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5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

The Swing and Sprint Challenge

This isn't your typical cardio routine. It's a fast-paced, sinister, calorie crusher<p>No need to strap on your running shoes for a good lung-busting cardio workout. "Combining explosive strength moves and sprints can accelerate fat loss and test your cardiovascular system," says Todd Durkin, …

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Incinerate fat without lifting a weight<p>A weight-free weekend challenge may sound easy—until you try the Bodyweight 300. It’s composed of just three exercises—the squat, the pushup, and the situp—but requires that you crank out 300 reps in as little time as possible. It’s a fast way to challenge …

The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Muscle Builder

Strap in for a workout that's anything but routine<p>Don't let the minimalist design fool you: Suspension trainers like TRX offer distinct advantages over barbells and dumbbells. "They're incredibly portable—if you have access to a door-jamb, tree, or other stable anchor, you have all you need for a …

Triathlon Training, Gear, Nutrition, Photos, Race Results & Calendars

Run Faster without Running More

Want to increase your pace without logging more time on the road? Supplement your runs with this strength training plan and speed to the finish line<p>Runners are often wary of lifting weights for building speed. But in a recent study in <i>The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, runners who …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …

Are Your Biceps as Big as the Average Guy’s?

Find out if you have flex appeal—and the quickest ways to get it<p>Biceps are relatively small as muscles go, but they’re important. “Any time you pull, grab, hug, grapple, carry, or lift something, your biceps are working,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT and author of <i>Your</i> …

The best two-dumbbell workout

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Week In Review June 06 2014

You may not be able to spend all day scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you are, you probably should be doing some work. But …

3 protein bars you can easily make at home

You would never chase a workout with a Snickers—not if you’re smart, at least.<p>But if you scan the ingredients of the chocolate–peanut butter protein …

Spicy Ginger and Pineapple Green Drink Recipe

Get Six Pack Abs for Summer - 10 Minute Ab Workout

Sure, diet is the main component to having defined abs, but a little bit of work on them doesn’t hurt. Since we came to that realization, we asked …

Full Body Fat-Burning Kettlebell Workout - Daily Workout

All the really ripped guys in your gym use kettlebells, so naturally you want to use them too. However, you don’t know exactly what to do with it. To …

8 foods that'll never make you fat

Usually, when something sounds too good to be true, it is. Not the case here. Though chocolate and other sweet treats didn’t make the cut, we’ve got …

Nutrition

11 green foods for every dude's diet

Sure, plenty of guys love steak and potatoes. But it’s also common knowledge that you need to eat your greens to keep your gains.<p>And as it turns out, …

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a recipe for a delicious sweet potato casserole that is perfect to serve alongside any of your holiday meals! Sweet potatoes are very …

Food

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Workouts

The ripped back workout

As enjoyable as bench-pressing may be, focusing too much on chest and arms and not enough on your back can have real performance consequences. …

Workouts

Sweet Potato Bacon Cakes

Got a craving for hash browns to go with your eggs in the morning? Why not make your own, and kick the flavor up a notch with these sweet potato …

Recipes

Creamy Mushroom Stew

It has been a rainy day, the type that makes you want to curl up on the couch and watch a movie, or hide behind a good read, while indulging in some …

Coffee-Flavored Chocolate Mousse

This is a recipe for a very simple chocolate mousse that’s coffee flavored to give it a really rich and deep taste. As I discussed before in my post …

Dessert

Shrimp With Avocado And Mango

Are you pining for summertime? Do you catch yourself staring out the window, hoping against hope for a hint of something green? The daffodils might …

Food

Salmon Florentine

Catherine de Medici was born in the Italian city of Florence – and even though she later became queen of France, her enduring love for anything …

Fruity Sweet Potato Salad

The trick to a great potato salad is the balance: without something fresh and crisp to cut the potatoes and mayonnaise, it’s too heavy. In a typical …

Food