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​This Superset Fires Up Your Triceps and Core at the Same Time | Men’s Health

First up is the tuck hold on dumbbells. All you have to do is sit down in a tuck position and place one dumbbell on either side of you. Then lift your feet off the ground and hold the position for 10 seconds. To make sure your triceps are working at maximum effort, keep your arms are straight while …

Upper-Body Workout: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Dumbbell Curl | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 30 seconds each.<p>1. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (left arm).<p>2. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (right arm).<p>That's one round. Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes, switching arms every 30 seconds.<p>The dumbbell half-kneeling …

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The Workout That Helped This 42-Year-Old Guy Sculpt His Six Pack Abs | Men’s Health

“The vacation and Christmastime really got to me. I lost a lot of muscle mass quickly because I wasn’t going to the gym,” Falstrault recalls.<p>He could see and feel the difference. Falstrault’s weight was tipping the scale at 198 pounds and his body fat percentage spiked to 23 percent, leaving him …

​The Best Gym Workout for Beginners | Men’s Health

And that's the point of this workout from trainer Sean Garner. Garner builds the ultimate introductory workout for first-time gym-goers, presenting you with the critical exercises that you should do and how to do them. All you need is a pair of dumbbells.<p>What should you do if you're a gym …

​Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do on Vacation | Men’s Health

A major benefit for using bands is their ability to transport easily. They roll up so small that it's easy to take multiple sizes with you wherever you go, and are trainer Sean Garner's go-to exercise tool of choice when traveling.<p><b>Directions:</b> Go though the entire circuit below—and in the video …

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 …

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​The Bad-Ass Miniband Workout For Your Glutes | Men’s Health

Though any miniband will do, Bret recommends a size medium Hip Circle from HowMuchYaBench.net for both men and women.<p>The key to maximizing this move is to first nail the setup. "Be sure to use the knee of the non-working leg to trap the miniband to the ground," Contreras says. "Then position the …

​This Cheesy, Veggie-Packed Pasta Is the Easiest Weeknight Meal | Men’s Health

• 4 qt water<br>• 1 cup frozen shelled edamame<br>• 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 tbsp dried oregano<br>• 1 tbsp dried basil<br>• 1 tsp red-pepper flakes<br>• 2 cups whole-wheat ziti, bow ties, wheels, or penne pasta<br>• 2 cups broccoli florets<br>• 2 yellow squash, sliced<br>• 2 zucchini, sliced<br>• 1/2 cup (3.5 oz) reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled<br>• 4 …

​How to Do the Barbell Glute Bridge Exercise For Stronger Glutes | Men’s Health

In the first installment of the #MHGluteProject, Bret "The Glute Guy" Contreras showcased the mother of all butt-building exercises, the barbell hip thrust (see how to do it here).<p>The barbell glute bridge is a great variation of that move, the main difference being that it's performed on the floor …

This 20-Minute Kettlebell Workout Will Hammer Every Single Muscle​ | Men’s Health

(Get dozens of free workouts on your phone with the FREE <i>Men’s Health</i> App. Download it here.)<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed.<p>1. Kettlebell split switch curl to press, 60 seconds.<p>2. Kettlebell staggered kneeling single-arm clean and press to elbow to floor, 30 seconds per …

These 2 Moves Make For the Ultimate Back Workout​ | Men’s Health

However, going immediately to pulldowns will allow you to continue working your arms and upper back due to the lighter load and the slight change in your arm angle, says Scott. This means you can increase the time your muscles spend under tension for greater gains.<p>Can't do an unassisted pullup? No …

The Savage Abs Workout Done At the World’s Most Hardcore Gym | Men's Health

This culture of holding yourself to a higher standard has attracted everyone from pro athletes and actors, to special forces soldiers and average guys looking to become superhuman.<p>Our workouts—and the workouts in my new <i>Men’s Health</i> book Maximus Body—include everything from heavy lifting days, to …

How to Make Rich, Creamy, Bacon-y Spaghetti Carbonara | Men's Health

(Fancy fresh parsley optional.)<p><b>What you’ll need:</b><p>6 slices bacon, chopped<p>1 box (1 pound) spaghetti<p>1/2 sweet onion, chopped<p>3 large eggs<p>1/4 teaspoon salt<p>1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste<p>3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley<p><b>How to make it:</b><p>1. Bring …

Your New Favorite 5-Move Total-Body Workout | Men's Health

• Clean and rotational press, 5 reps on each side<br>• Turkish getup, 8 reps on each side<br>• Plank with drag, 5 reps on each side<br>• Plyo lunge, 10 reps on each side<br>• Single arm bent over row, 10 reps on each side

