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The Lifting Technique That Flattens Your Belly

Plus, two full-length workouts designed to shred fat while building muscle<p>Much like the great American poet Snoop Dogg, I’m a big believer in dropping it like it’s hot. But I’m a terrible dancer and a bit of a meathead, so I limit most of my “dropping” to my physical training.<p>Drop sets (also …

How to Tie a Half Windsor

Watch this instructional video to learn how to ace the classtic knot<p>The half Windsor is a clean, triangular shaped knot—thick, but not quite as thick as a Windsor.<p><b>Related:</b> The 17 Best Ties For Men<p>It looks best on a knit tie, and paired with a shirt with a spread or semi-spread collar. The thicker …

20 Gifts That Will Make Any Guy Better Looking

The best skin care, hair products, cologne, and grooming tools to buy<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>When you wake up on Sunday, January 1, 2017, there’s a good chance you’ll be feeling a little hungover.<p>Not from the night before …

Drop That Colander, Are You Using the Right Pasta Tools?

Drop the colander and back away slowly. There are better ways to drain your pasta pot.<p>The pasta’s boiling, you’re minutes from carbing out, and then you find yourself in a steam bath leaning over the kitchen sink. Friends, there’s a better way. While dumping everything in a colander might be the …

How to Order Barbecue Without Getting Hit With the Meat Sleeps

We asked the pit masters we respect the most to tell us how exactly to order barbecue.<p>You don't want to get hit with the Meat Sleeps. You know, that feeling you get about half an hour after eating a pound or two of barbecue. Some little guy in your head hits the garage door opener for your eyelids …

Grilling for a Crowd? Make These Spicy Barbecue Ribs

Repeat after us: I will not spend hours slaving over the grill at my own barbecue.<p>We think of it as the Eleventh Commandment: When entertaining, thou shall not make food that requires too much time away from your guests. And though it’s easy to forget this when the weather is warm and the parties …

Fire Up Your Grills for These 40 Steak Recipes

Grilled steak is our real favorite pastime.<p><b>Grilling is America's real favorite pastime</b>, and the number one excuse to spend every minute outside in the sun. When mealtime hits, get sunglasses on and beers at the ready: These grilled steak recipes are waiting. For more, here's how to grill a steak …

Craving Mexican Food? Head to Chicago (Really!)

On the shores of Lake Michigan, you’ll find the most authentic regional Mexican cooking in America. We asked three Chicago mom‑and-pops to share their coveted recipes.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across</i> …

Homemade Carnitas: A Step-by-Step Guide That Ends in Horchata Ice Cream

Celebrate the beauty of slow-cooked, crispy-edged, meltingly rich carnitas.<p>The first thing I do when I arrive in Mexico City is hit the nearest taco stand and order <i>dos tacos de carnitas, por favor</i>. This isn’t just any slow-cooked pork; it’s pork shoulder slowly simmered—no, <i>confited</i>—in rendered fat …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

10 of Our Favorite Butcher Shops Across the Country

Get the whole-animal butcher shop treatment at ten of our favorite spots around the country.<p>If you're a meat-eater, you've heard it before: You should be getting your hands on the best you can afford. That's why we love whole-animal butchers—not only is it more sustainable to shop at a store that …

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

Fried Calamari Dreams Are Made of These

The deep-fried squid with aioli is the must-order dish at NYC's Wildair. So we got the chefs to teach us how to make it at home.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and</i> …

13 Genius Gymnastics Moves You Should Be Doing

No pommel horse or high bar needed<p>Even if you have no desire to flip on a high bar or launch yourself over a pommel horse, you need to try these 13 gymnastics moves.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Program That Strips Away Fat and Reveals Lean, Hard Muscle<p>The bodyweight …

How to Do the Feet-Elevated Blast-Off Pushup

This dynamic pushup variation challenges your core, shoulders, chest, and arms<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour is always looking for ways to make the pushup more challenging and fun.<p>Well, there’s nothing fun about the feet-elevated blastoff pushup, shown in the video above.<p>That’s because …

The Only 5 Tools a Man Needs In His Kitchen

21 Recipes We're Bookmarking Just for the Marinades

These recipes all have one thing in common: Awesome, versatile mariandes.<p>These recipes are perfect as-is—but we'll be honest: Most of the time, we just use them for the versatile, crazy-flavorful marinades.

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32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

Batch Meal #2: Smoky Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas with Corn Salsa and Avocado Cream

If your muscles could drool, they would at the sight of this meal<p><i>Editor’s note: This recipe is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full 4-week plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty heart-healthy</i> …

Quick Meal #3: Inside-Out Crunchy Chicken Snack Wrap

Skip the drive-thru and make this inside-out crunchy chicken snack wrap at home<p><i>Editor’s note: This recipe is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full 4-week plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty</i> …

Quick Snack #1: Smoked Paprika Open-Faced Egg Salad Sandwich

You won’t be able to put down this protein-packed sandwich<p><i>Editor’s note: This recipe is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full 4-week plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty heart-healthy recipes.)</i><p><b>What</b> …

Quick Snack #2: Prosciutto, Brie, and Apple Roll-Ups

No cooking involved!<p><i>Editor’s note: This recipe is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full 4-week plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty heart-healthy recipes.)</i><p><b>What you’ll need:</b>2 oz. prosciutto3 oz. …

Make the Ultimate High-Protein, High-Omega-3 Breakfast

Try this “egg-in-a-whole,” a new spin on the old favorite<p>Your mom never made you an egg-in-a-hole like this. Heck, she probably used white bread and margarine.<p>No offense to Mom, but this version, dubbed “Egg-In-a-Whole,” piles on more flavor with a pumpernickel bagel. And it crams in way more …

The Delicious Homemade Pizza You Can Make In a Skillet

Skip delivery and you can cave to your craving—without a helping of guilt<p>Chowing on chain pies will quickly lead to pizza glut. Credit the thick mattress of cheese that coats most crusts.<p>This simple recipe leverages the heating power of a cast-iron skillet to crisp and puff dough to pizza perfect, …

4 Exercise Combinations That Crush a Ridiculous Amount Of Calories

Put them all together to experience the biggest sweat storm of your life<p>One of my favorite ways to increase muscle activation and minute-to-minute calorie burn: combination exercises. They should be an essential part of any rapid fat-loss program.<p>Check out four of my favorite brutal combinations in …

The All-New Indoor Cardio Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

Fry fat fast with this 10- to 20-minute bodyweight workout<p>You could ski or trail run for your next winter cardio workout.<p>Or you can avoid the cold altogether and do this indoor equipment-free workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The split jack mimics cross-country skiing, and …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

6 Ways to Make the Skater Jump Even Better

Just jumping side to side? Here’s how to upgrade this old-school cardio exercise<p>You’ve probably always done the skater jump the same exact way: side to side, as fast as possible.<p>But making some small tweaks to the way you perform the cardio exercise can spur fat loss, improve agility, build …

The 15-Minute ‘Climb and Crunch’ Ab Workout

Use this 2-exercise routine to shape, strengthen, and flatten your core anytime, anywhere<p>Your core deserves your focused effort.<p>After all, a lean, tight midsection does so much more than look good shirtless. It prevents back injuries, increases athleticism, boosts strength from head to toe, …