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The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

The Maniacal Way to Do Mountain Climbers

Use this variation to push your exercise intensity off the charts<p>Burpees are the trendy way to blast fat with your just your body weight.<p>And if you like those, you’ll love this new version of the mountain climber, courtesy of <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. That’s because it has some …

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

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 …

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 …