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The bicycle maneuver is a famously efficient abdominal exercise--pumping your legs while rotating your torso works the obliques and your entire six-pack. This Swiss-ball variation from Scott Rankin, C.S.C.S., is even more challenging.

Lie on your back on a Swiss ball, with your knees bent at 90 degrees, your feet flat, and your hands behind your ears. Keeping your right foot planted, lift your left foot off the floor and bring it toward you as you curl your torso up and to the left so your right elbow meets your left knee. Do 12 repetitions. Then plant your left foot on the floor and curl toward your right knee for another 12 reps.


Mon. Nov 28, 8:00pm

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you know, since reading the community section on this site, i've found that men's health is a really good source for good workout tips.

i bought the mag the other day to make sure, and it's true! there are all sort of healthy tips. why aren't there any good mags like this for girls? allure and self give you tips, but nothing like men's health.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 12:45 PM

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I know! I love men's health and steal it before my boyfriend even has a chance to see it. And it's funny. I feel like they are talking to me. I would LOVE a men's health style mag for us.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 1:07 PM

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what do you guys think of shape? i have a friend who likes it, and i'm curious.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 2:25 PM

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i think shape's ok, but not great. it's still too flluffy somehow. men's health just gets to the bottom line faster.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 5:22 PM

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Several years ago I used to read Fitness and loved it. Do they still publish it?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 5:37 PM

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Women's Health

I heard very recently that the same publisher's of Men's Health are going to start producing Women's keep an eye out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 5:14 PM

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Ten years ago Shape was GREAT! Used to have stuff like "my favorite workout," pages and pages of exercises, and some real reporting. Now it's all about which lipstick to wear and puff paragraphs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 5:35 PM

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I like shape's website. It puts all their workouts from the magazine out there online. Good place to go if you hit a plateau and want to change things up a bit.

I wonder if Men's Health has a decent website?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 5:54 PM

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Fitness is alive and well!

I find it to be very good, useful and motivational.

However I have never read Men's Health, so cannot compare. I find Shape to be more than a little 'fluffy' as a previous poster put it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 1:48 PM

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Fitness Mag

I really enjoy fitness magazine. My temptation used to be Cosmo, but now its Fitness. I highly recommend it!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 7:38 PM

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