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Target Your Tris

Say you hit traffic on the way to the gym and you’re left with only 30 minutes to get a full arm workout in. Instead of sitting in your car thinking …

Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)

If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550. The EOS …

The Psychology of Creative Photography

<i>All images by Jakub Rybicki. Used with Creative Commons permission.</i><p>Tibet is one of the most mesmerizing places on earth, especially in terms of …

Photography

Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …

Marathons

Is This The New Direction of Fitness?

Think of a high-powered collegiate football team hitting the gym and what comes to mind is probably a frenzy of massive weights, grunts, and sweaty …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

Exercise

Burn Fat Fast With This Circuit

5 ways to work out without weights

With all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You can’t argue that you …

Workouts

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Exercise

Can You Muscle Up?

The muscle-up is one of the most coveted CrossFit exercises that takes a ton of strength and practice to master. In concept, a perfectly executed …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

Think you have the pushup down? Think again. Here are the common mistakes most guys make when doing their favorite equipment-free moves<p>As a strength coach, I love body-weight exercises. They challenge your muscles and kick your heart into high gear. You can do them for free—anywhere, anytime. …

The Big 8

To get your abs to pop, you need to lose body fat and strengthen your abdominal muscles. While doing crunches and situps may activate the abs, these …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

The Fit Five: Bulk Up With Body Weight

Fitness enthusiasts around the world have always advocated for body-weight exercises, but to the beginner and even some seasoned lifters these …

Workouts

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

Here’s the truth: Endless crunches and situps are not the secret to six-pack abs.<p>In fact, repetitive or excessive spinal flexion—that is, bending …

The Well-Rounded Workout Routine

The 5-minute abs workout for a shredded midsection

Peathegee Inc / Getty<p>Peathegee Inc / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 5<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>A five-minute abs workout that actually delivers on results probably …

Marathon Strong

The 30-minute big back workout routine

Paul Aiken / EyeEm / Getty<p>Paul Aiken / EyeEm / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Circuit training and high-intensity workouts are "in," but …

5 muscle-shocking methods you forgot all about

Dogs May Cause the Next Big Flu Pandemic. Here's How to Protect Yourself and Your Pup.<p>The 10 Healthiest, All-natural Nut and Seed Butters<p>Detraining: …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Workouts

The Physiology of Morning v. Evening Workouts

Your body is primed in the evening, but that doesn't mean it's the best time to work out.<p>There's plenty of evidence that athletic performance depends on the time of day (as I discuss in detail in my book!). In general, early evening seems to be the time of maximum performance, which coincides with …

Exercise

Five Essential Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Tone the legs, strengthen the core, engage the whole body and get faster with these five moves.</i><p>We all know the distance runner’s body: lanky and …

Nike+ Move, First Introduced M7 Coprocessor-Integrated App, Launches in App Store

First announced at Apple's September 10 media event alongside the iPhone 5s and its M7 motion coprocessor, the Nike+ Move app has launched in the App Store, allowing iPhone 5s users to get enhanced statistics daily about their physical activity.<p>The new app was the first introduced to take advantage …

How To Relieve Lower Back Tightness, Tension, and Soreness

Leg Training for Weak Knees

Too often, a set of lousy knees can get in the way of a “good performance” in the gym on leg day. I always hear the classic line, “My muscles are …

Rock-Solid Core

The core is the base of your body’s strength, “it’s like the trunk of a tree, that holds all of the limbs,” says Mike Stehle, (A.T.C., C.S.C.S., …

Garmin's D2 GPS Watch Puts an Entire Cockpit on a Pilot's Wrist

A lot of watches claim to be designed for use by pilots, but just because they have an orange backlight to preserve night vision doesn't mean they're …