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Tip: Hip Mobility Montage

Everyone needs more hip mobility, especially lifters. Here are several ways to get it.<p>The role of active mobility is to train the body to use the …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Undo a Day’s Worth Of Sitting By Doing This For 60 Seconds At Your Desk

Fix back pain and improve your performance in the gym—without even leaving your desk<p>If you’re like most guys, you despise stretching.<p>But walking around with tight hips from sitting down all day can reduce your mobility over time—affecting your workouts and movement in general—and even set you up …

Do This For 2 Minutes For a Bigger, More Muscular Chest

Discover the fastest route to an impressive-looking upper body<p>One of the best ways to make progress in the gym: Cut the weight you’d usually lift in half and double the amount of time you spend lifting it.<p>Extending the time your muscles spend under tension promotes muscle growth, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Sculpt a V-Shaped Torso With One Surprisingly Simple Move

It’ll make your shoulders bigger (and your waist look smaller)<p>The lateral raise is one of the best exercises for targeting your middle deltoids—the muscles responsible for making your shoulders look wider.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director, BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., wants you to consider using an elastic …

The Most Effective Exercise – The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

One of the most effective and most popular exercises around the world is the 28-Day Planking Challenge. It affects the abs, but also the muscles of …

Exercise

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

For gym buffs: here’s how much protein is best after exercise

Whether you are a gym novice or a bulked-up weightlifter, the ideal amount of protein to consume after exercise remains the same, according to a new study.<p>The research, published in <i>Physiological Reports</i>, found that existing muscle mass doesn’t affect the amount of protein required, as previously …

This Exercise Chart Is Full of Travel-Friendly, Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance bands are those big, rubber band-like pieces of workout equipment that most people ignore at the gym. Pity, too, because they’re awesome …

Are Heavy Weights Better For Building Muscle? The Surprising Results Of a New Study

Researchers pitted a low-weight workout program against heavy lifting for 12 weeks. Here’s what happened<p>Bro wisdom says that if you want to get big, you have to lift heavy. But emerging science begs to differ.<p>In a new study from McMaster University, researchers put experienced lifters through a …

The Arm-Building Workout You’ll Wish You Had Known About Sooner

It’s one of the best ways to spur muscle growth in your biceps and triceps<p>Ditch the dumbbells and barbell once in a while. Incorporating a mix of training tools into your arm workouts provides a unique stimulus to spur muscle growth and makes tough training more fun.<p>Try it today with this bar and …

4 Ways to Make Side Planks Less Boring

These variations make the classic exercise even more effective—and make the seconds tick by faster<p>The side plank is one of the best exercises for your core, except for one thing: It’s painfully boring.<p>Sure, it works your obliques and the other two dozen muscles in your torso, but chances are the …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

How to Make Your Planks Even More Challenging For Your Core

Have fun making your planks go plyo with this brand-new move from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Planks are about as much fun as a dental visit. But this new plank variation—called the plyo pushup to plank transfer—kicks up the excitement factor by adding an explosive and dynamic component to the …

How to get ripped with Apple Watch weightlifting apps

Fitness is not just about walking, running and cycling, despite what your Apple Watch may have you believe. Strength training is also important. Without it, your fitness routine is like a one-hand clap. Whether you are aiming for a ripped beach body or just to improve your overall health, you need …

The 5 Best Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders

As a strength and conditioning specialist, I’ve overheard clients comment that bodybuilding and yoga are contradictory activities. The general …

Top 8 Best Weight Plate Exercises

Weight plates aren’t just for the barbell and today we’re looking at top 8 best exercises to do with them. The main benefit of using weight plates …

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do

These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, your mobility game probably ranges from weak to …

Progress lets you visualize your weight loss by taking perfectly aligned daily selfies

For those who struggle with their weight, one of the more challenging things to deal with beyond, of course, the lifestyle changes that have to accompany any attempts at weight reduction, is our inability to see our own progress . Because weight loss is often very slow and incremental, many get …

Weight Loss

The New-and-Improved Biceps Curl That Will Pump Up Your Arms

You’ll wonder why you ever did curls any other way<p>Your biceps turn your wrists, bend your elbows, and flex your shoulders.<p>The standard version of the biceps curl covers the first two functions, but misses the last one, according to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY …

The Exercise Every Man With a Desk Job Should Do

This movement strengthens your core and mobilizes your spine—and it feels awesome, too<p>Slumping over your keyboard all day can cause the muscles and connective tissue in your upper body to set in that position.<p>The result: A slightly hunched back, which not only gives you the posture of a caveman, …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

The Hip Stretch That Helps You Lift More Weight (Plus, It Feels Really Good)

Have 2 to 5 free minutes during the day? Use them to do this mobility drill<p>The modern world is a sedentary world. Most men spend more time sitting during the day than not.<p>And that’s causing a big problem for your hip joint, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The ball-and-socket joint …

The hot new gym equipment is just an old dishrag

Fitness marketers know what buzzwords make consumers believe their product is the best for a "tighter core." But c'mon, most of them just want your …

The Up-Down Might Be the Simplest Metabolic Exercise You Ever Do

It’s simple, but not easy. Do it today to burn belly fat, improve conditioning, and strengthen your entire body<p>Here’s an exercise you can do right now. It’s called an up-down, and you just go from kneeling to standing to kneeling again. Continue to repeat.<p>It’s extremely simple, but it comes with a …

This Is Bob Harper's 5-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

<b>Fire up your muscles from head to toe.</b><p><i>By SELF Staffers</i>, SELF<p>This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a party. Here's what you need to know:<p><b>YOUR TRAINER:</b> Bob Harper, celebrity trainer and host of the T<i>he Biggest Loser</i>, which starts in …

Workouts

The Fitness Trend Men Everywhere Can’t Get Enough Of

This simple exercise will help you shed fat, ditch back pain, and be a beast in the gym<p>American soldiers have been doing a simple fitness activity since the American Revolution, and it’s turned our military into the fittest, most feared fighting force in the history of the world.<p>That activity: …

3 Rows You Must Do for Thicker Biceps

Stretch the limits of your shirtsleeves by learning a completely new way to sculpt your arms<p>Without even looking at you, we’re fairly certain that your arms aren’t as big as they could be. How can we be so sure?<p>Because nearly all men—seasoned lifters included—make one critical error when working …

3 Ways to Use the Band Pull-Apart during Your Next Workout

You'll strengthen your mid and upper back, improve your posture, and bulletproof your shoulders<p>The band pull-apart is a simple exercise, but a genius one, too, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who demonstrates the move in the video above.<p>That’s because the movement strengthens the …