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The Lunge That Smokes Your Hips and Thighs

If you’re not already doing this lunge variation, you need to start today<p>For wheels of steels, lunges are a must. They build single-leg strength and stability, and a lean-looking lower body.<p>But if you want to kick up the intensity level a few notches, then do threaded lunges. They’ll improve your …

5 Ways to Bench Press without a Bench

Hit the floor to press bigger numbers and build a bigger upper body<p>When chest day rolls around, most men head straight for the bench.<p>But here’s why you should skip the lines and take your pressing to the floor instead.<p>The floor press is not only easier on your shoulders, but it targets your triceps …

Discover the Workout We Call ‘Psychotic Shoulders’

Use this 5-exercise complex to build insanely strong and stable shoulders<p>I call this routine Psychotic Shoulders. It's insanely hard, and you have to be a little unhinged to enjoy it.<p>It’s a 5-move complex that blends strength and power exercises with extended stability moves. The torturous mix …

The Bodybuilding Superset That Packs on Serious Upper-Body Muscle

Here’s how to achieve an epic chest and back pump<p>If you want to get bigger up top, then you need to stick with the basics: the pushup and the bent-over row.<p>This push-pull pairing is a classic bodybuilding technique that has withstood the test of time.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guy Lost 18 …

3 Rows You Must Do for Thicker Biceps

Stretch the limits of your shirtsleeves by learning a completely new way to sculpt your arms<p>Without even looking at you, we’re fairly certain that your arms aren’t as big as they could be. How can we be so sure?<p>Because nearly all men—seasoned lifters included—make one critical error when working …

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

The Complex That Firebombs Fat in Just 5 Minutes

Incinerate belly fat at the end of your workout with this metabolic finisher<p>A complex is one of the fastest ways to burn fat. You never have to put down the weights, so you move non-stop from exercise to exercise with zero rest.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbbells, 30 Minutes, …

Take a Day Off and Put Yourself Through Financial Boot Camp

You have a 401(k) from an old employer that you haven't looked at in weeks, a high-interest credit card you've been meaning to do something about for …

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed …

Focus Your Ambitions with the Lifehacker Hierarchy of Goals

Setting goals is easy, but prioritizing them is hard. Humans suck at properly weighing what we need to achieve our goals. We take on too much, skip …

Joaquim Vergès explains how he created Falcon Pro 3 in only three weeks

Some time after the original Falcon Pro was pulled from the Play Store for hitting the dreaded Twitter token wall, developer Joaquim Vergès decided to rewrite the application from scratch. The revamped app, Falcon Pro 3, quickly became one of the most popular Twitter clients on Android after its …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

"Read Later" Apps Compared: Pocket vs. Instapaper vs. Readability

Chances are, you stumble upon a lot of articles during the day that look interesting, but that you don't have time to read right now. Lots of …