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7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

Workouts

What's actually happening when you pull, sprain, or rupture a muscle

Here's what actually happens when you "pull" a muscle.<p>The human body has three types of muscles skeletal, cardiac and visceral. But we can only control, and damage, our skeletal muscles.<p>These are made of thousands of vulnerable muscle fibers. Awkward movements or overexertion can tear some, or all, …

Muscle

Want To Lose Weight? You Need These 5 Dumbbell Exercises

To torch fat, build muscle <b>and get your abs on show</b>, all you need is a pair of dumbbells. No, seriously, we're not joking. Ok, bicep curls won't shed …

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Workouts

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise

The question<p>Listing all the benefits of exercise takes a long sheet of paper. They include stronger bones and muscles, better weight control, improved mental health, mood enhancement and less risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Do the benefits also include …

The Brain

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

Health

The 30-minute dumbbell workout program to build muscle

There's something intensely satisfying about lifting with barbells. After all, there's nothing like loading up a bunch of steel and conquering a new …

Five easy exercises that can save you from middle-age aches and pains

As the years creep by we all come to realise that our body is changing. Getting out of a comfortable chair takes that little bit longer; our joints creak slightly louder the day after heavy exercise.<p>It's only natural – and those niggling aches and pains that sneak into your life certainly aren't an …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Exercise

This Boxing Workout Will Get You in the Best Shape of Your Life

Round 3: Jump Rope<p>"The more efficiently the heart works as a pump, the better the cardiovascular fitness," says Foster. "There's no better way to …

Cardiovascular System

11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Planks are known for their core-crushing abilities. Holding one will make anyone's abs tremble after a while. But some plank variations have another …

Workouts