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The Best Mindset for Your Workout

Four ways to build more brawn by outfoxing your brain

The Brain-Body Connection

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Fatigue might feel as if it begins in your body—aching muscles, waning strength—but research suggests that your mind plays a key role. "Your brain sets the pace so your body doesn't run out of energy," says Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., head of sport studies at the University of Canberra, Australia. It also keeps some energy in reserve. Tap that for greater performance. (Track your progress with this free online fitness tool)

For a challenging workout that will build muscle and blast fat, check out Speed Shred, the new follow-along workout series from Men’s Health.

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