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The 30-Minute Abs Workout Program: Get started on your shredded six-pack on day 1

MRBIG_PHOTOGRAPHY / Getty<p>MRBIG_PHOTOGRAPHY / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you're doing free-weight exercises like squats, deadlifts, …

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​This Common Weight Loss Food Might Actually Be Giving You a Gut

​Is it responsible for your weight gain?<p>The “diet” choice might not actually help your diet goals at all: Artificial, zero-calorie sweeteners might not help you lose weight—and they may actually contribute to packing on the pounds, according to a new meta-analysis published in the <i>Canadian Medical</i> …

Holistic Medicine

15 Minutes and a Kettlebell Are All you Need for a Great Workout

Sometimes we just don’t have the time or resources for a complete workout. But it’s easy to make the most out of an ill-equipped gym space or being …

This Intense, Total-Body Tabata Workout Will Torch Fat

Shift your metabolism into overdrive with this mix of plyometric and resistance moves<p>This third workout in our Tabata Makes You Hotta series is a total-body scorcher from Hannah Eden, owner of Pumpfit in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The mix of explosive exercises and resistance training moves will give …

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The One Workout That Will Completely Shred Your Arms

Epic arm day awaits<p>When’s the last time you treated yourself to an epic arms workout? If you can’t remember, do yourself a favor and try this routine today. Why on a Friday? Because it’s fun to train arms after a long, stressful week grinding away at the office. Weekends tend to be filled with …

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The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …

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This 5-Move Total-Body Circuit Annihilates Calories

Chisel your muscles and melt the fat covering them at the same time<p>Nothing packs a metabolic punch quite like a fast-paced, total-body workout. This workout from Miami-based trainer Idalis Velasquez starts with a classic full-body movement that builds legs of steel, the barbell front squat. …

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22 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You EXTREMELY Shredded

These exercises burn fat and maximize muscle growth at the same time. Here’s how to program them into your workouts<p>Last year I shared 21 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You Shredded to celebrate the release of the 21-DAY METASHRED transformation program.<p>You guys loved it, so I decided to make a …

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The 3-Move Workout That Gives You 6-Pack Abs

Define every inch of your midsection with these targeted exercises<p><b>Trainer:</b> Cory Gregory, bodybuilder and trainer at CoryGFitness.com<p><b>Benefit:</b> This three-move workout is designed to target and build thickness in each portion of your rectus abdominis, or your “six-pack” muscle. The weighted crunches …

Build Awesome Abs and Arms With This One Exercise

All you need is one light dumbbell—and some serious core strength<p>If you’re looking for great-looking abs and arms, give this pushup-position row complex a shot, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>You’ll perform a row, reverse fly, and triceps kickback from a plank position—over …

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The 4-Move Workout That Chisels Your Abs and Strengthens Your Lats

Hit your front and back with this circuit from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Attack your abs and your lats with this core routine. Your lats are considered a part of your core because they assist in stabilizing your spine. The stronger your lats—and the rest of your core—the better your …

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The 21-Minute MetApocalypse Workout

This circuit workout kickstarts your metabolism and destroys fat for hours after your final rep<p>One of my favorite ways to fry fat at a furious pace? The MetApocalypse.<p>The workout hits every single muscle in your body while working for long stretches of time. You’ll go all-out for 6 minute bursts—6 …

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52 Mountain Climber Variations That Burn Serious Amounts Of Fat

Our favorites: the low hover jumping climber, the twisting hang climber, and the feet-to-wall climber<p>You’ve probably done a mountain climber. It’s basically a plank, but your knees take turns driving toward your chest.<p>And you may have done the cross-body version or even the feet-elevated</b> …

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15 Minutes. 2 Exercises. No Equipment. One Fat-Burning Sweat Fest.

This fast and furious Tabata workout fries fat and lights your thighs and tris on fire<p><b>Trainer:</b> Hannah Eden-Gong, founder of the PumpFit Club, a personal group training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.<p><b>Benefit:</b> The Tabata protocol—20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest—burns maximum fat in minimal …

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This 30-Minute Follow-Along Workout Will Melt Fat All Day Long

No equipment needed—but grab a sweat towel<p>This workout is a classic metabolic conditioning circuit that requires just your body weight.<p>The exercises start easy, but they get progressively more difficult from round to round. Just stick with the variations that you can handle for your current fitness …

Fitness

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

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How to Get the Lean, Powerful Physique Of a Boxer

This 5-move circuit will unleash a faster, more powerful self<p>Put down the iron and start throwing punches: Training like a boxer will make you faster, leaner, stronger, and more powerful from head to toe, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Trainer and two-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion Gideon Akande.<p>You don’t …

Boxing

The 63 Best Barbell Exercises For Your Abs

You’ve never used a barbell like this before. See how a landmine can define every inch of your core<p>Ever try a landmine workout? It’s where you use only one side of a barbell to perform a variety of explosive exercises that burn fat, build muscle, boost metabolism, and improve strength and …

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Jack Up Your Biceps and Triceps With Just Your Bodyweight

This workout doesn’t involve conventional curls or dips—but it will help you put on serious muscle<p>Want to build bigger biceps? You could curl 50-pound dumbbells.<p>Or you could take a cue from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who hangs from a suspension trainer and curls his entire …

Men's Health

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

New York City

The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

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The 30-Minute Workout That Gives You a Great Muscle ‘Pump’

Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe<p>The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout.<p>Pump training involves higher-rep work with lighter loads and shorter rest periods, which causes your muscles to fill with blood, water, and …

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Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

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The Bodybuilding Superset That Packs on Serious Upper-Body Muscle

Here’s how to achieve an epic chest and back pump<p>If you want to get bigger up top, then you need to stick with the basics: the pushup and the bent-over row.<p>This push-pull pairing is a classic bodybuilding technique that has withstood the test of time.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guy Lost 18 …

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8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Why You Should Start Doing EMOM Workouts ASAP

It stands for 'Every Minute on the Minute'—and it's one of the best training formulas for getting lean<p>I’ve been working out since I was 14 years old, and I’ve been a fitness professional since 2005. At the age of 33, I have almost 20 years of training experience under my belt, and I’ve officially …

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This Workout Is Short, Sweet, and Will Rock Your Core

3 exercises, 3 rounds, the ultimate abs burn<p>You have to try this core-shaking threesome.<p>(We’re talking about the abs workout shown in the video above . . . What did you <i>think</i> it was?)<p>Designed by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, the bodyweight circuit—which consists of plank jumps, oblique …

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How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Jesse Burdick for Muscle & FitnessShow OffExercises to make gains in your neck, forearms, and calves.People can see a great physique no matter what …

The 100-Year-Old Move You Need for Shredded Abs

Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S., for Muscle & FitnessShredded AbsUse the Saxon side bend to build a killer midsection.To build truly strong and eye-popping abs, …

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

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