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The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

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Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …

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3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

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The Barbell Bench Press That Won’t Wreck Your Shoulders

3 simple tweaks can have you pressing more weight without damaging your shoulders in the process<p>Given the popularity of the bench press, it's easy to imagine why a lot of men experience shoulder pain before, during, and after their workouts. "The bench press is a fantastic exercise for building …

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12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers

<i>Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade Rolls for Novice Bakers</i><p>Just imagine it: your family is home for the holidays -- grown children, perhaps, or …

Burn up to 1,000 Calories

Torch your dinner—and then some—with this 6-move circuit<p>Don't worry about putting on extra holiday pounds. <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., created a high-intensity, low-impact workout challenge for you to try this holiday season. Oh, and it burns up to 1,000 calories.<p>"The moves …

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Make Your Arms Burn with This 6-Exercise Circuit

Broil your shoulders, chest, biceps, and triceps without lifting a single weight<p>The pushup is the consummate bodyweight exercise: You need stability from head to toe to hold the position, and “you have to rely on every muscle in your chest, back, and arms to work in unison—which is why it starts to …

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How To Build More Muscle In 30 Days!

Thirty days.<p>That's all you need to make a noticeable change in your physique. No, I'm not trying to sell you a gyrating office chair or a handheld …

This Row Will Build You an Epic Upper Back

It also hits your deep abs, sculpting your core<p>Every other workout or so, do you find yourself sitting at the chest fly, supported row, or preacher curl machine, banging out reps, feeling “the pump,” and loving every second of it?<p>We get it.<p>Generally, we recommend that you ditch fixed-movement …

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The High-Intensity Cardio Workout That's Easy on Your Knees

This low-impact routine will have a major impact on your calorie burn<p>If anyone knows how hard it is to lose weight while combating knee pain it's BJ Gaddour. He's a longtime <i>Men's Health</i> training advisor and the creator of <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners,</i> a high-intensity fitness DVD that will give you the …

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Ditch Your Dad Belly

Just because your clan is expanding, doesn't mean your waistline has to<p>When you're a dad, carpool duty, playdates, and dance recitals fill your free time. So it's no surprise that as your schedule fills up, your waistline may fill out.<p>"Carving out a designated workout time can seem next to …

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The Most Effective Cardio Workout for Your Body

Use this technique to get the workout it needs<p>What if your workout gave your body exactly what it needed? And what if you could clearly measure the results, and even get instant feedback?<p>Well, you’d probably get better, faster.<p>You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart …

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Make Your Mitts Scream For Mercy

Is your grip vise like? Find out with this two-move challenge<p>If you're like most guys, you probably don't worry too much about grabbing a weight as much as you do squatting, curling, or pressing it. "Unfortunately, too many people forget about their grip strength, but if you can't hold on to a …

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The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

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5 New Rules of Super Strength

Rethink everything you know about fitness. With these revolutionary methods, you'll be ripped and ready for anything<p>Two minutes into his workout, Louie Vito is already dripping sweat. Rivulets run down the Olympic snowboarder's legs, pooling on the floor as he clutches 50-pound dumbbells and …

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This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

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The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

Burn fat, build muscle, and get ready to perspire with this quick dumbbell workout<p>Here at <i>Men's Health</i>, we have a saying: Sweat is the currency of change. The more you deposit, the better your results.<p>No one wants to spend hours at the gym making deposits, though. So how do you create the most …

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The Ultimate Stadium Workout

Put your strength and cardio to the test with this bodyweight routine fit for a varsity athlete<p>The high-school football team aren't the only guys who can work up a sweat under the lights. You can get a lung-busting, muscle-burning workout using your nearby stadium as a gym, says Steve Di Tomaso, …

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The Barbell Burnout

Get ready for your muscles to scream. We promise you've never used a barbell like this before<p>You bench press, squat, and deadlift with a barbell—but this weekend's challenge will make you use the weight in all-new ways.<p>You'll perform overhead presses, pushups, and lateral hops with the bar. …

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The Exercise That Smokes Your Abs and Shoulders

Turn up the heat on your upper body with this tough kettlebell exercise<p>Lifting heavy iron isn't the only way to gain strength and sculpt muscle. If you want to build a stronger, better-looking body, you need to challenge your muscles in brand-new ways. One move that does just that: the kettlebell …

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The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

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The Insanely Tough 10-Pound Dumbbell Workout

Who says iron has to be heavy to get a good workout?<p><i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour can overhead press 100-pound dumbbells and make it look easy. But that doesn't mean he won't use light weights too.<p>"Ten-pound dumbbells can challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system in ways that heavy …

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The Maniacal Muscle Burner

Make your muscles scream for mercy with this 165-rep ladder challenge<p>You're about to "feel the burn." In this weekend's challenge, you'll perform lots of reps with lighter weights.<p>"Using a pair of lighter dumbbells is no joke," says Todd Durkin C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "The lighter …

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