By Andrew Heffernan

- Workouts -

End the Year Strong

Crank out your first pull-up. Do a handstand pushup. Jump higher than you thought possible. Here are three kick-butt exercise programs that will help you pull off a fitness victory before the year ends.

- Fitness Tips -

The Web of Life

Just beneath your skin lies a complex network of connective tissue called fascia. It helps you move well, stand straight and play hard. Keeping it healthy might be one of the fastest — and most overlooked — ways to improve your health and fitness.

Yin-Yang Fitness: The Best of Both Worlds

Many fitness enthusiasts and athletes are now blending Eastern and Western exercise techniques for better results, including mind-body health. Find out why this fusion works so well — and how you can create a harmonious fitness mix for yourself.

Resistance Is Not Futile

Conventional stretching nets you conventional results. Resistance stretching (the secret weapon of Olympic athletes) can make you more flexible — and stronger! — in a hurry.

The Right Timing

Fat loss? Muscle gain? A little extra bat speed at your next softball game? Reach the fitness goal of your choice by speeding up—or slowing down—the tempo of your lifts.

Core Essentials

These days, nearly everyone at the gym seems to have embarked on a “core-training” regimen of some kind. But what exactly does that mean? (Hint: It’s not about abdominal crunches.)