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9 Ab Exercises

9 Ab Exercises That Go Way Beyond The Crunch

Year after year, countless men swear that they will work their abs and achieve the elusive six-pack; most of these men fail. The reasons for wanting great abs are simple: You'll feel good about yourself and therefore boost your self-esteem -- and girls …


20 Bodyweight Circuits For Rapid Fat Loss - Body Weight Exercises & Workouts

The most effective way to burn fat is a sound diet.


The second way (and close in effectiveness) is circuit training. Circuit training will suck …


The Torch-and-Tone 14-Exercise Circuit


It's the grand finale of celeb trainer David Kirsch's four-week, whole-body training plan.


4 Safe and Effective Ways to Work Out With a Cranky Knee

If your knees aren't happy during your workouts, you can easily modify with these simple tips.If you’ve been training for an appreciable amount of


10 Great Cardio Workouts That Don't Require Running


10 squats: Stand with feet hip-width apart and squat down as low as you can, keeping shoulders up and back flat. Press through heels to …


8 Cardio Workouts for the Guy Who Hates Cardio Workouts

You work hard to stack on muscle and the thought of sweating through cardio makes you cringe—maybe because you hate clocking time on the treadmill, …


The Father's Day Workout with One of the Fittest Dads on TV

HGTV star John Colaneri demonstrates his "Iron Cross" workout with MEN'S FITNESS digital director Mike Simone after an interview session about his …


Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #4

Melt your middle with this 2-move workout

Has your core had enough yet? We hope not, because here is your fourth workout of Abs Week 2015.

You’ll perform two exercises: the hollow-body pushup hold and the dumbbell overhead press. For each exercise, you’ll “block” your feet or squeeze them …


The 21-Day Shred: The First Full Body Workout

MEN'S FITNESS Editors and Mike SimoneShred: Day OneThe official start of The 21-Day Shred.Consider this your on-ramp. The 21-Day Shred officially …


25 Awesome Ab Moves

25. Prone Plate Switch

Here at Men's Health we love the plank. It strengthens your abs, stabilizes your spine, and prevents lower back pain. But let's be honest: Once you master the move, it can get boring just hovering there. That's why Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., strength coach at Cressey Perfomance …


The Exercise Combo That Will Make You Feel Loose and Strong

Want to improve your mobility and build total-body strength? Then do these two crazy movements together

If you’re not mobile, you can’t use your strength. And if you’re not strong, you can’t be mobile, says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and co-creator of the Men’s Health Body


15 Minutes Workout: 6 Science Backed Exercises For Flatter Abs and Weight Loss

Want to get rid of your belly fat effectively? Diet alone isn’t going to do the trick — you need to mix in A LOT of exercise. The exercise you do …

Top 8 Cardio Workouts for Instant Weight Loss at Home

In recent times, obesity has turned out to be an epidemic in developed and developing countries alike. Our unhealthy lifestyle with over-dependence …


Best Exercises for Love Handles

Love handles are the first indicators of abdominal obesity in both the genders. They're correlated to several chronic cardiovascular diseases and …

This killer circuit workout is the key to burning fat fast

This full-body workout is meant to burn calories and activate your whole upper and lower body. This is a circuit workout that can be done at home or in the gym. You will do each movement for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Once you complete each circuit …


The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

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Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.

See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple moves to sculpt your core, says …


4 Types of Running Workouts (and Why You Should Be Doing Them All)

Reinvigorate your workouts to go longer, run faster, and drop pounds

If you’re like most guys, you’re a creature of habit: You go to bed at 11 p.m., hit the john after your morning joe, and run the same loop at the same speed.

That’s great for sleeping and pooping, but not so good for your fitness or …


11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more

The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …


Lose Your Love Handles Through This 10-Minute Workout

By Dr. Mercola

Love handles, like most types of abdominal fat, can be quite challenging to get rid of, and for many may hold even after you've lost …


Your Do-Anywhere, Total-Body Strength Workout

If the thought of strength training makes you squeamish but you’re ready to build some muscle, we have a plan for you. This beginner circuit workout …


8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.

This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at Prevention.

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Weight Loss

What is CrossFit? The sport, science and state of mind

"Is there a single, perfect workout? A workout with the best weight training, plyometric, flexibility and endurance exercises? A workout with the …

Exercise Science

No excuses 4 minute workout (for busy days and carb-loaded indulgencies)

What is your excuse for not working out? Some of the most common excuses include “I’m too tired,” “Not enough energy,” “I work too many hours,” but …


2015’s Coolest New Workout Trends

Unless you’re one of those superhuman types, it can be hard to muster the energy to hit the gym or take the same old run, day after day – especially …

The Secret to High-Intensity Interval Training

Athletes have long used interval training to amplify performance, but recent research suggests you should crank up the intensity even more. Curious about how to maximize interval training, Jens Bangsbo, a professor at the University of Copenhagen and a former assistant coach with Italy’s dominating …

High-intensity Interval Training

14 Modern Fitness Myths Busted

Plenty of athletes swear by these workout prescriptions. But are they science or snake oil? Read on to learn why you should skip the diets, forget about altitude training, and ditch the ice baths.

14. “To Perform Well I Need to Track My Metrics.”

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Science Says: In a forthcoming study of …

Life Sciences

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you’ve always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.

Incredible core? Abs-olutely.

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 …


29 Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Prove your haters wrong, hoard your medals, and stop washing your hair. (Plus 26 other awesome tips to get off the couch and go.)

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they stay motivated to exercise and how they make it through tough workouts. Check out the awesome tips …


The 100 Best Fitness Tips

Build a powerful body and get in the greatest shape of your life

A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.

Knowledge is power, baby.

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