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This Exercise Can Strengthen Your Core and Blow Up Your Biceps

All you need is one set of dumbbells and 10 minutes<p>Trainer Andy Speer, creator of Anarchy Abs, a workout program from <i>Men's Health</i> that will help you build the six-pack of your dreams, is here with a single move that will do double-duty on your arms and abs. The best part? You only need one set of …

7 Menu Hacks to Make Your Fast Food Order Healthier

Here's how to swap out your unhealthy fast food orders with slightly healthier (and equally delicious) items<p>If you’ve been known to hit the drive-thru window a few too many times during the week, or if you can’t resist your kid’s plea for some Mickey D’s after soccer practice, your diet might not …

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Blast Your Abs and Tris With This 5-Minute Circuit

You'll build muscle and supercharge your metabolism<p>This workout from trainer Andy Speer, creator of the <i>Men's Health</i> Anarchy Abs workout program, is all about the burn. The circuit of pushups and planks in shown in the video above will blast your triceps and your core. The high volume will not only …

These 3 Moves Are Guaranteed to Give You That Elusive V-Cut

After these core exercises, you'll look like you've been Photoshopped<p>Often we ignore our obliques, opting for crunches upon crunches instead. But no more. Your obliques are responsible for giving you that superhero-V look, and it’s time we’ve paid more attention to them.<p>So let’s start by shredding …

5 Row Variations That Will Make Your Arms and Back Pop

Our fitness editor shows you how to maximize your upper-body gains and strengthen your core all at once<p>Rows add variety and explosiveness to your training, creating a well-rounded lifting regimen. Implementing this move into your routine is a great way to bulk up your arms and backs, which is …

This Variation on the Classic Plank Will Give You a Stellar Six-Pack

Add a plate to your routine for a challenging addition<p>You might think you know everything there is to know about your standard plank. It’s a great ab-strengthening exercise that uses constant tension to tone your core, but there are so many versions out there—side planks, weighted planks, and so …

Tighten Your Core With This Kickback Move

Build your butt with this simple exercise<p>When you look for new workouts, you're probably not trying to find new ways to build your butt. But the gluteus maximus is the foundation of a strong body, so building and maintaining glute strength is incredibly important if you want a shredded …

Get Legs of Steel With These 5 Beginner-Friendly Exercises

These moves will build a rock-solid foundation in your training<p>Much of your muscle mass is in your lower body. So if you want to rev your metabolism and sculpt your physique, leg day is unavoidable. However, it can be overwhelming if you are just getting started. A lot of guys go straight to heavy …

The 25-Minute Leg Workout That Hits Everything

Only have a half-hour to train legs? Try this workout from Men's Health editors Matt Bean and Ebenezer Samuel<p>Need an ultra-challenging, light-speed workout on leg day? Try this 25-minute leg-day crusher, which smokes every part of your legs, but doesn't require you to spend two hours in the gym.<p>In …

This Is the Android Fitness Tracker You've Been Waiting For

Samsung's new Gear Fit2 Pro delivers useful data on any workout you could possibly want<p>Every fitness tracker always seems to have a few limits. Some can’t track your intensity properly and others can’t follow you into the pool. Some make streaming and uploading music a headache, and others don’t …

Unlock Your Shoulder Mobility With This Stretch

It's a worthwhile way to boost pressing performance and avoid annoying injuries<p>Shoulder injuries are commonplace among bench-pressing men, but they’re certainly not inevitable. With a little guidance, you can easily sidestep debilitating injuries while even improving your athletic performance in …

3 Resistance Band Back Exercises You Can Take On the Road

On the go? That's no excuse to skip your workout<p>The gold standard for back exercises is the pullup, a bodyweight crusher that has you lifting nearly all of your weight upwards on a bar, engaging your lats and building a magical V-taper. It’s an exercise that travels well; in fact, you can do it …

Your Ultimate Guide to Compression Wearables

Why all the hype? Should you wear them? And what's coming next?<p>In olden times, men at the gym wore… whatever. Seriously, you’d look around and 90 percent of the dudes there would be in an outfit that would be equally appropriate for eating a whole pizza on the couch. We’re talking raggedy …

Protect Your Shoulders From Hours At Your Desk With This Exercise

It'll help you lift heavier, too<p>Most guys have a hard enough time just finding a few minutes in the day to work out, let alone making time for exercises, like the arm bar, that essentially just make you better at other exercises.<p>But unlike the bench press and other bro favorites that many guys …

​Four Ways to Build the Ultimate Protein Bowl

This meal tastes exactly 12.6 times better than a protein shake<p>All of us know that grilled-chicken-and-steamed-broccoli person. You know the type. Their weekly menu is chocked with this staple. Every now and then, if they’re feeling fancy, they’ll liven things up with some lemon pepper …

3 Weighted Plate Exercises That Will Absolutely Destroy Your Core

From lower abs to obliques, you'll work every muscle in your stomach<p>Need another way to absolutely destroy your core?<p>Grab a 45-pound plate, but don't plan to lift it up. Several of the most challenging core moves you can do involve that 45-pound plate (like this one).<p><b>Plate Plank:</b>Set a 45-pound …

Protect and Strengthen Your Shoulders With This Simple Exercise

Try this before you bench<p>Most guys tend to favor pressing exercises, like the bench press and shoulder press, over any other movements.<p>We also tend to gravitate toward shoulder injuries.<p>So why not, then, start investing a little time in preventing the kinds of injuries that end up preventing so …

This Protein-Packed Chicken Cacciatore Will Become Your Favorite Healthy Dinner

You dont have to go to a fancy Italian restaurant for this dish<p>You don't have to go to a fancy Italian restaurant in order to eat delicious Italian food. You can whip up something like this chicken cacciatore recipe right in your own kitchen. You'll get essential vitamins and minerals from …

4 Food and Booze Pairings That are Perfect for Fall

It’s one thing to know your way around a restaurant menu in the presence of female company. It’s quite another to cook a delicious meal from scratch …

7 Deliciously Brilliant Hot Chocolate Hacks

Upgrade your cocoa from "good" to "whoa."<p>As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, nothing quite hits the spot like a mug of hot cocoa. There's nothing wrong with keeping it simple, but there's a whole world of hot chocolate hacks that can really amp up the goodness! Try these ways to put …

What to Do if Squats Make Your Knees Hurt

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here’s how to make the move joint-friendly so you can enjoy the muscle-building benefits without the pain<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul …

The Stretch That Helps You Squat More

Put down the weights to put up big numbers<p>Your strength might not be holding you back from squatting more weight. The culprit: Your mobility.<p>"Limited range of motion in your joints can cause your form to break down," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Bodyweight Muscle Burners</b> DVD. "When this …

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Recipe: Venison Chorizo Chile Rellenos

My garden is mess this year. It seems every tomato gets half-eaten by rabbits before I can pick it, and mice or moles are taking chunks out of my …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

Break the Box: How to Hack "Fran"

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The time-under-tension workout program for maximum total-body muscle gains

RossHelen / Getty<p>RossHelen / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>One muscle-building strategy is a concept known as time under tension. The …

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