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11 Essential Rules to Dressing Like an Adult

How to dress like a confident, in-the-know guy<p>Your driver’s license gives away your age. Don’t let your clothes do the same. Now is the time to start showing off the older, wiser, sophisticated man you are—starting with these essentials.<p><b>1. Find a suit that fits.</b> <br>A little boy wearing a suit for the …

25 Rules That Make a Man

Without rules, there is chaos. And men hate chaos, except during a wild kickoff return. Consider these 25 commandments, break those you have to, and live better with all the rest<p><b>Overview</b><p>Being a man is a hell of an opportunity.<p>And it breaks our hearts to see it squandered.<p>So in honor of our 25th …

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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 …

6 Ways to Guarantee Yourself a Second Date

Experts share the best—and often-missed—approaches to mastering the first date<p>There are several solid mandates when it comes to a first date, guys: don’t talk about your exes, pick up the bill, and iron your shirt. (Or at least throw it in the dryer for a few minutes.) But when it comes to staking …

Invest in a New Watch with a New Name

This Swiss brand has some big shoes to fill. Its founders are related to Raymond Weil<p>Remember the name 88 Rue du Rhone. This Swiss brand was founded by the grandsons of the watchmaking legend Raymond Weil. So yeah, Pierre and Elie Bernheim create great watches. And they're affordable. Here's why …

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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 …

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …

3 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Butt She'll Want to Grab

Want a desirable derrière? Use these exercises to hit your glutes from every direction<p>Sitting all day can cause your glutes to grow weak and your butt to sag—and that's a turnoff for the ladies. Unfortunately, reshaping your backside isn't as simple as getting out of your chair and squatting more, …

​5 Date Ideas That Are Perfect For Summer

​She's been on lots of dates with lots of guys. Make sure she remembers yours<p>With so much riding on the first date, it's a wonder most guys still pick the same old boring places; stuffy restaurants, dark movie theaters, loud bars. You can do better than that. And if you hope to go from first date …

5 Flirting Fails You Make Every Weekend

You've got the charm, but can't seal the deal. Ditch these tricks from your pickup playbook<p>Another Friday night, another fresh chance to charm her pants off—only to leave the club disappointed. If you haven't had much luck luring the ladies lately, maybe it's time to reassess your seduction …

The Best Way to Shred Your Gut

Hammer your core and gain real-world strength with this cutting-edge fitness exercise<p>Your core's main purpose is to stabilize your spine. And while holding a plank is a great way to strengthen a weak middle, the classic exercise doesn't carry over much benefit to daily movements. "Everyday …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The Best Exercises for Big Muscles

The list is short. The results are spectacular. It's not any more complicated than that. Follow these steps from strength coach Dan John for the top moves for muscle

5 Signs You Are a Lousy Kisser

For women, kissing is the gateway to sex. Seal the deal every time<p><b>I'VE KISSED A LOT OF MEN</b> in my life. But there's one man I'll remember forever, and not because he had lips like Ryan Phillippe's. Our kiss happened on a balmy summer night as we lay curled on the grass beneath a tree. It was the …

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear

Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and attach to the inside of your upper arms, …

The Squat That Will Make Your Quads Quake

Ditch the barbell for a pair of dumbbells and accelerate your gains<p>It's not sexy, but the dumbbell squat is a surprisingly effective quad-crusher.<p>"Holding the dumbbells by your side causes your stance to narrow," says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of the <b>Men's</b> …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Follow these rules to maximize your gains, starting today<p>Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that …

7 Cheesy Pick-Up Lines That Actually Work

Even if you lack game, these expert-approved phrases will score you laughs—and maybe even her number

25 Ways to Upgrade Your Upper Body

Push your limits with these all-new versions of a classic muscle-building move<p>The poor pushup. Most guys abandon it for the bench press sometime around high school, and never think twice about it.<p>But the old-school exercise deserves respect. After all, physical fitness isn't just about moving …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

5 Secret Places She Sizes You Up

Decode her stealth signals in the office, at the beach, and more summer hangout spots<p>Men aren’t exactly discreet about the way they ogle women. Ladies, on the other hand, are masters of flying under the radar. The trick is knowing how to spot her subtle stares. “In about two-thirds of all …

17 Essential Summer Tips for Guys

Hot tips to make this your coolest summer ever<p>Make Your Car Look Hot—All Summer<p><i>Degree of Difficulty: Summer God</i><p>Prep and wax your car the right way and you'll turn heads on every drive. Follow these tips from Steve Carpenter, a detailing specialist at Galpin Auto Sports in Van Nuys, California.<p><b>WASH</b> …

4 Mistakes Guaranteed to Get You Friend-Zoned

Follow our expert tips to avoid being banished to relationship purgatory.<p>I’m chatting with my friend Patrick, and he’s telling me about a girl he recently went to dinner with. He says she’s hot, and that she’s been texting him a lot—but what should he text back?<p>I ask him about the content of her …

How to Get Guns In 60 Seconds

Harness the power of negative training to amplify muscle growth, crank up your metabolism, and fast-track your gains in the gym<p>You lift weights, sure, but you’ve probably never paid much attention to lowering them.<p>So start now: Eccentric training, which involves focusing on the lowering (or …

Are You Using the Right Exercise Equipment?

Fitness expert Dan John breaks down the tools you need for the body you want<p>A documentary about computers shaped the way I coach. In the beginning of the film, it was believed that the world would only ever need five computers. <i>Total</i>. But that thinking changed one day when a programmer showed the …

This Simple Move Will Boost Your Deadlift and Squat

If you want to lift more weight in every workout, make this exercise part of your routine<p>You're probably tempted to skip your warmup, but the supine march and press is one move you shouldn't pass over before a heavy lifting session.<p>"The simple exercise prepares your body for big lifts—like the …

Shred Belly Fat with This “Metabolic Complex”

Use this cutting-edge training technique to speed up your workout—and your results<p>When it comes to getting lean, there are no shortcuts. You have to do the work. But there are ways to get better results in less time.<p>David Jack, creator of <b>The Men's Health 60-Day Transformation</b>, has found your edge: …

The Simple Exercise That Builds Stronger Glutes

Maximize your muscle and burn more fat by targeting your backside<p>Throughout the day, you spend a lot of time sitting—in a car, on a couch, at a desk. The downside of parking your backside for so long: "The most powerful collection of muscles in your body—the glutes—forget how to fire," says BJ …

15 Dating Mistakes You're Probably Making

There's a reason she's no longer interested—actually, a lot of reasons. Keep these red flags in mind on your next big date.<p>The first few dates are always fun. Everything is new, you're both blinded by attraction, and there's no pressure to settle down or come to terms with the reality of a real …

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3 Stupid Things You Do at the Gym

Are you guilty of these muscle mistakes?<p>I usually reserve the word "stupid" for things like wrestling an adult grizzly bear or sticking your finger in an electrical socket. But, unfortunately, there are lots of stupid things happening at gyms across America, too.<p>Now, I don't like to pass judgment …