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The 30-Minute Workout That Gives You a Great Muscle ‘Pump’

Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe<p>The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout.<p>Pump training involves higher-rep work with lighter loads and shorter rest periods, which causes your muscles to fill with blood, water, and …

The Right Way to Do the Arnold Press

Here’s how to maximize shoulder growth during this overhead press variation<p>If you want bolder shoulders, take a page from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training book. The bodybuilder’s unique twist on the overhead press is so effective at spurring muscle growth that the exercise was named after …

Train Zane's Way: Spread Your Lats

I did lots of bentover barbell rows while training for the Olympia in 1976. I’d start each workout with this exercise, working up heavy. This gave me …

Health

Slovakian home uses STEKO, a unique construction method from Switzerland

Owners of this estate in Lučatín, a small village in central part of Slovakia, replaced some of the dilapidated buildings on the property with a …

Why You Should Do Speed T-Rotations Every Single Workout

This mobility exercise improves your posture, decreases joint pain, and strengthens your abs<p>Forging fluid movement mechanics is key to avoiding injury and unleashing your athletic potential.<p>Still, playing sports isn’t enough. You need mobility training to perform at your peak.<p>In a study at Northern …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

The Workout That Builds Muscle and Blasts Fat at the Same Time

Double DutyHere's a workout that builds muscles and blasts fat simultaneously.If you’re someone who isn’t content to make just one New Year’s …

Exercise

How to Really Do 100 Push Ups in One Set

Is that even possible? 100 push ups in one set seems like a feat for a muscle machine not a regular guy as fit as he may be. You may have stumbled …

Bodybuilding

The 7 Best Barbell Exercises for a Strong Core

Attack Your Core<p>It’s true that "abs are built in the kitchen." But as with any muscle, abs are built in the gym, too. You still have to blast them …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Only 8 Moves Necessary to Be Fit and Build Muscle

We train to be fit and to build muscle by doing a myriad of exercises and different moves, adding weight as we get stronger. That’s how we load the …

Bodybuilding

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>The United States has just concluded a five-year observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. As in the past, most new books about the period have focused principally on matters …

Leg Press Lunacy Workout

Although the barbell squat is often referred to as the “king of lower body exercises” I have personally always found the leg press to be a superior …

Exercise

The Quad Quake Workout

This triple-threat, three-exercise circuit pumps up your thighs, jacks up your heart rate, and incinerates your belly<p>The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass.<p>It …

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 …

5 Exercises for Shredded Obliques

Justin Grinnell, C.S.C.S., for Muscle & FitnessShredded ObliquesSay goodbye to your love handles with these 5 exercises.

The Complex That Firebombs Fat in Just 5 Minutes

Incinerate belly fat at the end of your workout with this metabolic finisher<p>A complex is one of the fastest ways to burn fat. You never have to put down the weights, so you move non-stop from exercise to exercise with zero rest.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbbells, 30 Minutes, …

The best full-body fat-loss workout

Most big-box gyms feature a cluster of machines arranged to provide members with a “circuit.”<p>Circuits are a gym’s equivalent of a no-brainer, …

Exercise

The Fat-Frying Kettlebell Workout from Hell

Your spare tire doesn’t stand a chance against this routine<p>I call this workout Hell’s Bells because it’s your belly fat’s worst nightmare.<p>It consists of two kettlebell movements: the swing and the suitcase carry. The swing will light up your metabolism and work your entire body from head to toe, …

The Better Way to Do Bicycle Crunches

Instantly upgrade this old-school abs exercise by adding a bench. Here's how to program it into your workout<p>You’ve probably done bicycle crunches before—but have you ever done them on a bench?<p>Performing the exercise while elevated allows your legs to move more freely and your hips to travel through …

46 Literary Baby Names That'll Make You Want To Have Children

Game of Names.

World’s Fastest and Hardest Arm Workout

Sometimes you don’t want to spend hours at the gym doing slow workouts but you still want the same results. Well, we can come up with something …

Bodybuilding

17 Clever Psychological Tricks You Can Use In Your Daily Life

Actions speak louder than words, yet we don’t understand them completely. Now while it isn’t possible to decode someone’s mind exactly, attempts can …

Unleash Your V-Cut Lower Abs with Only These 3 Exercises

To get those defined v-cut lower abs you have to train them but there are 2 important things to understand first. First of all, in order to reveal …

Bodybuilding

Best Chest Workout | 5 Cruel and Unusual Chest Exercises You Haven't Tried

<b>Gareth Sapstead | UK Personal Trainer</b><p><b>www.thefitnessmaverick.com</b><p>Most of us have our own go-to exercises that we either stick with for a long time, or …

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How to: The Pour Over

A step-by-step video<p>Not too heavy and not too light, the pour-over produces a cup of coffee that in Starbucks partner Chris Smith’s words, “is just …

The Best Fitness Gifts for Any Workout

Find your new favorite fitness gear on this jam-packed list

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

11 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes Straight from America’s Best Bartenders

With cozy Netflix movies queued up, late fall is finally upon us. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on a little happy hour fun. Sure, it might be time to say goodbye to breezy, beach-side drinks, but tasty Thanksgiving and fall-themed sippers are lovely in their own right. Read on for the …

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