nobody’s business.<p>That’s …

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The 15-Minute Core-Carving Complex

Burn fat fast and shrink your middle with this brand-new MetCon workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>A complex is one of my favorite metabolic conditioning weapons.<p>It works like this: You perform a series of exercises back-to-back with zero rest—and you never put down the weight. It’s one of …

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The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

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The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle

Researchers from McMaster University may have just discovered the ideal program for quickly losing weight and gaining lean body mass<p>Muscle changes everything.<p>The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting …

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5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

It doesn't have to be one or the other.<p>If I could only do one workout for the rest of my life, it would be strength training—for sure. Apart from making you feel like a badass and sculpting a sexy bod, hundreds of studies have shown that strength training boosts your metabolism and has a positive …

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'Climb' your way fit: Three moves to work out your entire body at once

The biggest excuse I hear from people who don’t exercise: “I don’t have time.”<p>Honestly, who does? I know you don't want to hear it. But you've just got to make the time.<p>There is, however, a way to make the most of that time. Simply choose exercises that work your entire body at once. That’s upper …

I Wore a Fishnet Bathing Suit in Public and Got Shamed for It All Day

I felt and looked hot, but society actually hated it.<p>These are the things I'm not:<p><b>Sexy.</b> If I could pick from the (many) labels women are given based on physical appearances — stunning, regal, "manly," to name a few — I'd file myself under cute<i>.</i>• <b><br>Petite.</b> I have an athletic build — that's how I've …

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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 …

This Simple Trick Makes a Barbell Work Your Core 85 Percent Harder

Lifting an unstable barbell will challenge your core, improve your form, and make you stronger everywhere<p>Barbells turn men into mountains because you can load the crap out of them. Adding a single, 45-pound plate to each end takes a barbell’s weight up to 135. Throw on a few plates, and you …

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Fitness 101: The 8 Core Principles to Start Strength Training

Photo Credit: brucewill03 via Compfight cc<p>Over the last few months, I've been trying to learn German. In my head, I have fantasies of walking the streets of Berlin speaking fluently with citizens and fitting in seamlessly.<p>Unfortunately, fluency on day seven of a new language isn't likely. In fact, …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

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Are You Living Your Dream or Someone Else's?

Do you dream of doing something great in your life, something that will leave a mark after you are gone?<p>Do you wish to ​live the life you are ​made for, and be remembered for your uniqueness and authenticity?<p>I hope you are saying "yes!" because that's what ​we ​are ​all ​called to do. <b>T​he world is</b> …

The 2-Minute Body-Fat Detonator

Test your power with this 4-move challenge<p>Explosive movements take a lot of energy. That's one of the reasons why squat jumps often feel so much harder than a regular bodyweight squat.<p>"Exercises that require your muscles to fire quickly rely on your fast-twitch fibers," explains Todd Durkin, …

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3 Exercises That Test Your Total-Body Strength

Elevate your heart rate and make your muscles pop with this high-intensity challenge<p>It seems like there’s an infinite number of exercises out there. But many of them break down in to three neat categories—pull, push, and lower-body movements, says Andy Speer, creator of <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, the …

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Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

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7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

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E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde.<p>Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much formaldehyde as he or she would get from smoking a single …

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These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

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Which is Better for Weight Loss: Low-Carb or Low-Fat?

Plus, how low you should go<p>What to cut, what to cut? Well, if you’re trying to lose weight, the answer's carbs. It turns out that reducing your carb intake is more effective at spurring weight loss than reining in the fat, according to new research published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>.<p>For …

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