Fernando Davalos

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The Simple Exercise Upgrade for Six-Pack Abs

You don’t have to crunch more than an accountant during tax season to score a six-pack. Instead, try the elevated bird dog—a new (and much harder) spin on the standard bird dog.<p>“The bird dog forces you to keep your core stiff,” says David Jack, director of Teamworks Fitness in Acton, Massachusetts …

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 …

The Pushup That Builds Maximum Muscle

Work your chest, core, and arms harder with this tough pushup variation<p>There are lots of ways to make the classic pushup more difficult. You can elevate your feet, put your hands closer together, lift one leg, or place your hands on an unstable surface. But if you really want to hammer your chest, …

Master the King of All Lower-Body Exercises

Perfect the pistol squat with this step-by-step video<p>Watch this video to learn how to master the single-leg squat! <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour shows you how to progress from a basic wall sit all the way to the incredibly tough pistol squat. You'll learn his secrets for getting amazingly strong …

This Simple Move Will Boost Your Deadlift and Squat

If you want to lift more weight in every workout, make this exercise part of your routine<p>You're probably tempted to skip your warmup, but the supine march and press is one move you shouldn't pass over before a heavy lifting session.<p>"The simple exercise prepares your body for big lifts—like the …

Workouts

The 4-Move Fat Fryer

Skyrocket your metabolism and crush calories with this five-minute challenge<p>You don't have to spend hours at the gym to burn more fat. The key to igniting your metabolism is working as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>Take …

Ace Your College Finals with This Old-School Tool

Leave your laptop at home—using a pen and paper improves your memory<p>The secret to acing your college finals might start with powering down. College students who take notes with old-fashioned pen and paper retain more information, a new study in <i>Psychological Science</i> suggests.<p>Researchers at Princeton …

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Find Out if You Have a Strength Imbalance

Sculpt muscle and boost total-body mobility and coordination—one limb at a time<p>Think of these two body-weight exercises as performance audits. "Being able to do both the offset pushup and the single-leg squat with perfect form proves that you're strong and athletic," says Craig Ballantyne, C.T.T., …

Meet the Exercise That Will Make You Strong Enough to Do One-Arm Pushups

It builds the single-arm strength and upper-body power you need to crank out rep after rep<p>The single-arm pushup is the gold standard by which all other pushups are judged. Every guy wants to do them, but few can. The archer pushup can help you get there, though.<p>"It's an 'assisted' version of the …

Ditch Your Skinny Calves

Long pants season is over. Target your lower legs and increase your athleticism with these simple calf exercises<p>Rock-solid lower legs not only look great in shorts, but they're also essential to athletic performance. "When running or jumping, your calves help absorb shock from your joints," says BJ …

The Six-Pack Shock Wave

Kiss crunches goodbye. Hit every muscle in your body—including your abs!—with this three-move circuit challenge<p>Side effects are typically a bad thing—especially when it comes to medications. But when it comes to exercises, the unintended consequences are sometimes the best part, says Todd Durkin, …

Vacuna contra el cáncer un poco más cerca

Todos tememos cuando escuchamos la palabra <b>cáncer</b>, la enfermedad causante de más de 8,2 millones de muertes en todo el mundo durante el año 2012. Por …