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How to Perform the Dumbbell Pullover | Men's Health

Slow that movement down as Gaddour demonstrates in the video above to spur even more growth.<p>Do 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 15 reps to round out your back training.<p>“You’re going to get a little muscle soreness the next day,” he says, “but that’s the precursor to gains.”

9 Signs Your Relationship Will Survive | Men's Health

9 Ways Experts Can Tell If Your Relationship Is Going to Survive<p>Here’s how to tell the difference between a rough patch and a doomed relationship<p>Shutterstock<p>Every couple argues, has dry spells, and hits a rough patch sooner or later. If you’re in the middle of one right now, you might be wondering: …

Improve Your Quad Health and Flexibility With This Mobility Drill | Men's Health

In the video above, watch as Kelly Starrett, author of <i>Becoming a Supple Leopard</i> and creator of MobilityWOD.com, demonstrates how to perform the monkey bars of death using a squat rack and barbell.<p>Give it a try after your next workout or even on a recovery day.<p>It’s 10 minutes that will pay you back …

3 Drills That Strengthen Your Hip Flexors | Men's Health

And it’s a problem, because the weakness limits how deep you can squat and lunge, and even screws up your running technique, ultimately hindering your overall performance, Gaddour says.<p>In the video above, Gaddour demonstrates three drills that will strengthen your psoas. Perform 5 to 10 reps on …

Prisoner Workout: Bodyweight Workouts | The Art of Manliness

Besides a few brief stints of freedom, notorious British criminal and troublemaker Charles Salvador (better known as Charles Bronson) has been …

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What to Do in a Power Outage | The Art of Manliness

About a month ago, our household lost power in the middle of the night for a few hours. We could tell because we woke up extremely warm – the A/C had …

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The Best Exercise For Your Calves | Men's Health

Do the exercise with just your bodyweight for sets of 15 to 20 reps at a time.<p>To make it harder, load up the exercise with a weight belt or an enthusiastic workout partner. (That second option is not for the faint of heart—watch the video to the end to see what we mean.)<p>Another (less awkward) way …

The 4-Move Workout That Chisels Your Abs and Strengthens Your Lats | Men's Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform each move in the following order with little to no rest between exercises.<p>1. Hollow-body pullup, max reps. Then immediately perform an iso-hold drop set (top, middle, bottom)<br>2. Eccentric barbell abs rollout, 5 reps<br>3. Eccentric dumbbell pullover, 15 reps<br>4. Hollow-body hold, as …

Instafit: 6-Move Lat Workout | Men's Health

This 6-move back attack uses a variety of grips and pulling angles to challenge your lats from all directions. And don’t be turned off by the “assisted” versions. They allow for more reps, extended time under tension, and better form and technique.<p>Here’s how to do it: Do the following exercises in …

Instafit: How to Hit Your Upper, Mid, and Lower Pecs | Men's Health

<b>Directions:</b> Do each part of this workout for 1 to 2 rounds, resting 2 minutes between rounds. Once you’ve completed a part, move on to the next one until you’ve completed all 3 parts.<p><b>Part 1: incline bench</b><br>1. Incline eccentric fly, 8 to 12 reps<br>2. Incline press, 8 to 12 reps<br>3. Feet-elevated pushup, …

InstaFit: The Bar and Band Arm Blaster | Men's Health

Try it today with this bar and band arm blaster.<p>You’ll start with a dead weight superset for your biceps and triceps using an EZ-bar curl bar and a slow eccentric—lowering—tempo. The heavy weight and slow tempo creates the perfect combo of mechanical tension (or muscle force) and muscle damage to …

Instafit: The Shoulder Workout From Hell | Men's Health

<b>Here’s how it works:</b> Perform the first group of 4 single-arm movements with the weight in your right hand. Rest as little as possible. Once you finish the fourth exercise, rest 30 to 60 seconds. Then switch hands and repeat. That’s 1 round. Do 2 to 3 total.<p>After you finish first grouping, move on …

Instafit: Triple Squat Stack | Men's Health

You’ll hold the dumbbells in front of your shoulders the entire time. This weight location not only forces your core and shoulders to work the entire time, but it also keeps your trunk in a more upright position for more quad stress and less spine stress.<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform each move for a minute …

