Elijah Simmons

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This Superset Fires Up Your Triceps and Core at the Same Time

You’ll even be done in less than 10 minutes<p>How often do you get to work your triceps and your core in a single exercise? How about two? Thanks to trainer Andy Speer, creator of the <i>Anarchy Arms</i> workouts from <i>Men’s Health</i>, now you can.<p>With just one pair of dumbbells, your muscles will feel the burn in …

This Exercise Can Strengthen Your Core and Blow Up Your Biceps

All you need is one set of dumbbells and 10 minutes<p>Trainer Andy Speer, creator of Anarchy Abs, a workout program from <i>Men's Health</i> that will help you build the six-pack of your dreams, is here with a single move that will do double-duty on your arms and abs. The best part? You only need one set of …

The Workout That Helped This 42-Year-Old Guy Sculpt His Six Pack Abs

Eric Falstrault was always in shape, but jiu-jitsu took his routine to the next level<p>Eric Falstrault was never really in bad shape. As a gym owner, he's worked in the fitness industry for the past 20 years. To be a good example to his clients, he's always tried to practice what he preached.<p>The …

How to Not Look Like the New Guy at the Gym

Try this full-body circuit if you're not sure how to get started<p>The hardest part of going to the gym for the first time? Figuring out what to do.<p>The gym can be intimidating and daunting, and it's hard to know exactly how to get started. Newcomers to the gym know all about pushups and bicep curls …

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14 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do on Vacation

Pack this handy piece of equipment the next time you're headed out of town<p>If you're not using resistance bands in your current training program you are missing out.<p>They come in a variety of lengths, types, and styles to change up your workout program and some add resistance and variation into your …

Got 30 Minutes? The Ultimate HIIT Jump Rope Workout

Hop, skip, and jump your way to major calorie burn and a super satisfying workout.<p><i>This is a partial workout. Read the rest on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>When …

The Bad-Ass Workout For Your Glutes

It's all about those glute gains, baby!<p>Add this miniband quadruped hip extension exercise to the list of moves you can do at the gym to risk losing your man-card. Ha! Yes, this very much resembles Jane Fonda's routine from the 1980's. But Fonda was and still is a total badass, and if there's one …

This Cheesy, Veggie-Packed Pasta Is the Easiest Weeknight Meal

For the night you want to cook even though you don't<p>Nothing satisfies the soul quite like a hearty bowl of noodles. With this dish, we throw in an array of veggies like broccoli, squash, and zucchini to add some zest and top it all off with some feta cheese to make all the flavors pop. All you need …

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The Exercise You Need to Start Doing For Stronger Glutes

You may have seen this move in yoga class—but don't underestimate it<p>If you've ever done yoga before, surely you're familiar with the glute bridge. You lay on your back with your legs bent at 90 degrees, push through your heels, and lift your hips to form a straight line from your shoulders to your …

This 20-Minute Kettlebell Workout Will Hammer Every Single Muscle

​Go all-in on this total-body workout to build booming shoulders, wheels of steel, and shred fat<p><b>Trainer:</b> Alexia Clark, personal trainer at Alexia Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona<p><b>Benefit:</b> When you have less than 30 minutes to hit up a workout, you need something that is going to give you the biggest …

These 2 Moves Make For the Ultimate Back Workout

Get ripped arms and a stacked upper back with this compound superset<p>This workout is a compound superset, where you perform two moves back to back that work the same muscle group. Compound supersets provide an intense muscle-building stimulus—which means a bigger back with better definition if you …

The Savage Abs Workout Done At the World’s Most Hardcore Gym

Fair warning: It will hurt to laugh tomorrow<p>I run Gym Jones, a place most people in the fitness industry consider one of the most elite, hardcore gyms in the world. Anyone is welcome to visit, but your only way to be invited to stay is if you prove that you’ll work your absolute hardest, and leave …

How to Make Rich, Creamy, Bacon-y Spaghetti Carbonara

This delicious feast is surprisingly easy to make<p>Sometimes life gets the better of your kitchen reserves. Your schedule goes nuts and then all of a sudden what you have left in your fridge amounts to little more than a quarter of a onion, a few eggs, and an open package of bacon.<p>But guess what? If …

Your New Favorite 5-Move Total-Body Workout

Strengthen your shoulders, back, core, and lower body with this fast routine<p><b>Trainer:</b> Idalis Velazquez, a Miami-based personal trainer and founder of I.V. Fitness.<p><b>Benefit:</b> Turkish getups recruit many of the upper-body muscles most exercises neglect, Velazquez says. Combine them with the other four …

