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free weights
By Nicole Radziszewski
If you’ve been relying on machines for your resistance training, try working with free weights, too. You’ll develop better coordination, use more muscle groups and see better results. Here’s how to get started — and get stronger, fast.
kettlebells
By Tatyana McNamara
A study by ACE, the American Council on Exercise, confirms what all dedicated kettlebell afficionados already know: that kettlebell training torches calories and builds cardiovascular fitness at the same time it builds muscular strength.
glute/ham partner exercise
By Andrew Heffernan
Some of our favorite fitness experts return to share another batch of the most effective, little-known exercises for your upper body, lower body, and core.
resisted sprints
By Matt Fitzgerald
This partner-assisted cardio workout also builds spring-loaded strength.
trx side plank
By Andrew Heffernan
It’s just a pair of nylon straps, but the TRX Suspension Trainer offers hundreds of strength-building exercises - and it fits in the corner of a suitcase.
The best exercises you aren't doing
By Andrew Heffernan
Tired of doing the same old lifts? Hungry for variety—or just looking for some exciting new results? Try these six innovative, underutilized moves.
sean burch jumping
By Andrew Heffernan
Tired of your usual fitness grind? Try this energizing Hyperfit workout from record-setting adventure athlete Sean Burch.
Morning yoga workout. Warrior Pose.
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
Still crunching to strengthen your core? Time to get your core off the floor. Try Vertical Core Training, which recruits more muscles for a more effective workout.
kettlebells
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
These low-tech wonders offer a super-effective full-body workout.
woman working with personal trainer
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
No offense to your wobble board—but the best way to improve your balance may be to keep at least one foot on solid ground.
Dumbbell workout illustration
By Matt Fitzgerald
Poor stability in your shoulder joints can cause pain at the source set you up for trouble throughout the kinetic chain. Here’s how to correct common problems.
yogis
By Andrew Heffernan
These days, nearly everyone at the gym seems to have embarked on a “core-training” regimen of some kind. But what exactly does that mean? (Hint: It’s not about abdominal crunches.)
single leg deadlift
By Matt Fitzgerald
Circuit training can rev up your metabolism and extend your endurance. Find out how.
dumbbells
By Matt Fitzgerald
Only have a half-hour to get your resistance workout done? These five moves will do the trick.
people using row machine
By David Lindsay
The humble rowing machine can play a powerful role in propelling your cardio fitness.
Woman doing glute bridges
By Sarah Tuff Dunn
Weak glutes can wreak havoc on your back, hips and knees, so building a strong bottom should be a top fitness priority.
resistance bands
By Gina DeMillo Wagner
It doesn't take pumping iron or fancy weight machines to get a body of steel. Resistance bands let you do a wide array of safe, effective exercises that making building strength and sinew simple.
By Matt Fitzgerald
Looking for a time-efficient workout that builds muscle power and functional fitness? Then give Olympic-style weightlifting a try.
A man does a plank.
By Kermit Pattison
Think you know everything about sit-ups, squats and pushups? Well, Russian strength trainer Pavel Tsatsouline thinks you might know just enough to be dangerous.
By Krista Scott-Dixon
Go ahead and focus on the negative. With eccentric training, you can achieve some very positive workout results.
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