The Workout You Need to Do If You Want Bigger, Stronger Shoulders | Men's Health

The Colossal Shoulders Complex<p>Do each move for 30 seconds with no rest between moves: <br>1. Seated bent-over lower-trap Y raise<br>2. Seated bent-over overhand-grip reverse fly<br>3. Seated lateral raise<br>4. Seated front raise<br>5. Seated modified upright row<br>6. Seated Cuban press <br>That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 rounds, …

7 Rules For Ordering Healthy Chinese Takeout | Men's Health

The 7 Smartest Things to Order At a Chinese Takeout Restaurant<p>Your favorite takeout treat doesn’t need to be a gut bomb<p>shutterstock<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 …

How to Make the Best Comfort Foods From Scratch | Men's Health

So if I want to feed my cravings, it’s easier to make the meal at home. After decades of cooking with my family, I compiled the go-to recipes in my new cookbook, <i>Scratch</i>.<p>When you make the small effort to cook something from scratch, magic happens. You do more than nourish your body. You feed your …

Work Your Biceps and Triceps With This Arms Workout | Men's Health

<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 muscle group while attacking another. <b><br>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Program From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Strips Away Fat and …

This 3-Minute Upper-Body Challenge Will Turn You Into a BEAST | Men's Health

Dumbbells in hand, you’ll do 2 to 3 minutes of continuous work, flowing through pushups, walkouts, T-rotations, and pushup-position rows.<p>To make it even more challenging, Gaddour adds Fat Gripz—plastic sleeves that increase the thickness of your dumbbells’ handles—to the dumbbells.<p>“They intensify …

The Best Fall Boots For Men | Men's Health

Sand-colored Chelsea boots—pictured above on actor Justin Theroux—are our top pick for fall 2016.<p>They’re still a neutral color—so you can wear them whenever you would normally go for black or brown boots—but the sand suede gives your look a decidedly modern edge.<p>These ones from Common Projects are …

Fill Out Your Pecs With the Reverse-Grip Press | Men's Health

But if you perform the reverse-grip press on an incline bench, you’ll get the best of both worlds, he says. Gaddour demonstrates two variations that combine both of those strategies in the video above.<p>Whichever variation you choose—the reverse-grip press or the Arnold chest press—switch between …

Balance out your hamstrings with the seated band leg curl | Men's Health

Weak hamstrings in particular, when opposed by strong quads, can increase your risk of pulled muscles and knee, hip, and ankle injuries.<p>For guys who build their legs days around squats and other quad-dominant exercises like lunges and split squats, incorporating a targeted hamstring move such as …

Exercise to Get Rid Of Shoulder Pain | Men's Health

DO THIS EVERY DAY<p>Kolber says this exercise is the best way to prevent and fix shoulder injuries. Since you perform it lying down, you can even do it as you lie on the floor and stream a movie. No excuses!<p>Ben Goldstein<p><b>Side-Lying External Rotation</b><br>With a light dumbbell or weight (5 pounds is ideal) in …

4 Helpful Google Search Hacks | Men's Health

I wanted it, so I asked the bartender about it. He had no idea where it came from, but he said it wasn’t for sale. Bummer.<p>I Googled “American flag orange background.” But nothing came up that resembled the painting.<p>Google<p>So then I did a little digging and discovered an image search hack that I sure …

The Best Workout For Your Back | Men's Health

It’s no secret that most guys want to build those beach-body, mirror muscles above anything else. After all, Monday is officially International Chest Day in most gyms.<p>Hell, I used to be that guy—so I’m just as guilty.<p>But all those bench presses and other “pushing” exercises that work your chest can …

“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 …

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7 Breakfast Pizzas That Will Change Your Mornings

These are not only delicious, they’ll leave you full and energized, too<p>Photograph courtesy of Love and Zest/Hummusapien<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 …

How to Do the Alternating Dumbbell Chest Press | Men's Health

The Dumbbell Exercise Every Man Should Do On Chest Day<p>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 …

How to Target Your “Forgotten” Triceps Muscle | Men's Health

The long head differs from your other two triceps heads—the lateral and medial—because it attaches to your shoulder blades, and is impacted by the degree of shoulder flexion used during an exercise, he explains.<p>Read: The more your arms are overhead, the more you target the long head.<p>And since most …

Eggs Cacio e Pepe Recipe | Men's Health

But making impressive meals is easy if you know the right flavor combinations.<p>Here’s a simple—but impressive—dish most men have never made, but it’s about time they do: Eggs <i>Cacio e Pepe</i>.<p>(For more tasty, nutritious, and easy-to-cook meals, check out <i>Men’s Health</i> Guy Gourmet.)<p><i>Cacio e Pepe</i> translates …