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7 high-intensity workout methods for greater muscle growth

By now, you’re probably pretty comfortable with your weight training routine. Bench on Mondays, leg day on Thursday, and plenty of protein shakes …

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A Simple Body-Weight Workout That Strengthens Your Entire Body | Men's Health

(For more metabolic bodybuilding routines like this, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p><b>Directions:</b><p>Perform the following exercises in the order shown. Work as many plyo reps as you can into each round.<p>Pushup OR plyo pushup, 10 reps<br>• Squat OR squat jump, 10 …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

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Super-meaty Bolognese sauce will get high-fives around the table

Bolognese. Say it with me: bo-lo-nyaze-á.<p>If I had to choose a last meal on this earth, it would be this ragu. It's Italian meat sauce served over al …

Italian Food

Al Pastor Tacos with Pineapple-Jalapeno Salsa

Slice off the bottom of the pineapple and stand it upright. Remove the rind in large pieces, cutting deep enough to remove all the prickles; reserve …

How to Poach a Dozen Eggs at Once

The best part about poached eggs: perfect runny yolks cascading down your plate like edible lava. The worst part: everything else.<p>But there's an easy …

Breakfast

The Most Effective Abs Exercise You're Not Doing

There’s no shortage of talk about what to do for strong abs. Crunches are a hotly debated move, planks (in all their forms) generally receive an …

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Instead Of Boiling Your Eggs, You Should Try Steaming Them

As simple a food as they are, hard-boiled eggs are in fact a little tricky to get right. If you cook them too long, they’ll get that unappetizing green ring around the yolk. Start with them too fresh and they’ll be impossible to peel. If you’re looking to make a quick egg salad for lunch, this can …

The Very Best Push-Up For Pecs and Power

The Hand Release Push-Up<p>Regular Push-Ups Are For the Weak<p>The standard push-up is an effective movement, if you're weak. The structure of the …

Hugh Jackman Uses Clap Pushups to Transform Into Wolverine. Here Are 3 Ways to Improve Yours.

Hugh Jackman is getting pretty ripped for his next movie role—and he’s using clapping pushups to help get him there.<p>The actor posted a video to …

Make the Most Out of Cardio With These Expert-Recommended Core Exercises

Who better to tell us about creating a strong, sculpted midsection than an ab aficionado? Said expert, NYC physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu, gave us her five favorite core workouts to do <i>right</i> after cardio.<p>Cardio will burn the calories and fat, but core exercises will create abs, strength, and …

A Gaining Muscle Diet - 5 Essential Foods

A gaining muscle diet is an important part of your bodybuilding regime. Without the right sorts of foods and the right amount of calories your body …

Here's Chrissy Teigen's official hard-boiled egg tutorial

Is there anything Chrissy Teigen can't do?<p>The mom, wife, co-host, model and cookbook author graciously made time in her busy schedule to teach us all …

Eggs

Rest-Pause: The Training Trick that Can Help You Force Your Muscles to Grow

A moment's hesitation can get you in a world of trouble. For instance, you're crossing the street and look up to see a semi barreling down on you, …

Quick and Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

<b>Summer brings in tomatoes, and that means soup. Quick and fresh, tomato basil soup tastes just like summer with every spoonful.</b><p>If I had to choose a …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

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Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

Italian Food

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p><b>Related:</b> …

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The best coffee grinders of 2017

It's time to stop spending a small fortune (around £400 a year) on coffee from overpriced cafes and invest in a quality grinder.<p>If you have an exceptionally large family or intend to serve coffee up to guests, you'll want to look out for a large bean capacity (our star buy, the Cuisinart Auto Burr …

The 10-Minute Glute Workout From Hell | Men's Health

“You can never get enough glute work,” he says. “Weak glutes will lead to poor squatting and deadlifting results, back pain, and your pants and shorts won’t fit the way you want them to.”<p>Here’s how to do it: You’ll start with the shoulders-elevated single-leg hip thrust, which hits your quads and …

How to Do the Reverse Hyper With an Adjustable Bench | Men's Health

But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to perform the exercise on an adjustable bench—a piece of equipment found in almost every single gym.<p>Start with a flat bench, and try one of the following 3 variations of the exercise:<p>1. Isometric: hold …

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 …

Fact: It Only Takes One Minute of Intense Fitness to Get Results | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>The study, published in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, divided 27 sedentary men into two groups. (Yep, one downside of this study is that it was only done on a small group of men.) The first group did …

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favorite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and mother says it best in the recipe's introduction on page 66: "Carbonara is the perfect lazy dinner — it's cozy, comforting, and shockingly easy to make. …

Italian Food

Perfect Pull-Up Technique

I've trained athletes for almost 10 years and rarely do I see perfect Pull-Up technique. I'd say one in 100 people do Pull-Ups correctly. Most …

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This Infused Water Recipe Will Actually Help You Lose Weight

Believe it or not, bikini season is upon us. Getting a little panicky? Same. Fortunately, we have two secret ingredients for helping shed our winter …

Weight Loss

How to Poach a Dozen Eggs at the Same Time

Poaching eggs can seem like a daunting task. How exactly do we make a "tornado" in barely simmering water? Plus, offering them to a crowd is always tricky.<p>Luckily, there's an easy way to poach a lot of eggs at the same time.<p><b>Awesome! What do I need?</b> In lieu of a saucepan, grab a non-stick muffin …

Breakfast

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

Muscle