Strength

No-Tech Options

THIS STRENGTH REGIMEN—designed by Los Angeles–based coach Steve Ilg, author of Total Body Transformation (Hyperion)—was built to match the groove of the Zen room. »...

The Spartan Loft

1. The quick-change plates on HOIST FITNESS's ROCKETLOK DUMBBELL AND BARBELL ENSEMBLE ($370) save precious room, and HOIST's collapsible five-position bench ($200) breaks down nicely. 800...

...And Look Good Doing It

Once you've picked the spot and put down the cash for a high-end fitness room in your palace, it's time to say goodbye to cheapo sweats and get the proper garb. Working out at home doesn't mean...

Bringing It All Back Home

TIME FLIES WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING FUN or not, and one of the first things yanked on a busy day is your workout. But you can reverse that effect with an intelligent invention called the home gym,...

The Performance Lab

1. Put on a heart-rate-monitor strap, then plug a target rate into the TRUE 550ZTX CI TREADMILL before your workout. It'll automatically adjust the speed and grade of the belt to keep...

The Zen Studio

1. The submerged paddle wheel and hardwood construction of the WATERROWER ROWING MACHINE provide a full-body experience that'll make you think you're pulling oars on a river. $995; 800...

No-Tech Options

1. SQUATS Drop drown until your thighs are parallel to the floor; keep arms and torso as close to vertical as possible. 2. LATERAL REED REPS Flex to the right as far as possible without bending...

Basic Training

WEDNESDAY » Cardio: ten minutes, moderate intensity, followed by five minutes of bench step-ups/step-downs; repeat in same order Strength: (1) barbell curls (vary grip...

Basic Training

A PLEASANT SPACE for your home gym is essential. You won't respect your workout or be inspired to exercise at all if the setting is a messy afterthought. And remember: Equipment stashed under...

What Is Fit?

As if all the hype about "natural male enhancement" weren't enough of a challenge to men's self-confidence, a recent study at the University of Central Florida found that ads featuring muscle...

Karen Merrill's Basic Training - Explained

NOTES: Complete three sets of 10-12 reps of every lifting exercise, starting with a light weight. Finish each day's session with five minutes of stretching.MONDAYCardio:...

The Pulse

Power Eating DO increase the amount of protein your body can absorb 600 percent by knocking back a carbohydrate-protein energy drink within 15 minutes of starting a...

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