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Fitness Expert Says the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why

Training doesn't have to be expensive or complex to increase your gains<p>I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging fitness equipment over multiple state lines is very expensive and can be a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and re-bought several Olympic bars, collections of smaller …

The Most Important Exercise Missing From Your Workout

Discover the benefits of five minutes of breathing at the end of your workout<p>I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but in order for a workout to be any good these days, it has to be “intense.” Or “killer.”<p>But what if all this intensity isn’t necessarily the best thing for us? What if it’s …

The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Muscle Builder

Strap in for a workout that's anything but routine<p>Don't let the minimalist design fool you: Suspension trainers like TRX offer distinct advantages over barbells and dumbbells. "They're incredibly portable—if you have access to a door-jamb, tree, or other stable anchor, you have all you need for a …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

The Workout So Fast and Fun You Won’t Notice It’s Cardio

Blast fat without going anywhere near a treadmill, elliptical, or rowing machine<p>Cardio doesn’t have to make you feel like a hamster on a wheel. Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., head strength and conditioning coach for California’s College of the Canyons, uses fast-paced, metabolic dumbbell circuits …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

Two Workouts in One

5 Simple Strategies For Bigger Muscles

Have Sex 8 Times This Week

So how do you go from getting some to getting (much) more? The trick is to change up your daily approach.<p>If there's one thing men and women both want, it's more sex. It's no surprise: Most of us put sex low on our list of priorities, far below work, sleep, taking care of the kids, and sometimes, we …

5 Easy Steps to Reveal More Muscle

Show off your hard work with these tips<p>You love lifting. You love the plain challenge and the simple rewards—beating your previous best and feeling a great pump afterward. And maybe you hate cardio. Devoting gym time to cardiovascular exercise feels as if you're burning away hard-earned muscle. But …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Listen to This to Crush Your Next Workout

Science says it will make you feel epic<p>Need to psych yourself up before a big presentation or tough workout? Cue up the <i>Jock Jams</i>. Bass-heavy music can make you feel more powerful, says a new study from Northwestern University.<p>How come? Research suggests that a bass sound is associated with …

How to Turn Any Move into the Ultimate Muscle and Strength Builder

It's a simple tweak, but it'll force your muscles to work harder every single rep<p>One of the simplest ways to kick your own butt: Take your workout off the floor. "Doing moves with a TRX suspension trainer means your body has to work against gravity," says Michael Piercy, 2013 TRX Instructor of The …

Mind Games for Big Gains

No motivation to exercise? It’s all in your head: Your brain is wired to keep your body at rest. Here are 5 ways to rewire it<p>Reminisce for a moment about the first time she slipped her hand below your waistline and inched it lower … lower … lower. Now imagine biting into a warm, buttery cookie. And …

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

Never Miss Another Workout

Don't let your motivation fade. Here are five simple ways to adhere to your workout routine and get results you've always wanted<p>Nearly two out of three gym memberships go unused. Don’t let yours be one of them. Stick to your fitness plan with these five easy ways to boost motivation.<p><b>Change Your …

The Genius Pushup You Need to Add to Your Workout

This version will light your upper body on fire and challenge your strength<p>The Spiderman pushup is extremely tough. It involves lowering yourself into a pushup position while simultaneously bringing one knee to one elbow. Now, BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., the creator of the cutting-edge <i>Men's Health</i> DVD …

You've Never Done an Abs Move Like This

Want to blast your abs from all angles? Then start chopping<p>The body-weight chop may not look like an abs exercise, but it's one of the best ways to carve your core. "Just like a plank, your torso must stay rigid and straight," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of the <b>Bodyweight Muscle Burners</b> DVD. …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

3 Moves to a Slimmer Middle

The key to torching your belly is building a muscular, powerful lower body<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs. Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind …

Master Trainer Shows You How to Build 'Elite Abs'

It's not your usual exercise<p>You might know the plank, but do you know the "hollow-body" plank?<p>If you haven't yet mastered this exercise, you have work to do. And if you haven't even heard of the hollow-body plank, you <i>really</i> have work to do.<p>Fair warning: It's not the kind of plank that most people …

5 Fat-Burning Finishers You Must Try at the End of Today’s Workout

This new move called the plate push will crush calories and build total-body strength. Give it a try in one of these fast-paced metabolic circuits<p>Pushing a weight sled is a fantastic workout. It builds total-body strength, burns fat, skyrockets your heart rate, and boosts lower-body power. But for …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …