Matthew Kazimir

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The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Best New Back Exercise: The TRX Row to Overhead Press | Men's Health

The movement—which you can see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour perform in the video above—bulletproofs your shoulders and builds your mid-and-upper back muscles all at once.<p>You can do 10 to 20 reps of the exercise as a warmup before your upper-body workout. Or you can make it a full back …

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

The Genius New Exercise That Builds Your Back and Biceps | Men's Health

It’s not complicated (it’s actually shockingly simple). But it’s genius in that it increases the amount of time your back muscles are under tension, and provides a new curling angle for your biceps.<p>Watch Gaddour demonstrate the exercise in the video above. Then add it to your own routine.

Build a Powerful Chest with This 3-Exercise Complex | Men's Health

It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, and the dumbbell incline fly. Each move challenges your pecs in a different way so you can reach maximum chest development, he says.<p>And since you start with the hardest exercise (the dip) and work your way down to the easiest (the …

The Best Arm Workout You’ve Never Done | Men's Health

You can see how to do it in the video above. And we have to say: If the vein that’s popping out of Gaddour’s biceps doesn’t inspire confidence in this workout, we’re not sure what will.<p>One caveat: Don’t just go through the motions. You need to challenge your muscles, so choose weights that will …

5 Stretches You Should Do While You’re Watching TV

Replace “Netflix and chill” with “Netflix and stretch”<p>It’s no surprise that Americans log a lot of time in front of the television. Sure, it’s not the “23 hours a day” that <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour jokingly refers to in the video above (it’s actually more like five hours), but it …

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The Squat Press Will Improve Mobility and Blast Fat | Men's Health

(For more metabolic bodybuilding routines like this, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>When done at a slow tempo as warmup, the exercise heats up and activates your muscles, enhances your mind-muscle connection, and improves your flexibility.<p>But when done …

The Kettlebell Halo | Men's Health

(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps pop—check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>The movement actually strengthens your mind-muscle connection. That’s because it requires full concentration and a team effort from your shoulders, …

How to Make Pushups More Effective | Men's Health

The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director thinks every guy should do them.<p>The stop eliminates help from your stretch reflex—or the rubber-band like tendency of a muscle—and forces you to move through a full range of motion. It …

The 30-Minute Stepup Workout | Men's Health

Gaddour has broken up the workout into three 10-minute segments. Each section features a new stepup variation to improve your speed (minutes 1 to 10), strength (minutes 11 to 20), or stamina (minutes 21 to 30). Watch Gaddour demonstrate each one in the video above.<p>By the time 30 minutes is up, …

2 Pushup Workouts That Hit Every Muscle in Your Core

Your shoulders, chest, arms, and abs won’t know what hit them<p>There are more ways to do pushups than just about any other exercise, which means your mind and muscles will never get bored.<p>But if you need some inspiration for your arsenal, check out these two up-and-down pushup workouts from <i>Men’s</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements | Men's Health

But you’d have to eat a lot of chicken breasts and salmon fillets to get <i>all</i> your protein that way. That’s where supplements come in handy.<p>They’re convenient and economical, and nowadays many of them taste really good as well. (Without flavoring, either from sugar or artificial sweeteners, these …

How to Build Big Biceps

<b>Cheat Your Form</b><br>Strict form may be holding you back.<p>A study in the <i>Eupropean Journal of Applied Physiology</i> found that you don’t always have to do an exercise the way it’s intended to maximize your results.<p>Using a bit of momentum during the lateral raise, for example, increases the torque of your …