Strength

10-Minute Fitness

Some days hey, some years there's just no time for any exercise beyond your regular run or ride. Or maybe you just hate the gym. Either way, skipping strength-and-conditioning work altogether...

Fast Fitness: Squat Press with Dumbbells

TARGETS: quads, glutes, upper body, core Hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders in press position. The weight should depend on your fitness level, but five to 15 pounds is probably...

Fast Fitness: Dumbbell Bent-Over Row

TARGETS: entire back, arms Holding a light pair of dumbbells, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend over so your torso is parallel with the floor. Keep knees slightly bent and...

Fast Fitness: Hindu Push-Up

TARGETS: shoulders, chest, triceps Place your feet (shoulder width or wider) and palms on the floor in a downward-facing-dog yoga pose. In one fluid movement, drop down into push-up...

Fast Fitness: Reverse Crunch

TARGETS: core Lie on your back in traditional crunch position: knees bent, feet flat on the ground. Slowly bring your knees to your chest without lifting your shoulders off the ground....

The Abs Diet

DAVID ZINCZENKO AND TED SPIKER...

Get Out of Your Rut

Every year, it's the same dream. In the weeks before ski season, I spend my nights floating down infinite powder runs, accelerating effortlessly through arced turns until I'm flying off knolls...

Mapping Your Workouts

Got the moves down? Here's how to put them all together in a six-week program that will deliver results. Do one set of each exercise, following the recommended number of reps below. For...

Step 1: Skip the Gym

In high school, I lifted weights at a meat locker of a gym in the X: the run-down, tattoo-parlor-and-dollar-movie section of Springfield, Massachusetts. The gym, Big Daddy's, had recently...

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