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How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …

The Dumbbell Exercise Every Man Should Do On Chest Day

Pump up your pecs with these twists on an old-school move<p>Don’t settle for your run-of-the-mill dumbbell chest press. Mix things up for greater gains.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour likes to alternate arms, change the starting position, or switch up grips to build more muscle across your …

The Dumbbell Density Doomsday Workout

You don’t know what tough actually feels like until you try the Dumbbell Density Doomsday from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>When it comes to fat loss, you’ve probably heard a lot about intensity.<p>But density—intensity’s evil cousin—will help you maximize your results.<p>Density describes how much …

This Exercise Will Make Your Legs Stronger, Your Arms Bigger, and Your Belly Smaller

What more could a guy want?<p>You <i>could</i> just stand there admiring your biceps as you do curls.<p>But if you want to simultaneously burn fat and build lower-body strength while you pump up your arms, try this explosive total-body exercise, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.<p>Between reps …

The Workout That Makes “Easy” Moves Feel Like Death

Follow along to this thermogenic tempo training workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>One of the best ways to accelerate your gains is to decrease your rep speed.<p>Lifting and lowering at a slower pace keeps your muscles under tension for more time, which sparks new growth, fortifies your …

How to Do the Zottman Curl

And your forearms into firearms<p>If you’re looking for a quick arm pump, look no further than the classic Zottman curl.<p>By rotating from an underhand grip to an overhand grip in the middle of the curl, you’ll target the three major muscles that make up your biceps—the biceps brachia, brachialis, and …

The Jump Rope Workout That Challenges Your Calves, Cardio, and Coordination

Grab a stopwatch and get to work<p>This jump rope countdown workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour isn’t complicated or tough. But it will challenge your calves, cardio, and coordination, while boosting your metabolism and improving your bone density at the same time.<p>Plus, it’s fun as …

6 Ways You Completely Ruin Everything Good About Coffee

These mistakes defeat the purpose of your mid-morning brew<p>It seems as though coffee is kind of magical.<p>A slew of research links it to everything from a reduced risk of dementia to revving your metabolism. Then there’s the essential energy boost it provides when we need it most.<p>So what’s the catch? …

Why Delaying Your Retirement May Cut Your Risk Of Death By 11 Percent

The extra cash flow is nice, but this perk is even better. Here’s the age researchers say to retire<p>The golf course can wait: Delaying retirement may help you live longer, suggests new research from Oregon State University.<p>In the study, people who retired at age 66 were 11 percent less likely to die …