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Our Warm-up is a Warm-up

Somewhere along the line, warming up became remarkably complicated. And for some, the line between warming up and training has faded to the point …

5 CrossFit chipper WODs that will burn fat and make you incredibly strong

Picture, if you will, a sadistic trainer planning your workout. He’s brainstorming all the exercises he wants you to do. It’s a long list. And then, …

CrossFit

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Ever hear a trainer try to explain why their client can't get below parallel on a squat? Once you get past the token explanations about bad knees, …

How To Release Chronically Tight Hamstrings - Monthly Yoga With Abi

<i>About Abi</i> -<br>Abi Carver designs yoga routines for mountain bikers looking to eliminate muscular aches and pains, gain an edge in competition and unlock …

The Hybrid Power Conditioning Program

<b>High-intensity training provides the foundation for many modern training programs, but often what is done in research is not translated to practice.</b> …

It's Not the Years, It's the Miles: Training After 50

<b>Most people have an age that they fear</b>. Often, you hear women claim to be 39 for decades, as if somehow that year makes everything go south. Fifty …

How to Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen<p>Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.<p>“If you make your own jerky, you have ultimate control over the flavor,” says Benkei O’Sullivan, …

Recipes

The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period

Here's what you need to know...<p>A small amount of cardio is okay if you enjoy it, but it's really not necessary for fat loss.<br>• At its worst, excess …

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

Here's what you need to know...<p>Challenge yourself with four weeks of intensive kettlebell swinging to test your grit and improve body …

The better abs workout program

iStock<p>iStock<p><b>Duration</b> 20-30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We sit too much—at our desks, in our cars, in front of the TV. And when we train our abs, we …

Three 20-Minute Cardio Workouts That Even Weight Lifters Will Love

If you’re a heavy weight lifter, you probably don’t like cardio much. Your workouts consist of intense lifting of heavy weights and after you’re done …

Mark Sisson Is the Pied Piper of Paleo

Ask a group of marathoners why they run, and then count how many of them say, half-seriously, “So I can eat as much as I want.” The wish list usually includes carb-heavy foods like pasta, fruit, mac and cheese, pancakes, and Cap’n Crunch. For decades now, the value of carbs for improving …

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 …

Workouts

The Kettlebell Workout to Lose Weight and Get the Perfect Body

Program designer Tim McComsey demonstrates the first day of the <b>SPRING TRIM UP</b>.<p><i>For all the details on the program, go to MENSFITNESS.com/TrimUp</i><p><b>THE</b> …

30 Easy Ways To Save Your Heart Today

Life is short. Commit to our cardiac protection plan to help lengthen yours

Nutrition

Learn the Best Knot for Camping

The Taut Line Hitch is the best knot for camping and the only knot you need in most situations. Its easy to learn, easy to remember, easy to tie and …

14 Gluten-Free Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Think gluten-free means no bread, no pasta, no cake and no fun? Think again.

What's the Best Workout for Me?

Your Custom PlanWhich one of these fitness personas do you identify with?When it comes down to it, how you approach your fitness is a combo of goals …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we’d say easier, but that’s not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Recipes

The WHO Says Bacon Leads to Cancer. We're Calling Bull.

William and Susan BrinsonMichael BeharKitchen Killer?The WHO says meat causes cancer. We're calling bull.<b>THE FOUNDING FATHER</b> of modern dietary …

The Big Man’s Plan to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Big Man's PlanFive essential weight-loss strategies for grizzly-sized guys.Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy has always been a big dude. At …

Ketogenic diets: from cancer to mitochondrial diseases and beyond. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The employment of dietary strategies such as ketogenic diets, which force cells to alter their energy source, has shown efficacy in the …

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore (<i>Pollo alla Cacciatora</i>) is a traditional Italian dish. The word “Cacciatora” translates to “Hunter” in English, as this dish was …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

Workouts

Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.<p>This little workout covers all the basic human movements. …

Try These Kettlebell Workout Splits for Major Muscle Gains

<b>Kettlebells get a bad rap when it comes to building large amounts of muscle.</b> People wrongly believe that because the heaviest kettlebell you can …

Discover the Workout We Call ‘Psychotic Shoulders’

Use this 5-exercise complex to build insanely strong and stable shoulders<p>I call this routine Psychotic Shoulders. It's insanely hard, and you have to be a little unhinged to enjoy it.<p>It’s a 5-move complex that blends strength and power exercises with extended stability moves. The torturous mix …

Workouts

The Lunge That Smokes Your Hips and Thighs

If you’re not already doing this lunge variation, you need to start today<p>For wheels of steels, lunges are a must. They build single-leg strength and stability, and a lean-looking lower body.<p>But if you want to kick up the intensity level a few notches, then do threaded lunges. They’ll improve your …

Workouts

The Fat-Frying Kettlebell Workout from Hell

Your spare tire doesn’t stand a chance against this routine<p>I call this workout Hell’s Bells because it’s your belly fat’s worst nightmare.<p>It consists of two kettlebell movements: the swing and the suitcase carry. The swing will light up your metabolism and work your entire body from head to toe, …

Workouts