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Ab Challenge: 5 Planks to Sculpt Your Core

[caption id="attachment_49200" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Pond5[/caption]Holding a plank can seem like an eternity sometimes. Time slows …

Two Non-Traditional Cardio Workouts to Kick Start Your Off-Season

When you’re looking for ways to stay in shape in the off-season, or transition from your favorite winter sport to your favorite summer pastime, sport …

Runner's World 2015 Spring Shoe Guide

We tested the best shoes as the weather warms up.<p>1 of 23<p>Spring Shoe Guide 2015<p>Finding the perfect pair of running shoes just got easier with 22 reviews of 2015's top models.<p>To find your best fit, check out the<p>2 of 23<p>Saucony Triumph ISO<p><b>EDITOR'S CHOICE</b><p>$150. Remarkably light despite all its …

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 …

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

Workouts

5 Workout Techniques That Torch Fat Fast

The Men’s Health Next Top Trainer wants to remake your body by breaking all the rules you think you know. Are you ready?<p>Last year, <i>Men’s Health</i> launched a search for the most talented, skilled, and inspiring fitness expert in the country. From a pool of hundreds, we chose eight finalists; they then …

Six Weeks to a Big-Number Deadlift

The deadlift is often crowned the king of total-body exercises. Pulling big numbers off the floor translates to better core, back, leg, and grip …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

3 Best Exercises for the Vertical Jump

Looking to increase your vertical leap? T.J. Allan of 4QuarterTraining.com has a three-part system to improving your leap--a flexibility component, a …

The Ultimate 20-Minute MetCon Workout

Photo: Pond5<p>Can you transform your body in 20 minutes? Unlikely. But can short, but intense workouts get you results over the course of several …

Exercise

Here's an all-round fitness circuit that will leave you absolutely reeling

CIRCUIT TRAINING IS a brilliant way to stay in shape all-year round. One of the many benefits of this kind of training is very often, it doesn’t …

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Pullups: The King of Back Development

At the local powder-puff gym, you will see people lining up to use the lat pull down machine and maybe one lonesome soldier toiling away on the pull …

How to Build a Better Six-Pack

Use these principles in real life to build your abs up to new levels.<p>Building up an impressive, shredded set of abs will always be a top fitness goal for many guys, but there are so many disparate plans to get a six-pack it's nearly impossible to know which one to follow.<p>There are thousands of …

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The Top Ten Dumbbell Exercises For Building Strength and Muscle

If you only have a small home workout area and want to get in the best shape of your life, you need a workout mat, a full set of dumbbells and a jump …

The Top 8 Time-Crunch Moves—Ever

We all know that interval training cuts cardio time pretty much in half but what about a straight up lifting workout? How do you fit in more moves in …

A Runner’s Strength Workout That Can Be Done Anywhere

Out of town or short on time? Squeeze in this power-building routine.<p><i>I travel quite a bit for work, and I’m able to get in my runs. But I’d love to figure out a convenient way to get in regular strength training. Do you have any ideas for runners on the road? Thank you! ~Linda</i><p>Kudos to your …

15-Minute Core Workouts For Runners

If you are even slightly serious about your running, then scheduling some core workouts each week is a must. It doesn’t have to take long: as the two …

The 5-Minute Ab Workout You Need to Try

Add this core-shredding finisher to the end of your next sweat session<p>Check out the abs on Andy Speer, winner of <b>Men's Health Next Top Trainer</b> and creator of the new fitness DVD <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, in the photo above. He keeps his eight-pack chiseled with fast-paced core finishers like the one in …

3 Rowing Machine Workouts for Cardio and Strength

[caption id="attachment_56075" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Pond5</i>[/caption]If you’re tired of the treadmill, step off that beaten belt and …

The All-Pro Strength Challenge

Saints running back Darren Sproles completed this body-weight strength test in less than 3 minutes. How do you compare to one of the fittest men in football?<p>When push comes to shove, muscle matters. But strength depends on your ability to tap the full capacity of your muscles. Todd Durkin, …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

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

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

How to Get Six Pack Abs (Without a Single Sit-Up)

The most effective way to tone and strengthen your abdominals is also a breakthrough in exercise science.<p>The crunch is dead. Lou Schuler, co-author …

5 Ways to Shredded Abs

1 of 7<p>Abs of Steel<p>For great abs, you’ve gotta eat great. But if you’ve got that part down and want to have abs that really impress, you’ve got to …

10-MINUTE ABS AND CORE TRAINING WORKOUT

Coupled with a fine-tuned diet plan, this five-move ab circuit will carve up a core in less than 10 minutes. We recommend adding this circuit after a …

Pros and Cons of Running Twice a Day

You don't have to be an elite athlete to divide and conquer.<p>Heading out for two runs in a single day--logging "doubles" or "two-a-days"--is standard practice among elites. But most mortals wouldn't dream of it: not enough time and too much injury risk. "There is a misconception that doubles are …

25 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're on the go or at home, these 25 body weight exercises are challenging and effective, and you can do them no matter where you are