Butt-building exercises shouldn’t be reserved for women in bikinis. “Your glutes are one of your body’s largest and most powerful muscle groups,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator ofMen’s Health StreamFIT. “Targeting them makes you stronger in every other lower-body exercise you do and activates one of your top calorie burners.”
You know that friend who always asks about your workout routine—then proceeds to tell you that she did the exact same thing faster or longer? As annoying as that can be, she might actually be helping you out—a recent study finds that people who are told that others performed a workout better push themselves harder than those who don’t experience any peer pressure.
Source: Corbis Images You might not have a full hour available for an indoor-cycling class, but there’s no reason you can’t get a great workout with this often-overlooked machine. When there’s a line out the door for ellipticals and treadmills at lunch,
Even though some of you may be tired of me saying this, it needs saying. I say this a lot because it’s important: you need to walk more. In fact, if there’s one New Year’s resolution I think everyone should make, it would be to walk more.