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Want a healthy body? It's all about that fat and muscle, not your BMI

You know your body weight. You may even know your BMI, or body mass index. But do you know what your body is made of?<p>If the answer is “too much fat and not enough muscle,” that’s bad news — no matter what you weigh.<p>“Body composition is the key to truly understanding health,” says Lauri Wright, an …

Body Fat

Exercises for Back Muscle Imbalances

A physiotherapist from the mid-20th century, Dr. Vladimir Janda discovered both the upper and lower-crossed syndromes. The upper-crossed syndrome is …

Workouts

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

Best Stuff<p>Here are our favorite streamlined slip-on boots that you can buy right now.<p>By Matt Sebra5 hours agoView More<p>Beards<p>Sage advice from James Harden's personal barber.<p>By Lamar Dawson22 hours agoView More<p>Long Reads<p>Inside Garamba National Park, 13 park rangers have been killed in the past three …

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10 Knee-Friendly Exercises | Men's Health

So when he set out to lose the extra pounds, he wanted to protect his joints in the process. (He had already had 4 knee surgeries.)<p>That’s why Gaddour recommends these 10 joint-friendly options shown in the video above. When done right, these exercises can stimulate fat loss and improve …

The best Food Rich in Protein to gain muscle .

Add to Flipboard Magazine. High-quality proteins' such as eggs and meat offer more muscle-building amino acids than other protein foods.<p>To build …

5 Best Mail-Order Bacon Companies

The snack of the gods, meat candy, pork belly, edible sex — bacon, by any other name, would taste as sweet and salty. Getting its start as a common …

More Weight or More Reps: Which Should I Focus On First?

No matter what your motive for lifting weights is, your goal is the same as mine or that person’s next to you taking selfies: to progress. Your first …

Why Overeating Doesn’t Make You Fat (and What Does) - Dr. Mark Hyman

The human body is designed to gain weight and keep it on at all costs. Our survival depends on it. Until we acknowledge that scientific fact, we will …

Jenna Wolfe's Easy-To-Follow Tips for Major Weight Loss - Great Ideas : People.com

Personal trainer and <i>Today</i> show lifestyle and fitness correspondent <b>Jenna Wolfe</b> believes the best way to achieve weight loss is through making …

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 …

Workouts

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

Workouts

How to Get Lean While Building Muscle

For individuals who want to build muscle, the biggest challenge is finding a way to do so without experiencing an increase in body fat. The simple …

Nutrition

Best New Back Exercise: The TRX Row to Overhead Press | Men's Health

The movement—which you can see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour perform in the video above—bulletproofs your shoulders and builds your mid-and-upper back muscles all at once.<p>You can do 10 to 20 reps of the exercise as a warmup before your upper-body workout. Or you can make it a full back …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Fitness

How to Get 'Back Abs' in 5 Weeks | Men's Health

It basically looks like you have abs on your back.<p>Why focus on muscles you can’t see in the mirror? Truth is, any skinny guy can have abs, but only a strong and shredded guy can have back abs. So if being elite is important to you, having back abs should be, too.<p>There’s also so much surface area …

5 Personal Trainers On Your Biggest Fitness Mistakes

<i>By Laura Williams</i><p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>If personal trainers spent all their time correcting the mistakes they see other people making, they'd never get anything done. So when I put out the call for trainers to chime in on the subject, I was practically flooded with responses. There's just. So. …

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Value of Regression Exercises | Men's Health

For instance, if the other two models were prescribed pushups or decline pushups (or something even harder), I might do an incline pushup with my hands on a box.<p>The incline pushups is known as a “regression” of the pushup, and it’s what helps the DVD workouts be appropriate for complete beginners …

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

Fitness

Top 6 Training Tips To Increase Muscular Endurance

When most people think of muscular endurance they think of things like running and cycling. The fact is, muscular endurance is important to almost <b>any</b> …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

Beet Juice Improves Exercise Performance Workout

Sports drinks are an acquired taste (not to mention they're filled with sugar). If you skip Gatorade during long workouts, we've got a better, healthier suggestion for you: beets. Drinking beet juice can apparently improve your fitness level and help you exercise harder, according to a new study …

Research

5 Ways to Push Past a Squat Plateau

<b>It just won’t move. Try as you might, your squat is stuck.</b> And it has been for a while. You’ve given all sorts of set and rep schemes a go. You’ve …

Exercise

How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Out of Shape?

Don’t let anybody tell you different—everyone has skipped a workout at some point. At Greatist, we’re firm believers in cutting yourself some slack …

Fitness

10-Minute Squat Workout

You can add it to the end of your workout or after heavy squats to make sure you cover all of your muscle-building bases. Watch the video above to see Gaddour perform it. (Looking for another short routine? Check out <b>The 10-Minute Ab Workout Anyone Can Do.</b>)<p>It works like this: You’ll flow between a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Nutrition

Exercises for Big Calves

Your calves are the perfect candidates for HFT because they <i>already</i> recover quickly. They have to—you spend hours walking on them, after all. That means you can work them more without compromising your workout the next day. Other muscle groups couldn’t handle that.<p>Increasing training frequency …

The Key To Fitness After Age 40: Part II - DIY Active

Shares 25<p>The Key to Fitness After Age 40: Cardio, diet, lifting…<p>Welcome back for Part II of “The Key To Fitness After Age 40” (if you missed Part I …