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6 Reasons Women Should Strength Train Like Men

Seriously! Read up on the 6 INCREDIBLE benefits of lifting<p>Other than the showers, the weight room is probably the most sex-segregated place in any gym. The body benefits of lifting and strength training are clear, yet the gender split persists: most of the gymgoers inside are men. So what's keeping …

Lose Weight and Still Gain Muscle

Boost lean body mass even when cutting calories<p><b>Question:</b> How can I gain muscle while I am on a low-calorie diet to lose weight?<p><i>(from reader Lee Larry)</i><b><br>Answer:</b> Sorry bud, there’s no magic trick for this—just reality. “Chances are you won’t gain muscle while on a very-low-calorie diet,” says Mike …

Gerard Butler's First Rule: There Are No Rules

A decade ago, Gerard Butler traded a law career for an acting class. The decision changed his life. More important, it changed the man

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …