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The Workout That Builds Muscle Fast

Most guys add more—more load, more sets, more reps. However, I’ve found a better, more efficient solution: clusters.<p>Clusters work best for exercises in the push, pull, and squat families. (Think: bench presses, overhead presses, pullups, rows, back squats, front squats, or lunges.) Choose an …

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

Workouts

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan

1 Servings<p>Pull the eggs off the heat when they still look a little loose; carryover cooking will do the rest.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 teaspoon olive oil<p>3 cups baby spinach<p>1–2 tablespoons grated Parmesan<p>Crushed red pepper flakes<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whisk …

Breakfast

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

The 10 Basic Exercises to Build a Workout

<b></b> The 10 Basic Exercises to Build a WorkoutYou don't need a ton of equipment, fancy machines, or crazy new moves to get in a good workout. In fact, …

Exercise

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

So while you need upper- and lower-body strength to perform all of the moves, you won't be able to make it through this challenge if your core can't keep pace.<p>Here's how it works. Grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and perform 20 reps each of the following exercises without resting: pushup, goblet …

How to lose your gut in 10 days

Yeah, we know: A headline like 'How to lose your gut in 10 days' screams 'bullshit.'But, truth be told, it’s actually quite possible to burn belly …

Weight Loss

The 10,000 Step Workout to Build a Killer Body

If you're looking for a well-rounded workout to suit all of your needs, this is the one. By combining running, sprinting, body weight exercises, and …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

Raspberry Pi

Fitness Expert Says That the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why.

After lifting, I go outside and play catch with a football, Frisbee, or medicine ball. Jogging back and forth while yelling, “I’m open, I’m open” is just fun. Training outside gets you some sunshine, some extra cardio, and makes you feel like an athlete. <br>I also like to mix body-weight exercises …

40-Day Strength Program

In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube.<p>Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It …

Podcast Suggestions for Men: 24 Shows to Make You a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

The humble podcast has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception (at least as we know it now) about 15 years ago. These days, …

15 New Muscle Builders

<b>2. Sculpt bolder shoulders</b><br>Strong, stable shoulders will help you lift more weight in nearly every upper-body exercise. So start each upper-body workout with the band pull-apart, suggests Shon Grosse, P.T., C.S.C.S., owner of Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Fitness in Colmar, Pennsylvania. It …

The Best Podcasts for Long Car Rides | Men's Health

<b>Comedy</b><p><i>The Morning Stream</i><br>This show took the Podcast Awards People’s Choice and Comedy title in 2013, and it’s perfect if you’re tired of your local morning show covering the same boring topics. Let hosts Scott Johnson and Brian Ibbott start your A.M. commute with a healthy dose of entertainment, …

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Here's how it works: Perform 30 seconds of each exercise back-to-back. When you've completed all six exercises, rest for 1 minute. That's 1 cycle. Perform 3 cycles total. Fair warning: The exercises will get progressively more difficult each cycle. Watch the video above to follow along with the …

How to Get a Cardio Workout While You Lift | Men's Health

(If you're looking for an entire program that will melt fat and build muscle, you must try <i>The Get Back in Shape</i> <i>Workout.</i> The DVD program contains six 30-minute, gut-busting routines.)<p>And unlike slow-and-steady running, a cardio workout completed at a furious pace can speed your metabolism for hours …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …