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5 Ways to Work Out Without Weights

1 of 6<p>It’s 2014. And with all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You …

My Top 7 Body Weight Exercises

Body weight training is one of the most underrated workout techniques today, mainly because of the weight training popularity. A large percentage of …

The Big Arms Solution

Owning a big set of arms is something all guys want to have. Because, unless you live in the sleeves-mandatory territory of Alaska, a thick set of …

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So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can—with These 3 Tips

It's not brain surgery. Follow this top trainer's advice to get the results you always wanted<p>The topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when …

The best two-dumbbell workout

6 Big Finishers for Every Major Muscle Group

Great endings—whether they occur in sports, on film or on your last date—are the memorable ones. Sure, what you do at the beginning of your routine …

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5 Fat Loss Myths

1 of 6<p>Lose Fat<p>The No.1 reason that people start to work out and improve their eating habits is to lose fat. Sure, everyone also wants to improve his …

Listen to This to Crush Your Next Workout

Science says it will make you feel epic<p>Need to psych yourself up before a big presentation or tough workout? Cue up the <i>Jock Jams</i>. Bass-heavy music can make you feel more powerful, says a new study from Northwestern University.<p>How come? Research suggests that a bass sound is associated with …

How to Uncover Your Six-Pack Without Any Equipment

Want McConaughey abs? You don’t need a ton of muscle—you need low body fat. That’s what abs are all about. The good news is you don’t have to get too …

How to use free weights to get ripped six-pack abs

If you only buy one piece of workout equipment, invest in free weights. They’re inexpensive, versatile, and a great way to make moves you’ve mastered …

Cardio and Muscle Mayhem

Test your fitness, burn calories, and build muscle with this weekend challenge from Men's Health Next Top Trainer<p>If you want to accomplish a great workout in a short amount of time, mix your strength and cardio. "Combining dumbbell strength moves and body-weight cardio exercises is one of the best …

The 10 Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

You’re a fit dude. You skip the bad stuff, always do #legsday, and hit the heavy bag hard. But if you want your body to continue performing like a …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

The Genius Pushup You Need to Add to Your Workout

This version will light your upper body on fire and challenge your strength<p>The Spiderman pushup is extremely tough. It involves lowering yourself into a pushup position while simultaneously bringing one knee to one elbow. Now, BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., the creator of the cutting-edge <i>Men's Health</i> DVD …

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable

Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little time, everything from what you wear to what you do …

5 Fat-Burning Finishers You Must Try at the End of Today’s Workout

This new move called the plate push will crush calories and build total-body strength. Give it a try in one of these fast-paced metabolic circuits<p>Pushing a weight sled is a fantastic workout. It builds total-body strength, burns fat, skyrockets your heart rate, and boosts lower-body power. But for …

5 Lessons From the World's Greatest Soccer Player

We dissect the potent mix of athletic talent and fierce will that won Cristiano Ronaldo his 2nd straight Ballon d’Or<p>It’s been a pretty good year for Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>His Portugal team didn’t win the World Cup, but Ronaldo was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best soccer player …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

3 Moves to a Slimmer Middle

The key to torching your belly is building a muscular, powerful lower body<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs. Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind …

Two Kettlebell Exercises Every Man Should Master

Transform your workout—and your body—with these power moves<p>Kettlebells are finally gaining traction outside of Eastern Europe. Nowadays, men in gyms across America are using them in their daily routine. But it can still be tricky to figure out when you should swap your dumbbells or barbells for a …

Does thinner air really mean thinner waistlines? More and more gyms across the country say yes, and are simulating high altitudes for better training. http://bit.ly/1kM91VD

The Skinny Man's Muscle Plan

Pack on the muscle you want by busting the myth of the hard gainer<p><b>I'VE BEEN CALLED A</b> pencil, a string bean, skin and bones. I've heard the three words no man who cares about his physique ever wants to hear: "You work out?" Trainers refer to us as ectomorphs—which sounds like something from …

15 Minutes to Bigger Arms

It doesn’t take long to blast your arms and spark new gun growth. The below six exercises are to be performed as two separate giant sets (three …

How Do I Drop Pounds Fast?

You've got flab, we've got solutions<p>Our fat-fighting experts answer 9 common weight-loss questions.<p><b>1. I like my beer but not my belly. How many calories can I drink in a day?</b> Budget calories much as you budget money. It's one part of your decision-making pie. (Mmm ... pie.) If you're on a …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before!

Use this plan to push past your limits and go way beyond average<p>How many pushups can you do? Scratch that. How many pushups can you do with perfect form? That means your body stays in a straight line, your chest touches the floor, your elbows are tucked to your sides, and your arms are fully …

Are Your Biceps as Big as the Average Guy’s?

Find out if you have flex appeal—and the quickest ways to get it<p>Biceps are relatively small as muscles go, but they’re important. “Any time you pull, grab, hug, grapple, carry, or lift something, your biceps are working,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT and author of <i>Your</i> …

The First Workout You Must Do after a Vacation

Your rest and relaxation is over. Here’s the right way to dive headfirst into your normal workout routine again<p>Every guy deserves a vacation—even from the gym. While a short break from your normal routine won’t make your gains completely disappear, the first workout after time away can be …

5 Easy Ways to Start Building Bigger Biceps

1 of 6<p>Brian Kuhlmann<p>Growin' Your Guns<p>Want bigger, better biceps? Then just do barbell curls until you puke. Ha. If only it were that easy. According …

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