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10 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Despite all its reported benefits — burning calories, reducing stress and boosting endurance, among others — running isn’t exactly everyone’s …

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The Complete Lower Body Routine for More Muscle

<b>Duration</b> 2 Days<p><b>Exercises</b> 12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Some things never change. Take squats and lunges. They’ll forever be great exercises for developing …

5 Quick Workouts to Get Rid of Back Fat

As annoying as love handles are, it's not uncommon for guys to hold onto back fat—for a variety of reasons. "First, poor diet; eating whole foods …

Burn belly fat faster with 6 small lifestyle changes

Losing belly fat takes time and patience. But what if you have neither? Beach holiday coming up? Friend’s wedding round the corner? Business trip …

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An Energizing 10-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized).1 So if a cup of coffee is pretty much the only thing that can drag you out of bed in the morning, you'll want to give this quick bodyweight workout a try.<p>Get …

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15 Exercises to Develop the Best Glutes in the Gym

Glutes are king as far as the hierarchy of your muscles is concerned. "For athletic performance, overall lower body power, strength, speed, and …

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The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades — younger.<p>And any exercise is …

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Why You Should Add a ‘Roll’ to Your Squat

You’ll want to add this squat variation to your arsenal today<p>When it comes to squats, you can do them without weights. You can load them in the back or the front. You can go slow, or you can go fast. You can add a jump.<p>And now, you can roll.<p>(For more unique body-weight movements, check out …

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CrossFit Workouts: The 10-Day Program to Get Stronger

It’s no secret that CrossFit is a demanding discipline. If you wanna survive a grueling WOD, you’ll need a big metabolic engine, plenty of power, and …

The Total-Body Suspension Trainer Workout

A suspension trainer is an awesome tool to help you take your bodyweight training up a notch. The best part is you can travel with it, too, so you …

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The Best Bodyweight Shoulders Workout

With this workout, you’ll blast your shoulders with nothing but your bodyweight. It’s that simple—and it only takes 10 minutes.

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

This 15-minute workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip flexors, and glutes. And since there’s very …

How to Make Your Planks Even More Challenging For Your Core

Planks are about as much fun as a dental visit. But this new plank variation—called the plyo pushup to plank transfer—kicks up the excitement factor by adding an explosive and dynamic component to the isometric exercise.<p>Every muscle from your shoulders to your glutes must fight to stay stable as …

The Pushup Workout From Hell

This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s because it uses varying tempos to cumulatively challenge the same muscle groups, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>First, you’ll go as fast as possible, cranking out as many reps as you can in a …

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Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval …

The Brain

10 HIIT Workouts You can do at Home

Sometimes, our lifestyles call for a short, convenient workout in lieu of going to the gym. The great thing about High-Intensity Interval Training …

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

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The Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Tighten Up From Top to Bottom<p>1 of 9<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal wall, actually covers your …

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The Belly Fat Inferno | Men's Health

1/10 Thinkstock<p>Get rid of your stubborn spare tire by replacing one of your weekly workouts with this fat-loss routine from certified personal trainer Mark Fisher.<p>Perform the following 9 exercises in order. Go from one exercise immediately to the next, only resting for 30 to 60 seconds after the …

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10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren’t Crunches

￿￿￿<p>Planks are one of the best ways to tone your abdominal muscles and strengthen your entire body. Once you’ve mastered holding a perfect plank, you …

Your Workout Fuel: The Truth About Sugars and Endurance

Sugar ScienceThe truth about glucose, sucrose, and fructose during a workout.When you’re an endurance athlete, you know (and possibly even learned …

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The Swing and Squat Workout | Men's Health

“In their own right, the swing and the squat can burn fat, build muscle, and boost metabolism,” he says. ”But when you combine the two, you have a serious power couple that will light your muscles on fire.”<p>Check out the video above to see how to seamlessly flow from a swing to a squat and back into …

Bodyweight Exercise

Why You Should Start EMOM Training | Men's Health

But it’s actually just the opposite.<p>My routines and prescriptions keep getting simpler and simpler. Some of my best workouts often feature only a single move and use very straightforward set, rep, and rest structures.<p>(Check out Gaddour’s cutting-edge fitness DVD, <i>Get Back in Shape</i>, for three intense …

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8 Amazing Fat-Burning Intervals

<b>WORKOUT ONE >></b><p><i>Courtesy of Mike Duffy, owner and head trainer at Mike Duffy's Personal Training Studio.</i><p><b>Round One:</b><br>> Burpees<br>> Mountain Climbers<br>> Jumping …

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Attack Your Abs Right With These Hardcore Core Exercises

<b></b>Attack Your Abs Right With These Hardcore Core ExercisesYou’ve seen them before on your gym’s class list: 30-minute-long, must-be-intense classes …

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