The Workout You Need to Do If You Want Bigger, Stronger Shoulders

It’ll make you better at pullups, too<p>It’s often said that the shoulders are the lynchpin of the upper body. The shoulder is a very hypermobile ball and socket joint that needs to be hit from many angles and directions for structural balance and injury prevention.<p>That’s why I always incorporate …

The 7 Smartest Things to Order At a Chinese Takeout Restaurant

Your favorite takeout treat doesn’t need to be a gut bomb<p>There’s nothing like chilling out with Netflix and Chinese takeout.<p>“Chinese food is a classic comfort food because it’s super-greasy, super-delicious, and is found all over the country in cities big and small,” says Isabel Smith, R.D., a New …

How to Make the Best Comfort Foods From Scratch

These recipes—like mouth-watering tomato sauce and crispy roast chicken with gravy—are made from real food, real fast. And they’re absolutely delicious<p>Here’s a secret for you, guys: Food that’s made from scratch is better tasting and better for you than anything you can buy premade. Plus, you can …

Your Biceps and Triceps Are Going to Hate This Workout

But you’ll love how they look afterward<p><b>Workout:</b> Unleash Your Arms<p><b>Trainer:</b> Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, Arizona<p><b>Benefit:</b> This monster set will hammer your biceps and triceps. You’ll alternate between triceps movements and biceps movements so that you can rest one …

Meet Your New Favorite Upper-Body Workout

Grab two dumbbells and get ready to feel like a BEAST<p>In the market for a new upper-body workout? Try this challenge from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>It hammers every single muscle north of your hips and gives you a crazy-awesome pump.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home …

The Only Boots You’ll Need This Fall

Transition your wardrobe to fall with this single purchase<p>Boots are the ultimate go-to footwear for fall, but the standard black or brown can get a bit tired.<p>Instead, why not pick up a new pair of high-quality boots that will both update your look and—just like black or brown boots—go with …

The Best Exercise For Building Your Upper Chest

New research shows that this exercise works even better than the classic incline bench press<p>If you’re looking to fill out the top of your chest, flip your grip on the bench press, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>Performing the exercise with an underhand (also known as a …

The Men’s Health Fitness Director’s Favorite Hamstring Exercise

Keep the front and back of your legs in proportion with this throwback move<p>Even if you never skip legs day, you could be setting yourself up a lower-body injury.<p>Muscle imbalances—often caused by paying too much attention to one muscle and not enough to another—are a common cause of injury.<p>Weak …

The Exercise You Should Do Every Day to Get Rid Of Shoulder Pain

And the warmup you need to bulletproof your shoulders before your next hard upper-body workout<p>Shoulder expert Morey Kolber, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., discovered two big differences between lifters with shoulder pain and those without: The pain-free lifters were more likely to do external-rotation …

4 Awesome Google Hacks You Didn’t Know Existed

Be a more efficient searcher with these game-changing tricks<p>The other day, I was having a drink at a bar when I spotted a cool piece of art on the wall. It was a painting of an American flag on an orange background.<p>I wanted it, so I asked the bartender about it. He had no idea where it came from, …

The Ultimate Workout For a Bigger, Stronger Back

This six-week specialization program will strengthen your neglected back muscles, improving your physique and preventing injury<p><i>This is the third edition in our series of specialization programs. To see the others, check out The Best Workout For Your Quads and The Best Workout For Your Chest.</i><p>The …

“Continuous Interval Training” Will Change the Way You Perform Cardio Forever

Do this workout, and you’ll never step on a treadmill again<p>You’ll be hard pressed to find a cardio machine that’ll give you a conditioning workout like this one. It’s called “continuous interval training,” and all you need is your bodyweight and some major willpower, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

7 Breakfast Pizzas That Will Change Your Mornings

These are not only delicious, they’ll leave you full and energized, too<p>Whoever thought to put the first runny egg on top of a regular pizza, serve it before noon, and call it breakfast was clearly a genius.<p>Still, between the white flour crust, loads of cheese, and zero fresh produce, most aren’t …

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 …

How to Target Your “Forgotten” Triceps Muscle

Do this exercise to complete the triceps trifecta<p>This probably won’t come as a shock to you, but the triceps are comprised of three muscles.<p>What might surprise you, however, is that you probably aren’t working one of those muscles during most triceps exercises, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director …

The Impressive Brunch Any Man Can Master (It Has Only 5 Ingredients!)

Plus, the cocktail you should serve with it<p>Think cooking is complicated?<p>Simmering sauces takes too long. No one has time for roasting vegetables. Homemade pasta? Knock it off, already.<p>But making impressive meals is easy if you know the right flavor combinations.<p>Here’s a simple—but impressive—dish …

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