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This Is How Aerobic Exercise Can Literally Heal a Broken Heart

Running, rowing, cycling, skipping: They may not just strengthen your heart, they may also actually repair it when it’s damaged.<p>Proteins that help …

Seb Coe's top 10 Rio Olympics 2016 moments

Brazil's medals on the beach<p>Every Games has its unique atmosphere. Sun sea, samba made South America’s first Games like no other. Rio the city of beaches not surprisingly embraced the beach volleyball, the sport’s natural habitat. Two medals their reward.<p>Dreams fulfilled<p>Connecting athletics with …

Samsung's special-edition Olympics phone splashes out with color (hands-on)

We go hands-on with the same phone Samsung is giving the world's best athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games.<p>If Olympic fever is upon you, then pay close attention. Samsung is selling its splashily colorful, Games-inspired phone starting July 18 for a sum we still don't know. It's a bummer not to have …

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5 Bedtime Beverages That Can Help You Lose Weight | Men's Health

A small glass of 100 percent grape juice before bed may help you sleep and burn fat as you dream, says Murphy.<p>Research published in <i>Cell Reports</i> suggests that insulin secretion at night (caused by consumption of simple carbs, like juice) regulates the body’s circadian rhythms.<p>And a 2015 <i>International</i> …

5 Reason Why Your Neck Hurts | Men's Health

Shutterstock<p>Whether it’s a sharp twinge after a long day in the office or a dull ache that strikes as soon as you wake up, there’s probably more meaning behind that discomfort.<p>Neck pain is common, affecting up to 67 percent of the population at some point, but it’s usually not random, says Jeremy …

This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

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Rugby Challenge 3 comes to consoles

Alternative Software are proud to announce the release today of <b>Rugby Challenge 3</b> to Xbox One and Playstation 4 as well as Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. …

Jack Wilshere Contract Talks Reportedly Halted by 'Upset' Arsene Wenger

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere's contract talks have reportedly stalled after his alleged involvement in a "row" outside a nightclub on Sunday "upset" manager Arsene Wenger.<p>According to an exclusive from the <i>Sun</i>'s Neil Ashton and Mark Irwin, the 24-year-old had begun "preliminary negotiations" on …

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3 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk | Men's Health

The three moves in the video above activate the muscles that don’t get used while you sit—your glutes and your core—and open up the areas that get tight—your hip flexors and groin. That way you can hit the ground running at the gym and perform your exercises with better form.<p>And yeah, you may be …

How to Build Bigger Quadriceps Without a Leg Extension Machine | Men's Health

Then use the bodyweight versions show in the video above instead. Gaddour calls them “natural leg extensions,” and they isolate your quads to give you a fantastic “pump.”<p>“Your quads will be under max metabolic stress to ignite growth,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>Every time you do …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do | Men's Health

The lunge and stepup combination creates unstoppable, power-packed legs that go faster for longer.<p>You can plug one of these movements into a total-body circuit as your leg exercise.<p>Or you can program a 10-minute lower-body workout. Choose either the lunge or the stepup (or mix between both!), and …

How to Overcome the Most Common Lunge and Squat Sticking Points | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>If you want to tack on more pounds each session, attack the sticking points with low lunge and low squat liftoffs, both shown in the video above. They build more brawn, …

3 Ways to Perform Shin Raises | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>A strong shin can also unlock hidden potential in your squat and lunge, he says.<p>So how the heck do you muscle up your shins? With a simple movement called dorsiflexion, or shin …

The Right Way to Do Box Jumps | Men's Health

Follow the jumping, landing, and dismounting tips in the video above, and you’ll safely build more strength, stability, and power from start to finish. Keep an eye out for additional ways to increase single-leg strength and starting strength, too.<p>Once you nail the correct form, add box jumps to …

How Board Pressing Helps You Bench Press More Weight | Men's Health

By bringing the bar down to the planks instead of all the way to your chest, you effectively shorten the distance the weight has to travel, he says. This allows you to lift heavier loads since you don’t have to press the bar as far.<p>You can also zero in on sticking points, which are the most …

How to Perform the Banded Kettlebell Swing

Think the standard swing is great for your backside and athletic performance? Wait until you try these variations<p>The kettlebell swing may be one of the best exercises in your arsenal for targeting your backside. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon.<p>(To unlock a new level of total-body …

