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4-Minute Chest and Cardio Workout

All you need is a resistance band and some willpower<p>Knock out your chest and cardio workout all at once.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour demonstrates a standing banded chest press. The band creates constant tension throughout the movement, activating all of your muscle …

The 1.5-Rep Ripper Workout

Increase brawn and strength by adding an extra half rep to every exercise in this routine<p>Don’t settle for one rep of an exercise when you can do one-and-a-half reps.<p>Adding an extra half rep to any move maximizes muscle tension—one of the main drivers of muscle growth—by overloading the mid-range of …

The 2-Minute Body-Weight Blast That Skyrockets Your Metabolism

Torch an unbelievable amount of calories in a short amount of time with this high-intensity ladder drill<p>There are few moves more effective than the pushup or the bodyweight squat. They both hit a ton of muscles from head to toe and help build strength usable outside the gym. And while banging out …

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

The Exercises That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

Add these to your repertoire and watch it burn<p><b>Question:</b> What can I do to increase my metabolism? <i></i><p><i>(from reader Dean John Acut Martin)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Squat That Will Make Your Quads Quake

Ditch the barbell for a pair of dumbbells and accelerate your gains<p>It's not sexy, but the dumbbell squat is a surprisingly effective quad-crusher.<p>"Holding the dumbbells by your side causes your stance to narrow," says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of the <b>Men's</b> …

Build the Ultimate V-Shaped Torso

Sculpt a strong, wide back and a slimmer waist with this old-school exercise<p>The single-arm dumbbell row might not be one of the sexiest or most elaborate exercises, but it's still one of the best ways to get a V-shaped torso. "You have to engage your entire upper back—traps, rhomboids, rear …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

The Three-Step Strategy to Study Hard Without Burning Out

Most of the time I talk about learning better, I try to focus on long-term habits. Build good habits over months and years, and they’ll serve you for …

Blazing Burpees

Challenge your muscles from every direction with this lightning-quick fitness test<p>This fitness challenge may consist of only two moves—the burpee and lateral shuffle—but it'll tax your muscles, jolt your metabolic system, and leave you drenched. "When done back-to-back, the burpee and lateral …

Should Your LLC Elect S Corp Status? - Small Business Trends

Should you choose an S Corp election or opt for the LLC (Limited Liability Company)? These are two of the most popular legal structures for small …

Drew Thorne-Thomsen on Pay Per Call and 2014 Opportunities

Meet Drew Thorne-Thomsen, Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships at Invoca, a company that powers pay-per-call campaigns on Rakuten …

9 Things Small Retailers Must Know to Survive and Thrive

The U.S. retail industry is undergoing a sea of change – one that has some small brick-and-mortar retailers reaching for their life vests. How can a …