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8 Celebrities Who Are (Not-So) Secretly Geeky AF

For the longest time, there’s been a divide between geeky people and cool people. Somewhere along the progression of video games going into the …

31 Insanely Clever Products To Organize Your Whole Life

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15 New Muscle Builders

<b>2. Sculpt bolder shoulders</b><br>Strong, stable shoulders will help you lift more weight in nearly every upper-body exercise. So start each upper-body workout with the band pull-apart, suggests Shon Grosse, P.T., C.S.C.S., owner of Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Fitness in Colmar, Pennsylvania. It …

Two Workouts in One

Jump Squat<p>Between sets of: Dumbbell bench presses<br>Do this filler: Jump squat<p>Place your fingers on the back of your head and pull your elbows back so they're in line with your body. Dip your knees, and then explosively jump as high as you can. When you land, immediately squat and jump again.<p><i>Photo:</i> …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

"You're cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity and burns a ton of calories in the process, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., who uses this technique in his DVD <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</i><p>It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an …

Lower-Body Exercises That Will Melt Belly Fat | Men's Health

Compared with smaller muscles, your leg muscles burn more fat before it can deposit around your organs, explains study author Michio Shimabukuro, M.D., Ph.D.<p>Start melting your middle by adding these three lower-body exercises to your routine today.<p>(If you’re looking for a full-on belly blasting …

The Genius Pushup You Need to Add to Your Workout

This version will light your upper body on fire and challenge your strength<p>The Spiderman pushup is extremely tough. It involves lowering yourself into a pushup position while simultaneously bringing one knee to one elbow. Now, BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., the creator of the cutting-edge <i>Men's Health</i> DVD …

The Simple Exercise Upgrade for Six-Pack Abs | Men's Health

Watch this video to learn how to do the elevated bird dog with perfect form. Then try performing this movement in a total-body circuit or as part of your core workout. Do 16 reps on each side.<p>[[video:34681]]

Guns in 60 Seconds

“Your muscles can handle more weight during the lowering phase,” Darden says. “And if you draw out that phase to a minute, as you will with the negative dip and negative chinup, you can recruit up to 40 percent more muscle fibers and enjoy a surge in muscle-building hormones.”<p>The result: more power …

The Exercise That Works Your Biceps and Back

Work Your Back and Biceps in One Go<p>Score the beach-ready body you crave with this barbell move<p>Sport a V-shaped torso by adding the underhand-grip barbell row to your routine. It hits your upper-back muscles and straightens your posture all at once.<p>"When pulling the weight to your chest, you have to …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

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10-Minute Arms and Abs Workout

It sounds simple enough, but fair warning: It won't be easy. That's because you'll perform 10 different variations of the move for 10 minutes straight. Each variation will challenge your arms and abs in a new way, so your muscles never know what's coming next. (Want more variation? Get …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

<b>Kettlebell Swing</b><p><b>Single-Arm Kettlebell Squat to Press</b><p><b>Burpee or Squat Thrust</b><p><b>DO THIS</b><br>Grab a 16- to 20-kilogram kettlebell. Perform the following exercises as a circuit, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 5 minutes.<p>1. Kettlebell Swing: 20 reps<p>2. …

Build the Ultimate V-Shaped Torso

Sculpt a strong, wide back and a slimmer waist with this old-school exercise<p>The single-arm dumbbell row might not be one of the sexiest or most elaborate exercises, but it's still one of the best ways to get a V-shaped torso. "You have to engage your entire upper back—traps, rhomboids, rear …

Home Gym Exercise Equipment

<b>POWER RACK</b><br>No home gym is complete without one. "Think of it as the centerpiece," says Lee Boyce, a Toronto-based strength coach. "It provides a framework for everything from body-weight exercises to hardcore strength training." It's also an ideal anchor for suspension trainers and resistance</b> …

Three Super Fun Ab Workouts

But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, they work your abs. Yes, they're effective. (Super-effective, actually.) And yes, they're hard. Yet despite this last concession, people absolutely love them. How about you? Check out these awesome moves—and have a blast, blasting …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Exercise of the Week: Dumbbell Squat

The Squat That Will Make Your Quads Quake<p>Ditch the barbell for a pair of dumbbells and accelerate your gains<p>It's not sexy, but the dumbbell squat is a surprisingly effective quad-crusher.<p>"Holding the dumbbells by your side causes your stance to narrow," says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in …

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 …

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3 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Butt She'll Want to Grab

Want a desirable derrière? Use these exercises to hit your glutes from every direction<p>Sitting all day can cause your glutes to grow weak and your butt to sag—and that's a turnoff for the ladies. Unfortunately, reshaping your backside isn't as simple as getting out of your chair and squatting more, …

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Two Kettlebell Exercises Every Man Should Master

<b>Directions:</b> Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a kettlebell in front of your shoulder with your palm in, elbow tucked, and the weight resting on the top of your forearm. Press it straight up, rotating your arm so your palm faces forward. Do equal reps on both arms.<p><b>Kettlebell …

The Speed Shred Workout from DeltaFit | Men's Health

Brady’s secret weapon: a no-excuses approach. “As an attorney, the only opportunity I had to work out was at 5:30 in the morning. So I weighed the options: an increasing waistline or early morning exertion,” says Brady. “I trained six days a week, and missed zero workouts in 82 days.” That mindset …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

Thrive: Body Saw

Upgrade Your Abs Routine with One Move<p>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 …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before! | Men's Health

Go ahead and test yourself. Drop and give us as many pushups as possible in one minute. The second your form breaks, stop. Keep the clock running the entire time. How’d you do? Below is the list of how many reps the average guy can do by age group. Don’t worry if you fall short: You can follow …

Exercise of the Week: Cross-Body Pushup

Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise<p>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 …

Snack on Avocados

STIR TOGETHER A CHIP DIP<br>Combine mashed avocado with goat cheese, salt, lime, and Tabasco. Scoop up the mix with potato chips or rice crackers.<p>WAKE UP YOUR BREAKFAST<br>Make scrambled eggs and add diced avocado, a squeeze of lemon juice, crushed red-pepper flakes, and crumbled feta.<p>MAKE HER MELT<br>Tuck …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Ready to try it? The circuit works like this: Perform the following exercises in a row, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Complete 5 rounds total.<b><br>1. Dumbbell Chest Press</b><br>Lie on a bench holding a pair of dumbbells with your arms straight above your chest, palms facing forward. …

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

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