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The 50 best TV show seasons of all time, according to critics

The most critically acclaimed TV shows in history have earned their praise by repeatedly producing innovative and memorable seasons.<p>Shows like "The …

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Extreme temperature drop can potentially pose severe health risks

Extreme drops in temperature can potentially pose severe health risks. With most of Western New York experiencing single digit temps this week, even …

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The toughest total-body barbell workout

The barbell is weightlifting in its purest form. No cables, no machines, no fuss: it's the one piece of equipment every <i>Men's Health</i> reader should be …

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6 Weird Things That Happen To Your Body When You Run

Here’s why you get that metallic taste in your mouth—or urgent need to poop<p>The benefits of aerobic activities such as running or cycling are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms of problems.<p>Relax: Strange as these …

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p>Here’s how …

This Exercise Will Make Your Legs Stronger, Your Arms Bigger, and Your Belly Smaller

What more could a guy want?<p>You <i>could</i> just stand there admiring your biceps as you do curls.<p>But if you want to simultaneously burn fat and build lower-body strength while you pump up your arms, try this explosive total-body exercise, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.<p>Between reps …

How to Target Your “Forgotten” Triceps Muscle

Do this exercise to complete the triceps trifecta<p>This probably won’t come as a shock to you, but the triceps are comprised of three muscles.<p>What might surprise you, however, is that you probably aren’t working one of those muscles during most triceps exercises, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director …

The Exercise That Works Your Entire Shoulder Complex

This movement is like a front raise on steroids<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour jokingly refers to this movement as the full frontal raise. But try one set, and you won’t be cracking jokes.<p>That’s because the movement is basically a front raise on steroids.<p>The increased range of motion …

This Exercise Works Your Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back All At Once

All you need is a bench and your body weight to do it<p>The reverse hyper works your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back all at once.<p>Unfortunately, most gyms don’t have reverse hyperextension machines.<p>But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to …

How to Perform a Zercher Squat

This squat variation works your quads, glutes, abs, traps, and even your biceps<p>Make your squat do more work with every rep.<p>By holding the barbell in the crooks of your elbows—like you do during the Zercher squat—you’ll engage your traps, abs, and biceps more than a standard back squat, says <i>Men’s</i> …

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

StrongFirst for CrossFit

<i>This article was co-authored by Craig Marker and Pavel Tsatsouline.</i><p><b>Want to become a better CrossFit athlete?</b> Knock huge chunks off your Fran time? …

Size, Strength, or Power? A Training Method Primer

<b>What is your ultimate goal: to gain size, strength, or power?</b> Do your workouts reflect that goal? Or do you train blindly without any rhyme or reason?<p>…

How Kettlebells Can Fit Into Any Powerlifting or Bodybuilding Workout

It’s a steel ball with a handle. It’s heavy. It’s balanced. Its purpose is to make you stronger. How could it not fit into any type of strength …

Kettlebell Exercises

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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 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 …

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 …

13 Exercises That Are Better Than Burpees For Fat Loss

These moves are the ULTIMATE fat torchers for most people<p>Clearly, we’re believers in burpees here at <i>Men’s Health</i>. In fact, here are my favorite ways to do them: 25 Badass Burpees You Must See to Believe.<p>Burpees involve quickly moving from a standing position to a pushup position and back</b> …

22 Kickass Bootcamp Exercises That Will Destroy Your Spare Tire

Use them to create your own high-intensity metabolic bootcamp workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande is known in Chicago for his high-intensity metabolic bootcamp classes—and now he’s showing you how to create them, too.<p>Check out his favorite bootcamp moves in the video above. Then pick …

Pump Up Your Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders with the Triple Crush

Your arms will never look bigger or feel stronger<p>Looking for a good arm workout?<p>You could hit your biceps with some curls, then your shoulders with the overhead press, and finally your triceps with a few extensions.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, …

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

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Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

2 Moves That Build Stronger, Bigger, More Athletic Legs

Do these exercises at the end of your workout to score wheels of steel<p>When it comes to building your lower body, your go-to movements are probably the squat and the deadlift.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour suggests thinking outside the rack.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED From <i>Men’s</i> …

Stepups for 30 Minutes Straight? Here's Why It's the Most Genius Workout Ever

You'll boost lower-body speed, strength, and stamina—with one exercise.<p>When it comes to exercises, the stepup is as simple as it gets. You just place your foot on a box or bench, and then push your body up. That’s it.<p>But—<i>man!</i>—can it give your glutes, quads, and hips one hellish workout. Especially …

Fitness: Ice baths, antioxidant supplements not always the best route to recovery

To reap the benefits of a hard workout, you have to let your body recover afterward. That's an inescapable part of the training cycle – stress, recovery, adaptation – and it's why top athletes are so devoted to ice baths, compression garments and other recovery aids.<p>But what if, as researchers and …

The Lower-Body Shredder

If your leg muscles aren’t screaming by the end of this, you weren’t doing it right<p>You need to lift heavy if you want to build serious muscle size. But you also need to create metabolic stress by increasing the time your muscles are under tension. If you don’t, you’re leaving gains on the table.<p>The …

This Woman’s Gruesome Selfie Will Have You Reaching Frantically for Sunscreen

Another reminder that tanning beds are evil<p>You’ve heard that tanning is bad for your skin. But hearing it and actually being confronted with what can happen when you tan are two completely different things.<p>That’s what Tawny Willoughby is hoping to achieve. The 27-year-old, who used tanning beds in …