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Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

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You Need to Do This Stretch Before Your Next Upper-Body Workout

Mobilize your back, chest, and shoulders with the open-book stretch<p>More than 80 percent of Americans will have an episode of back pain, according to a study at the UNC Institute on Aging. And this doesn't even include the millions of people who also experience chronic shoulder pain.<p>One of the …

The Easiest Banana Bread You've Ever Made

Plus, it only has 73 calories<p>We bet you didn't think of putting protein powder in your baked goods. And although this banana bread doesn't pack a ton of the muscle-building nutrient, it does help you get more into your diet—we recommend about 30 grams per meal. (Don't have any protein powder on …

How to Build Stronger Glutes Using Just Your Bodyweight

No equipment necessary<p>Some might scoff at the notion of a glute bridge, assuming the only thing people associate them with are Jane Fonda home workout videos. And yes, thrusting your pelvis into the air at the gym is for the brave. (May we suggest avoiding eye contact?) But incorporating glute …

You’ll Spend More Time Changing Into Your Gym Clothes Than You Will Doing This Workout

The ultimate four-minute burner for busy guys<p>We’ll get right to the point: You’re busy, but you don’t want your fitness to suffer at the mercy of your calendar. Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to.<p>There are tons of workouts on this very website devoted to this exact cause, each designed to get you …

Kettlebell Workout: Cycle 3, Week 6, Day 1

<b>Welcome to the Kettlebell workout from coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> Two new workouts are posted each week - on Tuesday and Thursday - and can be done on any …

​Make Like a Scorpion and Do the Pushup That Will Have Your Whole Body Stinging

​Whether it’s a standalone workout or your finisher, you’ll feel the effects<p>No one does a standard pushup and walks away feeling as if they did a full-body exercise (although, if you’re using proper pushup form, you probably should). But the pushup can serve as the foundation for all kinds of …

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Melt Off Your Belly Fat With This Bodyweight Circuit

Burning fat and strengthening your core are just the start<p>This workout is an action-packed, bodyweight shredder centered around a unique combination of moves that will enhance your athleticism. With 1-minute sets of dynamic compound movements and no rest between exercises, you are guaranteed to …

6 Moves You Should Do Before Every Workout

Minimize your risk of injury by loosening up before your workout<p>Pushing through killer workouts is challenging and exciting. Stretching and mobility? Not so much. But if you want to perform at a high level and minimize the risk of injury, mobility and flexibility are a must, says Andy Speer, the …

Build Serious Strength With This Badass Kettlebell Circuit Workout

Get stronger, tone up, break a sweat, and feel like a total badass: DIAKADI personal trainer Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, created this strength-building …

The 25-Minute Fat-Burning Workout You Can Do Anywhere

All you need is your bodyweight and a bench or ottoman<p>Here's a great anytime, anywhere workout that you can knock out in 25 minutes or less when you're crunched for time. All you need is a bench, though you can modify at home or in a hotel room with an ottoman.<p>The 50-second work periods will test …

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The 12-Minute Leg Workout You Can Do At Home

No equipment needed<p>You don’t need loaded barbells for a great leg workout. Case in point: This lower-body routine, inspired by the <i>Men’s Health</i> METASHRED EXTREME fitness program, uses just your bodyweight.<p>The complex has you mix between three different squat stances: parallel, staggered, and split. …

How to Perform a Zercher Squat

It’s true! Get guns while you squat. Here’s how<p>Make your squat do more work with every rep.<p>By holding the barbell in the crooks of your elbows—like you do during the Zercher squat—you’ll engage your traps, abs, and biceps more than a standard back squat, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. …

Men's Health Barbell Bent Over Row Tutorial

The Worst Way to Perform the Bulgarian Split Squat

The Men’s Health Fitness Director sees this form fail all the time. Are you guilty?<p>The Bulgarian split squat is a terrific way to build single-leg strength, add lower-body mass, and improve hip mobility—<i>except</i> when it’s done with a long stance.<p>When your front foot is too far forward, it causes all …

Why You Should Work Out Your Toes For 2 Minutes Today

You read that right. Your toes may hold the key to more gains<p>Imagine living your life with your hands stuffed into super-padded, rigid gloves. You would barely be able to wiggle your fingers.<p>The concept may seem ridiculous, but that’s exactly what you do with our feet on a daily basis, says <i>Men’s</i> …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

The Ultimate No Gym Workout

A big part of the training in our 10 week Amateur To Athlete experiment have been bodyweight exercises, from classic press-ups and their many …

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8 Minute Insanely Hard Iron Man Conditioning Workout

You don’t have to run on the treadmill for an hour for a conditioning cardio workout. If you make a workout intense enough, by the end of it you’ll …

5 Best Leg Exercises That You’re Not Doing But Probably Should

There are dozens of leg exercises but the majority of workouts out there are comprised of basically the same base of exercises. And that’s all good …

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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A 10-Minute Treadmill Workout That Actually Works

<i>Looking for a quick, efficient treadmill workout that burns fat? Self Magazine has you covered, and then some.</i><p>There are few pieces of gym equipment more versatile and effective than a treadmill. Only problem? Most of us don't exactly love hopping onto one. That's where David Siik, celebrity trainer …

How to Chisel the Sexiest Muscle on the Male Physique

A shredded serratus—the muscle group that runs from your pec to your shoulder blade—screams fit. Here are the 6 best exercises to define it<p>The serratus anterior muscle may be the sexiest muscle on the male physique. This is the muscle group on the side of your rib cage that resembles shark gills …

The Exercise That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

We guarantee you’ve never used a barbell like this before<p>Stand up. Now touch your toes. Did you do it <i>without</i> rounding your low back?<p>If your answer is “hell no,” then you have a mobility problem. And that could be the reason your deadlift is suffering and your back hurts after a workout.<p>But you …

Baked Turkey-Bacon Mini Omelets

What you’ll need: <i></i><p>8 slices turkey bacon4 eggs5 egg whites1 Tbsp 2% Greek yogurtSea salt and pepper, to tasteNonstick cooking spray½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced½ yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced½ small red onion, diced½ cup reduced-fat mozzarella<p>How to make it:<p>1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a …

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The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

The Barbell Bench Press That Won’t Wreck Your Shoulders

3 simple tweaks can have you pressing more weight without damaging your shoulders in the process<p>Given the popularity of the bench press, it's easy to imagine why a lot of men experience shoulder pain before, during, and after their workouts. "The bench press is a fantastic exercise for building …

The 20-Minute Tabata Workout You Need To Try

<i>By Michael Schletter for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Tired of slogging through long, slow jogs on the treadmill? Tabata may be just the answer. The popular high-intensity training protocol utilizes a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio -- using 100 percent maximum effort during the work phase -- to maximize fat loss. …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

The First Workout You Must Do after a Vacation

Your rest and relaxation is over. Here’s the right way to dive headfirst into your normal workout routine again<p>Every guy deserves a vacation—even from the gym. While a short break from your normal routine won’t make your gains completely disappear, the first workout after time away can be …