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America’s Search for Happiness Is Driving Us Crazy

A new book by journalist Ruth Whippman investigates the American "happiness industrial complex" and our growing obsession with contentment.<p>America is an insanely anxious country. Forty million Americans — nearly one in five of us — has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. One World Health …

The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

How to Do 100 Deadlifts Non-Stop

This variation of the strongman move promotes serious fat loss and muscle growth<p>Ever watch a Strongman competition on TV? It starts with huge guys picking up something super heavy from the floor. They deadlift.<p>And that’s exactly what I want you to do today. But I’m not talking about your standard …

The Fat-Frying Kettlebell Workout from Hell

Your spare tire doesn’t stand a chance against this routine<p>I call this workout Hell’s Bells because it’s your belly fat’s worst nightmare.<p>It consists of two kettlebell movements: the swing and the suitcase carry. The swing will light up your metabolism and work your entire body from head to toe, …

The 70 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Seek and Destroy Fat

Use these cardio movements to wipe out calories and get seriously lean<p>What happens when you ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director how he burns fat fast?<p>He answers your question with this video—a compilation of his favorite 70 bodyweight cardio exercises.<p><b>Related</b>: METASHRED EXTREME—the Ultimate Fitness …

The Lunge That Smokes Your Hips and Thighs

If you’re not already doing this lunge variation, you need to start today<p>For wheels of steels, lunges are a must. They build single-leg strength and stability, and a lean-looking lower body.<p>But if you want to kick up the intensity level a few notches, then do threaded lunges. They’ll improve your …

5 Ways to Bench Press without a Bench

Hit the floor to press bigger numbers and build a bigger upper body<p>When chest day rolls around, most men head straight for the bench.<p>But here’s why you should skip the lines and take your pressing to the floor instead.<p>The floor press is not only easier on your shoulders, but it targets your triceps …

The Bodybuilding Superset That Packs on Serious Upper-Body Muscle

Here’s how to achieve an epic chest and back pump<p>If you want to get bigger up top, then you need to stick with the basics: the pushup and the bent-over row.<p>This push-pull pairing is a classic bodybuilding technique that has withstood the test of time.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guy Lost 18 …

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

The Ultimate Muscle-Building Grips for Curls and Flyes

The secret to bigger biceps and rear deltoids could lie in your thumbs and pinkies<p>Your thumbs and pinkies could hold the keys to better biceps and rear deltoids. Check out the video below to see where they should be placed during curls and flyes to better activate your muscles.<p><b>Biceps Curls</b><p>New grip: …

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 …

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout All Lifters Will Love

This cardio drill is for all the muscular Hulks out there who hate running<p>Running is a natural human movement. We’re bipedal creatures, and we’re built to move on our feet for extended periods of time. There’s nothing better than running for developing your overall cardiovascular function.<p>But …

6 Ways to Make the Skater Jump Even Better

Just jumping side to side? Here’s how to upgrade this old-school cardio exercise<p>You’ve probably always done the skater jump the same exact way: side to side, as fast as possible.<p>But making some small tweaks to the way you perform the cardio exercise can spur fat loss, improve agility, build …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

The Burpee Every Man Should Master

Before you crank out another rep of the notorious fat burner, perfect this variation first<p>The burpee is one of the best fat-burning bodyweight exercises out there.<p>But there’s one major problem with it: Most men don’t do it right.<p>(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps …

4 Exercise Combinations That Crush a Ridiculous Amount Of Calories

Put them all together to experience the biggest sweat storm of your life<p>One of my favorite ways to increase muscle activation and minute-to-minute calorie burn: combination exercises. They should be an essential part of any rapid fat-loss program.<p>Check out four of my favorite brutal combinations in …

Why You Should Do Speed T-Rotations Every Single Workout

This mobility exercise improves your posture, decreases joint pain, and strengthens your abs<p>Forging fluid movement mechanics is key to avoiding injury and unleashing your athletic potential.<p>Still, playing sports isn’t enough. You need mobility training to perform at your peak.<p>In a study at Northern …

The Simple Way to Activate More Muscle During Your Favorite Exercises

If you can travel a little farther every rep, you can maximize your strength and muscle gains<p>This total-body muscle-building circuit includes the sumo deadlift, decline pushup, Bulgarian split squat, kettlebell swing, and calf raise.<p>You may have done the standard version of these movements …

How to Build Shoulders Like Arnold -- The Right Way

The Arnold press isn't for everyone -- but if you risk it, the potential gains are huge.<p>If you're working out to get big, there's probably no better example to follow than Arnold Schwarzenegger.<p>The bodybuilding icon revolutionized the sport before his movie career took off, as he racked up seven …

The Ab-Sculpting Tool Every Man Needs

Build a stronger, more powerful core with this old-school product<p>Out of the hundreds of infomercials peddling exercise equipment, there’s only been a handful of products <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour has actually seen work.<p>One those products: The ab wheel.<p>(For an incredible workout …

The Cardio Movement That Strengthens Your Core and Shoulders

It’s called an iso-shoulder runner, and here’s why you need to add it to your routine today<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour combines an isometric shoulder raise with a high-knee run. He calls the new exercise “iso-shoulder runners.”<p>It’s a supersmart movement that we hope …

Your Abs Will Be ON FIRE After This 2-Move Workout

A kettlebell is your secret weapon for a stronger, shredded core<p>You can try the two-move workout shown above with a dumbbell, but we don’t recommend it.<p>That’s because the design of the kettlebell makes it the best tool for certain exercises, like the overhead press and the swing.<p>Unlike the …

6 Muscle-Building Snacks You Can Make With Protein Powder

Ignite muscle growth all day and stay lean with these flavorful, protein-packed snacks<p>Protein is superfuel for your body. It repairs your muscle fibers after a lifting session, providing the raw material that helps them grow bigger when you’re trying to gain size.<p>But besides building muscle, …

Why You Should Hold a Barbell Vertically During Your Next Workout

If you’re not using a barbell this way, you’re missing out on serious muscle gains<p>In most gyms, the landmine is probably covered in dust and neglected. But after watching the workout in the video above, you’ll never want to pass it by again.<p>In it, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour …

The planet’s deadliest infectious diseases, by country

Tuberculosis and AIDS aren’t trending on Twitter like Ebola, but perhaps they should be<p>Simran Khosla<p>November 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa. In places …

Opening Day Business Of Baseball Storylines

Baseball goes into full swing Monday with a slate of 12 games after the Texas Rangers and new American League entrant Houston Astros kicked off the season Sunday night on ESPN. MLB is coming off a record year in which its 30 teams generated $6.8 billion in revenue (MLB pegs total revenues at $7.5 …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

So, The Senate's Bipartisan Immigration Bill Is Back on Track

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill was being held up by a dispute over how low-skilled …