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An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

Mathematics

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

Here's what you need to know...<p>Manual labor can build strong, lean bodies. Why? Fairly heavy, non-maximal hard work.<br>• Lighter, submaximal weights can …

The Carb Cycling Codex

Gain muscle and lose fat optimally!<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Rather giving up carbs, which slows or halts muscle gain, use strategic carb …

Calories Per Day to Lose 3 Pounds Per Week

There are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration to determine how many calories a person should eat to lose weight, so there is …

6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity

In this article I'm going to offer six nutritional strategies – five nutrients and one elegantly simple dietary strategy – that will help improve …

The 40-Day Program

For the record, I'm pretty much done with it. I'm tired of hearing about the incredible number of pull-ups or Hindu push-ups people have done for …

Hypertrophy

German Volume Training 2000

The next step<p>It's been almost 5 years since Coach Poliquin introduced German Volume Training to the modern American bodybuilding audience. Granted, …

Hips Don't Lie

Fixing your Force Couples<p>Do you know what you're doing when it comes to writing your own programs? Are you sure? Is your programming improving your …

Biomechanics

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Whenever an athlete shows up at my training facility looking like he has spent the better part of the off-season camped in front of Krispy Kreme …

Sexy Female Training

Whether you're a teacher, preacher, pauper, poet or streetwalker, I'll bet my ass you've heard this statement at least once in your life: women who …

The Get Shredded Diet

Here's what you need to know...<p>Although this diet is crazy strict, you could lose up to 1 percent body fat per week.<br>• With calories extremely low, …

Nutrition

The 185 Rep Squat Workout

Here's what you need to know...<p>High-rep squats were a staple of legendary bodybuilders. Why? Because they worked.<br>• Higher reps improve cardiovascular …

10 x 3 For Fat Loss

Here's what you need to know...<p>10 sets of 3 reps doesn't just work for hypertrophy. It can work for fat loss too.<br>• With only 3 reps per set you'll need …

Build Your Backside, Destroy the Competition

4-Week Posterior Chain Workout<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>To get faster, more explosive, stronger, and even better looking, bring up your …

8 Ways to Never Get Injured Again

Smart Ways to Stop Being Stupid in the Gym<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Don't go overboard on stretching. Too much will actually cause injuries. And …

16 Proven Ways to Build Muscle

Lifting Techniques Guaranteed to Get You Jacked<p>Lead Photo: Brittney Leeb, Artiga Photo LLC<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>To do the new version of …

Muscle

Fast Abs: 4 Fat-Burning Finishers

Here's what you need to know...<p>To burn fat, you of course need to get your diet in order, so eat animal protein and cruciferous vegetables with …

Tip: Do EMOM Sets for Strength & Conditioning

Doing one set every minute forces you to keep rest times strict and pushes intensity. Here's how to do them.<p>Every minute on the minute (EMOM) sets …

5 Fitness Terms That Need to Die

How to Hydrate Your Functional Core Cardio Muscles<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>People worry too much about "core training" – a term that's abused …

Exercise

Post-Workout Nutrition is Dead

Pre-Workout and Intra-Workout Nutrition is Better<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The nutrition you consume around your workout can greatly increase …

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

Lead Photo Credit: Again Faster Equipment (Jim Rego at CrossFit Southborough)<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The rower is unlike typical cardio …

Extreme Sports

9 Best Deadlift Tips

Here's what you need to know...<p>To build the deadlift, prioritize the squat for 6 weeks while not pulling heavy at all.<br>• Powerlifter Dan Green's number …

A Lifter's Guide To Marijuana

Here's what you need to know...<p>Cannabis hinders gym and sports performance in every way, from reaction time to reduced exercise capacity and time to …

7 Ways to Build Stubborn Muscles

Here's what you need to know...<p>You're never going to grow a stubborn muscle hitting it once a week. Three to six times per week will do the trick, if …

A Doctor's View of CrossFit

An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill<p>Lead Photo Credit: CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>CrossFit is the fastest growing fitness …

Turkish Get Ups Make You Awesome

Here's what you need to know...<p>The Turkish Get Up requires shoulder stability and control, core strength, and leg drive – all things that are …

Workouts

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

Here's what you need to know...<p>Choose a training split based on your goals, schedule, training age, energy system requirements, and ability to …

Anabolic Resistance

How Mass Diets Can Hurt You<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Anabolic resistance is the impaired ability to build muscle caused by excess calorie …

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Insulin can make you fat or it can make you lean and muscular. It all depends on whether you're insulin sensitive or insulin resistant. Without …

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

Here's what you need to know...<p>The goal of this challenge is performance, not aesthetics. But you'll look awesome anyway.<br>• Goal setting is a three-step …

Workouts