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11 Things That Make a Watch Spaceworthy | Men's Health

Unsurprisingly, NASA’s Qualification Test Procedures for each watch were brief but stringent. Should a watch fail in any capacity during testing (whether that meant a broken winding stem, the presence of moisture, or a cracked crystal), it was withdrawn from the race.<p>Once the watches qualified, …

How UFC Fit Got Me Ripped in 12 Weeks

Mark Barroso

This Abs Exercise Makes All Other Core Moves Look Easy

Think about the move as an upside-down plank: While holding a plank position, your glutes, quads, and core are braced as one solid unit. The second you pick up one foot from the floor, though, the move instantly becomes more difficult. The muscles that are still involved must work even harder to …

3 Essentials for a Fast, Effective Workout

If you want to tax every last fiber in your working muscles during a quick workout, use drop sets—three or four sets of one exercise performed without rest, lifting a lighter weight or performing a regression for each successive set. "Since each set gets easier, you can push yourself farther than …

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Click here to get your copy of the expanded and improved version of <i>The 21-Day Shred</i>, plus The Shred Series workouts.

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Don't let travel sabotage your gains<p>Traveling means different time zones, pitiful hotel gyms, and long layovers. But those don't have to be excuses for letting your fitness routine go off course. "All you need is your bodyweight and a bed to stay fit on the road," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator …

Workouts

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

"You're cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity and burns a ton of calories in the process, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., who uses this technique in his DVD <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</i><p>It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an …

Lower-Body Exercises That Will Melt Belly Fat | Men's Health

Compared with smaller muscles, your leg muscles burn more fat before it can deposit around your organs, explains study author Michio Shimabukuro, M.D., Ph.D.<p>Start melting your middle by adding these three lower-body exercises to your routine today.<p>(If you’re looking for a full-on belly blasting …

6 Summer Post-Workout Smoothies and Juices

Summer is still in full swing, which means you should be on top of your juice and smoothie game. Candice Kumai, celebrity chef and author of <i>Clean</i> …

Meet Men's Health's Next Top Trainer

"As a former D-I athlete, competition is no stranger to me, but Next Top Trainer was unlike anything I've ever experienced," says Speer. During the first couple of challenges, he found himself at the top of the pack with the judges applauding his form and execution. Then, Speer found himself …

The Speed Shred Workout from DeltaFit | Men's Health

Brady’s secret weapon: a no-excuses approach. “As an attorney, the only opportunity I had to work out was at 5:30 in the morning. So I weighed the options: an increasing waistline or early morning exertion,” says Brady. “I trained six days a week, and missed zero workouts in 82 days.” That mindset …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …