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How to Work Your Abs with a Basketball

When it comes to working your abs, a basketball probably isn't the first tool that comes to mind. But BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of Men's Health StreamFIT, came up with a fun—but tough—way to add it to your core routine. The move: Dribbling a basketball while holding the top of…

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The Stretch That Helps You Squat More

Your strength might not be holding you back from squatting more weight. The culprit: Your mobility. "Limited range of motion in your joints can cause your form to break down," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of Bodyweight Muscle Burners DVD. "When this happens, you can't…

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The Lightning Fast Circuit That'll Make You Look (a Little More) Like a Super Hero

Most grown men aren't likely to don a super hero costume for Halloween. But put this 25-minute fat loss circuit to work now, and a Spiderman outfit might actually be an option for you, says Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., author of Turbulence Training. Each exercise in the circuit can burn at…

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The Cutting-Edge Ab Exercise You've Never Heard Of

If you want a stronger core, steal a lesson from kindergarteners: Practice your ABCs. The Alphabet Band Belly Press requires you to draw the letters A to Z in front of your chest with an anchored resistance band. “It’s tougher than a lot of abdominal exercises because your midsection…

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The Simple Change to Build More Strength

Sometimes the smallest tweak to your lifting form can help you reap the biggest strength gains. Take your grip during a deadlift, for instance. "Instead of using a standard overhand grip, placing your thumbs under your pointer and middle fingers can make it easier to lift the bar and handle more…

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Why a Good Muscle 'Pump' Isn't Just About Vanity

Arnold Schwarzenegger once claimed that a good muscle “pump” is better than an orgasm. But that swollen feeling you get in your muscles after a tough workout may do more than just feel good—it may actually help you build bigger muscle after your workout is over, according to a…

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The Most Important Exercise Missing From Your Workout

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.” But what if all this intensity isn’t necessarily the best thing for us? What if it’s actually getting in your way,…

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Nigel Hayes has 25 points, 11 rebounds to power No. 3 Wisconsin's rout

Nigel Hayes said that looking at his stats from last season, it was no wonder Wisconsin-Green Bay was playing off him and not respecting his shot. Teams aren't going to be able to do that to Hayes anymore. He scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help No. 3 Wisconsin beat…

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