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Why lifting heavy weights is the best workout you’re probably not doing

<i>Barry’s Bootcamp CEO (and trainer extraordinaire) Joey Gonzalez is here to bust through the myths around weight training. Here, the Well+Good Council</i> …

Hit a Plateau in the Gym? Try Adding Resistance Bands

Here's a very smart way to mix things up.<p>Eventually, even the most diligent gym rats among us—the ones who never cut short a superset, or skip a legs day, or complain when downing their umpteenth reprehensibly bad post-workout protein shake—are going to reach a plateau of sorts. At some point, your …

Exercise

How Much Fat, Protein, and Carbs Should You Be Eating? | Men’s Health

Researchers from McMaster University in Canada followed more than 135,000 people in 18 countries—from South America to Africa to China—for about seven years. After analyzing survey data about their diet and health, the researchers found that people who ate more than 68 percent of their total …

Is Barefoot Training Ever a Good Idea?

Lately, it seems like shoes have become optional for getting in a good workout. While we all remember the barefoot running craze from a few years …

Running

Your Eating Habits Can Seriously Impact Your Sleep—Here’s How To Get A Handle On Both

Plus, nighttime snack ideas to help you optimize for better shut-eye.<p>Nearly half of all Americans say that they regularly struggle to get enough quality sleep. If you’re one of them, listen up: You might not realize it, but the way you eat has a major impact on how much—and how well—you snooze. And …

Nutrition

Why Cutting Calories Won’t Help You Lose Weight, According to a Nutrition Expert

The No. 1 tip for weight loss may not be so accurate, after all.<p>So, you’re looking to shed a pound or two. Time to cut back on those pesky calories, …

Fitness

​The 25-Minute Leg Workout That Hits Everything | Men’s Health

Modify the rep patterns to suit your fitness level, and work with slightly lighter weights than usual. By the fifth round of the EMOM, you'll be thankful you weren't trying to set a hang-clean record.<p><b>WARMUP:</b> Perform 3 rounds of the following circuit.<p><b>Exercise 1:</b> Heavy-weight farmer's walk: Pick up a …

Use Yoga to Improve Your Lifts

<b>Over the past couple of years, I’ve made it a priority to do yoga once a week</b>–whether it’s taking a class, or doing poses in my hotel room when I …

Tip: Activate These Muscles Before Deadlifting

Fire up the right muscles before your big pulls and you'll lift heavier and prevent low back pain. Here's what to do.<p>Before deadlifting, take a …

Muscle

The Benefits of Circuit Training

A workout style that can add muscle while burning fat.<p>Pavel Ythjall<p>Imagine a typical workout in which you pyramid sets of bench presses or squats, …

Exercise

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.<p>The 1.5 or one-and-a-half method is an advanced strategy that's …

Muscle

The Absolute Easiest Way to Increase Strength and Power

Athletes are always looking for the newest secret to increase strength and explosive power. We are never short on <i>methods</i> to use for these …

Health

Tip: How to Get More Gains on Back Day

Follow this simple rule and get better results from your pulling exercises.<p>Shoulder Blades Back and Down!<p>While this cue is often repeated, few people …

Workouts