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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. …

3 Ways to Re-Start Your Resolutions Today

Now’s the time to convert those intentions into results. We can help<p>It may sound strange coming from us, a brand that gets a lot of attention (and sells a fair number of magazines) from the idea of New Year’s resolutions, but January 1st is a hard time to try to break habits.<p>Why? It boils down to …

How Iron Shrinks Your Belly

A recent Harvard study makes a weak case for strength training over aerobics. We found a much stronger argument<p>The headline on a new press release—“Weight Training Appears Key to Controlling Belly Fat”—makes a recent Harvard study sound a lot more exciting than it is.<p>The researchers found that men …

5 ‘Functional’ Exercises That'll Give You Great Pump

The muscle-pumping, fitness-improving movements you need in your workout<p>Remember Flintstones Vitamins? Introduced in 1968 by Miles Laboratories, the cartoon-character-shaped, sweet supplements were an instant hit and continue to sell well. That’s because the product gives children what they …

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Save vs. Splurge: Workout Clothes and Gear

Some workout equipment and fitness gear is worth splurging on—some isn't worth your money. Learn how to save money with this handy shopping guide<p>A …

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After 3 Months I Went Berserk

Here’s a question that came in the other day:<p>“I lost 12 pounds in the past three months using your Muscle Evo twice a week routine. But then I wasn’t …

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The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

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5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

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25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

3 Tips to Amp Up Your Weight-Training Workouts

<i>Our friends at Shape have come up with three useful tips to help you safely step up your weight workouts.</i><p>It's hard to forget about your breath during yoga (have you ever taken a yoga class where you haven't heard the phrase: "focus on your breath" every third pose!?) The teacher usually guides you …

4 Things You Should Be Doing for the Most Effective Workout

If you want to have a successful #FitnessFriday, do this.<p>Your workout routine won't yield any results just by doing different exercises back to back. If you really want to see muscle tonnage and weight loss, you have to make sure your body is fueled properly and allowed time to recover. So for this …

10 reasons you're not building muscle

Packing on muscle is no easy feat, regardless of whether you're a string bean or a husky guy. And why you're missing out on gains is typically caused …

5 Workout Mistakes That Prevent Weight Loss

You'll never guess which habits make it harder to drop pounds.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you're trying to lose weight, burning calories through exercise is key. But if you're not burning enough, then you won't see the scale budge. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn what you …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

Find just 30 minutes for this metabolism-revving routine<p>Do this 30 minute workout, and your metabolism will shoot through the roof for hours afterward. Using just your bodyweight, you'll go fast for one minute intervals, blasting fat and calories at a blazing pace. In fact, this type of workout …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

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 …

If You're a Newbie Runner, You Need to Read This

The biggest mistake and most common injuries new runners face—plus how to deal<p>If you're a new runner, you're probably discovering firsthand the insane amount of benefits running gives you. And that is a fantastic thing. What’s not so awesome? Getting an injury that keeps you from progressing as a …

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

How to Tell If It’s TOO Hot Outside to Exercise

If you love to sweat outdoors, you need to read this.<p>You know how effective and beneficial outdoor workouts are, and when the weather is just plain gorgeous, it's hard to pass up the opportunity to sweat outside. Unfortunately, though, summer heat and humidity are not always ideal workout buddies. …

5 Tips for Staying Motivated for Your First 5K

Making running a habit is tough for beginners but here's how to do it to make it stick.<p><i>Amanda asks: I'm training for my very first 5K and I'm having trouble sticking to my training routine. Any suggestions for how I can stay motivated?</i><p>Congratulations on starting training and welcome to running! …

Yoga Poses that Boost Metabolism

Burn more calories, strengthen your core, and speed up your metabolism with this slimming series of yoga poses.

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Your A-to-Z Guide to a Flat Belly

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