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The 10 best abs exercises for beginners

1. High-tension plank<p><b>Why it's effective:</b> The plank is one of the most common core exercises, ever, but most guys get it wrong. Creating tension in …

4 Things You Must Do to Carve a Better Six-Pack

​The best plan for a strong core? Focus elsewhere<p>You look in the mirror and fail to see what you want: six symmetrical mounds of contractile tissue bisected by a narrow strip of fat-free skin. So you do lots of ab exercises, like crunches and situps and anything else that feels like it hits those …

Exercise

Eat More of These 25 Foods and Lose Weight

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping …

Fitness

Here’s How 15 Hardcore Athletes Train During Ramadan

Competitive athletes from around the world tell us how they stay in fighting shape while fasting for Ramadan.<p>Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar — the month when God, according to Islamic belief, revealed the Qur'an and when Muslims observe the practice of fasting. To …

Islam

The truth about Zac Efron's 'crazy' Baywatch physique and how he achieved 5% body fat

But a month after its release, men are still flooding Twitter with comments about Zac Efron's incredibly shredded physique in the movie, something …

What To Eat Before Workout To Maximize Fat Loss and Muscle Growth - THEBODYBUILDINGBLOG

As you probably already know:<p>Your performance at the gym is imperative to your muscle growth and fat loss results.<p>See also:<p>This is one of the main …

Nutrition

​Dad Bod Redefined: Chest and Back Workout | Men’s Health

Yes, you’re a dad, but you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label and molding it into version 2.0.<p>We’ve partnered with trainer Cory Gregory to bring you a cutting-edge, four-week program with five …

You Have to Listen to This

“I don’t have to know what a song means.” — Bob Dylan<p>Except, sometimes you kinda do.<p>Dylan made that comment at his recent Nobel Lecture (you can read …

Stronger cognition requires mental training just as much as physical activity

Old-school coaches think that, to build a tough athlete, they need to yell and scream at them, run them through ridiculously exhausting drills, and …

The World's Most Popular Diet Is Now Available in Pill Form

Of the world's vast laundry list of eating plans—vegan, paleo, gluten-free, you name it—(very) few have earned the mass adulation of the …

Holistic Medicine

5 Foods to Add to Your Diet for a Toned Summer Bod

The days are getting longer and the sun is coming out. It’s time to get those bikinis ready, because summer is on its way! To prep for sunny summer days, Katrina and I have been adding five foods to our meals for extra health perks. These foods deliver a beautiful complexion, slim waistline, happy …

21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people …

Fitness

Tip: Eat Flourless Chocolate Cake

A high protein, no-sugar-added dessert that'll fire up the gain train and kill your cravings for junky desserts. Get the recipe here.<p>This recipe …

Dessert

‘How I Got These Abs In 30 Minutes, 3 Times a Week’ | Men’s Health

Leib knew he needed to find a new routine that worked around his crazy schedule if he wanted get back on track—and he came upon just what he was looking for during a sporadic session with his trainer, <i>Men’s Health</i> next top trainer Andy Speer, whom he’s worked with for more than 10 years.<p>Leib learned …

Bodybuilding & Weight Loss Tips, Fitness for Men

If your goal is to lose weight, these workouts can help.<p>Your first step to building those six packs<p>It's an excellent pose for gaining new perspective …

5 ways to get the dry, cut, super-lean look of a fitness model

If you hover in the 10% body-fat range, you’re in prime position to show off a lean look with visible abs. But getting a fitness model–esque physique …

Building Your Emotional Muscle

Former Bravo reality show star, Jesse Jordan, from Workout, has a message for those who choose to do steroids: “Understand the Risk.”<p>In 2014, Jesse and 19 other men were selected to model for Matinee-Spain. It’s the largest dance party in Europe, attracting 70,000 visitors to Barcelona each August. …

Core strength is key to flexibility, stability

Sure, it’s nice to have six-pack abs. They look marvelous and they may even be useful if you’re a linebacker or an actor with a starring role in the …

Woman Says She Had 'No Body Confidence' When She Was 98 Lbs. and Feels Better with Muscles & Curves

Bethany Tomlinson didn’t feel comfortable with her naturally thin frame, and says gaining muscle definition and curves has helped her to feel better …

Fitness

​Three Ways to Get a Better Back Workout | Men’s Health

Any gym rat knows that the barbell bent-over row is the battle-tested back-builder used by all the great physiques, past and present. But Julian likes to do them with his feet-elevated on a low box or step to stimulate more gains.<p>Julian says "elevating your feet allows the barbell to travel …

Google built an app that takes perfect nighttime photos — but you can't use it

Google has come up with a way to make your nighttime photos look less grainy and, frankly, substandard — but unfortunately it's just an experiment for now.<p>Florian Kainz, a researcher on Google's virtual reality software Daydream, was challenged by his colleagues to produce as good a nighttime photo …

Woman Who Once Weighed 1,102 Lbs. Leaving Hospital After Successfully Losing 713 Lbs.

After topping out at 1,102 lbs., Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is leaving the hospital 713 lbs. lighter.<p>El Aty successfully underwent laparoscopic sleeve …

United Arab Emirates

Apple's Hidden Strategy Revealed In New iPhone 7S Details

If Apple is forced to delay the launch of the next-generation of the ever-popular iPhone, what is it going to do in September? While it could skip the traditional get-together, or announce the presumptively titled iPhone 8 and hope that ‘coming soon’ will be enough to keep eager buyers at bay for a …

iPhone

Inside a London Sex Party for the Elite

One writer investigates what a Killing Kittens party is really like.<p><b>WARNING: NSFW</b><p>Everyone around me is fucking.<p>Everyone.<p>On a T-shaped couch, dozens of naked bodies are kissing and thrusting like a sexual assembly line. A blonde woman with enormous breasts is making out with a curvy redhead as a …

England

This Couple Has Been Married For 75 Years And Their Marriage Advice Is So Damn Good

Spoiler Alert: You should probably know the words to "Baby's Got Back."<p>View this post on Facebook

Relationships

According to a New Study Rap Music is the Genre That Mentions Drugs the Least

Since its rise in popularity in the late ’80s, rap music has gotten a bum rap. For years, the complaints around rap have been fierce. They also …

This Mindfulness Technique Will Instantly Make You the Most Productive Person You Know

Life is busy. We’re all constantly running a million miles an hour, trying to accomplish everything as if we were superheroes.<p>Whether you’re a …

Mindfulness

Osho Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Calming Your Mind and Reducing Stress

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from …

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