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10 exercises to develop the best pecs in the gym

1. Barbell bench press<p><b>How to do it:</b> Lie on a bench with your eyes in line with the bar. Position your hands slightly-wider-than-shoulder-width apart …

The 8 Worst Things to Do After a Workout

1 of 9<p>Post-Workout Pitfalls<p>In previous articles I have discussed some things you should not do before a workout, and during your actual workout. Now …

Exercise

15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because everything in your life is running smoothly right now doesn’t mean that that’s going to last. You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a loved one.<p>In …

5 Ways to Burn Body Fat Without Cardio

1 of 6<p>Ditch the Conventional Cardio<p>As long as you're not training for an endurance sport, it's more than feasible to replace traditional cardio with …

Exercise

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

Coast Guard

The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

How to Run Faster Every Day

If you're looking for ways to improve your running, either by distance, duration or speed, one of the best ways is by implementing speedwork into …

Eat and exercise according to your blood type

Lately, the word genetics can be found almost daily in the media.<p>Science is proving that the answer for most things lies in your DNA – from gauging …

Top 6 Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

Exercising on a full stomach is generally a bad idea. Bloating, cramping and a general urge to take a nap and digest can derail a workout. But if …

Cancer can be prevented in 13 forms through simple exercise

The secret to preventing 13 types of cancer? It's as simple as a brisk walk or Sunday cycle ride<p><b>Exercise found to lower risk of tumours on liver,</b> …

Cancer

You're Not Overtraining, You're Under-Recovering

“Overtraining” is a buzzword that is tossed around the fitness community. It’s the result of pushing your body past its threshold, and it causes …

5 Training Tips For Bigger Calves

If you’re not doing these things during a calf raise, you’re not maximizing your gains<p>For <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, the calf struggle is real.<p>Men with calves that sit high up on their lower leg—like Gaddour’s do—have trouble making the muscles appear bigger, no matter how much time …

Workouts

Exercising drives down risk for 13 cancers, research shows

In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful<p>cancer-preventive, says new research. Physical activity worked to drive down rates of a broad array of cancers even among smokers, former smokers, and the overweight and obese.<p>But to get those benefits, …

Cancer

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Nutrition

Using exercise to reduce glutamate build-up in the brain

In a new study published today in <i>Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism</i>, scientists from the University of Guelph have found that exercise has …

Aging: What to expect

You know that aging will likely cause you to develop wrinkles and gray hair. But do you know how the aging process will affect your teeth, heart and …

The Diabolical Dumbbell Drop Set | Men's Health

Check out the drop set example in the video above.<p>It uses one movement—the dumbbell press—to hammer your shoulders and chest. You’ll start out in the position you are weakest (overhead), and work your way down to the position you are strongest (flat) so you can go harder for longer.<p>Do the drop set …

Pump Up Your Pecs With 3 Moves | Men's Health

Place your hands on an elevated surface—such a box or bench—with your arms straight and your hands directly below your shoulders.<p>Walk your legs out behind you until you’re in a pushup position. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels.<p>Brace your abdominals—as if you were …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

Workouts

PornHub Just Created a Sexercise Program to Get You 'Fit as F**k'

Almost nobody likes cardio, but pretty much everyone likes sex. So why not put them together?<p>That's the premise behind BangFit, the new and slightly …

Standing Pilates Legwork Exercises for Balance and Posture

Standing Pilates exercises are wonderful for developing balance. They challenge all of the good posture muscles like the abdominals and back …

Yoga

The Best Exercise for Shoulder Strength and Health

<b>What is the best shoulder exercise?</b><p><b>The one-arm press.</b><p>Whether you’re looking for performance through strength or power, or rehabilitation through …

Who Has a Cranky Shoulder? How to Train Around It

<b>Who has a cranky shoulder (or two)?</b> Raise your hand… or don’t if it hurts.<p>Nearly every athlete or lifter who’s trained for more than a couple years …