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The Absolute Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Everyone loves a good poached egg. Now not everyone knows how to poach an egg properly.<p>I am no expert, but a friend recently showed me this trick and I just had to share it with you. This cheater trick will help you poach a perfect and delicious egg, and what is even better, you can add seasonings …

Breakfast

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Exercise 1 Single-Leg Hip Raise<p>Begin on the floor, on your back, with your right knee bent and left leg resting straight on the floor. Keeping your left leg straight, raise it up to a 45-degree angle so that it is in line with your right thigh. Allow your arms to relax on the floor out from your …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

New York City

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

Nutrition

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

Workouts

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Workouts

How to Finally Enjoy Running: The Non-Runner's Ultimate Guide

Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing.<p>When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.<p>But most of the time, for most of us, it doesn't flow like that. It's …

Marathons

Everything You Need to Know to Run Better, Faster, Stronger, Longer

Rain or shine, indoors or out, you are piling up the miles, getting ready for next month’s 10K. But your performance doesn't seem to be improving, …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Yoga

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

SIX-PACK ABS ROUTINE: THE QUICK WORKOUT FINISHER

Training your abs isn’t some complex thing. Hit them with some stimulation, eat clean and they’ll show. We’ve shared plenty of routines, and sure, we …

Workouts

Yoga For Runners

Yoga

5 Dynamic Stretches You Should Do To Start Your Run

On days when you’re feeling more achy than usual and can’t imagine running lest something snap, crackle or pop, here are a few movements you can add …

5 Exercises To Do Before Every Run

1. Glute Bridge<p>Muscles Activated: Erector Spinae, Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus.<p>Lie on your back with your knees up, feet firmly planted on the floor …

The Best 10 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Most people will experience lower back pain at some point in their life, it is very common. In the old days bed rest was prescribed if your back was …

When You Need New Running Shoes | Men's Health

Logging miles in worn-out shoes not only slows you down, but it can also increase your risk of injury. Before you shell out money for new kicks, though, use these five guidelines to find out if yours are ready for retirement or if they have some mileage left in them.<p><b>The Tread Is Gone</b><p>One of the main …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

4 Proven Ways to Cram a Language Before an International Trip

In many foreign countries, Americans have helped generate a stereotypical image, and it's usually not very pretty -- especially when we get called out on our loudness or hefty appearance. Adding insult to injury, Americans are also known for their limited language skills. According to U.S. …

Language Learning

What Runners Really Need to Know About Heart Health

Questions you should discuss with your doctor about your heart.<p><i>Dear Sports Doc,</i><p><i>I am a 24-year-old marathoner and a few weeks ago I had a weird episode when I started experiencing chest pains at mile 8 of a half marathon. My dad has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a family history of the same</i> …

Medicine

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

Nutrition

Easy Steps to Calm Running Anxieties

Develop strategies to conquer your fears.<p>At some point, every runner doubts his or her ability. Such fears can get in the way of progress—for example, if you get too worked up about your ability to complete a workout or stick with friends on a run, the negative thoughts and associated stress can …

Marathons

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Marathons

Why CrossFit Is Great For Your Life, Not Just Your Body

Sure, like most people, I love exercise because it keeps me healthy, makes me feel great, and gives me a body I love.<p>But if that’s where it stops for …

Fasted training: should you eat before exercise?

Traditional research states that runners need carbohydrate to train effectively, but new studies show the benefits of fasted training. A nutritionist explains the 'train low, compete high' concept<p>You need energy to fuel you on a run, right? Not always. Fasted training, in certain circumstances, can …

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