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I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

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The ultimate abs workout to get ripped and burn abdominal fat

Thomas Barwick / Getty<p>Thomas Barwick / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This heavy-duty series of workouts is meant to be a set of …

How Often Should You Work Out? The Perfect Weekly Workout Routine

We all go into workouts with our own set of goals and expectations. Maybe you run for the mental health benefits. Maybe you lift for the <i>gainz</i>. Maybe …

The Quad Quake Workout

This triple-threat, three-exercise circuit pumps up your thighs, jacks up your heart rate, and incinerates your belly<p>The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass.<p>It …

32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

The 30-Minute Workout That Gives You a Great Muscle ‘Pump’

Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe<p>The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout.<p>Pump training involves higher-rep work with lighter loads and shorter rest periods, which causes your muscles to fill with blood, water, and …

Money Secrets From Tony Robbins

With a net worth of $480 million, clearly the self-help coach is doing something right.<p>Tony Robbins is a magnetic life coach who has used his unique …

DAY 1: Strength Workout A

Use a single dumbbell to grow bigger and stronger<p>​<p>​<p><b>Equipment needed:</b> a dumbbell (50 pounds for men and 25 pounds for women are good weights to start, but go as light or as heavy as needed); a box, step, or bench (optional)<p><b>Time:</b> 30 minutes<p><b>Directions</b>: Perform the following exercises in order, doing …

7-Day Workout and Meal Calendar

Here's what to do in the kitchen and in the gym every day<p>Follow this 7-day schedule of pre-planned meals and workouts. Repeat it each week for 3 weeks. Click on the links below to be taken directly to the recipe or routine. (Want more details? Check out <b>How the Cook and Chisel Program Works</b>.)<p>For the …

The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

The Lung-Busting Cardio Drill That Won't Hurt Your Ankles, Hips, or Knees

Your feet never leave the floor, but your heart rate will be through the roof<p>Your feet don't have to leave to floor to get a good cardio workout. "Too many people skip cardio because they have joint problems," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Body Weight Cardio Burners</b> DVD. "But running, …

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the Nr.1 value …

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Don't take meetings sitting down, study says

We've already heard about the miracles of standing while you work (less back pain, improved focus, more energy). Now researchers are suggesting that standing is more than just the ideal way to work solo at your desk. It can also improve meetings, making them more collaborative.<p>Professors at the …

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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 Combo Lift That Builds Strength and Sheds Fat

Hit your legs, shoulders, and abs with this one rotational exercise<p>The squat and the overhead press are two power-house moves that hit big fat-torching muscles like your glutes, quads, and shoulders. When merged together, you can work a ton of muscles at once and save time. But if you want to take …

The 4-Move Drill That Fries Fat Fast

Make your lungs and lower-body burn with this explosive weekend challenge<p>If you want to build your best body, add plyometrics to your routine. The explosive power movements can put you on the fast track to a better-performing, more athletic-looking body, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S. author of <i>The</i> …

The Body-Weight Challenge That Works Every Single Muscle

How fast can you complete three rounds of this equipment-free drill? Your goal: 3:37<p>Equipment-free exercises shouldn't be saved for vacations, at-home workouts, or hotel rooms. They can be just as effective as heavy weights for building strength, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT!</b> …

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5 Simple Strategies For Bigger Muscles

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

So You Think You Can't Design a Good Workout? You Can—with These 3 Tips

It's not brain surgery. Follow this top trainer's advice to get the results you always wanted<p>The topic of program design is an extensive one. There are entire books, seminars, and conferences dedicated to it. People spend years studying it, so it's no surprise that the average guy has trouble when …

The Bizarre-Looking Lunge That Builds Incredible Strength

It's tough, but you'll love the magical strength gains that come with it<p>The levitating lunge sounds like a magic trick, but it's also an incredible way to build strength and muscle in your lower body. "Keeping your back foot off the floor forces your front leg to take on more of the work than it …

5 Easy Steps to Reveal More Muscle

Show off your hard work with these tips<p>You love lifting. You love the plain challenge and the simple rewards—beating your previous best and feeling a great pump afterward. And maybe you hate cardio. Devoting gym time to cardiovascular exercise feels as if you're burning away hard-earned muscle. But …

The Best Cardio Workout You'll Do All Summer

Because there's no way you'd have this much fun on a treadmill<p>Want to instantly make your cardio workout more intense? Move it off flat terrain. "Performing the same moves on a hill forces your muscles to work harder because you're fighting against gravity on the way up and on the way down," says …

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

Best Stuff<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more worth your disposable income.<p>15 Photos4 hours agoView More<p>Skincare<p>Turns …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Is This Small Piece of Exercise Equipment the Key to Boosting Your Athleticism?

It may not look like much, but it'll have big results on your athletic performance<p>When it comes to your athletic longevity, don't take chances-use a rubber. Doing resistance-band exercises can help bolster neglected leg muscles and prevent injury, a study in the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …