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The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

1. Pullup<p><b>Why it works your abs</b>: People typically think of the pullup as an exercise for your biceps and back, and it is. But when done correctly—no …

No-Weights, No-Problem Workout

Stay on-plan for your fitness goals—even when your gym's far away<p>Sometimes, life doesn't allow you to have access to a gym or even a good set of weights—when you're on vacation, perhaps, or serving 20 in solitary. But you can use nature's best barbell—your own body. In fact, many athletes use their …

Workouts

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

Ryan Reynolds's Purposeful Life

For years, Ryan Reynolds watched as Parkinson's Disease undermined his father's life. Last fall, he ran a marathon to raise funds to defeat the disease. Are you running with a purpose, too?

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Tony Horton, P90X Creator, On What He Eats For Breakfast And How Yoga Saved His Life

<i>By Angela Haupt for US News Health</i><p>If you pass Tony Horton on the street, say hi. He considers you a friend.<p>"I never, ever get tired of having people come up to me," the P90X fitness guru says. "If you've done my program and you have something to say -- you have a before and after picture -– you are …

Mexican Truck Thieves and Cobalt-60, Explained

After news broke of a bizarre truck theft in Mexico, in which the truck was carrying a radioactive source of cobalt-60, media reports said the unlucky thieves were already exposed to a fatal dose. How can that be? Nuclear safety expert and PopMech contributor Andy Karam explains.<p><b>As a radiation</b> …

Missing Nevada Family Becomes a Survival Success Story

When James Glanton, Christina McIntee, and their four children traveled the back roads of northwestern Nevada, they became stranded in sub zero temperatures. After two days, they were rescued and now serve as an example of how being cool, collected, and prepared can save your life.<p><i>Credit: AP</i> …

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Winter Road Trip Survival: A Worst-Case-Scenario Guide

Whether you are heading over the river and through the woods to grandma's house or into the mountains for a ski adventure, be prepared for the worst-case scenario.<p><b>Even if you're a skilled driver with a</b> well-maintained car, ice and snow are hazardous, and you should know what to do if your car …

Cauliflower and Apple Puree Soup - Alexandra's Kitchen

Cauliflower eluded my kitchen for far too long. I discovered it only about a year ago, in roasted form at high heat tossed with nothing but olive oil …

65 Philosophic Zen Garden Designs

In Japanese gardens, rocks usually symbolize mountains while gravel or sand suggest ripples on the water surface.<p>Zen in Sanskrit or Mandarin dialect …

18 Patio Pergola Designs, Perfect For The Upcoming Summer Days

Pergolas reach maximum popularity and are most practical during summer when they provide shade and serve as an outdoor recreation and entertainment …

Landscaping

Bodybuilding.com's 10 Highest-Rated Biceps Exercises

They may not be the biggest or the strongest muscle group in your body, but your biceps are arguably the best "show" muscles.<p>Functionally, the biceps …

A Week's Worth of Protein-Packed Breakfasts

The right breakfast may help you achieve your weight loss goals, according to several published reports that found eating a healthy, protein-rich morning meal turns down hormones that trigger hunger and cravings, making it easier to eat fewer calories.<p>In one recent study, published in the <i>European</i> …

How to Become a Runner in 5 Easy Steps

Four years ago I was overweight, had trouble sleeping, made poor diet choices, worked long hours, and was on the precipice of a mid-life crisis. I decided that I wanted to be here to see my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I wanted to be active and set a good example for my family.<p>So, I …

Five Steps to Get Six-Pack Abs Fast

Want abs? What you eat is more important than how many crunches you do daily.<p>Contrary to popular belief, a six-pack is not made in the gym—it’s made …

The Dangers of Workout Supplements

What’s scarier is that Craze isn’t the only workout supplement consumers need to worry about. Yes, the Food and Drug Administration regulates supplements to an extent—but companies aren’t required to disclose on the label whether the ingredients actually work or if there are potential side effects, …

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

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ISPs

Go On, Lose It! Popular Weight Reduction App Gains New Features In Time For New Year

The popular weight reduction app Lose It! has just been updated to version 5.1 with several notable enhancements, promising a better weight loss …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

No one likes to move beyond his or her comfort zone, but that’s really where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.<p>Also, it’s terrifying.<p>For me, operating beyond my comfort zone was participating in …