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6 Ways to Row

Build dominating thickness in your upper back with this collection of rowing variations.<p>Chris Lund<p>What’s the best “big lift” you can do for the upper …

How to Use a Leg Press Machine | Women's Health

Your 6-Step Guide To Using The Leg Press To Get Crazy-Toned Thighs<p>It's easier than it looks.<p>Getty Images<p>Bodyweight exercises may be all the rage these days, but if you’re in the mood to test your strength at the gym, machines are still a great option. You just need to know how to use them safely, …

Tip: Activate These Muscles Before Deadlifting

Fire up the right muscles before your big pulls and you'll lift heavier and prevent low back pain. Here's what to do.<p>Before deadlifting, take a …

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Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.<p>The 1.5 or one-and-a-half method is an advanced strategy that's …

Muscle

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> …

7 Smarter Exercises for Delts, Abs & Legs

How to Upgrade Your Favorite Exercises<p>All of these standard exercises are great, but you can make them work even better with some tweaking. So let's …

Workouts

A Guide to Regain Your Flexibility

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I still have a long way to go when it comes to developing my own flexibility. <b>I’ve spent a</b> …

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The 20-Minute Circuit That Will Make Your Abs Scream | Men’s Health

You'll lead with single-arm battle rope waves from a plank position, challenging your ab muscles to stabilize while you're using your shoulders and arms to shake the rope. You'll spend 30 seconds doing waves with each arm, leaving your core worn down for the battle rope Russian twists to come. …

The 4 Mandatory One-Legged Exercises

Unilateral Training For Injury Prevention & Big Gains<p>The Cause for the Pause<p>Why train one leg at a time? Because a lack of single leg stability, …

14 'Sneaky' Abs Moves Top Trainers Swear By

When you do a typical abs workout, you usually know exactly what to expect. The moves are focused on your midsection, and you can feel a burning …

Workouts

5 Alternatives to Calf Raises That Will Get You Ready for Shorts Season

Give these workouts a try.<p>It's warm out, which means you're probably wearing <i>shorts</i> in public for the first time in months. But since there is no sight more painful than an otherwise fit, stylish gentlemen sporting a pair of spindly, reedy, twig-like legs that protrude down from his shorts and into …

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Turkish Get-Ups: The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing

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9 Different Ways to Do Burpees

It's tough to find someone who actually <i>likes</i> doing burpees. But if you ask around enough, you'll definitely find a lot of people who hate them, yet …

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The Challenging Arm Workout for Women You Can Do Right at Home

Hit your entire upper body in just 10 minutes with this routine.<p>This circuit training workout will target your triceps, biceps, shoulders, and …

35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, …

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Four Corners Workouts: Learn Plug and Play Training

<b>Want a quality, heart-rate taxing, and muscle stimulating assignment?</b> How about if you’re lacking motivation and need to "just do something?" Better …

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for-Wimps Workouts

<b>Over the years I have been asked many questions about my workouts:</b><p>“What is your go-to workout?”<br>• “If you could only do one workout what would it …

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5 Next-Level Exercises to Break Your Boring Fitness Routine

The key is learning new workout vocabulary.<p><i>Squat. Pushup. Lunge. Plank.</i> You know what these are. But if these are <i>all</i> you know, it's time to add new workout vocabulary to your repertoire. New words mean new moves, new tools, and most importantly, new results. If you're stuck in a plateau or itching …

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Tip: The 5 Squat Commandments

How much should you be able to squat? That info and more here.<p>1 – Squat for Reps<p>Growing as a lifter means getting outside of your comfort zone. …

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9 Unusual Exercises That Will Boost Your Strength

<b>Let’s face it. Strength training is a monotonous activity most of the time. Sometimes you get tired of the exercises you’ve been doing.</b> Your body …

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The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

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The 5 high-intensity hurricane workouts

Strong hurricanes require a healthly environment and the right atmospheric nutrients. Not much different than the human body: We need a healthy dose …

Cape Verde

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

Muscle

The Simple Plan for Ultimate Back Size

Foundational Back Exercises & Workouts<p>Strong Back, Strong Body<p>If there's one muscle group that truly separates the wheat from the chaff in strength …

33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

When we say "daily cardio exercise," odds are you immediately think about logging miles on a treadmill or elliptical. But it doesn't have to be that …

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4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

Landmine Squat to 1-Arm Twist and Press<p>“Both the landmine squat and the landmine overhead press require the core muscles to create stability,” says …

6 Tips For Improving Your Overhead Press

Think you've mastered the overhead press? These six tips will help you fine-tune your powerful physique.<p>When it comes to getting stronger and bigger …

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The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

5 Exercises to Try Instead of the Shoulder Press to Get You Sculpted for Summer

Make those dumbbells work for you.<p>If your countless hours in the weight room have paid off in the form of shoulders the size of Dwight Howard's, good for you. But for the rest of us, there are only so many times one can repeat the same overhead press before it's time to give something else a shot. …

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Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.<p>A 2015 study of walking lunges …