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Tip: A Better Way to RDL

This dead-stop, pinned variation of the Romanian deadlift is easier on your back, keeps your form in check, and nails your glutes.<p>Romanian deadlifts …

Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet

Here's a 12-minute circuit to get you started<p>Winter wants you to fail. It’s cold, it’s dark, there are cookies everywhere. And thanks to those well-intentioned resolutions, there are now goals to fall short of. Reports indicate that as many as 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions—many of them being …

CrissCross

3 Day Split + Full Body Fridays: 4 Day Workout Program to Build Muscle

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Advanced<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout30-45 …

The Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout You Should Add to Your Routine

Except for running, there’s no cardio workout with equipment more minimal than jumping rope. It’s affordable, too—even high-end ones will set you …

Blast Your Biceps With Two Simple Moves

You don't even need to leave your house to do it<p>Looking for new exercises to incorporate into arm day? We've got you covered.<p>This workout from trainer Andy Speer, creator of <i>Men's Health</i> Anarchy Arms—which is designed to blast your biceps and triceps—will have your muscles working overtime.<p>First, do …

Workouts

I tried the ketogenic diet for 30 days. Here's what happened

When patients kept asking this dietitian about the ketogenic diet, she tried it for a month to see how she would feel.<p>As a dietitian, my patients ask about a wide variety of diets. One plan has dominated the inquiries lately: the ketogenic diet. Since I’ve never put a patient on a diet I haven’t …

The Classic Iron Workout Program: Strengthen your back squat and bench press on day 8

<b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>By this point in The Classic Iron Workout Program, you should be no stranger to squats and bench presses. To make …

Workouts

Short on Time? This Workout Only Takes 20 Minutes

But that doesn't mean it's not intense<p>"If you only have 20 minutes to do a workout, this is your go-to choice," says trainer Bobby Maximus, author of <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, which is designed to help you build serious muscle and burn fat. "The beauty of this workout is it's never really the …

Workouts

The 8 Best No-Equipment Moves to Get Stronger

When it comes to no-equipment exercises, it’s best to subscribe to the Navy’s KISS principle—Keep it simple, stupid. Straightforward, compound moves …

The 5-day Upper-body Pump Challenge: Build mass in your back and biceps on day 2

<b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Whether you're feeling like your upper-body strength is lacking, or you're just looking to stack on some lean …

Workouts

The Ultimate Upper Body

Download this all-new, cutting-edge 12-week program from <i>Men’s Health</i> adviser and top trainer Ben Bruno to:<p>CHISEL YOUR CHEST!<p>Train every muscle fiber from multiple angles with novel techniques like the “dumbbell squeeze press.”<p>SUPERSIZE YOUR BACK!<p>Blast your upper back and lats in every session, for …

3 high-intensity workouts to shred your gut fast

South_agency / Getty<p>South_agency / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When you put a time constraint on your workout, you work more …

If You Want to Lift and Sculpt Your Booty, Do This 10-Move Workout

This booty-shaping workout involves 10 of the best basic yet effective bum-blasting moves. Some involve dumbbells to add resistance, while others are …

Workouts

The 3 Moves You Need for a Bulletproof Core

When you think of your core muscles — the muscles spanning between your hips and shoulders, especially your abdominals, and spinal erectors — you …

Exercise

The Core-Shredding Abs Exercise You’re Probably Not Doing

And if you are, you’re most likely doing it wrong<p>The key move that gymnasts do to forge a rock-solid core isn’t the situp, crunch, or even the plank. In fact, it’s a move you might not have ever seen in the gym.<p>The hollow hold is one of the first movements that gymnasts learn. It’s a simple yet …

Workouts

The Specifics: 5 unique exercises for a bigger, more powerful chest

Let's get one thing straight: Your one-rep max on the bench is no good here.<p>We're going in a different direction, but trust us, it's going to bring …

Today's Workout 42: The dumbbell-only circuit to build total-body mass

You don't (always) need to lift heavy to gain mass and definition—and this simple, dumbbell-only routine is proof of that.<p>Grow your biceps, triceps, …

This CrossFit-Inspired Workout Is All About the Number 20

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard …

Workouts

Today's Workout 38: The dumbbell-only circuit for a total-body shred

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If you're looking to put your usual muscle-building routine into overdrive—and want to see some serious …

Stretch For More Effective Lifts

Supple muscles are crucial to making the most of your workouts.<p>One of the most important keys to building a strong and muscular physique is maintaining healthy, flexible, and supple muscles. Muscular balance creates greater access and therefore greater development to the muscle belly, says Jen …

Muscle

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

If you've tried kale in smoothies before but weren't a fan of the earthy flavor, you've got to give this creamy recipe a try. The pineapple not only helps prevent belly bloat, but its strong tangy flavor helps hide the bitterness of the kale.<p>This 350-calorie smoothie not only tastes great, but it …

Healthy Eating

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #5: The bodyweight circuit to drop pounds

Steer Media<p>Steer Media<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Put your body fat on notice—it's about to meet its match.<p>This no-nonsene, no-weight …

​This Workout Will Serve Up A Major Dose of Muscle From Head to Toe

Turn your body into a powerhouse with this barbell and plate workout<p>This workout, by Ashley Horner, owner of American Sled Dogs, combines three strength moves that will turn your body into a powerhouse and build a lower body of steel.<p>The barbell heavy squat not only builds massive legs and glutes, …

Workouts

This Boxing Workout Will Get You in the Best Shape of Your Life

Round 3: Jump Rope<p>"The more efficiently the heart works as a pump, the better the cardiovascular fitness," says Foster. "There's no better way to …

The CrossFit-bodybuilding hybrid training program to build a better body

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and …