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The Health Benefits of 4 Types of Running Workouts | Men's Health

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.<p>Smart (and fast) guys take advantage of four key types of training—speedwork, threshold sessions, speed-stamina workouts, and …

How to Do a Wide-Grip Pushup

However, more of your weight is transferred to your pectoral muscles when you place your hands wider than your shoulders. And the farther out your hands, the greater the challenge on your pecs.<p>Gaddour uses this pushup variation to prime his chest muscles before the bench press. It can be tough on …

11 Tough Exercises That Build Muscle, Strength, and Endurance

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 its center of gravity forward, so you’re rewarded with more core engagement and a stimulus not unlike a front squat.<p>Except there is no …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

39 Jumping Jack Variations

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio<p>Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping …

30-Minute Workout: Get Total-Body Toned with this No-Equipment Circuit Workout

Get a full-body calorie-blasting burn without any equipment—anytime, anywhere<p>Ready to sweat, fit chicks?! Check out these supersets for a crazy intense all-over toning workout.<p><i>Women's Health</i> Senior Fitness Editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through these supersets. …

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Your Compete Guide to Outdoor Photography - Part Two

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high-intensity interval training

7 High-Intensity Workouts that Take 20 Minutes or LESS<p>Trust us—they fit into even the busiest schedules<p>Thinkstock<p>We get it. On a scale of zero to 10, your motivation to work out over the holidays ranks a negative two. Plus, who has to time to squeeze in exercise during family time? The answer: you. …

10 Startups to Watch in 2014

If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very …

How To Use The RAW Adjustment Brush For Added Impact in Your Photos

Most of us are aware of the creative power of RAW. But, for those of us that are new to photography, let's talk about what RAW is, and what it means …

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35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

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Swaminathan Pasupathy's answer to What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

<b>Is your sleeping pattern irregular (</b> or rather unconventional)<b>? Want to sleep less?</b> <b><br>Here is one of the greatest sleep hack...</b><p>Scientists really don’t …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

How to Add CrossFit to Marathon Training

Here's how to work high-intensity strength training into your running plan without risking fatigue.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>How do you incorporate strength training in with a</i> …

Mira Zaslove's answer to What should people know about negotiating a deal, position, sale, or any other situation? What are some of the most common mistakes?

<b>Most things in life are negotiable & you can</b> <i>improve your negotiation skills with four easy tips.</i><p>I've spent the majority of my career negotiating and …

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Rethinking Work: Define the Actual Job Using the Four Work Types

<i>I just started asking hiring managers to define the actual work before defining the person doing the work.</i><p>(Here's a link to the May 8, 2013 webcast …

Reader Question: What lens do you use for your Landscape photographs?

A couple things happened this past week that got me thinking it might be a good idea to talk about landscape photography and choice of focal …

The Perfect Training Week For Runners

How to get fit, avoid injuries, and race fast in six hours a week. Note: requires pinch of good luck<p>Two days ago, my local newspaper published an article on core training that included photos of a local woman, a personal trainer, doing things on a balance ball that I can barely manage on dry, …