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6 Essential Mobility Exercises for Men Over 40

Warm up with these moves for a pain-free back, hips, and knees.<p>Remember the days when you could just walk into the gym on a day off from riding, do a couple of leg swings, crack your knuckles, and start squatting? They were nice while they lasted.<p>If you haven’t realized it already, neglecting to …

Workouts

12 Things to Do When You Know Someone You Love Isn't 'Fine'

Although no one is immune from mental health issues, it can be hard to admit when life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. So, if your bullshit detector …

Mental Health

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

Body Recomposition: Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time

Most people trying to lose weight want a trim yet toned body.<p>Oftentimes, traditional weight loss programs focus on cutting body fat and hitting lower …

Nutrition

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it easy by any means, but Corey Phelps, NASM-certified personal trainer, certified BASI Pilates teacher, and TRX and Spinning instructor, …

Workouts

19 Movies Where the Actors Have Actual Sex

😳 😳 😳<p>Fact one: People have sex. Fact two: Because sex is a natural human experience, some movie directors opt to include it in their films—unsimulated—for a heightened sense of realism, which means you're looking at real actors having real intercourse. Here are 15 movies that broke taboos for …

Film Festivals

This Trainer's Lower-Body Gym Workout Takes Leg Day to the Next Level

Get ready for leg day, y'all. It's time to skip regular lunges and kick your lower-body workout up a notch. New York-based personal trainer Miriam Fried shared a killer gym workout on Instagram highlighting five moves that involve a resistance band, a hack squat machine, a barbell, and dumbbells. …

Workouts

All You Need For This Celebrity Trainer's Killer Ab Workout Is a Pillow

Looking for a killer ab workout? You don't need to head to a fancy studio or even the gym; fire up those ab muscles right in the comfort of your own home. As celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins showed in an Instagram video, all you need are a throw pillow and a comfy surface to lie on.<p>Jeanette shows …

Val Kilmer criticised for claiming Anthony Bourdain was ‘so selfish’ for taking his own life

Val Kilmer has been criticised for suggesting that Anthony Bourdain was selfish for taking his own life.<p>The TV, literature and food worlds have been …

This Plank Variation Will Set Your Abs on Fire

<b>WE HAVE NOTHING BAD</b> to say about the standard plank. It helps develop strength through your hips, glutes, and core. And it’s a challenging move.<p>What …

Ten Steps For Leaner, Stronger Abs

Everyone can do with help improving their abs. Even if you aren’t in the market for a six-pack, you’d surely pay good money to lean up your …

Exercise

How to Get Ripped in 90 Days

Getting ripped takes hard work and dedication, a carefully planned diet and many hours in the gym. At times, it takes an iron will — when you want to …

Nutrition

5 Signs That Instantly Identify a Leader with True Emotional Intelligence

This is what the best leaders do to gain trust and win the hearts and minds of people.<p>What do emotional intelligence and authenticity have in common? Everything. In its most stripped down form, being emotionally-intelligent means being an authentic person.<p>Yet authenticity doesn't come natural, …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Unravelling the Mysteries of Training Frequency for Hypertrophy

As discussed in my article on manipulating intensity, volume and frequency for muscle gain, training frequency is one of the most important variables …

Get Better at Bigger Lifts By Working This Small Muscle Group

Strong forearms are the key to grip strength<p>It's easy to find bicep, chest, or shoulder workouts, but there's a part of the upper-body that often gets overlooked: your forearms. These muscles help with a lot of the heavy lifting, yet get none of the credit or attention.<p>Training your forearms …

Sculpt an Upper-Body of Steel With These 5 Exercises

From rows to curls, your arms will be on fire by the time you're done<p>This circuit from Ebezener Samuel, fitness editor at <i>Men's Health,</i> is a great gym workout to attack your body—particularly your arms—from all angles.<p>You'll mostly be working on pulling exercises, which are a weakness for many when …

The One Exercise You Must Do After You Bench Press

Add this in if you really want rock-solid pecs<p>Much like leaving the toilet seat up or never getting tired of watching Jason Bourne movies, it’s pretty much in every guy’s DNA to barbell bench press. In fact, take a guy to the gym, and that station is pretty much the first place he’ll gravitate …

1 Exercise For Capped Shoulders!

I’m going to show you guys how to take an exercise like the dumbbell rear fly, and utilize that to help you build bigger, capped shoulders. What …

Muscle

I Tried to Become the World's Fittest CrossFit Fan, and Here's What Happened

My experience at the Fittest Fan competition was brutal and intense—and I wouldn't have traded it for the world<p>"Are you here for the CrossFit?" my driver asks in a thick Russian accent as we go from my AirBNB to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.<p>"I am," I say, still a little groggy …

How to Smoke Every Muscle In Your Body In Just 20 Minutes

These two routines from Aubrey Marcus will give you a total-body workout<p>As the founder and CEO of Onnit, a fast-growing company that specializes in supplements and unconventional fitness equipment (including a new Death Star slam ball), Aubrey Marcus doesn’t have hours to work up a sweat.<p>Though his …

Tip: How to Stop Sucking At Pistol Squats

From basic to advanced progressions, here's how to finally nail this move without falling down.<p>Although you don't need to be able to squat a house to …

Hips

The ultimate total-body workout routine to build maximum muscle

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 13<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Total-body workouts sound like they would take a long time. But when you boil …

Workouts

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

No running, no problem. Try these full-body exercises that challenge your stamina and core strength so you can fit in cardio without putting in major …

The 500 Workout

A Killer Challenge For Muscle Gain or Fat Loss<p>Train for long enough and at some point you'll want to do something different. We all need an …

The Best Workout for Fat Loss and Why No One is Talking About it

Here’s what you need to know:<p>Working out more frequently is key to burning fat. 3x per week is not enough.<br>• Gaining muscle will burn fat by increasing your metabolism over time<br>• Make sure that you’re not <i>under recovering,</i> especially if you have a stressful life.<p>The Best Workout for Fat Loss<p>When you go …

Tip: Core-Engaged Dead Bug

The dead bug is a popular and surprisingly tough core exercise. Once you master it, ramp it up with this variation.<p>Your anterior core can never be …

The problem with weight training

opinion<p>Senior lifestyle reporter<p>Once upon a time, cardio was king.<p>Running was what got us fit, slim, healthy.<p>And then people started getting knee …

This Electrifying Core and Cardio Energizer Will Shred You

​This combination of exercises will energize you, melt fat, and chisel those abs<p>If you want a workout that is going to energize you and make you break a sweat, this core and cardio combo, created by Andy Speer of The Anarchy Abs Workout, is for you. Because the exercises involved don't use heavy …