Richard Matthews

33 Flips | 2 Magazines | @RichardMatthews | Keep up with Richard Matthews on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Richard Matthews”

Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala ASAP

I didn't think chicken tikka masala could really get much better, but then I remembered my fall-time best friend: the slow cooker.

Slow Cookers

8 Best Non-Bench Chest Exercises

Beyond the BenchJust because it’s chest day doesn’t mean you're relegated to park your backside on a bench for your session. While the bench is a …

Workouts

How to Build Your "Show-Off" Muscles

Jesse Burdick for Muscle & FitnessShow OffExercises to make gains in your neck, forearms, and calves.People can see a great physique no matter what …

Workouts

How to Build the Perfect Workout Program, According to 10 Pro Trainers

Adam BornsteinBuild Your WorkoutHow to build the perfect workout program for you.

Workouts

5 Core Construction Fixes

It’s not just about abs, people. Proper <i>core</i> training improves foundational strength that carries over to every other exercise, decreases low back …

Workouts

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Chest Routine

Per Bernal / M+F MagazineDwayne "The Rock" Johnson is at the very forefront of the fitness world. He's married Hollywood stardom and elite-level …

Muscle

The Peak Pecs Routine

<b>Duration</b> 4 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>It'’s a common problem: You hammer your pecs every which way but, like playing tennis with a drape, there'’s …

Workouts

Here’s Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Read this, and you’ll never skip them again<p>Every week, you perform basic big-muscle moves like the squat, deadlift, row, and bench press. Those are your meat-and-potatoes exercises, and they’re important for revving your metabolism and building size and strength. But are you getting enough of your …

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Athletes of all sports—from baseball to football to hockey—base their physical training on improving the strength of their core using compound …

The 21 Day Shred: Full Body Workout Demo

At the start of August we launched our <i>21 Day Shred</i> program with our digital director Mike Simone. The program includes workout routines for the full …

How to Design the Perfect Circuit

Whether you’re crunched for time or simply need to shake up your current workout program, circuit training is your answer. Defined as performing one …

Workouts

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

1 of 10<p>Pavel Ythjall<p>Give Them a Try<p>Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why is such a great move not part of your training? …

Transform Your Triceps

<b>Duration</b> 40 Min<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>These particular exercises are designed to deliver serious mass to your arms. Having been developed over time …

Health

This Simple Trick Will Make You a Deadlift King

Master it, and watch your gains shoot through the roof<p>The straight-leg deadlift is one of the most effective exercises for building muscle and strength in your glutes and hamstrings—as long as you're doing it right. "If you can't execute a proper hip hinge, you can't deadlift," says Sam Stauffer, a …

How Your Elbow Can Make You Instantly Stronger

Here's why your elbow may hold the key to mastering the tricky Turkish getup<p>At its core, the Turkish getup is a super simple movement: You lie on your back holding a weight overhead, and then you stand up. If you've ever tried the exercise, however, you know it's a lot more complicated than it …

The Lower-Body Move That Protects Your Knees

You're strong, but you're not injury proof. Add this drill to your weekly routine to safeguard your joints from pain<p>You can spend hours at the gym pumping iron, but if you don't train your strength for motion, you're setting yourself up for pain.<p>"Whether you're stepping off a curb or …

The Crazy Way to Improve Your Deadlift

Maximize your lower-body performance by hitting the floor<p>Want to take your deadlift to the next level? Lie on your back. "The active straight-leg lift on the floor loosens your hips, helping you move more weight when you stand back up," says Sean De Wispelaere, a trainer for <b>Men's Health Thrive</b> in …

The Simple Stretch That Makes You Stronger

If you do it right, you'll instantly increase your gains<p>Your chair time is hindering your strength gains at the gym. From your commute to your desk job to your time parked in front of the plasma, all this sitting has caused your hip flexors—the group of muscles on the front of your hips—to get …

The Classic Exercise You've Been Doing All Wrong—and How to Fix It

These simple tweaks will make this move safe and more effective<p>Your workout routine most likely includes a split squat—whether it's with a barbell across your back, dumbbells in your hands, or no weight at all. After all, the exercise is an awesome way to change up your stance and challenge your …

Upgrade Your Abs Routine with One Move

Your core workout is about to get a heck of a lot better<p>On a daily basis, your core's main job is to stabilize your spine. The many muscles between your hips and your shoulders hold you steady while you stand, sit, mow the lawn, carry groceries, do pushups, or even walk. At the same time, they …

The 60-Second Scorcher You Can Do Anywhere

How strong is your single-leg strength? Put it to the test with this weekend's tough body-weight challenge<p>This weekend's challenge may look like a party trick, but don't be fooled—the single-leg hip hinge is the ultimate test of unilateral strength and total-body stability, says Todd Durkin, …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

Find just 30 minutes for this metabolism-revving routine<p>Do this 30 minute workout, and your metabolism will shoot through the roof for hours afterward. Using just your bodyweight, you'll go fast for one minute intervals, blasting fat and calories at a blazing pace. In fact, this type of workout …

Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise

One simple twist to this classic exercise will light up your obliques and rock your core<p>A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The cross-body pushup forces your abdominal …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

4 Smart Exercises You Can Do with a Swiss Ball

Here’s how to turn the stability ball into a muscle-building, strength-surging tool<p>Go on YouTube and you’ll see guys attempting to jump or do big-muscle moves like squats and presses while teetering on Swiss balls. What they're doing is not only dangerous, but also ineffective.Use a Swiss ball the …

3 Moves to a Slimmer Middle

The key to torching your belly is building a muscular, powerful lower body<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs. Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind …

Two Kettlebell Exercises Every Man Should Master

Transform your workout—and your body—with these power moves<p>Kettlebells are finally gaining traction outside of Eastern Europe. Nowadays, men in gyms across America are using them in their daily routine. But it can still be tricky to figure out when you should swap your dumbbells or barbells for a …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …