Health & Fitness : Muscle

Why Your Abs Aren’t All That … Yet

You do a decent amount of abs work, so where is that six-pack? We tell you what you’re doing wrong -- and how to do it right. More

What Comes First: Build Muscle or Shed Fat?

Sure you want both. But you can't do it all at once. We tell you which method makes sense for your physique now, and how to get there. More

7 Lessons Learned As a Trainer

If you're still doing crunches and straight sets, it's time to overhaul your workout regime, says MLT's fitness expert, Ethan Boldt. More

12 Minutes to Explosive Strength

If you want to excel as an athlete -- and sculpt your body -- you've got to develop your fast-twitch muscle fibers. We asked NBA trainer Rob McClanaghan how to do it. More

Get a Jump on Your Fitness with Plyometrics

Want to be quicker, more explosive, stronger, and more balanced? Here's a plyometrics program that will get you there. More

Plan to Ski or Snowboard? Strengthen up Now!

Get physically prepared to hit the slopes by doing this winter-sports workout now, and be ready to rip it up when those first flakes fall. More

Winning Water-sport Workouts

Want to be the best surfer, boogie boarder, windsurfer or water skier out there? Try these three easy strength- and endurance-building workouts. More

Get Strong With Olympic Lifts

Looking to achieve tremendous gains in strength, speed and agility … like an Olympian? Try Olympic lifts, weight training techniques sure to chisel you into a gym warrior. More

The Ready-for-anything Workout

Want to be fit enough to conquer Tibet’s highest mountains? Or maybe “just” pass a fireman’s fitness test? All you have to do is master this exercise regimen. More

Go From Stick to Thick

It's tough to bulk up. But even “hard gainers” can add muscle if they follow these crucial tips. More