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Ladder Drills Can Make You Smarter

Agility training can boost cognitive performance, a new study finds<p>You may want to stop running in a straight line and start zig-zagging instead. A new study from the Air Force Research Laboratory shows that agility training can improve your cognitive performance.<p>Military personnel were divided …

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Back Squats vs. Front Squats: Which Builds Bigger Quads?

<i>Brad Borland is a strength & conditioning specialist, cancer survivor and the founder of WorkoutLab.</i><p>Building big, muscular legs is somewhat of a …

The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You're Not Doing | Men's Health

Here’s one of those critical moves that’ll dramatically improve your fitness and boost fat burning: the hip hinge. It could be the most important exercise that almost nobody does. “Most desk-bound Americans’ hips and glutes are extremely weak and undertrained,” says Gaddour. “Proper hip hinging …

Foods with Omega-3s

Here’s your quick primer on omega-3s. There are three key versions—EPA, DHA, and ALA. Your body cannot create these fats, and must obtain them from your diet. You should get a majority of your omega-3s from EPA and DHA, which you can easily acquire from cold-water fish. (The American Heart …

The Best Foods for Your Commute

<b>1. NB&J Wrap</b><p>Spread 2 tablespoons (Tbsp) nut butter—like peanut or almond—on one half of a whole-wheat wrap. Top the other side with all-fruit jam. Put a banana in the middle, fold over, and roll up. Wrap in foil. Also try this with a leftover whole-wheat hot dog bun.<p><b>2. Egg Sandwich</b><p>Toast a sprouted …

Instafit: Super Burpee

What makes it so hard? The standard burpee entails going from a squat to a pushup position and back to a squat again as quickly as possible, working every last muscle in your body at a blistering pace, explains Gaddour.<p>Adding the reverse roll into the mix, however, further blasts your core. Your …

Pushup Mistakes

“Your technique is just as important when doing a pushup as it is when you're doing a heavy lift,” says Doug Nepodal, co-owner of Classic Iron Kettlebells in Ventura, California. “If you want to increase your gains, you’ve got to keep perfecting your technique.”<p>Here’s how to clean up your pushups, …