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10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

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9 Secrets for Bigger, Stronger Muscles

Your body has about 650 muscles. It doesn't matter that you only care about four or five of them. You need every one in order to perform the normal functions of everyday life—eating, breathing, walking, holding in your stomach at the beach.<p>Granted, you don't need to spend a lot of time thinking …

Framing

This Exercise May Look Weird—but It’s Awesome

Use it to challenge your mind, muscles, and heart<p>To fully understand how to do an exercise called the “kick through,” you need to watch a demonstration. Which is good, since we’ve created one with this video.<p>But to fully understand how <i>valuable</i> it can be, you actually have to try it. Watching …

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The 5-Minute Workout Finisher That Will Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Accelerate your weight loss with this bodyweight afterburner<p>A fast-paced, explosive finisher at the end of your workout is a fantastic way to fire up your fat burners.<p>“But you don’t always need to jump around and do high-intensity exercises to rev your metabolism,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

Weight Loss

Why This Fitness Expert Won’t Do Kipping Pullups

Here’s what he says you should do instead<p>I’m not a fan of the kipping pullup.<p>This is a pullup variation in which you use momentum to get your chin above the bar. It’s a staple event in the CrossFit Games, and it allows competitors to do more reps in order to gain a higher score.<p>But outside of an …

Workouts

Ditch Your Dad Belly

Just because your clan is expanding, doesn't mean your waistline has to<p>When you're a dad, carpool duty, playdates, and dance recitals fill your free time. So it's no surprise that as your schedule fills up, your waistline may fill out.<p>"Carving out a designated workout time can seem next to …

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How to Work Your Abs with a Basketball

No dunking required<p>When it comes to working your abs, a basketball probably isn't the first tool that comes to mind. But BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <b>Men's Health StreamFIT</b>, came up with a fun—but tough—way to add it to your core routine.<p>The move: Dribbling a basketball while holding the top of a …

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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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The Cutting-Edge Ab Exercise You've Never Heard Of

Want a stronger core? Grab a resistance band and start writing your ABCs<p>If you want a stronger core, steal a lesson from kindergarteners: Practice your ABCs.<p>The Alphabet Band Belly Press requires you to draw the letters A to Z in front of your chest with an anchored resistance band. “It’s tougher …

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The Abs Exercise That Makes All Other Core Moves Look Easy

Here's how you can master it<p>You might remember the dragon flag from the <i>Rocky IV</i> training montage. Rocky Balboa laid on a bench, and then lifted and lowered his feet, legs, butt, and torso in one straight line. It makes your abs burn just watching it. But then we saw Josh Halbert, Director of …

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Here’s Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Read this, and you’ll never skip them again<p>Every week, you perform basic big-muscle moves like the squat, deadlift, row, and bench press. Those are your meat-and-potatoes exercises, and they’re important for revving your metabolism and building size and strength. But are you getting enough of your …

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The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

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The Upper-Body Spider-Man Challenge

Are your arms, shoulders, chest, and back muscles prepared for the rigors of the Urbanathlon? Find out with this two-move fitness challenge<p>The <b>Men's Health Urbanathlon</b> isn't just another race. It's a 10-to-12-mile run filled with obstacles that test your strength, mobility, and willpower. In order …

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Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Extreme Sports

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

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The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

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Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

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The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

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Is THIS the Hardest Exercise?

You thought burpees were tough. Just wait until you try this version of the move<p>There's a reason people walk around the gym in T-shirts that read "Burpees Suck": It's because they do. They're hard. <i>Really</i> hard.<p>But BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT, thinks they could be more …

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The Six-Pack Shock Wave

Kiss crunches goodbye. Hit every muscle in your body—including your abs!—with this three-move circuit challenge<p>Side effects are typically a bad thing—especially when it comes to medications. But when it comes to exercises, the unintended consequences are sometimes the best part, says Todd Durkin, …

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How to Pick Her Up Anywhere

Use our expert tips to grab her attention in every situation.<p>A good friend of mine, who recently exited a 10-year relationship, caught me off guard with this question: "Seriously—how do I meet women?"<p><i>"Um …"</i><p>I paused.<p>What do you say to a guy who's been off the market for 10 years?<p>"Try uploading a …

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