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All You Need Is a Towel for This Killer Ab Workout

Those towels in your gym are useful for more than just wiping away your sweat.<p>Ab work shouldn't just be an afterthought to your fitness routine — your core should be central to your full body plan.<p>A strong midsection is the key to a strong body, and the flashy set of abs you can develop through …

Workouts

5 Foam Roller Moves to Make You Stronger

Despite a surge in trendy recovery products, the foam roller remains the thing you keep going back to for loosening tight spots, speeding recovery, and increasing range of motion. But the foam roller is almost just as valuable as a strength-building tool, especially when used to enhance exercises …

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

6 Tips Every Foodie Should Know When Visiting Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.<p>April 04, 2018<p>Last semester, I studied abroad in Italy (a.k.a. every foodie's favorite spot), and I don't want to …

Give your kitchen a makeover. Follow these 5 expert tips to design your ideal kitchen | more lifestyle

The kitchen is undeniably one of the most important rooms in a home as it is the area where the family congregates, meals are prepared, and guests …

Kitchens

Your Path To A Better Swing

12 Days To Better Golf: 36 lessons to make your game better | Start Now →<p>A lot goes into a good golf swing. Everything from posture to grip pressure to rhythm to swing speed—they all matter. But one thing that's often overlooked is the path the club takes down to the ball. In other words, the …

Golf

How Much Better A Golfer Can You Become In 12 Days? Much Better

Why 12 days? Kinda random, right? Not exactly. The editors of Golf Digest just launched an instructional-video series called "12 Days to Better Golf." Which begs the question: Can you really make a difference in your game—after all those years toiling away with high hopes—in 12 days?<p>Turns out, game …

Golf

Ultrarunning Training For Busy People

For years I’ve been telling people, “Coaching got me into physical therapy, but physical therapy has kept me out of coaching.” But not anymore. This …

Stop Giving Away Shots: Tighten Your Game From Tee To Green

The difference between a good round and a bad one is how well you avoid the three biggest shot-wasters in golf: (1) Penalty strokes when hitting longer clubs; (2) Needing two short-game shots to get the ball on the green; (3) Three-putting. To avoid these mistakes, I'll first get your chipping and …

Golf

Yes, You Need the Track Workout

If you’re fortunate enough to run regularly on forest trails or beachside promenades, the allure of swapping those scenic routes for a track workout is likely lost on you. Yes, this country does have some seriously inspiring track setups, but can doing laps around a 400-meter rubber oval actually …

How To Build Abs Without Sit-Ups

Sit-ups, for the most part, is like counting cash in your wallet.<p>In a way, they both feel good. But counting your money doesn’t help you earn more money. Banging out a bunch of ab-burning sit-ups also but doesn’t mean when you stand up you’ll have a six-pack.<p>Your core, which refers to the muscles …

Six Daily Exercises to Boost Mobility and Balance

Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens, Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and extreme kayaker Brad Ludden have one thing in common: they all train with Kelly Starrett. A doctor of physical therapy at CrossFit San Francisco, Starrett has built a reputation as …

Here’s What Happened When I Tried Foam Rolling For a Month

Find out if it’s worth the time and effort<p>I’ve been running for four years, and up until a month ago, I’d never used a foam roller. No, I don’t live under a rock. I was just comfortable (admittedly <i>too</i> comfortable) with my post-workout stretching routine and had never gotten around to buying one. …

The Definitive Guide to Banishing IT Band Pain for Good

In October 2011, months after a seventh-place finish at the IAAF World Championships, two-time U.S. 5K champion Lauren Fleshman was training for the New York Marathon when she felt a twinge of pain in her knee. Fleshman figured she could dial back her training for a few weeks and wait for the pain …

How To Release Chronically Tight Hamstrings - Monthly Yoga With Abi

<i>About Abi</i> -<br>Abi Carver designs yoga routines for mountain bikers looking to eliminate muscular aches and pains, gain an edge in competition and unlock …

Yoga

4 Easy Fixes For Neck Pain

Of all your pains in the neck, cycling shouldn’t be one. Here’s how to keep your body comfortable when you ride.<p>In a survey of 518 recreational cyclists, neck pain topped the list of riding aches and pains, with about 55 percent of women and 44 percent of men suffering at some point. This shouldn’t …

Muscle

3 Brutal Short-Game Shots

Escape these lies and leave yourself a par putt.<p><b>1.) DEEP-GRASS PITCH</b><p>Thick-rough lies often lead to one of two bad swings: (1) a wild chop at the ball or (2) a half-hearted effort that gets the clubhead tangled. To do it right, use your sand wedge and make a punchy swing—long going back and short …

Golf

Four Shots You Need to Know

How to be ready for these tricky situations<p>Every golfer loves standing in the fairway with a perfect 7-iron yardage, ready to make a stock swing and stick it next to the pin. But when you get around the greens, circumstances often force you to create a particular kind of shot. Sometimes the issue …

Golf

How to improve your pitching basics

Being able to save par is vital to good scoring so you need to get your pitching basics right. GM Top 25 coach Keith Wood thinks simplicity is the …

Louis Oosthuizen's Guide To Easy Power

All golfers can improve in the basics and find more "easy power"—the kind that comes from good rhythm, stability and the right sequence of motion. Here I'll show you some of the things I work on to keep my swing in balance and working at optimum speed.

Golf

You’ve Never Done the Stepup Like This Before

This variation of the classic exercise challenges your lower body in all new ways<p>Here’s the typical way to do a stepup: Face a bench, and step up and down.<p>But in the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you the crossover version of the movement. You’ll travel across the …

The 10-Minute Transformation

Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 10• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 10• <b><br>Best For</b>: Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Total body<p>Don’t let this bodyweight workout fool you: “You won’t lift a single weight, but in just 10 minutes you'll work harder and sweat more than most guys do in a half hour,” says Gaddour.<p>Every second is …

This Exercise Works Your Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back All At Once

All you need is a bench and your body weight to do it<p>The reverse hyper works your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back all at once.<p>Unfortunately, most gyms don’t have reverse hyperextension machines.<p>But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to …

How to take care of your hip health for cycling

A little hip strength and flexibility work is crucial for cyclists looking to boost power, eliminate ‘dead spots’ in the pedal stroke and avoid …

The Most Important Stretch For Your Lower Body

Use shin box switches to squat and deadlift more weight<p>No matter how big or small your squat or deadlift is, you need to do this stretch from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The shin box switch is designed to increase your hip rotation and unglue any tight areas in the joint’s capsule, …

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Swing Sequence: Charley Hoffman

Golf

This Long-Forgotten Training Method Will Help You Get In the Best Shape Of Your Life

A small group of elite trainers have sworn by this cardio tactic since the 1980s. Now it’s your turn to try it<p>You’ve probably never heard of John Patrick O’Shea. Google him and you may read about how he survived a 60-foot fall into Mount St. Helens—and not about how he created one of the world’s …

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …