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The Personal Trainer’s Secret To Getting Leaner Faster

It’s time to face the muscle music guys. You need to burn calories to get lean or ‘toned’. This means intensity and duration need to be two key …

Exercise

Get Rid of Lower Back Pain For Good With These Two Moves

Rid yourself of lower back pain and discomfort forever<p>If you sit in an office all day, you’re probably going to experience lower back pain at some point or another. Lower back pain is endemic among American men — and while you may love doing tons of ab work, you shouldn't do so at the expense of …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.

Circuit Week 2015! The Workout That Builds Unstoppable Strength

Build muscle and brawn from head to toe with this 5-exercise workout<p>Circuits aren’t just good for burning calories. You can also use them to build strength and muscle. Exhibit A: Day 2 of Circuit Week. It’s designed to help you build “unstoppable” strength by having you perform slow, controlled …

Circuit Week 2015! Extreme Endurance

Build incredible conditioning with this total-body circuit workout<p>Get ready to “feel the burn.” In today’s circuit workout, you’ll work your muscles as hard as possible for 45 seconds, while only resting for 15 seconds. If you’re not used to training like this, it’ll be tough. Extremely …

5 Things to Remember When You Wing Your Workout

Use these simple concepts to make your time productive, even when you leave the training plan behind<p>Winging a workout? We've all done it.<p>Sure, you know that following a meticulously detailed workout plan is the smartest approach. But sometimes, you just want to wing it. Maybe you forgot your plan …

5 Guys Who Wake Up at 4 a.m. to Work Out Tell You How They Do It

Steal their secrets to seize the day and seize results<p>Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says <i>Men’s Health</i> sleep advisor W. …

Circuit Week 2015! The Lethal Legs Workout

Use this 6-exercise circuit to create a stronger, more athletic lower body<p>Few guys love lower-body workouts. Because, well, they’re hard. But it’s hard not to love the results they provide.<p>So if you’re smart, you do them anyway, since training your wheels helps you fill out your jeans, makes you …

Workouts

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

Summer One-Up: Box Jumps, V-Ups, Lunges, Push Press

Looking for a challenge this summer? Get ready to throw down with our fitness expert, <b>PJ Stahl</b> of PJ Stahl Fitness, creator of the TABATA …

6 Retro-inspired Watches

<b>CITIZEN ECO-DRIVE TITANIUM GOLF</b>Athleticism meets elegance in this season’s retro-inspired timepieces. We spoke to Michael Gordon, Store Director at …

The One Workout You Need to Strip Off Body Fat for Summer

<b></b>The One Workout You Need to Strip Off Body Fat for SummerLast minute man? If you’ve waited until now to get your body in shape for the season of …

Exercise

The 165-Rep Ab Challenge

Can you finish in 2 minutes?<p>No part of your midsection can hide during this fitness challenge. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan</i> chose three exercises to hit your core from every angle: V-ups will pound the front, Russian twists will hammer the sides, and skydiver holds will …

5 10-minute Workouts to Fire Up Your Metabolism

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The 5-Minute Workout Finisher That Will Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Accelerate your weight loss with this bodyweight afterburner<p>A fast-paced, explosive finisher at the end of your workout is a fantastic way to fire up your fat burners.<p>“But you don’t always need to jump around and do high-intensity exercises to rev your metabolism,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

8 More Amazing Fat-Burning Intervals

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Future Perth

PERTH’S “unsustainable” urban sprawl will be tamed by a new blueprint to shape an increasingly compact city of 3.5 million people.<p>The Barnett …

3 Hill Workouts from Hell

Try these super-challenging uphill sprint sessions to add an extra fat-burning, muscle-building blast to your routine<p>Just because you’re not in a gym doesn’t mean you can’t get the same benefits when you’re outside—all you need is a hill and some willpower.<p>In fact, a few fast-paced sets on a hill …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Five Newsfeed-Worthy Fat-Burning Workouts

Fit Fix: Sugar Addiction Is Real

<b>1) Have a sweet tooth? You’re probably addicted to sugar.</b><p>Can’t stop violating the cookie jar and stick to that New Year’s diet? Don’t beat yourself …

Research

Fifteen Stress Solutions