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German Volume Training Infographic

Brutally hard, but an effective way to pack on muscles and if you guessed it to be <b>German Volume Training</b>, then you definitely know the methods of …

Your Legs Will Feel Like Rubber After This 2-Move Workout

Every last muscle in your lower body will feel the heat<p>Good luck walking normal after this 2-move explosive workout.<p>It consists of the drop split squat to heel kick and the alternating split squat jump, and works your entire lower body. You don’t even need a weight to make your legs feel like …

The 18-Minute Workout That Hits Every Last Muscle In Your Body

It’s called the Total-Body Muscle Tremor, and it lives up to its name<p>Metabolic resistance training is one of the best ways to get lean—especially if you follow a 50-10 circuit.<p>The Total-Body Muscle Tremor, shown in the video above, does just that. You have 6 movements that work your whole body. …

Tip: Simplify the Deadlift

Everything you need to know about the deadlift in one sentence. Really. Check it out.<p>The deadlift is the most basic, obvious movement in barbell …

Health

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

The 10-Minute Transformation

Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 10• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 10• <b><br>Best For</b>: Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Total body<p>Don’t let this bodyweight workout fool you: “You won’t lift a single weight, but in just 10 minutes you'll work harder and sweat more than most guys do in a half hour,” says Gaddour.<p>Every second is …

How to Add an Inch Of Muscle To Your Arms

This is your call to arms<p>You don’t need to do complicated routines to maximize your gains.<p>Here’s a simple but effective training template that will add an inch of muscle to your arms.<p>Minute 1: Do 8 to 12 reps of a biceps exerciseMinute 2: Do 8 to 12 reps of a triceps exerciseMinute 3: Rest<p>That’s 1 …

The Weightlifting Routine That Helped This Runner Put On 40 Pounds Of Muscle

Ryan Hall is the fastest American-born marathoner. After his retirement, he set his sights on the bulking up<p>When Ryan Hall returned to the Boston Marathon in April to make appearances, all anybody could talk about was his size. Since he announced his retirement from professional running this …

Burn and Firm: CrossFit Circuit Workout

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>Whether you're curious about CrossFit or have already been bitten by this drenched-in-sweat sculptfest, its …

Workouts

Tip: Do Reverse Incline Hammer Curls

This biceps exercise builds muscle 4 different ways. Try it if your arm growth has stagnated.<p>Fact: If your upper arm development has stagnated, then …

The Bulgarian Split Squat Burner

This one-move workout will make your quads, glutes, and abs scream<p>The Bulgarian split squat is one of the toughest lower-body exercises. It can also be one of the more difficult abs exercises you’ll ever do, too. Just pick up a dumbbell and follow the routine shown in the video above.<p>(For more …

The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

The Dead-Stop Workout

Put on the brakes to accelerate your gains<p>One of the fastest ways to increase your gains: Stop.<p>Adding a dead stop to an exercise eliminates the stretch reflex, or the rubber-band-like tendency of your muscles and connective tissues that helps power you through movements, explains <i>Men’s Health</i> …

The Pushup Workout From Hell

Your pecs will feel as if they’re about to pop out of your shirt by the time you’re done this one-move workout<p>This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s because it uses varying tempos to cumulatively challenge the same muscle groups, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

How Your BMI Affects Your Brain Size

If your BMI is higher than THIS number, your brain may actually be shrinking at a faster rate. Here’s how to stop it<p>Extra pounds can actually shrink your brain: For every two units your BMI (body mass index) exceeds 25, your left hippocampus shrinks by nearly 1 percent.<p>Brain diseases like …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

How to Get Six Pack Abs without Ab Exercises

Take any person who works out and chances are one of their main goals is to shed the belly fat and define six pack muscles. To do that, we have a lot …

Top 7 Best Workout Techniques for Bigger Muscle Growth

For muscles to grow, you have to stimulate them enough to break them which leads to growth during recovery. You can do that by increasing workout …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Before you step out on the road or trail, build power and strength in your hip flexors, quads, and glutes with these exercises<p>Want to kick asphalt? Then you need these runner’s lunges and stepups in your gym routine.<p>“They not only improve running mechanics, but they strengthen your hip flexors, …

Complete Workout for Big Chest and Front Delt Muscle Definition

In this workout we will train your chest and front (anterior) deltoid muscles. As usual, we train for strength and keep the intensity high, so this …

Complete Back Workout for Bigger Back Muscles and Strength

Here’s a complete workout for your back if you want stronger and bigger back muscles. It consists only of a few but very effective exercises and some …

The Up-Down Might Be the Simplest Metabolic Exercise You Ever Do

It’s simple, but not easy. Do it today to burn belly fat, improve conditioning, and strengthen your entire body<p>Here’s an exercise you can do right now. It’s called an up-down, and you just go from kneeling to standing to kneeling again. Continue to repeat.<p>It’s extremely simple, but it comes with a …

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

If it’s a flat belly, a better all-around diet, and a stronger heart you’re after this year, we’ve got you covered. But if you’ve got an even bigger …

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout

These high-intensity interval workouts are popular in gyms around the world. Here’s how you can use them at home to shrink your belly<p>Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after Japanese …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

39 Butt-Building Exercises to Try during Leg Day

How many of these have you done before?<p>If you were to name as many glutes exercises as possible in a couple minutes, how many would you get? Maybe 10 or 15 or even 20?<p>But what about 39?<p>That’s how many are shown in this 2-minute video from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the …