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Most Effective Exercises: Squats

Why it’s a winner: Squats work multiple muscle groups — the quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteals — at the same time. Also, they can be done pretty much anywhere. If you have a few minutes (even at your desk) you can always do bodyweight exercises. How to: Keep your feet shoulder-width apart and ...Read More

The Best 16 Minute Workout Ever

*This post originally written by internationally recognized motivation and fitness guru, Jon Benson   When I wrote “7 Minute Muscle” and “7 Minute Body” (the in-home version; both books come in the same package) I thought I was doing the muscle-mass crowd a huge favor. I was right… and I was wrong. ...Read More

4 Fat-Burning Cardio Routines

No time to exercise? Everyone has 10 minutes they can steal. Studies prove several 10 minute bouts of exercise throughout the day are equally beneficial for your health and calorie-burning as one longer continuous session. If you spend your day at a desk, take 10 minutes out of every two hours to ...Read More

Hula Hoop Workouts Burn Calories

Working out with a hula hoop burns about as many calories per minute as step aerobics, boot camp, or very brisk walking, a new study shows. For the study, researchers recruited 16 women between the ages of 16 and 59 and had them learn a 30-minute aerobics routine that uses weighted hula hoops twirled around ...Read More

3 Workout Tips for Maximal Fat Loss

Simply put, if you’re not feeling “uncomforable” often throughout your workout, you’re barely skimming the surface of your fat loss potential, if at all. (Not that you should be in pain. You should push yourself, but know your limitations) Are you happy with your results?  If not, one of the things you ...Read More