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Attack Your Abs Right With These Hardcore Core Exercises

You’ve seen them before on your gym’s class list: 30-minute-long, must-be-intense classes with names like “Ab Lab,” “Absolution,” and, most …


Get a 5K PR in Just 4 Weeks

Want to shave a few seconds or even minutes off your 5K time? Since the distance is already so short compared to a marathon or even a 10K, even …


Cardio Vs. Weightlifting

Cardio Vs. Weightlifting: The Pros & Cons

Any time you move your ass you’re doing cardio.

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 …


The 3 Quad Exercises Every Man Should Know

Because nobody needs thighs that huge.

Everybody wants strong, powerful quads—but the question is, how do you build up your legs without getting the kind of thunder thighs that only make sense if you're an Olympic speed skater? According to Mike Donavanik, CSCS, creator of the top-selling "Extreme …


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

The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …


Six-Pack Myths

It's Time To Debunk These Six Myths About Six-Pack Abs

I was front row, center, at Cirque du Soleil with my wife, feeling envious.

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. …


9 Ab Exercises

9 Exercises To Help You Get That Six-Pack You've Always Wanted

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 …


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 …


Blast Fat and Build Muscle with This Core Workout

Melt your middle with this 2-move workout

This gives you a firm base of support while fully activating and stabilizing your core, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of Bodyweight Cardio Burners, a 20-minute workout DVD that burns belly fat. Blocking your feet not only helps you …


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 …


The 25 Best Abs Exercises Ever

Refresh your workout with these core exercises

Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring one isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best abs workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your shoulders in …


Gain Mobility and Strength with the Downward Dog to Crab Reach

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

That’s because downward dog demands flexibility and mobility along the backside of your body, and strength from your chest, arms, and shoulders. The crab reach loosens the front of your 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 …

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 …


The Health Benefits of 4 Different Types of Running Workouts

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

Shorter intervals, for instance, increase your VO2 max (one measure of aerobic endurance), while longer sessions boost your “Qmax,” the volume of blood your heart can pump.

Smart (and fast) guys take advantage of four key types of …


11 Tough Exercises That Build Muscle, Strength, and Endurance

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

But it’s far from cushy. Every squat rep feels as though someone is trying to push you over from behind. Unlike a straight bar during a back squat, the SSB shifts …


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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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 …