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3 Cardio Workouts That Are Way More Interesting Than Running

You’ll never want to go back to pounding the pavement again<p>Does your treadmill workout make you feel like a rat on a wheel? Then it’s probably time to change up your routine. And not just because you’re bored.<p>“The human body wasn’t designed for conveyor-belt training or repetitive, one-dimensional …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

How to Do the Sandbag Rotational Lunge

Beach bod, here you come<p>You could do a rotational lunge with a dumbbell.<p>Or you could trade out the iron for a sandbag and reap a whole new host of six-pack benefits.<p>As the bag moves, the sand shifts. The unsteady load activates your core muscles and your body’s small stabilizer muscles to a greater …

The Jump Rope Workout That Challenges Your Calves, Cardio, and Coordination

Grab a stopwatch and get to work<p>This jump rope countdown workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour isn’t complicated or tough. But it will challenge your calves, cardio, and coordination, while boosting your metabolism and improving your bone density at the same time.<p>Plus, it’s fun as …

How to Do the Seesaw Lunge

Do it, and then decide<p>The front lunge hammers your quads. The reverse lunge hits your glutes.<p>Fuse them together, however, and you get the seesaw lunge—a metabolic movement that works your entire lower-body in multiple planes of motion, challenges your stability, increases your mobility, and keeps …

The EMOM Workout That Pumps Up Your Arms and Hikes Up Your Heart Rate

Here’s how to get your cardio and arm workouts done at the same time<p>Enter the “cardio gun show.” This EMOM (every minute on the minute) will hike up your heart rate and pump up your arms.<p>You’ll alternate between two movement: jumping rope and the curl to overhead press.<p><b>Related:</b> Build Your Best Body …

This 30-Minute Follow-Along Workout Will Melt Fat All Day Long

No equipment needed—but grab a sweat towel<p>This workout is a classic metabolic conditioning circuit that requires just your body weight.<p>The exercises start easy, but they get progressively more difficult from round to round. Just stick with the variations that you can handle for your current fitness …

You’ve Never Done the Stepup Like This Before

This variation of the classic exercise challenges your lower body in all new ways<p>Here’s the typical way to do a stepup: Face a bench, and step up and down.<p>But in the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you the crossover version of the movement. You’ll travel across the …

The Chest Workout You Will Love to Hate

It’s no fun to do, but you will love how it makes you feel<p>Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 5• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b>• <b><br>Best For</b>: Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Chest<p>To build a bigger chest, you need to squeeze more out of every rep. And with the chest-squeeze pushup, you’ll do just that—and then some.<p>“By forcefully …

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

How to Crank Out 2 Minutes Of Muscleups

It’s the hardest upper-body exercise known to man, but this variation of the move allows you to perform rep after rep<p>Like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, muscleup sightings are extremely rare.<p>It’s one the toughest upper-body movements you can do, since you have to simultaneously push and pull …

The Core and Cardio ‘EMOM’ Workout That Turbocharges Your Metabolism

Do these movements ‘every minute on the minute’ to spur fat loss<p>A jump rope or a medicine ball are probably two of the last items you’d grab at the gym. Pair them together, however, and you can get one of the best cardio and core workouts of your life. Check it out in the video above.<p>(Build your …

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

How to Build the Strong, Chiseled Core Of a Fighter

Here’s why you never see a boxer without a six-pack—and how to steal their training secrets to build your own<p>Boxers are almost as famous for their abs as they are for the destruction they can unleash in the ring.<p>That’s because a good punch starts with a strong core, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Trainer and …

The Circuit Every Fit Man Should Do On His “Rest” Days

Here’s how to make the most of your recovery days so that you’re bigger, stronger, and fitter when you go back to the gym<p>Think rest days are for resting? Then you’re doing them wrong.<p>Now, I’m not saying you need to do an hour-long workout on your days off. I’m just saying you need to <i>move</i>.<p>If you’re …

This Long-Forgotten Training Method Will Help You Get In the Best Shape Of Your Life

A small group of elite trainers have sworn by this cardio tactic since the 1980s. Now it’s your turn to try it<p>You’ve probably never heard of John Patrick O’Shea. Google him and you may read about how he survived a 60-foot fall into Mount St. Helens—and not about how he created one of the world’s …

How to Get the Lean, Powerful Physique Of a Boxer

This 5-move circuit will unleash a faster, more powerful self<p>Put down the iron and start throwing punches: Training like a boxer will make you faster, leaner, stronger, and more powerful from head to toe, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Trainer and two-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion Gideon Akande.<p>You don’t …

The Best Moves for Building Big, Nasty Traps

Noah Bryant, C.S.C.S., for Muscle & FitnessTrap GameMake your traps look massive with these muscle-busting moves.One of the easiest ways to improve …

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

The Best Back Workout in Under 10 Minutes

Sure, ideally you’d have 45 minutes to an hour to spend building the muscles in your back including your deltoids, traps, lats, and rhomboids. But …

How to Make Your Planks Even More Challenging For Your Core

Have fun making your planks go plyo with this brand-new move from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Planks are about as much fun as a dental visit. But this new plank variation—called the plyo pushup to plank transfer—kicks up the excitement factor by adding an explosive and dynamic component to the …

The Greatest Way to Perform a Half Getup

Ditch the kettlebell or dumbbell and don’t look back<p>The half getup may be one of the best core movements you can do. But for even bigger gains, swap out the kettlebell or dumbbell for a barbell landmine, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The angle of the barbell creates a tough challenge …

The Workout You Can Do With Two Weight Plates

You’ll need a pinch grip, too<p>If the only time you pick up a weight plate is to put it on a barbell, you’re doing it wrong, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>Weight plates are fantastic strength tools in and of themselves. Just check out Gaddour’s workout—done with two plates and a pinch …

The Better Abs Workout Program

Joe Stankowski, C.P.T.Painless AbsCraft a six-pack without making a trip to the chiropractor.We sit too much—at our desks, in our cars, in front of …

The 10 best bodyweight exercises for legs

Caitlin CarlsonIf you're looking for a workout that builds muscle and torches fat at the same time, look no further than a well-programmed legs …

The Airborne Pushup That Will Make Your Abs Burn

Hammer your chest, shoulders, arms, and core with this new pushup routine<p>Want to make your pushup even more effective?<p>Try lifting one of your hands to tap a bench at the top of the movement, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>By removing one of your four bases of support, you’ll force …

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

Jack Up Your Biceps and Triceps With Just Your Bodyweight

This workout doesn’t involve conventional curls or dips—but it will help you put on serious muscle<p>Want to build bigger biceps? You could curl 50-pound dumbbells.<p>Or you could take a cue from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who hangs from a suspension trainer and curls his entire …

4-Minute Chest and Cardio Workout

All you need is a resistance band and some willpower<p>Knock out your chest and cardio workout all at once.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour demonstrates a standing banded chest press. The band creates constant tension throughout the movement, activating all of your muscle …