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The Best Glutes Exercises

The glutes are your largest muscles, and they ought to be among the strongest. Powerful glutes help just about every other muscle in your lower body work better. “Your glutes stabilize the trunk of your body, keeping correct posture in your lower body and spine, as well as helping with extension …

16 Ways The Human Body Is Actually Unbelievable

<i>You’ve lived inside it your entire life, but did you know how amazing the human body is?</i><p><b>1. The human skeleton contains over 15 bones.</b><p><b>2. The eye can</b> …

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The Dynamic Warm-Up You Aren’t Doing (But Should!)

With these seven key moves, you’ll warm and prep your muscles, tendons, joints and fascia for your upcoming workout.<p><i>The following moves come to you</i> …

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5 Finishing Touches for Any Workout

If you’re the type to show up to the gym and hit the weights fast, with minimal rest between sets, it’s important to finish your workout properly …

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12 Sandbag Exercises That Work Twice As Many Muscles in Half the Time

One of the most versatile tools you’re probably not using, a sandbag is great for when you want to work out but also don't want to spend all <i>day</i> …

Want to get rid of cellulite? There's only one thing worth trying.

Contrary to what dozens of “cellulite solutions” companies want you to believe.<p>No one wants to hear that there’s no solution to the problem that vexes them. And while we might be loathe to admit it, we don't want to find out that the solutions that <i>do</i> exist are time-consuming and difficult. Take our …

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The Specifics: Five Unique Exercises For a Bigger, More Powerful Chest

Let’s get one thing straight: Your one-rep max on the bench is no good here.<p>We’re going in a different direction, but trust us, it’s going to bring …

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'7 Things I Learned From Doing a Pushup Challenge'

It will change your life (and your body).<p>If you want to seriously improve your upper-body strength, sculpt your shoulders, and chisel your core with just one single move, it’s time you start doing the pushup. I don’t just say this because I’m a fitness editor and by default a true believer in …

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The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

No gym membership? That’s no excuse to swerve a workout. After all, if the Ancient Greeks taught us anything, it’s that an Adonis physique came long …

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10 incredibly awkward exercises that build tons of muscle

You should never feel humiliated in the gym. You should work out in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. That being said, …

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​The New Way to Warmup and Cooldown

​Pre-workout stretching and post-workout icing just doesn't cut it anymore.<p>Today the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a study about warm ups and cool downs, what works and what doesn’t.<p>The <i>Times</i> piece focused on youth soccer players, and the results of the study were that using a progressive warmup where …

5 pieces of furniture that double as fitness equipment — and how to use them

You don’t have to drive across town to a high-end gym to score a great workout. And, honestly, sometimes, you shouldn’t even try.<p>“Time is biggest obstacle standing in between most people and their workouts,” Chris Freytag Chris Freytag, C.P.T., founder of Get Healthy U TV, told Fox News. “But …

This 4-Move Dumbbell Workout Will Spark Your Metabolism

​This quick total-body workout will burn fat and build muscle without a ton of equipment<p>All you need is two dumbbells to perform this metabolism-igniting workout.<p>With no rest between each exercise and just 30 seconds of rest between rounds, this circuit will fire up your heart rate. Combine the …

14 Foam Rollers, Balls, and Sticks That Help Get the Knots Out

These new tools help you rehab injuries and loosen up before your next run.<p>1 of 14<p>Pro-Tec Athletics Orb Extreme<p>Many runners still roll around on rock-hard lacrosse balls to work out serious problem spots. So Pro-Tec tweaked the composition of its two foam balls—a higher density foam makes them firm …

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The 7 Best Exercises to Sculpt Eye-Catching Abs

A six-pack brings all the girls to the yard… but core strength can change your life. “The core is composed of much more than just the abs,” explains …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

The Most Important Lower-Body Exercise For Men

​Here’s the right way to do it—and the best workout to use it in<p>The best athletes and fittest people in the world don’t have magic exercises that you don’t know about. They simply work harder than everyone else—and they take time to master the basics.<p>Being able to perfectly perform a handful of …

The Perfect Healthy Snack Already Exists—Now Here’s How to Eat It

The words “Super Bowl” and “superfood” don’t often end up in the same sentence, but if Sunday’s game-night spread had you meditating on the joys—and the incredible lightness of being—associated with a smartly seasoned bowl of popcorn, you’re not alone. New spins on the savory bite have been popping …

If You Don't Think Planks Are Hard Enough, Try This Move

Your abs will hurt every time you laugh tomorrow.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Plank knee taps</b>: Amp up your abs workout with this simple plank variation. Like the classic plank, …

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The Truth About Waist Trainers

Squeems: The Unhealthiest Fitness Fad?<p>The Rise of the Squeem<p>There's a growing obsession with turning a woman's body into a caricature: huge behind, …

The 15 best pullup variations

There are few exercises as timeless and effective as pullups. But, while they’re tried-and-true, there’s no denying they can get boring. That’s where …

You Don’t Need Any Equipment For This 2-Move Total-Body Workout

It’ll challenge you—no matter how fit you are<p><b>Trainer:</b> Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p><b>Benefit:</b> Pushups work your chest, shoulders, triceps, and core. Squats challenge your glutes, hamstrings and quads. Combine the two with plyometric variations, and you’ll build …

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

Five Reasons Your Workout Plan is Holding You Back<p>Body-Part Splits Are For Newbs and Drug Users<p>Body-part split routines are a rite of passage for …

The 5 Worst Things to Do Before a Run

Don’t make these beginner mistakes before you hit the roads or trails.<p><i>Seth asks: I’m just getting started with my running plan and want to do things right. I know I should warm up before I run, but how best to do that? Any other tips on what I should or shouldn’t do before my runs would be greatly</i> …

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The 6 Best Plank Variations Nobody Does

Have regular planks become too easy for you? Time to change that.<p>It's no secret that I'm a big fan of planks. I include them in my clients coaching programs all the time.<p>In addition to helping strengthen the core, they can improve posture and alleviate lower back pain.<p>Before trying the more …

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The 5 Worst Things to Do After Your Workout

You Stay in Your Gym Clothes<p>Shutterstock<p>Get out of damp gear immediately.<p>Even if you didn’t sweat that much, worn or soggy clothing is an environment bacteria love to cling to, and it can also give you a deep chill that is hard to recover from.<p>Regardless of whether you can shower right away or not, …

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The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Police tried to capture a mountain lion on camera, but it got real weird instead

There are some people with too much free time out there, but we're thankful for it.<p>The folks at the Gardner Police Department in Kansas were only …

Give the Gift of Go-Anywhere Workouts

Face it: you’re not lugging a 200-pound barbell to Grandma’s holiday party. Fortunately, some of the best workout gear fits in a backpack or even a …