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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 …

Workouts

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

The Benefits of Not Racing

Some runners never pin on a bib. Here's how they stay motivated to run hard and often.<p>If you asked a coach, a sports psychologist, and a running magazine editor for help climbing out of a motivational slump, it's likely each one would give you the very same piece of advice: Sign up for a race! It's …

Marathons

The Most Common Walking and Running Injuries

How to identify, treat, and recover from common injuries.<p>Working out can be uncomfortable (especially when you're just getting started), but it should never hurt. Here is how to tell the difference between the harmless twinges that go along with pushing your muscles farther than they’ve gone before …

Pain

Want Good Running Form? Don't Be Lazy | Competitor.com

<i>Is a good stride a matter of many disparate elements coming together or one underlying virtue?</i><p>Running form is still a hot topic these days. Countless …

How Exercise Affects Sleep, and Vice Versa

In study, morning workout results in fewer wakings that night.<p>Here's a tip if you want to sleep well tomorrow night: Run tomorrow morning.<p>That's the take-away message from a small study that was conducted at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, in which 20 adults on separate days did a …

Sleep

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

Marathons

Does Adversity Make You A Better Runner?

A new study suggests life’s difficulties may help us deal with future physical and mental stress.<p>Though no fun at the time, experiencing some hardship in life can give you a reserve of resiliency to call upon in the future, say, when a long run gets tough or you’re suffering through the final miles …

Psychology

Runner Mom: 5 Questions With Kara Goucher

<i>She’ll definitely run the Boston Marathon again, but her heart will forever be with the bombing victims.</i><p>A month ago, Kara Goucher capped a comeback …