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26 Incredibly Specific Workout Playlists For Every Human Ever

From Disney buffs to ex-emo kids, there is a mix for you to sweat to.

Music

The Dorm Room Workout

Whether you're headed in to your freshman year or 2016 is the year you get to throw your cap in the air, college students share many common goals. In …

The Fastest and Most Effective Chest and Triceps Workout | Men's Health

But here’s what makes this routine particularly tough/awesome: For both exercises, you squeeze a pair of dumbbells together as hard as you can while perform the movements.<p>This engages your pectorals even more than normal, putting your muscles under extreme tension for the duration of the superset. …

The 2-Minute Routine That Will Make the Rest of Your Workout Seem Easy

This 3-exercise complex is shockingly tough<p>Get ready to go beast mode: This 3-exercise complex trains you like an animal to peel away fat fast.<p>Here’s how it works: Set a clock for two minutes. Do two bear crawls, two bear rows, and one donkey kick. Repeat (if you can) until the clock hits zero. …

Use Breathing to Transform Your Mind and Body | Men's Health

While some records are pointless, Severinsen says learning how to hold your breath for longer periods of time can significantly improve your mind and body. (A fast way to improve your body: The Anarchy Workout—one guy lost 18 pounds of pure fat in just 6 weeks!)<p>“Breathing is our fuel,” says …

5 Traits of True Leaders | The Art of Manliness

We all lead at some point in our life. We serve as leaders in our jobs, in our communities, and in our families. For many, being a leader means …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Bill Murray

I Tried to Live Like a Male Stripper for a Week

Think you could hack it?<p>My office (Cosmopolitan.com) is a complicated place for a guy to be during the week leading up to the premiere of <i>Magic Mike XXL.</i> So I'm not exactly sure why I agreed to try out a "stripper lifestyle" for a week, but I did, so now that was beside the point. The least I can …

Fitness

Do This Pec Stretch after You Bench Press

Here’s how to do it: Get into a pushup position, but place your hands on medicine balls, low steps, yoga blocks, or dumbbells.<p>Keeping your forearms vertical, lower your chest until it’s a few inches below your hands. Pause. Hold this position for 30 to 120 seconds.<p>It won’t be easy. You’re holding a …

5 New Foods That Carve Abs

<b>Try</b>: Bok choy<p><b>Why:</b> Like broccoli, this leafy vegetable has a crunch—and less than half the calories and carbohydrates of its cruciferous cousin.<p><b>How to prepare it:</b> Separate, wash, and dry the leaves of one head of baby bok choy. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high. Saute the leaves with a …

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

<i>The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity.</i><p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a …

Motivation

30 street artists that are blowing people’s minds around the world

During the last few decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of talented artists making an impression in the street-art community. …

Streetwear

Is Yoga Good for Your Heart?

“We think yoga is beneficial to your heart because it combines exercise and relaxation,” says Hunink. That mind-body relaxation element might also make yoga better at reducing stress and anxiety compared to other fitness activities.<p>But many guys avoid yoga because they think it won’t give them as …

How to Get a Great Workout at a Cheap Gym

Hint: You can also take Gaddour's tips home or on the road, too.<p><b>1. Head for the Dumbbells</b><p>"Free weights will provide a more effective and functional total-body workout than machines because they'll allow you to maximize your body's ability for movement," says Gaddour. Rigid machines, on the other …

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Get a Jumpstart on Your New Year's Resolution

In this simple-but-sinister sweat storm, “you never zero in on the same major muscle group in back-to-back exercises,” says Ballantyne. So you’ll finish one move and plow into the next with relatively fresh muscles, even though you didn’t have a rest period. “It allows you to push yourself for …

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Not only do you build muscle, but you also enhance muscle recruitment, teaching your body to activate more fibers. The result: You can lift heavier weights down the road.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the extended-range-of-motion split squat.

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

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 …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Here's how to do it: Perform 10 plank walkups, 20 cross-body mountain climbers, and 30 bicycle crunches in a row without resting. That's 1 round. Do 2 more.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the challenge with perfect form, and then give it a shot. Durkin finished in <b>2 minutes and 10 …

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Ready to try it? The circuit works like this: Perform the following exercises in a row, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Complete 5 rounds total.<b><br>1. Dumbbell Chest Press</b><br>Lie on a bench holding a pair of dumbbells with your arms straight above your chest, palms facing forward. …

An Outfit to Give Thanks For

A go-to look for the one time of year it’s okay to stuff yourself<p>Chowing down on all that Thanksgiving turkey might seem like a good idea, but it could leave you wishing you had passed on the bird altogether. Luckily, these stylish pieces can be relied on to keep you feeling comfortable and looking …

Make Your Body-Weight Squat Instantly Harder

Try it with the squat. “By shifting your stance so it’s in the middle of a standard parallel stance and a split stance, you reduce your contact with the floor,” explains Gaddour. “This instantly increases the challenge to your muscles since you’re not as balanced, and forces one leg to take on more …

The 30 Best Horror Movies of the Past 30 Years

The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 …

The Warmup Exercises You Should Always Do

Sitting crunches the muscles in the front of your body, like your hip flexors and chest, and creates tightness. It weakens the muscles in the back of your body—your glutes, lats, traps, and delts in your upper back—and doesn’t allow them to contract. And it reduces your mobility in your hips and …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

Weekend Challenge: The Chest and Back Blaster

“You need a ton of upper-body strength and endurance to complete the challenge,” says Durkin.<p>It’ll also reveal muscle imbalances, too. For instance, if you have an easier time with bench presses than pullups, then you need to add more pulling exercises into your weekly routine, he says. If you …