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Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …


Build a Bigger, Stronger Back with the Bent-Over Row Ladder | Men's Health

Here’s how to do it: Grab a pair of dumbbells, bend at your hips, and lower your torso until it’s nearly parallel to the floor. Let the dumbbells hang at arm’s length.<p>Without moving your torso, row the weights upward by raising your upper arms, bending your elbows, and squeezing your shoulder …


22 Fat-Loss Bootcamp Exercises | Men's Health

The reason: to allow one part of your body to recover while another area works. This helps you extend the amount of time you can train before exhaustion sets in—for greater calorie burn and better results.<p>Perform each exercise for 50 seconds, taking 10 seconds to transition between the …


BellaVita4Life-Success Mindset on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>Screenshots<p>Description<p>BellaVita4Life Magazine<p>BellaVita4Life magazine is the ultimate …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …


33 Medicine Ball Variations | Men's Health

Each movement is designed to help you build a stronger core, burn more fat, challenge your body in a new way, and improve your athleticism.<p>And they'll <i>all</i> make you want to add an 8-pound medicine ball to your next workout.


Best New Back Exercise: The TRX Row to Overhead Press | Men's Health

The movement—which you can see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour perform in the video above—bulletproofs your shoulders and builds your mid-and-upper back muscles all at once.<p>You can do 10 to 20 reps of the exercise as a warmup before your upper-body workout. Or you can make it a full back …


One-Dumbbell Upper-Body Workout | Men's Health

You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on the minute for 10 minutes straight. Then you’ll follow the same protocol for single-arm supported rows.<p>The routine packs a ton of chest and back work into a short amount of time, says Gaddour.<p>And since you’re working each side of …


19 Ways to Build Your Back | Men's Health

So we asked <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness advisor Andy Speer—creator of the cutting-edge Anarchy Workout—to give us 10 ways we can row for a bigger, stronger back.<p>But we also gave him a caveat: He couldn’t lift dumbbells or a barbell. In fact, we instructed him he could use only variations of the inverted …


23 Best Biceps Exercises for Men | Men's Health

The 23 Best Biceps Exercises<p>Pump up your guns with these sleeve-busting biceps exercises<p>Who doesn’t love to work their guns? No one, that’s who. (Except the guys on Facebook that’ll say training your biceps is stupid.)<p>The fact is, muscular arms make you look fit. And since you can expose them …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.


30-Minute Strength Circuit Workout

(For more workouts that rev your metabolism, check out <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners</i>, a cutting-edge fitness program that packs three intense 20-minute equipment-free workouts into one DVD.)<p><b>How it works</b><br>Grab a pair of 25-pound dumbbells and perform the following 5 exercises in a row: dumbbell front …

Bodyweight Exercise

Circuits That Build Muscle and Lose Fat

Instead of resting afterward, you’ll perform two less-taxing movements that hit new muscle groups and your core. The selection of exercises and fast-paced speed of the circuit will increase muscle all over, rev your metabolism, and burn a ton of calories, says Neale.<p>Want to give it a shot? Add one …


10 Kettlebell Swing Variations

What’s <i>not</i> to love?<p>Now you can increase the intensity of the movement even further with these 10 swing variations. Watch the video above to see how they’re done.<p>Make sure you’ve mastered the classic version first, though. Here are <b>10 Secrets to a Perfect Kettlebell Swing.</b>


4 Quick Sprint Workouts You Can Try Today | Men's Health

While the super-lean physique of an elite distance runner might not be your goal, just about anyone interested in fitness can benefit from adding sprinting workouts to their fitness plan.<p>And if you’re short on time, serious sprint sessions are a huge bang-for-your-buck workout as they increase …


How to Bench Press Without a Spotter

This may make for a heavier bench, but according to a 2011 study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, the trade-off is less overall upper-body muscle activation.<p>“The Smith machine forces you to bench in a straight up-and-down line, only activating your chest muscles,” says BJ …


What's the Benefit of Explosive Exercises?

(And that's why you can only do a few reps of the jump squat before feeling the burn.)<p>Can you fight through fatigue to punch out rep after rep of these power exercises? Here's how it works: Perform 10 groiners, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 cross-body mountain climbers, and 40 high-knee runs …


Resistance Band Routines to Strengthen Connective Tissue

This routine can help strengthen your bones, tendons and fascia.<p><b>“A Runner’s Guide to Connective Tissue”</b> explains the importance of building the strength of your connective tissue—your bones, tendons and fascia—in order to be a less injury-prone runner. These wobble board exercises should …

The Fastest Way to Get Bigger Arms

After you’re done with the curls, immediately transition to perform 10 triceps kickbacks to sizzle the backside of your arm instead of resting so you get <b>The Muscle Pump That Will Make Your Arms Grow</b>. That’s 1 round. Perform 3 rounds total.<p>Durkin blazed through this guns of glory challenge in just 3 …


The Belly-Fat Meltdown Challenge

“Fast-twitch fibers also have the greatest potential for size and strength,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “But because they use up so much energy, they tire out quickly, too.”<p>So you’ll need some serious willpower to get through all 3 rounds of this metabolism-revving …

Will Power

Weekend Challenge: Sinister Supersets

Are you up for this fat-incinerating gauntlet? Here's how it works: Perform each of the following exercises back-to-back without resting in between. That’s one round. Complete two total rounds.<p>1. Burpee to broad jump: Do 10 reps<p>2. Bicycle crunch: Do 30 reps<p>3. Curl to press: Do 10 reps<p>4. Sideups: Do …

Bodyweight Exercise

Get a Jumpstart on Your New Year's Resolution

In this simple-but-sinister sweat storm, “you never zero in on the same major muscle group in back-to-back exercises,” says Ballantyne. So you’ll finish one move and plow into the next with relatively fresh muscles, even though you didn’t have a rest period. “It allows you to push yourself for …

New Year's Resolutions

The ONLY 3 Principles You'll EVER Need to Live an Amazing Life

<b>In 1942, Ron Plomley invented a radio program where celebrity guests were asked to imagine being stranded on a deserted island.</b> In this imaginary …

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.<p>I was a little pissed off at …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …


40-Day Strength Program

In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube.<p>Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It …


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