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The Genius New Exercise That Builds Your Back and Biceps

You probably haven’t seen this movement anywhere else<p>This all-new back and biceps exercise comes from the mind of <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Program From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Strips Away Fat and Reveals Hard Muscle<p>It’s not …

Why ‘Back Abs’ Are All the Rage Right Now

Plus, the 6 exercises that will help you chisel them<p>Besides the biceps, the core is the area of the body that every gym rat becomes most obsessed with. A lean midsection has long been the measure of a man’s fitness, sexual prowess, and even work ethic.<p>But have you ever heard of back abs? “Back Abs” …

33 Ways to Use a Medicine Ball During Your Next Workout

These are not the med-ball exercises you learned in gym class<p>Most days, medicine balls get passed over at the gym. But you might head straight for them after watching the video above.<p>In it, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrates 33 awesome med-ball exercises, including the headlock …

The 2-Minute Arm ‘Massage’ That Will Improve Your Pullup and Deadlift

Show your biceps and forearms a little TLC to boost your pulling ability<p>There are multiple reasons to foam roll: You’ll relax tight muscles, alleviate soreness, take pressure off of your joints, improve range of motion, and speed recovery between workouts.<p>It's basically like giving yourself a …

Build Your Chest and Back with Just One Dumbbell

This simple workout takes only 20 minutes, but it yields big results<p>This upper-body workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour is incredibly simple and ridiculously effective.<p>All you need is one dumbbell and 20 minutes.<p>You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

The Awesome Exercise That’s Missing from Your Back Workout

It chisels your upper and mid back, and builds solid shoulders<p>When it comes to go-to back exercises, the row, pullup, and pulldown probably make up your short list.<p>But we’d like to add the TRX row to overhead press to your inventory.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbells, 30 …

Why You Should Never Skip the Bodyweight Lunge on Leg Day

If you’re skipping this movement, you’re missing out on huge gains<p>Make sure to include the bodyweight lunge in your next leg workout.<p>Just yawn?<p>We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting move in your arsenal. It probably gets tossed aside to make more room for running or the Bulgarian …

The Best Fitness Gifts for Any Workout

Find your new favorite fitness gear on this jam-packed list

The 2-Minute Drill That Eliminates Tight Shoulders

Instantly improve your pullup, push press, military press, and overhead squat with this mobility exercise<p>Raising your hands overhead seems easy enough.<p>But many men lack the shoulder mobility to do it properly. As their arms go up, their elbows bend, their backs arch, or their shoulders roll …

The Right Amount of Exercise to Protect Your Heart

Find out why 30 minutes a day might not be enough to stave off this serious condition<p>Your daily half-hour exercise session might not be enough to keep your heart healthy, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal <i>Circulation</i>. After analyzing the exercise habits of almost 400,000 …

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5 Workouts for When You Just Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Because you can't PR every single day<p>The other day, I felt like crap but had heavy deadlifts on the menu.<p>I did my first warmup set of 10 reps and I knew right away that it would not be my best pulling day.<p>So I did my two remaining warmup sets, and then moved onto some speed and technique work at …

38 Insanely Fun Ways to Carve a 6 Pack

The bear crawl alone is one of the best moves for your abs. Here are 38 ways to make it even better<p>It’s hard to improve upon the bear crawl. It strengthens your core like few other exercises.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour dreamt up 38 ways to make the exercise even more effective and …

This Workout Is Short, Sweet, and Will Rock Your Core

3 exercises, 3 rounds, the ultimate abs burn<p>You have to try this core-shaking threesome.<p>(We’re talking about the abs workout shown in the video above . . . What did you <i>think</i> it was?)<p>Designed by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, the bodyweight circuit—which consists of plank jumps, oblique …

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

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 …

How to Get an Incredible Rowing Workout—Without a Rower Machine

This all-new way to row will challenge your upper and lower body, increase your aerobic capacity, and torch belly fat<p>An indoor rower can give you a tremendous fat-burning cardio workout.<p>Now you can get a similar workout <i>without</i> the actual rowing machine, thanks to this cardio band row routine from</i> …

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 …

Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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 …

100 Reps, 10 Minutes, One Max-Intensity Workout

Get stronger, bigger, and better with this back squat or bench press challenge<p>There are some workouts you just can’t get enough of.<p>They make you fit. They make you sweat and boost your energy. They push your limits, both physically and mentally.<p>And they make you crave more.<p>This 100-rep back squat …