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This Is the Hardest Sprint Challenge You'll Ever Try

How many rounds of this lung-buster can you complete?<p>Your high-school coach wasn't a jerk for making you run sprints at the end of practice. "He was smart," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> who makes the professional NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes he trains do the following …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

You've Never Done an Abs Move Like This

Want to blast your abs from all angles? Then start chopping<p>The body-weight chop may not look like an abs exercise, but it's one of the best ways to carve your core. "Just like a plank, your torso must stay rigid and straight," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of the <b>Bodyweight Muscle Burners</b> DVD. …

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …

The All-Pro Endurance Challenge

Saints running back Darren Sproles outlasts his opponents every game. How does your stamina compare to one of the fittest players in the NFL? Find out with this brutal three-move circuit<p>The typical NFL play lasts only about four seconds, so players need to be extremely fast in short bursts. …

The 3-Minute Squat and Pushup Challenge

Test your total-body strength with this fast-paced, two-move challenge<p>You've done pushups and squats, but never like this. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b> paired together the two classic body-weight moves to create this weekend's heart-pumping, muscle-blasting, fast-paced …

The 2-Minute Body-Weight Blast That Skyrockets Your Metabolism

Torch an unbelievable amount of calories in a short amount of time with this high-intensity ladder drill<p>There are few moves more effective than the pushup or the bodyweight squat. They both hit a ton of muscles from head to toe and help build strength usable outside the gym. And while banging out …

Only 10 Percent of Men Can Do This Exercise. Are You One of Them?

If you can't, don't worry: We have the training plan to help you master the move<p>The single-side bird dog exercise looks easy, but don’t be fooled: It’s ridiculously hard. In fact, about 90 percent of people can’t do it, says Sam Stauffer, a trainer with <i>Men’s Health</i> Thrive in Philadelphia.<p>What makes …

The 60-Second Scorcher You Can Do Anywhere

How strong is your single-leg strength? Put it to the test with this weekend's tough body-weight challenge<p>This weekend's challenge may look like a party trick, but don't be fooled—the single-leg hip hinge is the ultimate test of unilateral strength and total-body stability, says Todd Durkin, …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before!

Use this plan to push past your limits and go way beyond average<p>How many pushups can you do? Scratch that. How many pushups can you do with perfect form? That means your body stays in a straight line, your chest touches the floor, your elbows are tucked to your sides, and your arms are fully …