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How to Determine the Correct Load | Men's Health

But finding the perfect weight to complete all of your sets can be problematic. You want a load that will push you, but also one that will leave enough in the tank for you to finish all of your reps with good form.<p>That’s why I use Goldilock’s method. It can help you figure out if a load is too …


What Are Plyometrics? How the Pros Use Plyos

What are plyometrics? <b>Plyometrics in simple terms means jump training.</b> Plyometrics enhance our explosiveness, power, and body control. They teach us …

Average Guy: Vertical Leap

<b>The Test</b><br>Grab a piece of chalk and stand next to a wall. Reach your arm overhead and mark the spot your hand hits with chalk. Next, stand perpendicular to the wall with the chalk in your hand closest to the wall. That’s your starting point. From there, jump as high as you can while reaching your …

Bodyweight Exercise

Why You Love Morning Sex—and How to Get More of It

You also have higher levels of vasopressin, a hormone that helps give you feelings of emotional attachment. Couple that with an erect penis, “and you may feel closer and more attached to your significant other in the morning,” Nelson says.<p>But the groggy woman waking up next to you probably isn’t as …


Build a Seduction Playlist

[[video:32186]]<p><b>1. Begin with Audio Foreplay</b><br>Start with a sexy bass line—just avoid the obvious slow jams. "That's like walking into the room with your pants already at your ankles," says West. Try "What You Won't Do for Love" by Bobby Caldwell.<p><b>2. Give Her Something Familiar</b><br>Cue up a couple of known …

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The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Ready to try it? The circuit works like this: Perform the following exercises in a row, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Complete 5 rounds total.<b><br>1. Dumbbell Chest Press</b><br>Lie on a bench holding a pair of dumbbells with your arms straight above your chest, palms facing forward. …

Suspension Training

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …


The 15-Minute Lower-Body Workout That Will Turn Your Legs to Jelly | Men's Health

Try This Leg Workout<p>Do all five exercises in a circuit for 3 total rounds. During the first round, perform each movement for 30 seconds, resting for 15 seconds before moving on to the next exercise. During the second round, do each movement for 30 seconds, resting for 30 seconds. And during the …


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Is Your Home Gym Making You Sick?

<b>RADON</b><p><b>The threat:</b> This invisible, radioactive gas occurs naturally in the ground when uranium breaks down—a process that takes millennia, Nolen says. It’s also the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.<p>Radon is everywhere. But the real danger exists when large concentrations of the gas …

Home Improvement

5 things to know before getting tatted up

Whether you're rewarding yourself for working hard in the gym or you want to express yourself through body art, committing to a tattoo is a big …

5 abs-friendly cocktails that pack 150 calories or less

Buy a flavored vodka—or infuse your own<p>A good flavored vodka—think wasabi, ginger, or grapefruit—really takes the guesswork out of making a drink, …


Exercise Motivation Tricks

While the researchers aren’t exactly sure why recalling positive memories makes you hit the gym more often, they think it might help boost your self-identity as someone who is in shape and fit, which can motivate you to follow that type of lifestyle, says study author Mathew Biondolillo, a doctoral …


Master the Single-Leg Squat

Master the King of All Lower-Body Exercises<p>Perfect the pistol squat with this step-by-step video<p>Watch this video to learn how to master the single-leg squat! <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour shows you how to progress from a basic wall sit all the way to the incredibly tough pistol squat. You'll learn …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Simple Exercise Upgrade for Six-Pack Abs | Men's Health

Watch this video to learn how to do the elevated bird dog with perfect form. Then try performing this movement in a total-body circuit or as part of your core workout. Do 16 reps on each side.<p>[[video:34681]]


The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Order Your Body Is Your Barbell Today! <b></b><p><b>DIRECTIONS</b><br>Alternate between Workouts A and B three times a week with a day of rest between them. Do the first four body-weight exercises in each workout as a circuit and the last two back-to-back as a superset; see the directions before each group of exercises. …

Bodyweight Exercise

Body-Weight Blitz

The Body-Weight Blitz<p>This challenge works all of your muscles, and you never have to lift a weight—except your own<p>No weights, no nonsense. "You don't need dumbbells, barbells, or machines to prove you're fit," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "When you're on the road or …