Wrist Mobility Drills | Men's Health

“The pain is due to a lack of mobility in the joints,” explains <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. “Your wrists can’t get in the proper position. You may have the same problem during pushups, too.”<p>The solution is simple: Spend two to five minutes every week loosening your wrists with the …

How to Master the Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>The exercise requires immense total-body stability and strength, and if you lose your focus for a second, you’re forced to abort the rep. Even the bodyweight version can send …

4-Minute Chest and Cardio Workout | Men's Health

Now, here’s where the cardio portion comes into play. Gaddour wants you to crank out high-speed reps for 20-seconds clips for 4 minutes straight. The faster you go, the heavier and thicker that band will feel. Keep up your pace, though, and you’ll be rewarded with buckets of sweat by the end of the …

Best Products For Oily Skin | Men's Health

The 10 Best Products For Oily Skin<p>Put your best face forward, without the shine<p>Shutterstock<p>Combatting your oily skin may actually make it <i>worse</i>.<p>Here’s why: When you over-cleanse or use harsh soaps to dry out your skin, you strip away your face’s natural oils—also known as sebum. This can cause your …

How to Do the Elevated Pigeon Stretch | Men's Health

It’s usually a symptom of sitting all day, and it could be why your squats and deadlifts have plateaued, why your lower back hurts, why your knees ache, or why you can’t jump as high as you want.<p>Mobilize your hip capsules with the elevated pigeon stretch. The move is demonstrated by Gaddour in the …

How to Do the Feet-Elevated Blast-Off Pushup | Men's Health

That’s because placing your feet on a box, bench, or step instantly increases the amount of your body weight you have to lift, making the exercise harder.<p>And since the variation is dynamic—you’re launching your body forward into the bottom of a pushup—your core and shoulders have to work overtime …

How to Do Low Lateral Squat Switches | Men's Health

Ease into the stretch by starting with only your bodyweight and moving slowly from side to side.<p>Fair warning: This is an aggressive stretch for most guys, says Gaddour. Only sink as deep into the squat as you can without pain. It may feel uncomfortable, but it should never hurt.<p>Add a 10- to …

The Stretch That Prevents Knee Pain | Men's Health

Immobile joints can lead to trouble down the road, increasing your risk of injury and hindering your range of motion in exercises like the squat and lunge, he explains.<p>That’s why Gaddour swears by the knee flexion stretch shown in the video above.<p>“The mobilization clears space within the joint …

Loosen Your Triceps With These 3 Mobilization Drills | Men's Health

Mobilize the muscles with these 3 ‘triceps smash’ drills, shown in the video above. They hit all three heads, improving your range of motion.<p>Do them for 2 to 5 minutes before or after your workout, or between sets.

How the Band Bench-Apart Will Skyrocket Your Bench Press | Men's Health

The exercise also primes the benching pattern for when you add a barbell, says Gaddour. That’s because the world’s top weight lifters imagine pulling apart the bar when they bench press. This simple technique better activates your lats, which are the biggest muscles in your back.<p>You can perform the …

The 5-Minute Tabata Thruster | Men's Health

Here’s how it works: Grab a light pair of dumbbells and stand in front of a tall bench, box, or step.<p>Perform the step thruster—a combination exercise involving a stepup to an overhead press—using the Tabata protocol for 5 minutes straight.<p>So you’ll do as many reps as possible on your left side in …

The Ultimate Workout For Aesthetics | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Perform them as a 20-minute workout that will make you look like you spend hours in the gym.<p><b>How to Do the Aesthetics Superset</b><p>Set a timer to go off every four minutes.<p>Perform 8 …

How to Get a Great Lower-Body Workout Without Back Squats | Men's Health

Research shows that Bulgarian split squats are just as effective at building muscle and strength in your lower body—but with less stress on your back, since you’re taking the weight off your spine.<p>Plus, by working one leg at a time, you’ll ensure that you build strength symmetrically on both sides …

Why Your Toes Will Make You Stronger | Men's Health

When you jam your feet into shoes, your toes can’t splay right. Over time, this causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet to become extremely tight and weak, he says.<p>Immobile toes and arches can mess up the mechanics of your ankles and knees and can hinder your form when you lunge, …