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Why You Should Work Your Abs First

Your core—the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and your hips—contracts first in every exercise, he explains. All the energy you exert starts in your midsection, and is then transferred to your limbs.<p>A strong core allows you to apply more force to a barbell, whereas a weak core decreases the …

The 5-Minute Beast Challenge

That’s because the rep scheme gets higher as you go along. “You never get a break,” Durkin says. “It’s an all-out assault on your lower half. You’ll feel the burn from start to finish."<p>Here’s how it works: Grab two 12-kilogram kettlebells. Perform 10 kettlebell front squats, 20 body-weight squat …

6 Low-Cost Franchises with Great Growth Potential

Thinking of starting your own business? Opening a franchise of an established and successful service business can be a good way to navigate the many …

How to Get a Cardio Workout While You Lift | Men's Health

(If you're looking for an entire program that will melt fat and build muscle, you must try <i>The Get Back in Shape</i> <i>Workout.</i> The DVD program contains six 30-minute, gut-busting routines.)<p>And unlike slow-and-steady running, a cardio workout completed at a furious pace can speed your metabolism for hours …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound …

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The 4-Move Drill That Fries Fat Fast

Make your lungs and lower-body burn with this explosive weekend challenge<p>If you want to build your best body, add plyometrics to your routine. The explosive power movements can put you on the fast track to a better-performing, more athletic-looking body, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S. author of <i>The</i> …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

Burpee Ladder Challenge

The Muscle-Blasting Burpee Ladder<p>It doesn't get much more difficult than this<p>Completing 110 burpees in a row is extremely difficult. Doing them on one leg at a time in a suspension trainer—as this week's challenge requires—will make your muscles scream and test your willpower. The instability of …

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Don't let travel sabotage your gains<p>Traveling means different time zones, pitiful hotel gyms, and long layovers. But those don't have to be excuses for letting your fitness routine go off course. "All you need is your bodyweight and a bed to stay fit on the road," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator …

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