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The two 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 …

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Test Your Upper Body Fitness With The Push Up Test

Push ups are not only a great way to build upper body strength and endurance, but they are a good way to test your upper body muscular strength and …

10 Ultimate Bodyweight Moves

Martial artists have long made equipment-free training the core of their conditioning routines. Now the appeal is spreading. Any on-the-go fitness …

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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 …

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.

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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 …

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20 Secrets to a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it’s no diet at all), but there’s a right way …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Brain fitness

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 …

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 …

Brain fitness

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 …

Women's Fitness

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

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 third and sixth …

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10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren’t Crunches

Get your ab workout with these plank moves.<p>￿￿￿<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 can challenge yourself a bit more with one of these new variations.<p>Watch the video above to learn five …

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 …

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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 …

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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Get a 5K PR in Just 4 Weeks

5K PRNew study finds THIS 4-week interval program can amp your speed.Want to shave a few seconds or even minutes off your 5K time? Since the distance …

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Cardio Vs. Weightlifting

Cardio Vs. Weightlifting: The Pros & Cons<p>Page 1 of 3<p>Any time you move your ass you’re doing cardio.<p>Weightlifting works your heart and lungs too, duh. A better term for what people refer to as “doing cardio” is “aerobic training.” But since I’m not totally anal, I’ll mostly stick with the common …

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Men's Fashion and Style News: GQ.com | GQ

The Best of GQ<p>By Clay Skipper<p>I’m 26, single, and four years removed from anything resembling a serious relationship. So I did what any solo twenty-something guy would do: I installed Tinder on my mom’s phone and asked her to find me a date. As me.<p>By Julia Ioffe<p>In a GQ exclusive, Julia Ioffe talks …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

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Six-Pack Myths

It's Time To Debunk Six Myths About Six-Pack Abs<p>Page 1 of 2<p>I was front row, center, at Cirque du Soleil with my wife, feeling envious.<p>Those abs. I could tell my wife was impressed too. And the stars of the show didn’t get them from doing crunches to infinite. I know this because I interviewed them. …

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9 Ab Exercises

Shed The Rest Of That Holiday Weight With These 9 Ab Exercises<p>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 …

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