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Basic Weight Training Program - Quiet Corner

The Basic Weight Training Program is not just for beginners: you should use it if you want a formalized and precise program following casual …

The Timeless workout program: 5 routines where old school and new school collide

james michelfelder<p>james michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45-60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timelesswas inspired by old-school bodybuilding. Benching, deadlifting, …

10 Secrets to the Perfect Pushup

We break down this staple exercise inch by inch so you can perform at your peak

The best dumbbell-only routine to build a colossal chest

James Michelfelder<p>James Michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We love the barbell bench press as much as you do, but just because you’ve …

Workouts

The Only Type of Cardio That Gets You Jacked

It actually exists: a cardio workout that lifters will love<p>There is cardio.<p>And then there’s High-Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)—aerobic workouts sent from lifters’ heaven.<p>HICT is essentially a slow aerobic session, so your heart rate will never go above 150 beats per minute. You’ll do one …

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

The secret corners of Spain: readers' tips

This week's winning tip<p>Dining out on a sardine tale<p>The houses on the Cantabrian coast seemed built only to accommodate women. Looking seaward, the square bays of the first-floor frontages were where the wives of fishermen historically watched for their return, as the unpredictable Atlantic weather …

The Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Dessert That Helps You Sleep Better

Don’t fear the bedtime snack. Dessert is good for you if you do it right<p>Next time you get a hankering for sweets at bedtime, whip up this peanut butter protein bomb from <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition advisor Michael Roussell, Ph.D.<p>It’s packed with casein, a protein found in dairy products. Casein contains …

The Ectomorph Workout Program: Building Muscle for the 'Skinny Guy'

When it's game time, are you usually the last one picked? Are you often referred to as the "skinny guy?" Can you eat massive amounts of food and …

Nutrition

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

Build Your Chest and Back with Just One Dumbbell

This simple workout takes only 20 minutes, but it yields big results<p>This upper-body workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour is incredibly simple and ridiculously effective.<p>All you need is one dumbbell and 20 minutes.<p>You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on …

Top 7 Dumbbells Only Exercises for Massive Legs

You don’t need a barbell or a leg press machine to do a heavy and intense leg workout, and if you have a pair of dumbbells, that’s all you need to …

Boring But Big Chest Routine

Straight Up ChestPowerlifter and creator of the famed 5/3/1 program Jim Wendler popularized the term “Boring But Big” to describe his protocol of …

3 Circuit Workouts to Prepare You for Hiking Season

With the winter season almost behind us, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer hiking and backpacking adventures. Whether you’re …

The Leg Day Workout For Guys Who Hate Leg Day

Build a bigger, stronger lower body without doing a single back squat<p>Can you get a great leg workout without doing back squats?<p>Absolutely, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Research shows that Bulgarian split squats are just as effective at building muscle and strength in your lower …

Complete Dumbbells Only Workout for Bigger and Stronger Chest

You can get any workout done with using only the equipment you’ve got or even no equipment at all. If you’ve got access to a gym, you’ve got …

The 4-Week Dumbbell Workout Plan To Build Muscle At Home

Give a man a pair of dumbbells and he can change, if not the world, then at least his entire body. As long as you also give that man this four-week, …

Top 10 national parks in Spain

Spain’s national parks showcase the country’s amazing diversity, from snow-capped mountains to volcanic semi-deserts and stunning archipelagos. This year marks the centenary of their founding<p>Nudging the French border is Spain’s joint oldest national park (created in 1918 with Picos de Europa, see …

National Parks

The Ultimate No Gym Workout

A big part of the training in our 10 week Amateur To Athlete experiment have been bodyweight exercises, from classic press-ups and their many …

Workouts

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

Why Hammer Curls Build Bigger Arms

Hammer Curls draw their name from the hammer-handle-like grip you have on the dumbbell when you perform them, but the label suits the exercise in …

Workouts

The Life of Pablo Playlist: 15 Albums to Try If You Like Kanye’s New Record

Kanye West has spent his solo career folding disparate sounds together. His greatest talent has always been his ability to combine outside elements …

5 Best Shoulder Exercises to Hit All 3 Deltoid Muscle Heads and Build Huge Shoulders

To build big shoulder muscles we need to hit all 3 deltoid heads, the front, the side and the rear deltoids. A complete shoulder workout will do that …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Before you step out on the road or trail, build power and strength in your hip flexors, quads, and glutes with these exercises<p>Want to kick asphalt? Then you need these runner’s lunges and stepups in your gym routine.<p>“They not only improve running mechanics, but they strengthen your hip flexors, …

3 Exercise Essentials You Can't Turn Your Back On

<i>by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS</i><p>In my experience as a trainer, I've noticed that people tend to overwork the muscles that they can see in the mirror--the chest, abs, arms, and quads.<p>These muscles usually get the most attention in a self-designed exercise routine, while your upper, mid, and low …

The Only 5 Ab Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photos: Getty)</i><p>Take a look around your gym: There's no end to the array of abs exercises that guys are churning out. Their bodies are contorted. Their foreheads are drenched. But their abs? Meh.<p>See, when it really comes down to it, all you really need are five staple …

The Complete 4-Week Beginner's Workout Program

In the realm of fitness, three-month workout programs dominate the landscape. You’ve even seen plenty of them in our magazine over the years. Are …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches, incredible food and that worlds-away feeling. But they can also be a little, well, crowded. Here's where to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast's …

The perfect workout to improve form, build muscle, and boost mobility

Christopher Kimmel/Getty Images<p>Christopher Kimmel/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Talk to enough big, strong guys with admirable …

Muscle