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Why I Hate Using Fitness Apps To Work Out

Your phone is a great tool in the gym, but it can only get you so far.<p>For a long time, I was a weight room purist. I had one simple rule when I hit the gym: No phones allowed. Just a pen and paper to log my workout, me, and the weights.<p>I kept up this routine long into the iPhone Age, taking my lift …

Apps

The 10 Best Triceps Workout Moves

Your arms will thank you for these moves. Your t-shirts, not so much.<p>When it comes time to build a set of truly impressive arms, most guys just have one motion in mind: Curls. From dumbbells to barbells, weight racks to preacher benches, they think the key to massive gun growth is all about the …

Stretching

The 10 Best Workout Moves For Your Back

Add these workout moves to your routine to sculpt a bigger, stronger back.<p>When you're in the gym, what's your main focus? What you see in the mirror when you face up to yourself—or what everyone else sees when you turn away? If you're like most guys, the answer is probably the former, and chest day …

Workouts

How to Fix Your Tight IT Band

If your hips hurt or feel tight, it could be your IT band acting up.<p>If you've ever felt pain right outside your knee, you may have assumed that you have a knee injury. But it's also possible that you have a tight IT band.<p>So what is an IT band? "The iliotibial (IT) band is a dense band of fibrous …

Workouts

This DIY Rustic Cooler Was Converted From a Broken Refrigerator

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools, and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Already getting amped for barbecue season? This clever hack will make your next summer party a success.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, …

Rustic

Back Workouts: Get Action Hero Jacked With This Back and Bicep Workout

Try these muscle-building moves from Jeremy Scott.<p>Nothing gives a great first impression and scares away the bad guys like bulging biceps and a broad muscular back.<p>This back and chest workout inspired by Bruce Willis — part of the Action Hero Jacked series by Jeremy Scott, owner of Jeremy Scott …

Workouts

Master the Pullup With These 4 Key Exercises

Up your pullup game with these 4 simple exercises that'll make you the most impressive dude at the gym<p>Everyone wants to be that guy. You know, the guy who hops up to the pullup bar and cranks out a dozen clean reps without even breaking a sweat.<p>Make 2018 the year you become <i>that</i> guy with these five …

Workouts

Build Bigger, Stronger Arms With This Superset

Use it as a finisher or as a quick workout for when you're short on time<p>When it comes to your arms, your biceps and triceps are the stars of the show. They are what fills up the sleeves of a form-fitting T-shirt, and the muscles most dudes want to build. (The next time you're at the gym, take a …

Muscle

​The Greatest Pull-Up Bars You Can Get Right Now​ | Men’s Health

If you do any strength training, you know that one of the finest bodyweight exercises out there is the pullup. It is both an essential test of upper-body strength and a top way to build back muscle.<p>“It's a staple in upper body workouts; we use it a ton in weight lifting,” says Sean Waxman, …

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 …

Workouts

How to Use ‘21s’ to Maximize Muscle Growth | Men's Health

And if you can do this with pullups, you’re a fitness freak show … in a good way. <br>You can also play around with the order that each range of motion is targeted to keep your body guessing.<p>In the beginning, I’d recommend starting with the most difficult range of motion when you’re most fresh. In the …

​​Blast Your Biceps With Two Simple Moves | Men’s Health

First, do one lunge and perform five reps of <b>split-squat hammer curls</b> with dumbbells the weight of your choice. (We like these from CAP Barbell.) You'll mostly feel the burn in your biceps and forearms, but your core—as it stabilizes—your glutes, and your quads will also come into play. (This is the …

Maca Powder Benefits​ | Men’s Health

Preliminary research suggests that maca has the ability to modestly boost your libido. In one study, published in the journal <i>Andrologia</i>, researchers gave men aged 21 to 56 a placebo or 3 grams of maca per day. After eight weeks, the guys taking maca saw a bump in their sexual desire compared to the …

Vegan Bodybuilder Shares What He Eats In a Day | Men’s Health

People are increasingly adopting vegan diets for ethical and health reasons, too. Plant-based products are in higher demand than ever and will grow as a food trend in 2018, according to predictions from Whole Foods Market. In fact, when we polled <i>Men's Health</i> readers about going vegan on Twitter, …

Beer Fridges: Why Every Home Cook Should Own One | Men’s Health

However, I do make one exception for a giant, cumbersome piece of kitchen hardware: the beer fridge.<p>A beer fridge is just that. A fridge you keep in your home just for beer. (Here are five mini fridges that'll do the trick.)<p>Why would a person need such a thing? Well, after finding my beer fridge on …

