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‘The Exact Workout I Used to Get These Abs In 8 Weeks’

This PE teacher and marathon runner dropped 21 pounds and finally found his six-pack<p>Tony D’itri is no stranger to a tough workout. The 36-year-old New York resident currently works as a PE teacher, has completed several marathons, and has spent the last 5 years running obstacle course races like …

Fitness

The 16 Best Shoulder Exercises To Destroy Your Delts And Carve Out Major Definition

[UPWOD Nº1] Get Your Daily Dose Of Sweat — Introducing The Lean It UP Workout Of The Day (UPWOD)<p>Welcome to your daily dose of sweat. Today marks the …

The Workout That Hammers Your Glutes and Shreds Your Abs

Welcome to the butt and gut beatdown<p>Hit your glutes and abs over-and-over again with the butt and gut beatdown.<p>You’ll superset five unique abs exercises with 20 kettlebell swings to melt fat, boost your metabolism, and shred your stomach.<p><b>Related:</b> The Best Way to Flatten Your Belly: RIPTENSITY—an …

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The Best Ab Exercises You Can Do

If you really want to get your strongest, firmest abs you want to choose exercises that target all the muscles of the core, including the rectus …

The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

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How to Crank Out 2 Minutes Of Muscleups

It’s the hardest upper-body exercise known to man, but this variation of the move allows you to perform rep after rep<p>Like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, muscleup sightings are extremely rare.<p>It’s one the toughest upper-body movements you can do, since you have to simultaneously push and pull …

Muscle

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

Exercise

Torch Calories and Work Your Abs, Shoulders, and Glutes With Just 2 Moves

No fat cell will go untouched<p>Last week, I showed you how to pair a jump rope with a medicine ball to create one of the best cardio and core workouts of your life. (Check it out here: The Core and Cardio Workout That Turbocharges Your Metabolism.)<p>This week, let’s swap out the ball for a bell.<p>The …

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The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

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The Pushup Workout From Hell

Your pecs will feel as if they’re about to pop out of your shirt by the time you’re done this one-move workout<p>This chest workout consists of only one exercise—the pushup—but it’s hard as hell. That’s because it uses varying tempos to cumulatively challenge the same muscle groups, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

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The 100-Rep Burpee-Pullup Challenge

We won’t sugarcoat it: This is brutal<p>Doing 100 reps of any exercise isn’t easy.<p>Doing 100 reps of burpee-pullups as fast as possible may be one of the hardest challenges you’ll ever perform at the gym. It works every muscle in your body and leaves you feeling like your heart and lungs are going to …

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The New-and-Improved Biceps Curl That Will Pump Up Your Arms

You’ll wonder why you ever did curls any other way<p>Your biceps turn your wrists, bend your elbows, and flex your shoulders.<p>The standard version of the biceps curl covers the first two functions, but misses the last one, according to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY …

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Wheel 3: Fat-Bombing Bells

There's nowhere for calories to hide from this high-intensity routine<p><i>Editor’s note: This workout is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty heart-healthy …

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Wheel 2: Burpee Blitz

Your spare tire doesn’t stand a chance against this high-intensity interval routine<p><i>Editor’s note: This workout is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty</i> …

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The 30-Minute Workout That Gives You a Great Muscle ‘Pump’

Use this highly-effective bodybuilding technique to get shredded from head to toe<p>The “pump”: It’s probably the single best feeling you can get from a workout.<p>Pump training involves higher-rep work with lighter loads and shorter rest periods, which causes your muscles to fill with blood, water, and …

Exercise

The 2016 Starter's Guide: Nutrition

You don’t need a perfect diet to see results, and trying to completely overhaul your entire nutrition regimen from Day 1—while also starting a …

Why You Should Hold a Barbell Vertically During Your Next Workout

If you’re not using a barbell this way, you’re missing out on serious muscle gains<p>In most gyms, the landmine is probably covered in dust and neglected. But after watching the workout in the video above, you’ll never want to pass it by again.<p>In it, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour …

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3 Supersets That Pump Up Your Pecs

Here’s how to get a powerful, rock-hard chest<p>Want to pump up your pecs?<p>Of course you do, you’re a guy, and you’d be hard pressed to find a guy who doesn’t like working his chest.<p>(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>So …

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Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

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Discover the Furious Fat-Loss Workout We Call ‘The Metaconda’

Squeeze out every last ounce of extra body fat with this metabolic conditioning routine<p>As a trainer, I take great pride in my creative workout names and themes. Not only do the names make training more fun, but they also set the tone and reveal the expectations.<p>One of my favorite workouts is called …

Exercise

How to Burn as Much Fat as Possible During and After Your Workout

You need to find the sweet spot between intensity and density. Here’s how<p>Some trainers want you to believe there’s a “best" way to train for fat loss. That their approach is superior to the next guy’s.<p>But there are only two factors that really matter: intensity—how hard you work—and density—how …

Extreme Sports

The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Workout

These high-intensity interval workouts are popular in gyms around the world. Here’s how you can use them at home to shrink your belly<p>Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after Japanese …

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6 Ways to Make the Skater Jump Even Better

Just jumping side to side? Here’s how to upgrade this old-school cardio exercise<p>You’ve probably always done the skater jump the same exact way: side to side, as fast as possible.<p>But making some small tweaks to the way you perform the cardio exercise can spur fat loss, improve agility, build …

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The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

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3 Moves, 5 Rounds, One Core-Crushing Workout

What do you get when you pair the plankup, pushup, and hollow-body pump? This 360-degree core workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour calls this 3-exercise circuit “tummy time.” In reality, however, it works so much more than just your tummy; It hammers your entire core—the dozens of …

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The Burpee Every Man Should Master

Before you crank out another rep of the notorious fat burner, perfect this variation first<p>The burpee is one of the best fat-burning bodyweight exercises out there.<p>But there’s one major problem with it: Most men don’t do it right.<p>(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps …

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The Awesome Exercise That’s Missing from Your Back Workout

It chisels your upper and mid back, and builds solid shoulders<p>When it comes to go-to back exercises, the row, pullup, and pulldown probably make up your short list.<p>But we’d like to add the TRX row to overhead press to your inventory.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbells, 30 …

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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> …

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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, …

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