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10 Crazy Exercises

10 Crazy—But Awesome!—Exercises You Haven't Seen Anywhere Else<p>Challenge your muscles in all-new ways to spur new growth and skyrocket your metabolism<p>Classic moves like the pushup and squat will always be a part of your workout routine. But sometimes it pays to step outside your comfort zone. These …

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, …

Workouts

The Simple Stretch That Makes You Stronger

If you do it right, you'll instantly increase your gains<p>Your chair time is hindering your strength gains at the gym. From your commute to your desk job to your time parked in front of the plasma, all this sitting has caused your hip flexors—the group of muscles on the front of your hips—to get …

The Best Fat-Frying Finishers | Men's Health

It gets even better, according to the study. The group performing body-weight intervals also increased the maximum number of leg extensions, chest presses, pushups, situps, and back extensions they could perform; the treadmill group saw no such improvements.<p>The upshot: Just 4 minutes confers some …

Get that: the abdominal V

Scoring even the slightest visible abs through an intense workout routine and finely tuned diet is no easy feat for anyone who isn't genetically …

Your Fat-Loss Workout of the Week

If you want to deliver a knockout punch to your belly fat, look no further than boxing intervals. After all, boxers are among the leanest and fittest athletes in the world. These fast-paced, six-move circuits work your entire body and deliver a huge blow to your muscles that will rev your …

The Warrior Workout

All you need is a pair of light dumbbells and an appetite for lots of work with little rest<p>If you like to sweat, you're going to love the Warrior Workout. In this routine, you'll work for 60 seconds, while only resting for 20 seconds. That's a formula that will make your fat cells cry, light your …

The Forgotten Fat-Burning Exercise | Men's Health

And for full-color photos and instructions of 600 more exercises, along with tons of workouts and useful fitness advice, check out <i>The</i> Men's Health <i>Big Book of Exercises</i> today. It's the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created.

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

Weekend Challenge: 60-Second Scorcher

And the best part: This challenge requires no equipment and very little space. That means you can do it anywhere—even at the neighborhood barbecue. Who knows? Maybe it is a party trick after all.<p>Ready to try it? Watch the video above to see how to perform the single-leg hip hinge with perfect form. …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

You can pick and choose what level you want to work at, too. For each movement, there are three progressions. The higher the level, the harder the move. Be smart, though: Choose a level that challenges you, but allows you to keep proper form throughout the entire movement.<p><b>Exercise 1</b><p><b>Pushup</b> …

Exercise of the Week: Cross-Body Pushup

Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise<p>One simple twist to this classic exercise will light up your obliques and rock your core<p>A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The …

The Best Plank Variations for You | Men's Health

<b>SIDE PLANK WITH QUAD STRETCH</b><br>This two-in-one move hits your obliques <i>and</i> improves your flexibility. "You'll not only work the muscles on the side of your torso, but you'll loosen your hip flexors, a group of muscles on the front of your hips that allow you to bring your legs toward your chest," says …

Muscle Secrets of the Super Fit

Overview<p>There's no way around it: To gain muscle and lose flab, you have to pay the iron price. And sweat buckets. And rethink your grocery list. But the ultimate cost (in time, especially) depends on what you know. In our never-ending quest to help you get in the best shape of your life, we tapped …

Watch: Excavator Mulchers Are Tree-Eating Behemoths

Watch this machine reduce an entire tree to nothing within seconds.<p>We love our big machines. But this one's a little scary. The excavator mulcher is a tree-shredding merchant of death—here, in 15 seconds flat, this machine swallows a 30-foot spruce. Poof, gone.<p><i>Via NPR.</i>

The Move That Fires Up Your Fat Burners

Rev your metabolism and blast every muscle with this brand new fat-loss exercise<p>What happens when you combine one of your favorite upper-body exercises with a classic lower-body one? You get a cutting-edge fat-loss move called the push to lunge. "When you powerfully jump from a pushup to a lunge …

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An Honest Reminder of What Made Transformers 2 So Awful

Honest Movie Trailers dissects what makes the Transformers franchise, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen so repulsive. It pretty much begins and ends with Michael Bay.<p><i>Transformers</i> continues to be one of those franchises that we can't help but watch. On the one hand, it's the robots in disguise …

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The Exercise That Kills Your Cravings

One theory: The jumping motion may create more fatigue and muscle discomfort than a non-weight-bearing exercising like cycling does, and that discomfort can tamp down your desire for food.<p>Want to master the exercise and get in prizefighter shape? Follow these tips to jump rope like a champ.<p><b>RELATED</b> …