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New Study Pits a 10-Minute Interval Workout Against 50 Minutes Of Traditional Cardio | Men's Health

For the study, men who had previously been inactive exercised on stationary bikes 3 times a week for 12 weeks.<p>Half of those men did a 10-minute interval workout that included 3 sets of 20-second sprints separated by two minutes of recovery at an easy pace. They also did a 2-minute warmup and …

Skinny-Guy Rules to Gaining Muscle

<b></b>Skinny-Guy Rules to Gaining MuscleHard-gainers, skinny bastards, or (to use the technical term) ectomorphs tend to think their inability to gain …

Workouts

10 Commandments of Building Muscle.

Like many gym goers, you’re probably looking to add some bulk in the form of muscle.It’s true that all of us have different bodies and have …

Exercise

Tabata is the Best Way to Burn a Ton of Calories in a Short Period of Time

"You would have to do five times the amount of moderate-intensity exercise—like power walking or light jogging—to burn the same amount of calories as you did in just 4 minutes," says study author Michele Olson, Ph.D., FACSM. “Even more if you want to achieve the after-burn benefits, too.” (Need …

Build a Sexy Butt

Build a Butt Women Will Want to Grab<p>One move can be your secret to quickly activate muscle growth in your backside<p>To create grabbable glutes, you need to hit heavy weights. "The barbell hip thrust is your weapon of choice," says Bret Contreras, C.S.C.S., who's trained Olympic and professional …

Are You Promiscuous?

Here’s why: A longer ring finger is a sign you were exposed to lots of testosterone in your mother’s womb. And that T exposure has been tentatively linked to higher rates of promiscuity, the U.K. researchers say. (There are tons of more weird links like this one. Check out 10 Crazy Body …

A Guide To Caffeine Content: Find Out If You're Getting Too Much (or Too Little) Caffeine

If you're a daily java drinker, your mental processing power will be boosted after you down 400 milligrams in a sitting, according to a new study in the journal <i>Brain Cognition</i>.<p>To figure out how much coffee, tea, or even 5-Hour Energy that is, divide 400 by the caffeine content in one serving of the …

The Science Behind the 1-Rep Max

Lee Boyce, C.P.T.

Science

The Best All Machine Workout

101 Best Workouts Of All Time is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

Diet Strategies

<b>Up Your Protein Intake</b><p>A British study found that participants who increased the percentage of protein-based calories in their diets burned 71 more calories a day (that's 7.4 pounds a year) than those on low-protein diets. "Protein burns hotter than other food sources," says Dr. Hyman. Jumpstart …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Get yours before it sells out.<p>8 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>School Shootings<p><i>GQ</i> Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson on all the ways Donald Trump fails …

Fitness

8 Things That Wreck Your Erection

Testosterone is the second factor that's crucial to a strong erection, and there are plenty of weird things that screw with its production. All the items on this list can mess with your manhood:<p><b>1. Grocery receipts.</b> The types of thermal paper and ink used for most supermarket receipts contain high …

Top 6 Signs You're "Overrunning"

You can’t wait to celebrate the arrival of spring (finally!) by ditching the “dreadmill” and taking your runs outside. But rack up the miles too …

The Truth About What Time of Day You Should Work Out

Lara Carlson, Ph.D., associate professor of applied exercise science at University of New England and President-elect of the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, says that if you're looking to shed weight or improve overall health, studies are starting to favor the …

How to Personalize Your Daily Training Plan

MEN'S FITNESS Editors

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

The Vitamin That Can Save Your Prostate | Men's Health

Vitamin D has been shown to slow the growth of prostate tumor cells in animal models of prostate cancer, says study author Adam B. Murphy, M.D. The vitamin also regulates the growth of new blood vessels, which is important for keeping cells in your body healthy, he says.<p>(Find out one writer's …

Caffeine Actually Hits Your Body In Four Different Ways

Caffeine is the most widely used drug — most of us can't make it through the day without it. But what exactly is caffeine and how does it work? The latest Reactions video from the American Chemical Society breaks it down.<p>When caffeine enters your body, it is broken down into three "daughter" …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

The solution may come down to basic math: what you're doing + a little more = better results.<p>"There's a dose-response relationship between volume and hypertrophy," says Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., author of <i>The M.A.X. Muscle Plan</i>.<p>For beginning lifters, or those returning after a long layoff, the …

6 Tough Treadmill Cardio Workouts You'll Love | Men's Health

Go at that tempo for 3 to 4 minutes, and then walk for 3 to 4 minutes. That’s one round; do 3 to 5 total rounds.<p>“This is a maximum aerobic effort that helps you push your easy pace,” says Rich Agnello, C.S.C.S., a coach for the New York-New Jersey Track Club and Next Level Sports & Fitness Training.<p>…

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

Tough Rowing Workouts

The Rowing Workout That Will Make You Weep<p>Upgrade the boring gym cardio exercise for an intense sweat<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Beth Bischoff, Photography By Thinkstock<p>You know rowing is a great workout, but it can be mind-numbing. With the right tweaks, however, you can make it …

Do a Perfect Hip Raise

The Underrated Move You Should Be Doing<p>This move can look silly, but it's your key to upping your fitness for any athletic endeavor<p>The hip raise is easy to mock, but it's possibly the best move for your glutes, says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., and CEO of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. "Your glutes are one of …

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Training Style to Know: The 7-4-7 Method

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Sporty pants worn the least sporty way.<p>By Megan Gustashaw1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Ronnie Fieg talks about his label's new multi-brand, …

Caffeine Can Boost Your Long-Term Memory

<b>Caffeine could make your mind a steel trap.</b><p>What’s that thing? You know, the whatchyama call it? If you’d had your daily dose of coffee, you probably …

University of Pennsylvania

Brain Benefits of Exercise

It’s a double-dose: With regular exercise, you burn calories <i>and</i> change the way your brain reacts to certain foods, says study author William Killgore, Ph.D. It could be that exercise enhances sensitivity to leptin—a protein in fat cells that controls appetite and sends signals to your brain to tell …

How Long Do You Need to Workout For?

Blame genetics, says study author Jason Gill, Ph.D. According to his research, South Asian men’s muscles are less effective at burning fat than their European counterparts and they also tend to carry more fat and store it in their belly. All of these factors increase your risk of diabetes and heart …