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Make the Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie, 3 Ways

After a workout, it’s important to have a recovery routine that’s just as thoughtful as the exercise regimen, especially if you want to do something …

Healthy Eating

A Simple Tip to Pull Big Weight in the Deadlift

<b>What does your deadlift look like when it gets heavy?</b> More than likely, your hips shoot up, your chest collapses forward, and you lose the maximal …

Yoga

It Takes Two: A Better Way of Warming Up to Lift Heavy

<i>Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback</i> …

Exercise

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

Workouts

How to Calm Down and Relax | Men's Health

So when you’re stressed, slowing down your breathing and focusing on that exhale sends your body into a parasympathetic resting stage, helping you unwind, says Hartman.<p>Deep breathing also calms you down because it forces you to redirect your attention to your body—not the stuff around you that’s …

2 Programs to Build Up Your Pull Ups

<b>Some of the biggest smiles in training come after people achieve their first strict pull up.</b> People feel a great sense of accomplishment when they …

Genius

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

But we look at it a different way: The term “chinup” implies that all you have to do is pull yourself high enough that your chin barely squeaks over the bar.<p>That’s not high enough.<p>To get the most out of the movement (and for a rep to “count"), we require that you pull yourself all the way up until …

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Here's what you need to know...<p>Box jumps potentiate the nervous system for gains in strength and size, assuming you do them correctly.<br>• If you're not …

Exercise

10 Secrets to the Perfect Deadlift

Here’s how to master the king of all muscle-building exercises

4 Brutal Fitness Tests | Men's Health

Andrew Colin Beck<p><b>1-Minute Sprint</b><br>“A minute might not seem long, but it is if you go hard enough,” says Gym Jones’s Rob MacDonald. "This will reveal how far you’re willing to push yourself. If you’re not crushed at the end, you held back.”<p><b>Directions:</b> Hop on a fan bike and try to burn as many calories …

The Best Two-Person Workouts | Men's Health

I like to take advantage of that phenomenon by pairing people up and putting them through a very specific, very evil kind of Gym Jones workout: The Tailpipe.<p>Tailpipes are designed in such a way that the amount of exercise-induced suffering you go through is determined by how much effort your …

Squatting for Strength vs. Squatting for Mass

September 2, 2015<p>In CrossFit, we squat all the time. Whether it’s in the strength work done at the beginning of the class or as part of the metcon, …

Never Stop Improving

Home renovating suggestions for anybody wanting to DIY on a tiny finances, or trying to discover a tradie and add an entire new flooring. Shopping …

How CrossFit Medal Winner Annie Thorisdottir Got Games Ready

Annie Thorisdottir is the only woman to have won the Reebok CrossFit Games twice and come third once, so who better to ask what in takes to become …

Improve Your Deadlift

Follow these tips to yield bigger lifts.<p>10<p>SHARES<p>Ask the majority of athletes how they would categorize “deadlifts,” and more than likely they would …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

Golf

How to Pack on 10 Pounds of Muscle

As a 44-year-old, I find that terrifying. But I also see it as a challenge. What would it take for a busy family guy like me to not only regain lost muscle but also add several pounds more? Tied to my quest for “more” was my need for “less.” Less time for training, less stress on my achy back, and …

Benefits of the EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) Workout

<b>What is it?</b><br>EMOM (which stands for every minute on the minute) is a type of interval workout where you perform a specific task at the start of every …

Workouts

False Grip on the Muscle-Up: To Use or Not to Use?

I get asked quite frequently whether or not it is correct to use a false grip on rings, especially when working muscle-ups. The simple answer is yes, …

6 Steps to Becoming a Better Athlete (and Person)

<b>You are an athlete. And you spend more time on your sport than you admit to your friends and family.</b> It’s more than a hobby. It’s a part of you.<p><b>When</b> …

Motivation

24 Different Types of Pushups

24 Pushups You Need to Try<p>How many of these awesome variations have you done before?<p>The <b>pushup</b> is best known as a chest exercise. However, this classic movement can train just every muscle in your body—if you mix it up with the variations shown in the video.<p>Some you’ll recognize, some are brand new, …

11 Tough Exercises That Build Muscle, Strength, and Endurance

But it’s far from cushy. Every squat rep feels as though someone is trying to push you over from behind. Unlike a straight bar during a back squat, the SSB shifts its center of gravity forward, so you’re rewarded with more core engagement and a stimulus not unlike a front squat.<p>Except there is no …

Popular Exercises To Avoid At All Costs—Unless You Do Them Right

Many popular exercises are performed incorrectly, often by people who probably shouldn’t be attempting them in the first place. This can result in …

How to Perform a Powerful Kettlebell Dead Snatch

<b>I am sure many of you know how rewarding of an exercise the one-arm dead snatch is.</b> Personally, it is my favorite exercise, and as a health …

The Two Moves That Will Help You Jump Higher Than Everyone Else

Your hips play a bigger role when you jump forward, not up. (Make sure your legs are ready for action with <b>The Stretch That Helps Fix Knee Pain</b>.)<p>While strength is important in your ankle and knee muscles, it will only propel you so high. You need to concentrate on improving their rate of contraction …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in</i> …

Improve Your Deadlift

That's why I believe <i>everyone</i> should deadlift. From professional athletes to housewives to retirees, the exercise is a good fit for the majority of people that step into a gym. After all, most people deadlift on a daily basis anyway. Picking up a bag of salt? That's a deadlift. Hoisting a bag of …