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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 …

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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 …

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Runner's World 2015 Spring Shoe Guide

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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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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 …

The Fastest Way to Lose Body Fat

“My goal was to help men move more weight in the gym and create more power beyond it,” says Speer. “To do that, I had to break many traditional training rules.”<p>First rule to go: Cardio and strength training don’t mix. Each Anarchy Workout blends cardio, strength work, and calisthenics in …

6 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 …

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The Best Pushup Workout to Build Chest Muscles

“This will help you squeeze in a lot of muscle-building work in a short period of time,” Speer says.<p>Watch the video below to give this pushup progression a try. You may not be able to complete the whole thing the first time through, but after only a few workouts, you'll notice serious improvements …

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

Shares 2.9K<p>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 …

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 …

Sculpt Your Abs with 3 Exercises | Men's Health

What makes the hollow body so effective? "It's a combination of movements that targets the same set of muscles in your core," he explains. "But each movement is slightly different <i>and</i> more challenging to enhance the endurance of your abs, make them stronger, and most importantly, make them …

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 …

The Science of Building a Better Six-Pack | Men's Health

<i>1. The too-easy-to-work method.</i><br>You know this better as "5-minute abs!" or some such hype. But if this approach were really effective, even Chris Christie would have a washboard.<p><i>2. The so-hard-it-has-to-work method.</i><br>Think 60 to 90 minutes of exercise, 6 days a week. Now if you have the time and …

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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 …

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A Core Workout For Runners

Gordon Crawford has coached runners, duathletes and triathletes of all abilities, as well as Ironman champions. He is a British Olympic …

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5 Minute Ab Workout

It's 180 reps with no rest. Add it to the end of your workouts for an all-out assault on your abs. Fair warning: Your middle will feel the burn after only a minute or two. Speer finished in an insanely fast time of <b>5 minutes and 6 seconds</b>. How long did it take you to finish? Tell us in the comments …

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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