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Tip: How to Stop Sucking At Pistol Squats

From basic to advanced progressions, here's how to finally nail this move without falling down.<p>Although you don't need to be able to squat a house to …

Your fall fitness workout plan—straight from the founders of Tone It Up

It can be <i>really</i> hard to swap the easy-going vibes of summer—one day you’re picking peaches, the next you’re shibori dying your sheets (possibly …

The Squat Progression Guide

<b>No training program is complete without some squat variation.</b> While articles abound about which variation is best, the reality is that the benefits …

Bodyweight Exercise

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Yoga

The Best Way to Handle Your Anger

When you hear the words “anger problem,” you don’t think of someone like Bethany. Actually, the 40-year-old sales analyst and mom of one in Brooklyn, …

How Neuroscience Can Help Leaders

Recent studies in neuroscience and psychology can assist leaders in making organizational change. Learn how to apply them inside.<p>Leaders today must …

Try This Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Challenge for Increased Strength

Kettlebell exercises are not for the faint of heart or the lax of technique. They are tremendously helpful in improving motor control and movement …

Kettlebell Exercises

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They move, they hydrate, they conquer.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work out at 6 a.m. He's …

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

What are the different types of tea? An introduction

Black, green, white, oolong and pu-erh tea all come from the same plant. We explain the flavor differences and much more.<p>I love the world of tea with …

27 African Fashion Designers Who Are Killin The Game

Shoutout to the motherland.

Jeff Bezos On How To Have a Beginner's Mind

<i>I’ve published a lot of words this week, including a</i> <i>feature in the current issue of</i> Fortune <i>on the evolution of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon (amzn), as a</i> …

What’s your fitness fashion tribe?

Working out used to be the one time where you could forget about fashion in favor of your old, tattered-but-loved college tee. But with style-setters …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don’t act in …

Motivation

You're More Than Your Thoughts, and You're More Than Your Feelings

We were coming back from a night out, and there was a guy shouting and stumbling all over the place and just looking completely drunk.<p>"We should probably just stay here for a while," I thought. My gut agreed. Did you know there's over 100 million neurons in your gut? It's like a "second brain."<p>I …

5 Little Known Tips That Will Motivate You Immediately

You're reading 5 Little Known Tips That Will Motivate You Immediately, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Motivation

Your 7-Minute Fat-Blasting HIIT Workout

Too busy to make it to your hour-long workout class? Yep, we've been there. Well, that's the best time to break out a good 'ol HIIT workout. …

Exercise

Here's how you can lucid dream

To the unfamiliar, lucid dreaming might sound like a parlor trick. But the ability to recognize and control your own dreams is far from a trick for many. It is a documented phenomenon with a number of potential benefits: Studies suggest that practicing it can improve recall and problem-solving …

The 15-Minute Core-Carving Complex

Burn fat fast and shrink your middle with this brand-new MetCon workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>A complex is one of my favorite metabolic conditioning weapons.<p>It works like this: You perform a series of exercises back-to-back with zero rest—and you never put down the weight. It’s one of …

What does your inner voice say to you?

Perhaps one day there’ll be brain implants with customised voices, just as you can have Snoop Dogg do your satnav<p>Psychologists may be the only researchers barred, on principle, from encountering the thing they’re meant to be studying. If anatomy’s your passion, cut up a corpse; if you want to …

Why bullet journaling is a genius idea

The basic organizing concept is flexible, creative and specific.<p>Ryder Carroll's Bullet Journal concept is a relatively simple technique to organize …

The Pushup Workout From Hell

Your pecs will feel as if they’re about to pop out of your shirt by the time you’re done this one-move workout<p>This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s because it uses varying tempos to cumulatively challenge the same muscle groups, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Bodyweight Exercise

Anyone Can Be A Good Runner

16 Amazing Fitness Quotes That Will Inspire Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need look no further than professional athletes and fitness experts to find motivation.<p>Few people argue or try to discredit the value of a healthy lifestyle or the correlation between wellness and happiness and productivity. In fact, many successful entrepreneurs promote wellness and …

Motivation

The Burpee Workout That Will Leave Your Abs Burning

Grab a swolemate and get to work<p>Double the sweat, double the gains: People who work out with a partner they feel comfortable with are more energetic and happier than those who work out alone, report Santa Clara University scientists.<p>And the better you feel going into a workout, the better you’ll …

The Question You Should Ask Yourself When You're Losing Motivation

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Best Exercises for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors, belts, shoe inserts, hanging upside down on inversion tables... these days, people will try just about anything to prevent and treat …

Pain

Work Every Part of Your Body With This Dumbbell Exercise Chart

Dumbbells are the unsung workhorse of the exercise world. They’re great in a home gym, and you can always grab a few even at a busy fitness center. …

Infographics