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10 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Seeing new and faster gains doesn’t always require getting on a drastically different workout plan or following an ultra-scientific diet.<p>Small …

Old-School Workout Tips

Workouts

John Goodman: What I've Learned

The actor chows down on the perfection of The Big Lebowski, the imperfections of big bones, the instinct of Roseanne Barr, and the inescapable yumminess of White Castle while drunk.<p><i>Goodman was born and raised in Affton, Missouri and attended Missouri State University on a football scholarship.</i><p><b>St.</b> …

Francis Ford Coppola: What I've Learned

The 70-year-old director on meeting Gotti, wanting Scorsese to helm Godfather II, ignoring The Sopranos, and more (wine with Bill Cosby, anyone?)<p><b>When I was sixteen or seventeen,</b> I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember …

Bill Cosby

Sean Penn: What I've Learned

Say what you will, but Sean Penn is a man you'd want on your side. Why? He knows how to fight. He's fighting his own renegade war to save Haiti. He's fought battles over money and creativity in Hollywood for decades. He fights for any idea he believes in. Will he ever stop? Music: "Ballad of the …

Making Movies

What I've Learned: Jack Nicholson

Actor, 79, Los Angeles<p><b>They're prescription. That's why I wear them.</b> A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in southern California. And once you've experienced negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the …

Fashion Shows

What I've Learned: Forest Whitaker

Actor, 45, Los Angeles<p><b>My eye? It's a genetic thing.</b> My dad had it and now I have it. You know, I just found out that it may be correctable a little bit, because it does impair my vision. When I look up, I lose sight in this eye. I think maybe for other people, it informs the way they see me. But I …

East Africa

Clint Eastwood: What I've Learned

Actor, 78<p><i>Born in San Francisco and raised throughout northern California, Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill and served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.</i><p><b>In the first place,</b> I was taller than most kids in my classes. In the second, we were always moving. …

Clint Eastwood

Robert Duvall: What I've Learned

The actor on DeNiro, Pacino, Brando, Coppola, Caine, and the smell of napalm in the morning<p><i>Published in the January 2011 "Meaning of Life" issue</i><p><b>Seeing your name</b> on the list for KP or guard duty when you're in the Army is like reading a bad review.<p><b>When I knew nothing,</b> I thought I could do anything.<p><b>A</b> …

Hobbies

Robert De Niro: What I've Learned

As he approaches his seventies, the icon reflects on his Godfather days, his relationship to Marlon Brando, and why he'll never really retire<p><i>Published in the January 2011 "Meaning of Life" issue. Click here for more.</i><p><b>Those who say</b> don't know. Those who know don't say. That holds up over time.<p><b>So …

Jodie Foster

Philip Seymour Hoffman: The ESQ&A

The actor talks about The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson, weight loss, anonymity, and kids<p><i>Published in the November 2012 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Late lunch at Cafe Cluny in Manhattan's West Village.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> You wanna face the room or the wall?<p><b>PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN:</b> You can face the room if you …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Itinerant Artist

A profile.<p><b>Sure, he hasn't had his eggs yet,</b> but it's got to be said: James Franco looks a little ragged along the seams at 8:45 in the morning. Unshaven. Inky at his edges and out of sorts. The brown T-shirt hangs on his shoulders like the wind blew it there. He's catfooted and somehow goofy of …

Rhode Island

The Collected Wisdom of Bruce Willis, 1:32-3:45 P.M., Thursday

He has appeared in sixty-one movies, many of them blockbusters, and has five more this year. He has raised three children, all of them grown, and had one more this year. He has a lot to say, but it's tough getting it out of him, especially when he keeps getting up to take a leak. But stick around. …

Bruce Willis

Jeff Bridges Makes a Decision

When you're at the top in Hollywood, as he is now, you can do anything you want. Including doing what you want.<p><i>Music Issue</i><p><b>Jeff Bridges</b> is walking in his backyard, which consists of nineteen acres on top of a mountain overlooking the Southern California town of Montecito. Beyond Montecito, the …

Pacific Ocean

Daniel Craig Is a Movie Star From England. Any Questions?

The cowboy in Cowboys & Aliens is hard to get to know. Even if you witnessed the encounter our writer had with him in London, you'd be left wondering about a few things. We imagined what those things might be.<p><i>Published in the August 2011 issue</i><p><b>So, where is this?</b><p>It is a room. Though you wouldn't call …

Foreign Policy

Vertigo

At sea with Javier Bardem<p><i>From the October issue of Esquire</i><p><b>Javier Bardem is listening</b> to a doctor explain proprioception, the cosmic process that allows us to know, among other things, the location of our feet in space. He is listening to the doctor while they're on a sailboat that has tipped nearly …

Numb

Eat for Strength

Jim Stoppani, PhD Video Article: Are You Using The Wrong Chest Exercise?

The Anatomy Of The Chest<p>Most people think that to develop the upper chest you need to focus on the incline bench press. A recent study however shows …

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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most …

Osama Bin Laden

Bulk Up Your Back in 20 Minutes

The reason your chest is pumped but your lats are junk is because you can’t see them. Without regular feedback on how they look—the kind you get from …

What I've Learned: Albert Einstein

<b>Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse,</b> eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.<p>Certain people find everything boring.<p><b>I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful way,</b> and our task is to find out the mathematical structure of the nature itself. It is a kind …

Albert Einstein

Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

Napa Valley

Bulk up Fast with This Workout: Men's Health.com

At least that's what I used to do. Then I had my Charles Atlas moment. But it wasn't a sand-kicking bully who made me want to become bigger and stronger. It was a former girlfriend who wanted to hire movers to carry her furniture into a new apartment because she was afraid I'd hurt myself if I …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Hate to break it to you, buddy, but it's time to step up your game.<p>Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to …

Best Irish Whiskey: Men's Health.com

The 12 Best Irish Whiskeys For Your Buck<p>Get your Irish on this St. Paddy’s Day and check out some old favorites and new arrivals of whiskeys from the Emerald Isle. Sláinte!<p>The 12 Best Irish Whiskeys For Your Buck<p>A hundred years ago, Irish whiskey was the most popular spirit in Great Britain and the …