Add this classic bodybuilding technique to your arm-building arsenal When bodybuilders want an incredible biceps workout, they do 21s. The technique uses various ranges-of-motion during a curl to stimulate
The legendary warriors and explorers were ahead of their time—and they can teach modern men some lessons, too I’d have made a shitty Viking. I learned that while standing under an enormous antler chandelier
It’s pretty weird, but it totally works There’s nothing more annoying than seeing the dreaded “Not Enough Available Storage” message pop up on your iPhone when you try to take a photo or download an app
Put on the brakes to accelerate your gains One of the fastest ways to increase your gains: Stop. Adding a dead stop to an exercise eliminates the stretch reflex, or the rubber-band-like tendency of your
It’s not mainstream, but it should be Real men do butterfly situps and butterfly hipups. Yes, they look a little bit comical, but they’re both super effective, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.
These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free
Your pecs will feel as if they’re about to pop out of your shirt by the time you’re done this one-move workout This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s
Grab a swolemate and get to work Double the sweat, double the gains: People who work out with a partner they feel comfortable with are more energetic and happier than those who work out alone, report Clara
It’s called the Tate press, and it’ll transform your bench One thing every great bench presser knows: Work your triceps. Your triceps are instrumental in pressing up the weight in the middle of the lift,
Bring on the personal records by building strength in your hips and hamstrings Your leg day workout probably involves deadlifts. But here’s why it should involve stiff-legged deads—or “stiffies,” as Men’s
This movement strengthens your core and mobilizes your spine—and it feels awesome, too Slumping over your keyboard all day can cause the muscles and connective tissue in your upper body to set in that
Build a bigger, stronger lower body without doing a single back squat Can you get a great leg workout without doing back squats? Absolutely, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. Research shows
You’ll never want to bench again without doing this move first Before you bench press a bar, use a band. The band bench-apart—a genius new exercise created by Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour—engages
Learn how a stack of two-by-fours may hold the secret to a more powerful chest Rip a page out of the bodybuilding handbook during your next chest day. Grab a stack of two-by-fours and place them on your
It’s also the most efficient, clocking in at 15 minutes Less is more when it comes to building muscle and burning fat. Take this abs and quad workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, shown
There's nowhere for calories to hide from this high-intensity routine Editor’s note: This workout is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program, Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean. (Click the link
It uses the concept of a “wheel” to skyrocket your heart rate, make you sweat, and shred fat Editor’s note: This workout is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program, Cook & Chisel: Fast Lean.
Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout. Pump training involves higher-rep work with
It’s called an iso-shoulder runner, and here’s why you need to add it to your routine today In the video above, Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour combines an isometric shoulder raise with a high-knee
It's not as enjoyable as a massage, but it works better If you regularly get neck or shoulder pain—or even burning sensations down your arm—try this stretch from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.
Here’s why your exercise routine may be causing your back ache—and how to stop it There are thousands of reasons to work out. Maybe you want to lose weight or bulk up. Maybe you want to have more energy.
Have 2 to 5 free minutes during the day? Use them to do this mobility drill The modern world is a sedentary world. Most men spend more time sitting during the day than not. And that’s causing a big problem
This workout utilizes the magic plyometric protocol for maximum power gains. Do it today to boost your athleticism If you do plyometrics for more than 10 seconds at a time, you’re doing them wrong. Plyos—which
If you’re not using a barbell this way, you’re missing out on serious muscle gains In most gyms, the landmine is probably covered in dust and neglected. But after watching the workout in the video above,
Here’s how to get a powerful, rock-hard chest Want to pump up your pecs? Of course you do, you’re a guy, and you’d be hard pressed to find a guy who doesn’t like working his chest. (To unlock a new level
Use this 5-exercise complex to build insanely strong and stable shoulders I call this routine Psychotic Shoulders. It's insanely hard, and you have to be a little unhinged to enjoy it. It’s a 5-move complex
If you’re not already doing this lunge variation, you need to start today For wheels of steels, lunges are a must. They build single-leg strength and stability, and a lean-looking lower body. But if you
Hit the floor to press bigger numbers and build a bigger upper body When chest day rolls around, most men head straight for the bench. But here’s why you should skip the lines and take your pressing to