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The Strength-Training Workout that Doubles as Cardio

Combine the two—and get out of the gym faster!<p>Swinging kettlebells doesn't just pump up your biceps. Kettlebell workouts can raise your heart rate enough to count as cardio, according to a small new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning</i> Research. The researchers had exercisers complete …

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The Most Popular Workouts Of 2013

It was a fast-paced year in the world of fitness. There's no denying the breakout starpower of the HIIT workout, with exercisers everywhere looking for shorter, faster, harder ways to work out and get results... YESTERDAY.<p>In fact, some of the most popular workouts and exercises of 2013 fit into the …

The Do-It-Anywhere HIIT Workout You Need to Try

Shares 28.3K<p>Photo: Twenty20<p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by The American College of Sports Medicine, it holds steady …

Why Deep Squats Are The Best Squats

<i>By Nick English</i><p>The humble squat might just be the most effective exercise you can do: It engages the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders and back. A perfect squat is a symphony of muscular coordination …

6 Important Muscles Exercisers Ignore

<i>By Cristina Goyanes for Shape.com</i><p>Being able to out-bike your boyfriend feels pretty damn good -- until later when you have to ask him to open a jar of peanut butter for you because you have zero grip strength.<p>Like any sport, when you focus too much on one set of muscles, another set may suffer -- …