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How to Customize Your Apple Watch Workout Metrics

The ability to view live metric data is one of the most important feedback functions of any Apple Watch fitness app. In this article, we're going to show how you can easily customize the metrics that the stock Workout app shows you when you raise your wrist during exercise.<p>Checking in on your …

The Lower Abs Workout to Take Your Core to the Next Level

Everyone has a six-pack underneath it all—time to bring yours out to play.<p>The thing about lower abs is that everyone already hasthem—actually …

Workouts

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

​​This 20-Minute Upper Body Blast Will Make You So Much Stronger | Men’s Health

“This is a great little workout you can do to burn out your upper body,” Marthaler says. “You’re going to do as many rounds of this as possible in that 20 minutes.”<p>You’ll be doing pyramiding down-sets of sit-ups and push-ups. Do 11 sit-ups, 11 push-ups, then 10 sit-ups, 10 push-ups, and on and on …

I Did 50 Push-Ups a Day For 2 Weeks, and Here's What My Arms Look Like

Push-ups are freaking hard for me. I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and still, when there are push-ups in the WOD (workout of the day), I …

Tip: The Most Neglected Chest Exercise

For pure size gains, many bodybuilders have forgotten about this pec-building staple.<p>Many bodybuilders struggle to build up their chests, no matter …

Workouts

Tom Brady TB12 Fitness App Review​ | Men’s Health

The app is free to download and use, but if you want to get the training plan, it costs $20 a month (after a free week trial). We decided to go all in to see what it’s really about.<p><b>Related:</b> Tom Brady's Fitness Routine Sounds Intense, But It Actually Makes a Lot of Sense<p>In an intro video, Tom Brady …

​The Ketogenic Diet Might Burn 10 Times More Fat | Women's Health

Here’s what they found: In 10 weeks, the group that was on the ketogenic diet had “significant” changes in their weight, body fat percentage, BMI, hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures a person’s blood sugar), and ketones (the result of your body burning fat for energy). Their resting metabolic …

Diabetes

​HIIT Workout: The 3-minute hack that will help you maximize your gains | Men’s Health

“In meditation, the breath is utilized to focus the mind and calm the central nervous system, thus affecting both the physiology and psychology of the individual. If the athlete can bring that same intent into HIIT, a greater rhythm of pacing can be achieved,” says Harry Sherwood, a fitness coach …

Tip: The Craziest Looking Grip Strength Exercise

Looks weird, but it's great for crushing strength and forearm size.<p>Barbell "Spiders"<p>Most sports require good grip strength. And if you like lifting …

A Kickass Cardio Workout With Weights — Yeah, You're Going to Sweat!

Grab a pair of free weights, and get ready to torch calories with this challenging at-home cardio workout from trainer Danielle Pascente, creator of the Kick-Ass Training Guides. We offer modifications, too, so you can work out with us no matter your fitness level. Don't have weights? No worries! …

This 12-Minute Total-Body Workout Will Make You Feel Really Powerful

Let's be honest: Burpees and mountain climbers are probably two of the most disliked exercises of all time. Of course <i>some</i> people like them, but many …

Workouts

6 Smart Training Tips That Will Help You Get Stronger

They’re all but guaranteed to help you make gains<p>Getty Images<p>“I’m really disappointed in my performance today. I guess I need to train harder.”<p>The answer to this is rarely ever, “Yes, you should train harder.” Many dig so deep, they’re already a few inches shy of six feet under, metaphorically …

I Did 20 Push-Ups Every Day For 2 Weeks and Here's What I Learned

Earlier this year, I could string together a solid 14 to 16 push-ups without stopping. It was a skill that took me quite some time to master. And by …

Rec Room: 15 Minute Bodyweight Full-Body Workout | Men’s Health

Dogpound founding trainer Rhys Athayde demonstrates all the moves you need for this 15-minute workout in the one-minute video above. It's like having a personal training session with Athayde wherever you may be.<p>This workout is unrelenting—you'll be going from one move to the next with no rests in …

​ 12 Pushups That Will Transform Your Chest | Men’s Health

You can do them with your hands elevated to decrease their difficulty, or you can do them with your legs elevated to increase their difficulty—the weight will shift from your legs to your arms and shoulders.<p>If you're looking for even more of a challenge, try the pike pushup, the crazy cousin to the …

​Dad Bod Redefined: Chest and Back Workout | Men’s Health

Yes, you’re a dad, but you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label and molding it into version 2.0.<p>We’ve partnered with trainer Cory Gregory to bring you a cutting-edge, four-week program with five …

The 5 toughest TRX exercises for a full-body workout

1. TRX single-leg squat (TRX straps at mid-length)<p>Place your elbows under your shoulders and, with tension on TRX, center right leg to anchor point. …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

Look we get it: Some exercises just aren't sexy or showy—but neither are knee braces, slings, tweaked lower backs, or bad moods you develop because …

Workouts

Banish Pain Permanently: Basic Drills to Repair Your Posture

This article provides an in-depth description of five fundamental posture exercises. These are the cues and tidbits of information that I go over …

Yoga

3 Ways to Align the Body for Pain-Free Hips

<b>If you are dealing with hip pain, I want you to know I have been there myself.</b> I know firsthand how much life can really suck when your hip just …

Yoga

The hill sprint workout to drop fat and build muscular legs

Many of us prefer to run only when it’s a necessity, like when the subway doors are about to close or the fuzz are hot on our trail. Preference …

Quick Glute Exercises For Runners – Women's Running

Tight or weak glutes are the root cause of many runners’ problems. Use these quick glute exercises for runners to strengthen, stretch and mobilise …

Tip: Do Rice Digs for Grip Strength

Increase forearm and finger strength with rice, then hoist some heavier weights. Here's how.<p>This accessory exercise is great for powerlifters and …

Food

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Exercise

Weight Gain and Aging: An explanation and solution

First we grow longer. Then we grow wider. People assume that weight gain is just another unavoidable insult in the aging process. They’re wrong.<p>Such thinking characterizes many of our notions about “normal” aging. Other casualties in this category include your bone, balance, muscle and marbles. …

Wellness

Run Faster With Less Training Time: New Research on 10-20-30 Method

There are many training concepts that runners use to improve their performance as well as their health. Runners often engage in long and frequent …

The surprisingly difficult 45-pound plate workout

With January right around the corner, there's going to be plenty of times when the gym is completely packed and navigating the floor will be a …

The fat-burning workout to do before any holiday binge

The holidays are one big fat trap. First, you probably have to travel to see family, which means stress and missed workouts (or, at best, squeezed-in …

Working Out Won't Guarantee Weight Loss, but This Will

We've been taught that while certain factors carry more leverage, weight loss is a holistic equation. It's the result of eating better, moving more, …