Winter Workout Gear That Will Keep You Warm and Dry | Men’s Health

9 Pieces of Workout Gear to Keep You Warm and Dry All Winter Long<p>From head to toe, here's what you need to get you through the colder months<p>If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission.<p>Nike<p>Just because the temperature is starting to drop doesn't mean you have to move your …

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​Crossover Symmetry Review | Men’s Health

Unfortunately, finding ones that will last longer than a few months can be tough. But we recently came across the burly bands (or cords, as they call them) from Crossover Symmetry (packages from $195, buy them here). These bands were developed, and are still promoted, for improving shoulder health, …

The Rock Shares Workout Video on Instagram​ | Men’s Health

He starts off with <b>rope triceps pressdowns</b>, which target your arms and triceps. They help build bulging muscles by delivering a serious pump to your arms.<p>Then he moves to strengthening his core with <b>plank shoulder taps</b>. This move is just one of the 13 plank variations you can do that will challenge …

​The Bench Press - Chest Fly Superset Will Help You Build Impressive Pecs | Men’s Health

However, if you ask most guys <i>why</i> they bench press, they’ll often say they do it to help with better chest development.<p>That’s true—to a point. The barbell bench press <i>does</i> target your chest, which can help you build that musculature you’re looking for. It’s actually much more of a full-body movement …

​Upper-Body Workout: 8 Exercises to Bulk Up Your Arms | Men’s Health

For the <b>EZ-bar skull crusher</b>, start by lying on a bench and holding the EZ-bar right above your forehead with a somewhat close grip—your arms should be perpendicular to the floor. Lift the bar while keeping your upper arms still, flexing only from your elbows down. Then bring the bar back to your …

​IIFYM: How to Count Macros For Weight Loss | Men’s Health

For some people, the diet plan itself seems rigid, even though it's praised for its flexibility. But for others who swear by it, IIFYM is the only thing that allows them to eat a variety of foods and drop pounds at the same time.<p>So, if you want to give it a shot, here's everything you should know …

​Can You Eat Too Much Protein? | Men’s Health

Read on to find out exactly how much protein you should down if you want to reap the benefits.<p>Can Eating Large Amounts Of Protein Be Harmful?<p>It’s not that more protein will “hurt” you, per se. For years, people have suggested higher protein diets will have a negative effect on your bone density …

Upper-Body Workout: Dumbbell Carries​ | Men’s Health

<b>Suitcase carries</b> keep the weight on one side of your body. This uneven weight distribution forces your core to brace in order to maintain an upright position, making it far more effective than a floor crunch. Grab a challenging weight and you will instantly feel your abs kick in to do their</b> …

Get Shredded at Home With This TRX Suspension Trainer Deal | Men’s Health

Daily Deal: Get Shredded at Home With This TRX Suspension Trainer Deal<p>Three versions are marked down at Dick's Sporting Goods<p>If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission.<p>TRX<p>If your workouts are becoming stale and your body is calling for a new challenge, you’ve got options to …

​I Put a Giant Red Light on My Balls to Triple My Testosterone Levels | Men’s Health

To be fair, the results of the 1939 study are nearly 80 years old, so it's possible that the effects of sunlight on your nuts have been overstated. But assuming it is good for you, there's one major problem with it: most dudes don’t have the time, desire, or year-round exposure to sunlight to step …

Upper-Body Workout for Beginners | Men’s Health

<b>Kneeling lat pulldowns</b> are a great back exercise, and the kneeling position forces you to activate your core with less assistance from your legs.<p><b>Planking</b> is not only one of the best exercises for your entire core, it is also a shoulder strengthener and stabilizer. (If you're ready to challenge …

This Trainer Is Known as Hollywood's Secret Weapon​ | Men’s Health

The problem is most men approach training their upper half all wrong. From selecting poor exercises, not working hard enough, or totally overlooking their lower body, the consequences range from imbalances and injury, to wasted time and effort. The one thing you rarely see: the results you …

Badass Arms

Created by strength coach and competitive weightlifter Dan Trink, C.S.C.S., the 12-week downloadable program uses cutting-edge techniques to help you:<p>ADD INCHES TO YOUR BICEPS!<p>Zero in on the muscles that get you noticed — and work them from every angle — with Trink’s genius exercises like the …

This Anarchy Abs-Inspired Workout Will Burn Fat and Sculpt Your Arms​​ | Men’s Health

<b>1) Pigeon Stretch with Rotation</b><p>Start on all fours. Place your left leg on the floor, knee near your left wrist, foot near your right hip, right leg straight. Slide your left arm down and to your right. Swing back, then up and left. Hold. That’s 1 rep; do 6. Switch sides. Repeat.<p><b>2) Scapular</b> …