Ric Winters

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Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

The Biggest Challenge Facing Businesses in 2017

Businesses’ biggest problem in 2017 won’t be weak sales, soft pricing, or even too much regulation, all problems that have plagued companies at …

15 Pasta Recipes for Speedy 15-Minute Weeknight Dinners

When it comes to cooking during the week, the most time-efficient recipes are the most valuable. 30-minute meals used to be all the rage, but in this age of instant gratification, 15-minute dinners are the new standard. What’s the key to getting dinner on the table that quickly? Using quick-cooking …

The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Here's Why Your Coworkers Are Ignoring Your Emails

Email is such a time vampire that it’s tempting to skim through a packed inbox without reading each message too closely, let alone replying to it — …

Here’s What Happens When Employees Have Flexible Work Hours

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7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Weight Loss

The Exercise That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

We guarantee you’ve never used a barbell like this before<p>Stand up. Now touch your toes. Did you do it <i>without</i> rounding your low back?<p>If your answer is “hell no,” then you have a mobility problem. And that could be the reason your deadlift is suffering and your back hurts after a workout.<p>But you …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Exercise

The Playlist That'll Have You Pumped to Hop on the Treadmill

Buh-bye, "dreadmill."<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, TheRUN shares a playlist from a recent class.</i><p>Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by a treadmill. Yup, thought so. Runner Lindsey McMeen …

Do This Stretch for Bigger, Bolder Shoulders

It’s super simple, but super effective at combating tight shoulders and increasing muscle gains<p>There’s nothing that defines a well-shaped torso like a pair of broad <b>shoulders</b>.<p>As a result, guys spend a lot of time working their shoulders with overhead exercises. But if you’re not doing the wall …

What You Need to Eat to Get Faster and Go Longer

A guide to carbs, protein, and hydration for athletes who need fuel for the long haul<p>The more we know about nutrition, the more confused we get. It’s natural to assume that if a diet is good for one thing, it must be good for everything.<p>Thus, a healthy diet—however you define “healthy”—should also …

The Get Lean Workout

This is your ticket to a leaner, more shredded body<p>Some things in life are complicated—taxes, rocket science, women—but losing your spare tire doesn’t have to be one of them.<p>This 30-minute fat-loss workout is as simple as it gets. It consists of only 8 exercises—but those movements were …

Why Your Butt Is Stopping You from Getting Stronger and Leaner

Your backside may be holding you back. Fitness expert Dan John explains how to train your glutes for maximum results<p>On a recent vacation, I sat by the pool with a good friend. She confided that she was having a tough time getting in shape and losing weight even though she works out. I gave her a …

The Exercise You Need to Do If You Sit at a Desk All Day

Tight hip flexors can lead to things like back pain and bad exercise form. Here's how to fix them<p>You probably often hear gripes about tight hip flexors at the gym. They're not uncommon, especially if you sit at a desk all day.<p>"When you sit, your legs are parked at a 90-degree angle from your hips …

Burn Up to 14 Calories a Minute with This CrossFit Workout

It takes just 20 minutes, but it will leave you SPENT<p>CrossFit might be best known for heavy barbells and iron sleds pushed by six people at a time. You'll do plenty of tough exercises if you go Inside the Cult of Crossfit. One popular Workout of the Day (WOD) is much simpler—but you can still burn …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Build the Ultimate Home Gym

Make sure it's stocked with these 10 must-have muscle tools<p>You just can't beat the perks of a home gym: parking's a snap, there's never a crowd, and it always plays music you like. Plus, the towel service is excellent, and you can grunt all you want. But how does the cost compare with that of a …

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 …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt, and Hips

Trainers, yoga teachers, and pilates instructors love it—and you will too.<p>Even if you don’t know the Bridge by name, we bet you’re familiar with the pose. This resistance move is super popular with fitness trainers as well as yoga and pilates instructors because it’s simple yet strengthens your …

Sore Muscle Relief - Home Remedies For Sore Muscles

<b>Sore muscles seem inevitable.</b> Whether they’re from sports injuries, a bad mattress or a recent decision to get active again, nobody likes them. …

The One Move You Need For a Six-Pack

Use this awesome single-arm move to blast every last inch of your core<p>Two is typically better than one—especially when it comes to ice cream scoops, dollar signs, and hot blondes. But when it comes to sculpting your abs, the best method often involves working one side of your body at a time, says …

The Brutal Body Weight Burner

Broil fat, increase your heart rate, and make your muscles scream with 20 rounds of these two exercises<p>Think of the most difficult body-weight moves in your exercise arsenal. Okay, what did you come up with? Most likely, the burpee and the pullup made the list.<p>These two moves are brutal. The burpee …

Blast Fat With This Diabolical Duo

Multitask your muscles with this two-for-one training technique<p>Whether it be at a car dealership, a Happy Hour special, or on Craigslist, it feels great to find a bargain. So why not go with a workout that provides the best bang for your buck, too? Ditch the old "one exercise at a time" routine for …

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear

Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and attach to the inside of your upper arms, …

Workouts

How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

The Foam Rolling You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

By Sheila Monaghan<p>By now, most educated exercisers have joined the foam rolling revolution. But while your IT bands may be intimately familiar with the tool's hurts-so-good loosening powers, limiting your experience to the lower body minimizes the total-body benefits. To that end, Master Trainer …