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5 Cycling Weight-Loss Successes

Each of these riders tried cycling for weight loss and dropped 100 pounds or more. Find out how they used their bikes to lose the weight and keep it off.<p>It’s tempting to think that cycling for weight loss is so elementary a concept it requires no elaboration. Ride more and make a few changes to …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

Workouts

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

With interest in motorcycles on the rise in the western world, there’s never been so much gear to choose from. Which is making it harder and harder to pick out noteworthy items for our occasional round-ups.<p>This time, we’ve got a helmet with a darkly humorous message, a motorcycling app that …

Top 5 Honda CB750s

The original Honda CB750 Four is one of the most sought-after bikes to customize. And it’s not hard to see why: classic 1970s style, peerless performance for its era, and that legendary Honda engineering.<p>It also means it’s getting harder to find a good, serviceable SOHC CB750 for reasonable money. …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

The Harley Softail Slim has two points in its favor: it’s a simple bobber-style bike with a vintage vibe, and it has a super-low seat height of less than 24 inches. It’s basically a Fat Boy with the fat trimmed off, and there’s ample grunt from a 103ci (1688cc) Big Twin motor.<p>This makes it the …

Retro

28 Ways to Blast Your Abs!

Build a rock-solid core with these awesome moves<p>We’re big fans of the mountain climber. It’s a great core exercise—it works your abs, glutes, and shoulders—and it can also be done interval-style, making it a terrific conditioning drill. Plus, there are at least 10 ways you can modify this movement …

Climbing

The Forgotten Piece of Gym Equipment You Must Use

Boost your power and explode past your opponents with this old-school training tool<p>If you bypass the medicine balls at the gym, you're missing out. "Med-ball drills might not look difficult, but professional athletes use them to train their muscles for extreme power," says Sean De Wispelaere, a …

Workouts

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

Exercise

The Best Moves for a Hard Core

Chisel your middle and sculpt real-world strength with these three exercises<p>Shredded abs might boost your attractiveness quotient, but that's not their primary purpose. In everyday life, your core has one directive: to stabilize your spine. That makes the three exercises below the ultimate gut …

Workouts

Sportster Cafe Racer Mashup: Is it a 'Sporton' or a 'Norley'?

Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, is not where you’d expect to find a 1960s-style cafe racer. But this Sportster-powered machine would look right at home in the parking lot of London’s Ace Cafe.<p>It belongs to enthusiast Faizal Yusop, who’s crammed a modified 1969 Ironhead motor into a Norton …

Sportster 48 by Rampant x Ellaspede

When Warwick Lyon started work on this Sportster 48, he wanted to build a modern interpretation of a café racer with elements of a streetfighter. Lyon runs an Australian workshop called Rampant Motorcycles, and his forte is mechanics. So he called up Ellaspede—another Brisbane-based builder, but …