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Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

Let's talk about your core for a moment: it likely needs to be stronger. You need a strong core for just about every activity, from running to dancing, from yoga to heavy lifting. This simple workout is a great way to start building strength — it's great for beginners, too. And let's review: your …

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The workout that helped this runner trim 20 minutes off her marathon time

When Jess Movold moved to New York, she explored the city by running it. “I started with a 5K here and a 10K there, and then one day, I ran to …

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This 20-Minute Yoga Flow Can Help Relieve Back Pain

Anyone who struggles with back pain knows how distressing it can be.Whether it’s soreness that impedes your sleep or aches that hurt your …

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

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4 Landmine Exercises That Will Chisel Your Entire Body

​Here's a dynamic workout that will light up your core and legs with a single piece of equipment<p>Lurking in most gyms, usually tucked away by the power racks, is a cylindrical piece of steel attached to a base called a landmine. Slip in a barbell and it becomes a versatile, weighted object with a …

The Crazy-Tough Abs Workout You Can Do With a Bench

Mercilessly target your abs using just 4 moves and 1 piece of equipment<p>This workout hits you right at the core. With 4 different core moves and no rest, you will build abdominal strength and stability, says Jeremy Scott, trainer at Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, AZ. That means better posture, …

The 2-Move Workout That Gives You Killer Abs and Biceps

The best part: It only takes 12 minutes<p>Most people don’t think of the chinup—one of the two moves in the workout above from Arizona-based trainer Jeremy Scott—as an abs exercise. But aside from being one of the best back and biceps builders, a strict chinup requires a strong and stable core.<p>The key …

Build Massive Shoulders and Burn Belly Fat At the Same Time

This 6-move workout hammers your deltoids and incinerates calories<p>Are you sick of the same old shoulders workout? Then try this routine from my brand-new transformation program with <i>Men’s Health</i>, METASHRED EXTREME.<p>The method behind the madness is as follows: You will start with a strict strength …

The 12-Minute Leg Workout You Can Do At Home

No equipment needed<p>You don’t need loaded barbells for a great leg workout. Case in point: This lower-body routine, inspired by the <i>Men’s Health</i> METASHRED EXTREME fitness program, uses just your bodyweight.<p>The complex has you mix between three different squat stances: parallel, staggered, and split. …

The Most Effective Chest Exercise Is One You’ve Never Tried

You’ll feel a whole new kind of burn<p>You’ve done the dumbbell fly about a million times. But have you tried the batwing fly?<p>By stretching your chest muscles under load, the batwing fly creates a lot of muscle damage for serious gains, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>The key to …

This Exercise Is the Antidote To Spending All Day In a Chair

It makes your butt look better, too<p>The exercise in the video above may look like something Jane Fonda would do—but it’s not just for making your butt look great in spandex. (Although it will accomplish that.)<p>The lateral leg raise strengthens your gluteus minimus, the muscle on the side of your butt …

Why You Should Do Exactly 21 Reps to Build a Bigger Chest

Or any other muscle, for that matter<p>The ‘21s’ method is a muscle-building technique that has stood the test of time—but you rarely see it applied to anything other than biceps curls.<p>The concept is simple: During a set of 21 reps, you’ll progress through three different ranges of motion to focus on …

This Exercise Is Better For Your Biceps Than a Regular Curl

Target your guns with this sleeve-busting variation<p>It’s all too easy to cheat during biceps curls, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>If you allow your elbow to rise or dip during the curl movement, you’ll engage your shoulder and back muscles to help lift the weight—and take …

3 Ab Workouts That Don’t Require Equipment

No gym? No equipment? No problem. These three at-home abdominal workouts will challenge your core strength and endurance using only your body …

Improve Your Fitness Fast with This 30-Day Dumbbell Plan

If you’re looking to get strong and lean — or, much more simply, move well and feel better — all you need is one month, a few dumbbells and …

Growing demand for 'black box' insurance helps lift Hastings

The insurance group Hastings has kept pace with its ambitious growth plans so far this year, taking on more customers and boosting its profits by a fifth to £70.8m.<p>Hastings, which targets motorists through price comparison websites, reported a 28pc rise in gross written premiums, helped by an 11pc …

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 …

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

Launches in November for $59.99<p>Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.<p>Today the company announced what it's calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your …

“Continuous Interval Training” Will Change the Way You Perform Cardio Forever

Do this workout, and you’ll never step on a treadmill again<p>You’ll be hard pressed to find a cardio machine that’ll give you a conditioning workout like this one. It’s called “continuous interval training,” and all you need is your bodyweight and some major willpower, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

The 9 Best Home Fitness Equipment Pieces to Buy in 2018

Setting up a home gym doesn't have to be a daunting task when you consider all you need is basic strength training equipment.<p>Here are the 9 basic …

This Exercise Will Make Your Legs Stronger, Your Arms Bigger, and Your Belly Smaller

What more could a guy want?<p>You <i>could</i> just stand there admiring your biceps as you do curls.<p>But if you want to simultaneously burn fat and build lower-body strength while you pump up your arms, try this explosive total-body exercise, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.<p>Between reps …

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 be out running?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip trying a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p><b>RELATED:</b> …

This is the best time to book a hotel room in 25 cities around the world

But determining just when that right time is can be tricky.<p>TripAdvisor just released a list that shows the least expensive times for booking a summertime hotel room in 25 popular cities across the globe.<p>To do this, the company analyzed hotel bookings and interest on their website for the months of …

The 10-Minute Workout That Will Fry Your Abs

This plank jack complex will crush calories and carve your core<p>The plank strengthens the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips.<p>But if you jack your feet in and out as you do it, the plank suddenly becomes so much more than just a core builder.<p>The quick movement of your feet provides a …

Pump Up Your Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders with the Triple Crush

Your arms will never look bigger or feel stronger<p>Looking for a good arm workout?<p>You could hit your biceps with some curls, then your shoulders with the overhead press, and finally your triceps with a few extensions.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, …

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair

Go from chicken legs to beast mode with this 5-exercise bodyweight workout<p>Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training?<p>Then you haven’t tried this bodyweight workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an …