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Alex Silver-Fagan's Fast-And-Dirty Circuit Workout

Women start their path to fitness for all kinds of reasons—sometimes the wrong ones—but often discover their true motivation later in the journey. …

Workouts

4 compound exercises that will forge massive biceps and triceps

1. Close-grip Chinup<p><b>Target: Biceps</b><br>When was the last time you did a full set of chinups to failure? If you have, then you are likely familiar with the …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Brain

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

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How to Train Like an MMA Fighter | Men's Health

His sparring partner is late. And as the temperature rises under the open-air gym’s bamboo-and-aluminum roof, so too does Belcher’s impatience. And then. . .action.<p>Belcher straightens as Lamsongkram “Lam” Chuwattana appears at the far end of the concrete floor. At 6 feet tall and 158 pounds, Lam is …

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped

The people of Earth really love their cities.<p>In the simple map above lies a stark spatial imbalance: half the people in the world cram into just 1 percent of the Earth’s surface (in yellow), and the other half sprawl across the remaining 99 percent (in black).<p>Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka …

Must I Tell My Spouse Everything?

A successful marriage requires that spouses allow themselves to be vulnerable with each other. Here's why...<p>In a good marriage we can be ourselves more with our partner than with anyone else in the world. We can have imperfections and still be loved. Being vulnerable means risking sharing our true …

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The Key to Rapid, Core-Revealing Fat Loss

James MichelfelderBen BrunoCore PowerTo show off your abs, train your legs.

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

'Finally, I decided to do it': How a TODAY staffer lost 50 pounds in 5 months

He's been called the "Magic Mike" of stage managers, and personally singled out for his charm by our very own Kathie Lee and Hoda.<p>But it wasn't overnight that TODAY's 31-year-old stage manager Yosef Herzog lost 50 pounds and turned into the fitness guru that he is today. It required a lot of hard …

Fitness

Personal Trainer to Star Athletes Knows How to Make Them Suffer

Mackie Shilstone designs punishing workouts for Serena Williams and other clients and is no less demanding of himself<p>Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for …

Serena Williams

Breathe better to move better: Train to breathe like a pro athlete

Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the National Football …

Yoga

9 Hot Sex Scenes You Should Recreate ASAP

<b>1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)</b><p>There’s a fine line between sex and fighting. Straddle it with your man. Next time you guys are having a disagreement, channel your frustration into sexual energy that can be resolved in the best. Way. Possible.<p><b>2. Atonement (2007)</b><p>This sexy library scene basically wrote …

Robert Pattinson: ‘I’m definitely very confused’

Robert Pattinson is a perfect fit for the new James Dean biopic – only he’s not playing the title role. He tells Tim Lewis why he worries about his acting ability and gets embarrassed at the gym<p>It is one of this summer’s four perfect days, a Friday afternoon to boot, and London’s most smug are …

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10 Moves That Will Make You a Stronger, Faster Runner

Ditch your fear of the weight room to get a new PR.<p><i>This article was written by Katie Neitz and provided by our partners at</i> Runner's World<i>.</i><p>If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork. Strength training is critical to runners’ training plans—but it's often neglected. “I think …

25 minute walk could add 7 years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Why You Should Be A Morning Person

What is one thing most successful people have in common? They get up extra early and make the most of the morning. Here's why:<p>Waking up early gives you time to think before the buzz of the day begins. To put it simply, the early morning is "you time" --  a time to lay out your priorities for the …

Time Management

The Top Pieces of Advice Couples Therapists Tell Their Clients

Experts explain how to keep your love alive.<p>Getty Images<p>The idea of taking the plunge into couples therapy can be terrifying. Can you really work up the courage to dissect your most important relationship in front of a stranger? What if you break down into Piper Chapman-level hysterics? Does even …

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Dark Matter

And if you know all ten, you’ll understand just what it is… and isn’t.<p>Dark matter may be one of the most unsettling concepts that modern physics has …

Dark Matter

Your job will never love you: Stress and anxiety in our frightening new job world

The economy has become so insecure that the very workers who should be wary of employers feel forced to defend them<p>Beth Mendel had had a successful career in design before she quit her job when her husband was relocated to Virginia from New York City, thinking that she would finally have a little …

Employment

“Prove 1=2″ and other bizarre questions asked during entrance interviews at India’s elite colleges

With limited seats and intense competition, a few Indian colleges have discovered a quicker way of finding the brightest students—ask them some bizarre questions.<p>A number of colleges have gruelling personal interviews but some prestigious institutes, such as St. Stephen’s College and certain elite …

India

How to Pack on 10 Pounds of Muscle

As a 44-year-old, I find that terrifying. But I also see it as a challenge. What would it take for a busy family guy like me to not only regain lost muscle but also add several pounds more? Tied to my quest for “more” was my need for “less.” Less time for training, less stress on my achy back, and …

Charging your phone will soon be a thing of the past

Imagine never again having that frantic feeling that your smartphone battery is about to die.<p>Amazingly, charging your phone may soon be a thing of the past: Technology companies are developing a way for your gadgets to power up while they're sitting in your pocket.<p>By converting radio waves into …

Gear & Gadgets

The Squat That Also Works Your Abs

<b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but super challenging to your muscles.</b><br>Holding the weight in front of you provides a counter-balance that allows you to stay more upright. This is easier on the back and knees, and makes your core, upper back, and quads work harder.<p><b>Related:</b> The 10 Best Exercises for a Flat …

How To Make a CrossFit Workout | Men's Health

In the Olympic sprint biathlon, athletes cross-country ski three laps around a roughly 3-kilometer track. Between each lap, they take ten shots at a target with a .22-caliber rifle. Miss a shot, and the athlete has to ski a 150-meter penalty lap. The first one to finish wins.<p>“I loved the event,” …

45 Best Sex Positions Every Couple Should Try

If your bedroom routine is getting a little too predictable, here are a few ways to spice things up. You can thank us in the morning.<p>Most couples aren't very adventurous in the bedroom. When it comes time to get down in between the sheets, few are bold enough to venture away from traditional …

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3 Powerful Lessons About Failure and Success

My great-uncle Steve was an NYU student from Brooklyn when the Luftwaffe shot him down over Nazi Germany in 1944.<p>Steve had flown 60 successful bombing raids over Berlin alone. On this trip, his luck ran out. A German gunner took out his engine and sent my uncle straight into the lion's den.<p>He crash …

Motivation