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This Bodyweight Workout Proves You Don’t Need Weights to Build Bigger Quads | Men’s Health

The goal here is cumulative volume. As the workout progresses, you'll have to perform more reps with less rest. As the work-rest-ratio shortens and the total amount of reps increases, you will feel a leg pump that parallels any heavy lifting session—with way less impact on your joints.<p><b>Here's what</b> …

5 myths about cardio that you need to stop believing

The cardio deck — made up of treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes — is a go-to for those getting started in their fitness journeys, and it's a comfortable modality for the seasoned gym-goer as well.<p>Cardio is a pillar of exercise that has a reputation for improving heart health, …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Psychology

Tip: How to Train for Brain Gains

Can you build muscle as well as brain power? Yep. Here's the type of training that has the most neuroprotective effects.<p>Metabolic Stress for Muscle & …

Getting Ripped vs. Getting Strong | The Art of Manliness

When most dudes have the come-to-Jesus moment that they need to start exercising and eating right, their primary motivation is usually to look good, …

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

This Simple 4-Move Workout Is Your Ticket To GAINZville | Men's Health

This circuit is different. It’s not a race, and the ultimate goal is perfect form.<p>By cranking out a total of 165 reps of three heavy, compound barbell lifts—and 55 pullups—that hit your upper body in different planes of movement, you elicit both muscle growth <i>and</i> fat loss. It’s a true beast maker. …

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

9 Experts Drop Their Most Effective Tips<p>The Question<p>What's the single best way to build chest?<p>Michael Warren – Strength Coach and Performance …

Muscle

Dr. Mark Hyman: 4 Food Myths That Drive Me Nuts

Since the release of my book <i>Eat Fat, Get Thin</i>, I've noticed fierce debates on social media and other news sources about things like calorie counting, …

Nutrition

Tip: Do This BEFORE You Curl

Use the first-tension principle to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how.<p>Recruit and Contract<p>If you want to build your biceps, you must improve …

6 Muscle-Building Myths: Debunked!

Stop Believing These Bodybuilding Lies<p>Still falling for this stuff? That's okay. Most of us did at one point or another. Here's what's actually going …

Exercise

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes

Coaching Tip: The Importance of Journaling

<b>At my gym, CrossFit Los Angeles, we require all of our students keep a workout journal.</b> In their journal they write down in detail their warm-up …

The Best Research on Body Fat, Losing Fat, and Eating Fat

<b>If I see an article on the Internet or in paper publication worth reading, I take notes of the gist of the article and secure its reference.</b> If it …

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Blame it on all the time you spend doing computer work, driving, lifting babies, or scrolling through your Instagram feed on your phone: All of these activities (and more!) contribute to the rounding forward of your shoulders, creating tight muscles that cause a telltale "hunch." The good news? …

Muscle

Simple Exercises To Relieve Your Lower Back Pain Every Day

You don't have to struggle with lower back pain. Here are 6 exercises you can try to relieve you of your back pain.

Yoga

2 Daily Priorities That All Successful Leaders Never Ignore

Great leadership requires stamina, grit, focus, and discipline. Are you doing what you need to be your best?<p>A CEO client is over-extended, has too many priorities to juggle, and is simultaneously hyper-stressed and hyper-exhausted. Actually this describes many of my clients. Does this sound like …

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

Failing to meet someone's gaze could send not-so-flattering messages about who you are and what you're capable of.<p>What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Science suggests that frequently repeating a lie creates “the illusion of truth”

The techniques of propagandists work for good reason. Studies show that the more often we hear a statement, the more likely we are to believe it is true—regardless of the underlying facts.<p>Tom Stafford, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Sheffield and author of <i>For</i> …

Psychology

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

The psychology of insiders and outsiders can explain why we have such a hard time agreeing on reality

On Oct. 19, an estimated 70 million Americans tuned in for the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In theory, voters watching the debates should experience a common version of reality: everyone is hearing the same words, spoken by the same people. Whereas the <i>New York</i> …

Psychology

Surprise: Good Communication Does Not Result In A Better Relationship

Couples often ask for advice about for how they can improve their communication. "If we could just find better ways to communicate with each other," they say, "we would have a much better relationship." So they seek couples therapy, they go to workshops for learning new relationship "skills;" and …

Forget Multi-Tasking – It's All About Mono-tasking, Say Stanford Researchers

We know multi-tasking is bad for us: we just can’t stop doing it.<p>No matter how many times we hear that multitasking causes heightened mental stress, …

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Learning

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

This Is What Musical Notes Actually Look Like - Facts So Romantic

A few months ago, I sat poolside with friends in Palm Springs. Amid the quiet desert sublime, we reminisced about all the live music we’ve …

David Bowie

Forget Plan B -- Science Says You Should Be All In

Most of us would agree that it’s always wise to have a backup plan. Events never unfold exactly as expected, and it makes sense to prepare for contingencies.<p>But, a new study shows something that may surprise you:<p>Just thinking about your backup plan reduces your chance for success.<p>Scientists at …

Entrepreneurship

A strategy for “convergence” research to transform biomedicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

What if lost limbs could be regrown? Cancers detected early with blood or urine tests, instead of invasive biopsies? Drugs delivered via …

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful children, how to interact with their kids in this dynamic landscape of advanced technological discovery, and so on. But …

Parenting