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Burn up to 1,000 Calories

Torch your dinner—and then some—with this 6-move circuit<p>Don't worry about putting on extra holiday pounds. <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., created a high-intensity, low-impact workout challenge for you to try this holiday season. Oh, and it burns up to 1,000 calories.<p>"The moves …

Ditch Your Dad Belly

Just because your clan is expanding, doesn't mean your waistline has to<p>When you're a dad, carpool duty, playdates, and dance recitals fill your free time. So it's no surprise that as your schedule fills up, your waistline may fill out.<p>"Carving out a designated workout time can seem next to …

Swing Your Way to a 6-Pack Faster Than Ever

Increase the intensity of this popular move with one easy adjustment<p>Kettlebell swings torch calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, and build explosive strength. But if you want to reap even <i>more</i> benefits from the classic move, try changing up your stance.<p>“Staggering your feet activates more …

The Swing and Sprint Challenge

This isn't your typical cardio routine. It's a fast-paced, sinister, calorie crusher<p>No need to strap on your running shoes for a good lung-busting cardio workout. "Combining explosive strength moves and sprints can accelerate fat loss and test your cardiovascular system," says Todd Durkin, …

The Lung-Busting Cardio Drill That Won't Hurt Your Ankles, Hips, or Knees

Your feet never leave the floor, but your heart rate will be through the roof<p>Your feet don't have to leave to floor to get a good cardio workout. "Too many people skip cardio because they have joint problems," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Body Weight Cardio Burners</b> DVD. "But running, …

36 Weeks of Bodyweight Workouts (108 Workouts!)

<b>These workouts were designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat.</b> Mindith has trained extensively in yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight. She is …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

The sleeve-splitting arms workout

Nate Millado<p>Nate Millado<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If your goal is to build bigger biceps and triceps, you've most likely been taking on …

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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 Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

Find Out if You Have a Strength Imbalance

Sculpt muscle and boost total-body mobility and coordination—one limb at a time<p>Think of these two body-weight exercises as performance audits. "Being able to do both the offset pushup and the single-leg squat with perfect form proves that you're strong and athletic," says Craig Ballantyne, C.T.T., …

Chinese Noodles 101: How to Make Lo Mein With Beef and Broccoli

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are a staple of Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in thickness and springiness makes Chinese …

Maximize Your Lower-Body Strength

Tap into your full potential with these two single-leg moves<p>You can hold your own at the squat rack, but do you want to dominate it? For maximum gains in lower-body strength, you need to concentrate on two key aspects of fitness:<p>1. Stability: The ability for a joint to resist movement from an …

Prime Your Body for Peak Performance

Unleash your potential with this new core move<p>A great warmup leads to a great workout. It elevates your heart rate, enhances the communication between your mind and body, and activates your muscle fibers, so you can go full steam ahead into your routine.<p>But doing arm circles won't cut it, says …

The Food Lab: Bringing Home General Tso's Chicken

More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>If the British can proudly call Chicken Tikka Masala their national dish, then surely it's time that General Tso got his chicken in our national spotlight. After all, ask yourself this question that Jennifer 8. Lee, …

Target Your Tris

Say you hit traffic on the way to the gym and you’re left with only 30 minutes to get a full arm workout in. Instead of sitting in your car thinking …

The Stretch That Chisels Your Core

Sculpt your abs and improve your flexibility with this two-in-one move<p>Make your side plank do double duty by adding a quad stretch. "You'll not only work every muscle in your core, but you'll loosen your hip flexors, a group of muscles on the front of your hips that allow you to bring your legs …

The Ultimate HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training is the No.1 fitness trend in the world, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Worldwide Survey of …

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear

Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and attach to the inside of your upper arms, …

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No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Bars Recipe

Super chewy, nutty, and with no added fat, these tasty and healthy cookies are also gluten-free.<p><b>Note:</b> Due to cross-contamination, not all oats are gluten-free, so if you have a gluten allergy, check for brands that are specifically listed as such.<p><b>Read more: One Bowl Baking: No Bake Oatmeal Raisin</b> …

One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken: My Hero!

When a dinner emergency strikes, I vote we shine a Batman bat light-inspired distress signal in the air. In place of a bat, the light will illuminate the silhouette of a cast iron skillet, and in place of the cape-clad superhero One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken will come to the rescue.<p>One-skillet …

How to Set Up a Charcoal Grill for Smoking or Grilling

The key to success in any grilling project is control over time and temp. The best way is a 2-zone setup. This gives you a hot direct heat zone when …

6 bodyweight workouts that actually build muscle

How You Can Burn More Calories Just By Chewing Gum<p>How an Overweight Dad Overhauled His Life—and Lost 110 Pounds<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Bodyweight …

The best jump-rope workout

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

The best total body cardio workout

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The warrior body workout

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If there’s one "body type" that clients ask personal trainers to help achieve more than …