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The 500-Rep Unloaded Barbell Challenge | Men's Health

<b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an All-New Body-Shredding Fitness and Diet Program From <i>Men’s Health</i><p>1. Hip thrust<br>2. Floor press<br>3. Zercher squat<br>4. Bent-over row<br>5. Overhead press<br>6. Biceps curl<br>7. Alternating forward lunge<br>8. High pull<br>9. Power punch<br>10. Pogo hop<p>Time how long the workout takes you. Progress …

The Ultimate Workout For Aesthetics | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Perform them as a 20-minute workout that will make you look like you spend hours in the gym.<p><b>How to Do the Aesthetics Superset</b><p>Set a timer to go off every four minutes.<p>Perform 8 …

6 Muscle-Building Snacks You Can Make With Protein Powder | Men's Health

Now, that doesn’t mean you have to gnaw on chicken breast or gulp down a carton of raw eggs to get the maximum benefit. Protein powder is an easy and inexpensive way to make sure you’re getting enough protein on a daily basis, says Mike Roussell, Ph.D., R.D., and nutrition advisor for <i>Men’</i><i>s …

The 50 Most Delicious Pancake Recipes

Cannoli, Boston creme pie, Tiramisu — all in pancake form.<p>Cannoli, Boston creme pie, Tiramisu – all in pancake form.

Learning

The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle Gains

<b></b>The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle GainsYou want more muscle and you want more size. We get it. But if you’re already working …

Workouts

A Fast Fat-Loss Workout

When done back-to-back for multiple rounds of heart-pumping intervals, the exercises will cut fat and chisel muscle. They’ll burn calories during your workout, and then let loose a wave of fat-burning hormones that stoke your metabolism for the 23.5 hours after you’re done.<p>And you don’t need any …

The 1-Minute Drill That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

4 moves, 60 seconds, huge gains<p>You’re 60 seconds away from your best bench press ever.<p>Performing this 4-move drill before your next bench press will help activate your arm, pec, and shoulder muscles so you can recruit more fibers.<p>“And when you can use more muscle, you can push more weight and build …

Muscle

The Get Swole Bi's and Tri's Workout

<b>The Get Swole Bi's and Tri's Workout</b>Three sets of 10 will always be a good set-and-rep scheme for muscle gains, but if that’s all you ever do, it’ll …

Health

A Big-Muscle Workout Plan for Skinny Guys

But what if I tell you it doesn’t have to be that way? That you can pack on slabs of muscle, too?<p>The 60-day plan below is designed specifically for ectomorphs, or “hard gainers.” It focuses on making you bigger and stronger.<p>To steal a line from strength coach Greg Nuckols: “To get stronger, you …

The Deep Chest Workout

<b>The Deep Chest Workout</b>If you’re looking to put more size on your chest, look past those same old bench-press routines you’ve been doing—you know, the …

Workouts

Three Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Here are three advanced movements from <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Advisor BJ Gaddour’s excellent book, <b>Your Body Is Your Barbell</b>. It's the ultimate manual for how to use your bodyweight to chisel your physique. (So much so, it inspired our choice for the fitness “model” below.)<p>Do one set of each of the …

The 20 best forearms exercises of all time

Your forearms don't get the respect they deserve.Not only do thicker, fuller forearms give you a more aesthetically imposing look, but they increase …

Fitness

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

The 14-minute bodyweight workout to make up for missing a day in the gym

Whether you had a crazy week at the office or were simply just too busy to make it to the gym, there's no way around it—missing a workout sucks.<p>Not …

The Exercise That Smokes Your Abs and Shoulders

Because the movement is so demanding, perform the move with just your body weight to start, Gaddour recommends. Once you have that down, then add a light kettlebell.<p>"It's a total-body move, but your shoulder and core muscles must be extremely strong and stable to keep the weight from falling …

The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

By extending your work periods and decreasing your rest, you'll pound out an incredible amount of reps in a short amount of time. This surges your production of growth hormone, while promoting fat loss and maintaining muscle strength, he says.<p>And you only need 15 minutes of tough and fast exercise …

Five Snacks to Build Muscle and Stay Shredded

Creamy Spinach Dip<p><b>MAKES: 2 SERVINGS</b><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>2 scallions, chopped<br>1 clove garlic<br>5 oz water chestnuts, rinsed<br>½ cup reduced-fat cream cheese<br>½ cup …

Food

The Science Behind the 1-Rep Max

Lee Boyce, C.P.T.

How to design the perfect circuit

Whether you're crunched for time or simply need to shake up your current workout program, circuit training is your answer. Defined as performing one …