Use a virtual private network for real peace of mind [Deals]

Getting online can be scary business, with data thieves, hackers, even the government’s snooping eye always looming. One of the best ways to stay secure and anonymous while browsing is via a virtual private network, or VPN, which creates a secured digital tunnel between you and your web activity. …

What is a VPN - Gary explains

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a term you may have heard, especially in the context of privacy, as well as geolocation. But what is it? What can a VPN do for you. Let’s take a look.<p>When you connect to the Internet from home you are probably using a service from your local …

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The 16 Best Stretches For Men | Men's Health

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do<p>These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, …

The 5 Worst Sex Positions Ever | Men's Health

Men have long relied on standard moves like missionary because they’re easy, efficient, and feel great—but as it turns out, women have quietly been cursing them the whole time.<p>To pinpoint the source of female frustration, we consulted with top experts to uncover why your five favorite positions …

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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The Triple Core Crush Workout | Men's Health

Designed by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, the bodyweight circuit—which consists of plank jumps, oblique dips, and tricycles—hits your core from every single angle.<p>You’ll work your shoulders, hip flexors, lower back, obliques, and—the muscles every guy cares about—the rectus abdominis, …

5 Workouts for When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out | Men's Health

So I did my two remaining warmup sets, and then moved onto some speed and technique work at about 70-to-80 percent of my 1-rep max (RM), doing six sets of two reps.<p>Next I did some light higher-rep accessory work and finished with 30-minutes of non-stop alternating stepups. Then I called it a …

4 Bodyweight Lunge Variations | Men's Health

We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting move in your arsenal. It probably gets tossed aside to make more room for running or the Bulgarian split squat or the back squat or the deadlift.<p>But that’s a mistake, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Weight-free lunge …

7 Personal Finance Tips For Your 30s | The Art of Manliness

A few months ago we published a post on 11 personal finance goals for your 20s. Today we take a look at 7 personal finance goals for your 30s. While …

Build a Powerful Chest with This 3-Exercise Complex | Men's Health

It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, and the dumbbell incline fly. Each move challenges your pecs in a different way so you can reach maximum chest development, he says.<p>And since you start with the hardest exercise (the dip) and work your way down to the easiest (the …

How to Start a Fire in the Rain | The Art of Manliness

Knowing how to start a fire is one thing; knowing how to do it in the rain is a whole other. Whether you’re a frequent camper, or an avid hiker, it’s …

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The 13 Best Boots for Fall | Men's Health

The 17 Best Boots for Fall<p>These timeless picks will pay for themselves<p>Here’s the scenario: You’re assembled the perfect outfit. You’ve got a impeccably tailored suit, a tie that’s sleek and sophisticated, and maybe one of these 6 Top Style Accessories for Men. And then you finish the look with ... …

10 Ways to Care for Your Shoes | Men's Health

How to Make Your Shoes Last Forever<p>Every type of shoe—from sneakers to brogues—requires special attention. With these tips, your kicks may outlast you<p>Shutterstock<p>Not all shoes are created equal. You can’t treat a canvas sneaker the same way you would a leather brogue. But each type needs the same …

2 Pushup Workouts That Hit Every Muscle in Your Core

Your shoulders, chest, arms, and abs won’t know what hit them<p>There are more ways to do pushups than just about any other exercise, which means your mind and muscles will never get bored.<p>But if you need some inspiration for your arsenal, check out these two up-and-down pushup workouts from <i>Men’s</i> …

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The Workout That Will Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat | Men's Health

Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band for the curl and a kettlebell for the kickback.<p>The reason: Muscles adapt quickly to exercise, so even the smallest tweak to a movement—like switching the implement—can accelerate growth and build strength throughout your arms, says …

2 Exercises That Build Stronger, Bigger Legs | Men's Health

The single-leg box squat and the stepup can help you fill out your favorite pair of jeans, fire up your metabolic engine, improve your athleticism, protect your lower back, and bullet proof your knees, he says.<p>And there are even more benefits if you do them eccentrically.<p>The eccentric …

How to Cook Eggs | The Art of Manliness

In my opinion, eggs are one of your best resources in the morning. Full of quality protein, virtually carb-free, and packed with vitamins and …