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10 Health Stats That Should Worry Every Guy

Live a longer, happier life by bucking these scary trends<p>You may have sworn off statistics after suffering through your high-school math class, but some figures are too important to ignore. Here are 10 of the most troubling health stats for men that we've uncovered while doing research. Avoid …

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The Fastest Way to Make Fitness Progress

Unless you’re in the middle of a circuit workout, taking less of a breather between sets isn’t something that occurs to many of us—rather, we’re used to improving strength by one of two metrics: 1) either lifting progressively heavier weights (which is defined as intensity) or 2) doing more total …

Weekend Challenge: The Chest and Back Blaster

“You need a ton of upper-body strength and endurance to complete the challenge,” says Durkin.<p>It’ll also reveal muscle imbalances, too. For instance, if you have an easier time with bench presses than pullups, then you need to add more pulling exercises into your weekly routine, he says. If you …

The Warmup Exercises You Should Always Do

Sitting crunches the muscles in the front of your body, like your hip flexors and chest, and creates tightness. It weakens the muscles in the back of your body—your glutes, lats, traps, and delts in your upper back—and doesn’t allow them to contract. And it reduces your mobility in your hips and …

Instantly Fix Your Deadlift with This Simple Drill

“When you don't engage the upper back, the bar drifts away from your body as you lift and lower it. The further it goes, the more you have to round your back to compensate, and the greater the risk for injury to your spine," she says.<p>To keep the bar tight to your frame, you have to maintain tension …

How Exercise Makes You Feel More Confident

The researchers aren’t exactly sure how exercise and physical strength bolster these measures, but they do have a theory: Better fitness can help your brain buffer the effects of things that stress you out.<p>And that reduction in stress comes with a subsequent boost in well-being, which might help …