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How to Get Rid of Tight Hip Flexors

The Exercise You Need to Do If You Sit at a Desk All Day<p>Tight hip flexors can lead to things like back pain and bad exercise form. Here's how to fix them<p>You probably often hear gripes about tight hip flexors at the gym. They're not uncommon, especially if you sit at a desk all day.<p>"When you sit, …

The Best Pushup Workout to Build Chest Muscles

“This will help you squeeze in a lot of muscle-building work in a short period of time,” Speer says.<p>Watch the video below to give this pushup progression a try. You may not be able to complete the whole thing the first time through, but after only a few workouts, you'll notice serious improvements …

How to Make Pushups More Exciting

Changing positions and reaching for the targets makes you less stable, so your core muscles will need to work overtime just to complete the movement. Make it easier by bringing the targets closer to you or harder by pushing them farther away.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the pushup reach …

How to Test Your Fitness with the Anarchy Workout

The goblet squat will test the strength of your lower body, the dive-bomber pushup will hit your chest and shoulders from a variety of different angles, and the pullup will blast your upper back and arms for a full-body effect.<p>And even though these exercises target different areas of your body, …

What's the Benefit of Explosive Exercises?

(And that's why you can only do a few reps of the jump squat before feeling the burn.)<p>Can you fight through fatigue to punch out rep after rep of these power exercises? Here's how it works: Perform 10 groiners, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 cross-body mountain climbers, and 40 high-knee runs …

How to Make the Pushup Harder

Plus, you'll need athleticism, flexibility, balance, and coordination to seamlessly transition between the two moves. "It's a complex movement," he says. "Protect your lower back and knees by performing each rep slowly and with purpose."<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the lunge to pushup …

Best Exercises to Prevent Back Pain

A back-saving abs workout can help everyone from elite cyclists to desk jockeys. McGill recommends a 3-move routine consisting of the front to side bridge, curlup, and bird dog.<p>Ready to try them? Watch the video above to see how to perform the exercises with perfect form. (We also sampled 6 …

How to Make a Standard Exercise Harder

Try it for yourself with this challenge from Durkin. Start a stopwatch and perform 10 kettlebell sumo deadlifts, 10 pushups with your hands on the kettlebells, and 10 kettlebell bent-over rows in a row. That's 1 round. Do 3 rounds total.<p>Durkin crushed it in just <b>2 minutes and 16 seconds</b>. What was …

How to Fix a Groin Pull

Have You Pulled Your Groin Before? This Could Be Why<p>A simple stretch can help you avoid this painful problem in the future<p>If you've ever felt pain in your groin while exercising, odds are you have tight hip adductors—the muscles you use to bring and hold your legs together. "Very few people pay …

How to Burn Extra Calories After a Workout

The athletes in the study that performed at 80 percent of their maximum effort nearly doubled their oxygen debt, the study reports. In other words, they reaped almost twice the calorie-burning benefits than people who exercised at a lower intensity.<p>Tack on a fat-frying finisher to the end of your …

Medicine Ball Slam

Why You Must Add This Explosive Medicine-Ball Move to Your Workout<p>The med-ball short slam will help you build a better-performing, more athletic body<p>A medicine ball may not be a part of your workout—but it should be. "Training with med balls helps you build muscle, burn fat, and improve your …

How to Make the Pushup Better

Instead of beginning in a pushup position, start with your chest on the floor and your arms and legs hovering a few inches above the ground. David Jack, creator of <b>Men's Health 60-Day</b> Transformation, calls it the Superman starting pushup.<p>“It targets your upper back, lower back, glutes, and …

Exercise for Hand-Eye Coordination

Plus, it’s a lot different than just moving a weight up and down, he says. That means you’ll test your mind-muscle connection and coordination, stimulating new muscle growth and improving your athletic performance.<p>Ready to try it? Watch the video to learn how to perform the medicine-ball split …

Exercise For a Flat Belly

During the med-ball knee drive, you have to forcefully contract your core three separate times, says Jack: to get the ball moving, to stop its momentum, and to quickly change its direction.<p>And while the weight is light, you only need a few pounds to create enough inertia to challenge your …

The Best Total-Body Exercise

“It’s a total-body movement that involves everything: your core, hips, and shoulders, and also balance and coordination,” says David Jack, one of the creators of <b>The Men’s Health Body Battle,</b> a cutting-edge workout DVD that’s designed to give you the ultimate fitness challenge. “It’s like …

Glute Bridge Reach Exercise

But here’s how you can make it better: While you’re performing the bridge, reach for targets above, below, and to the side of you. This will stretch your chest and enhance your upper back mobility, improving your posture, says Jack.<p>It also causes your body to be less stable, forcing your glutes and …

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