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3 Single-Leg Moves That Will Help Shred Your Entire Body

Keeping most of your weight on one leg will add even more challenge to your workout<p>Even small changes can have noticeable impact on your workout. For example, these exercises from trainer Andy Speer, creator of the Anarchy Arms workout from <i>Men's Health</i>, alters typical foot positioning by keeping …

Oysters: A Love Story

I met a man from Long Island — at a bar, by chance, a year after I moved to New York — and right away I liked him. We walked from the bar to a 24-hour diner in the East Village and got grilled cheese sandwiches and French fries and drank bad room-temperature coffee and talked for hours, until a …

Introducing the Special Forces Workouts (and a Must-Read FAQ)

Click Here to Get Started on the Special Forces Workouts<p><i>The Special Forces workouts start today! This program is designed by Special Forces operator</i> …

Special Forces

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Pain

5 ab exercises more effective than crunches

You can do crunches and sit-ups all day every day for a solid month straight and still see no results. Why? Because crunches and sit-ups have been proven ineffective for loss of belly fat and toning purposes.<p>WHAT?! Yep. You can crunch until the cows come home and chances are good that you'll end up …

Weight Loss

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Buying a Motorcycle

Well, well, well… you’ve come to the realization that four wheels aren’t better than two, and that nothing can replace the feeling of your knees in …

Top 7 Dumbbells Only Exercises for Massive Legs

You don’t need a barbell or a leg press machine to do a heavy and intense leg workout, and if you have a pair of dumbbells, that’s all you need to …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

The best full-body fat-loss workout

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Most big-box gyms feature a cluster of machines arranged to provide members …

Calories

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

The Chest Complex That Pounds Your Pecs Over and Over Again

No bench pressing required<p>Can you build an impressive chest without going near a bench press?<p>Definitely. You just need to add this complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour to your routine. Check it out in the video above.<p>It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, …

Improve Your Squat, Lunge, and Deadlift with One Stretch

Throw this mobilization drill into your warmup for bigger lifts<p>Plan to squat or lunge during your workouts? Then you need to try this stretch from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>If you spend just two to five minutes on each leg, you’ll loosen your adductors, strengthen your glutes, and …

2 Dumbbells, 5 Minutes, No Rest—One Fat-Melting Finisher

You won’t believe what this super short workout has in store for your muscles and metabolism<p>When you read this headline, you probably thought: <i>Five minutes? Come on … that’s all?</i><p>But trust us, that’s enough.<p>This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande …

Crush Your Core with the Semicircle Mountain Climber

Your abs, shoulders, and glutes won't know what hit them<p>The mountain climber is an excellent strengthening and conditioning drill. But if you want to dial up the intensity of the exercise, try the semicircle variation, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Just like the standard version of …

Never Do Curls with Kettlebells, Unless It’s One of These 5 Exercises

Break ‘the rules’ to build your biceps<p>Kettlebell purists scoff at the idea of doing arm curls with kettlebells. (It’s actually more of an angry curse.)<p>I get it. The design of a kettlebell makes it the best tool for certain exercises: the swing, Turkish getup, and goblet squat, and the single-arm …

4 Tests Every Fit Guy Should Be Able to Pass

If you can’t ace these, then your WOD is less effective and more risky than it should be<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re tackling your <b>CrossFit</b> WOD, doing a bodybuilding style workout, or playing pickup hoops, bad movement mechanics can limit your performance, says Kelly Starrett, author of <i>Becoming a</i> …

ISAORA "The Ultrasonic Mac"

New York-based label ISAORA has released an ultra-lightweight jacket, dubbed “The Ultrasonic Mac.”<p>New York-based label ISAORA has released an …

Easy way to make a bootable OS X Yosemite drive

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to make an OS X bootable drive. Maybe you’re updating numerous Macs in your house and don’t want to download the installer every time. Perhaps you’ve replaced the hard drive in your iMac and need to install a fresh copy of OS X.<p>In the video below, I’ll …

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 …

The workout to pump up your pecs

Darrin Klimek / Getty<p>Darrin Klimek / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>For a lot of serious bodybuilders, it’s simply not enough to lift the …

Workouts

5 New Rules of Super Strength

Rethink everything you know about fitness. With these revolutionary methods, you'll be ripped and ready for anything<p>Two minutes into his workout, Louie Vito is already dripping sweat. Rivulets run down the Olympic snowboarder's legs, pooling on the floor as he clutches 50-pound dumbbells and …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad

Chances are, you have dozens of online accounts that all require a password. If you're doing things right, they are complex, unique passwords that …

How To Free Up Space On iOS – MacStories

My friend Bradley Chambers recently posted a series of tips on how to free up space on iOS:<p>In 2014, 16 GB is becoming less and less manageable. Apps are getting bigger, we are consuming more media, and we are taking more photos. Time and time again, I've gotten calls and emails asking how to free …

The Ultimate 10-Minute Jump Rope Workout

Illustration by Shannon Orcutt<p>It’s time to take this playground staple to the big leagues. <b>Jumping rope can burn as many calories as running (and</b> …

The 3-Move Shoulder Scorcher

Put your strength and muscular endurance to the test with this upper-body weekend challenge<p>A 25-pound weight plate might not sound too heavy, but it'll feel like a ton once you're done with this shoulder-sizzling challenge. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, chose three moves …

5 Stretches You Should Be Doing on a Regular Basis

<b>Although I rarely miss a workout, I’ve never been very good about ensuring I give my body the proper recovery it needs to bounce back after all my</b> …