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22 Kickass Bootcamp Exercises That Will Destroy Your Spare Tire

Use them to create your own high-intensity metabolic bootcamp workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande is known in Chicago for his high-intensity metabolic bootcamp classes—and now he’s showing you how to create them, too.<p>Check out his favorite bootcamp moves in the video above. Then pick …

Apple Watch Just Got a Major Health and Fitness Upgrade

Endorphin junkies, rejoice! Fifteen apps—for everything from running and yoga to weight loss—are now available on the Apple Watch<p>If you weren't …

Smartwatches

How to Safely Kick Up Into Your Best Handstand Yet

The freestanding handstand is daunting - nothing is keeping you from falling except your own balancing ability. There are plenty of resources to help …

Health

The 17 Commandments of Rowing - My Journey From Hate To Happiness

<b>Years ago when I first started training in CrossFit, I hated rowing.</b> In actuality I just didn’t know how to do it correctly, so I was horribly …

Best Custom Watch Straps

One of the interesting things about watches is how you tie them to your wrist. Back when wristwatches were first popularized in the trenches of World …

The Workout That Burns Fat Seriously Fast

Can you keep up with the winner of Men’s Health’s Next Top Trainer?<p>Justin Miller<p>This high-intensity cardio challenge will give you a taste of The Anarchy Workout, the newest fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i>.<p>Creator Andy Speer—winner of the first-ever <i>Men’s Health Next Top Trainer</i> competition—was able to …

Rev Your Metabolism with Just 3 Moves

And say goodbye to belly fat<p>Performing exercises with explosive power is one of the best ways to blast fat. Why?<p>For one, fast-twitch fibers require more energy to contract than slow-twitch fibers. In fact, a Salisbury University study found that explosive training burns more calories than lifting …

Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …

Torch Body Fat with Just 3 Moves

Skyrocket your heart rate and blast your muscles with this fast-paced challenge<p>Cranking out explosive movements is exhausting. Why? "They force your muscles to contract fast and hard, using a lot of energy," explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>And when your muscles use a …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

The Swing and Sprint Challenge

This isn't your typical cardio routine. It's a fast-paced, sinister, calorie crusher<p>No need to strap on your running shoes for a good lung-busting cardio workout. "Combining explosive strength moves and sprints can accelerate fat loss and test your cardiovascular system," says Todd Durkin, …

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

Workouts

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Incinerate fat without lifting a weight<p>A weight-free weekend challenge may sound easy—until you try the Bodyweight 300. It’s composed of just three exercises—the squat, the pushup, and the situp—but requires that you crank out 300 reps in as little time as possible. It’s a fast way to challenge …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

Tips For Getting Your First Bar Muscle Up! - Invictus Fitness

<b>Tips For Getting Your First Bar Muscle Up!</b><br>Written by Heather Hippensteel<p>Oh, the bar muscle up. It’s one of my favorite movements! If you are trying …

Build the Ultimate V-Shaped Torso

Sculpt a strong, wide back and a slimmer waist with this old-school exercise<p>The single-arm dumbbell row might not be one of the sexiest or most elaborate exercises, but it's still one of the best ways to get a V-shaped torso. "You have to engage your entire upper back—traps, rhomboids, rear …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

The 3-Move Shoulder Scorcher

Put your strength and muscular endurance to the test with this upper-body weekend challenge<p>A 25-pound weight plate might not sound too heavy, but it'll feel like a ton once you're done with this shoulder-sizzling challenge. Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, chose three moves …

The 4-Move Fat Fryer

Skyrocket your metabolism and crush calories with this five-minute challenge<p>You don't have to spend hours at the gym to burn more fat. The key to igniting your metabolism is working as many muscles as possible, as hard as possible, says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i><p>Take …

The Body-Weight Blitz

This challenge works all of your muscles, and you never have to lift a weight—except your own<p>No weights, no nonsense. "You don't need dumbbells, barbells, or machines to prove you're fit," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "When you're on the road or don't have access to a …

Workouts

Savory Granola

Makes about 3 cups<p>A new restaurant trend, these grain, nut, and seed clusters add a satisfying crunch and healthy hit to salads, veggies, and more.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats<p>½ cup raw shelled pistachios<p>½ cup walnuts<p>½ cup raw sunflower seeds<p>¼ cup raw sesame seeds<p>1 tablespoon …

Prime Your Body for Peak Performance

Unleash your potential with this new core move<p>A great warmup leads to a great workout. It elevates your heart rate, enhances the communication between your mind and body, and activates your muscle fibers, so you can go full steam ahead into your routine.<p>But doing arm circles won't cut it, says …

The Muscle Up with Jason Khalipa

Weekend One-Up: Kettlebell Squats, Thrusters, and Swings

Are you a weekend warrior looking for a challenge? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to test your abilities—and your mettle. Each week our …

Bicycle Maintenance: How To Adjust a Rear Derailleur

6 bodyweight workouts that actually build muscle

How You Can Burn More Calories Just By Chewing Gum<p>How an Overweight Dad Overhauled His Life—and Lost 110 Pounds<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Bodyweight …

The 25 Best A-List Movie Cameos

A grand Hollywood tradition continues.<p><b>Headline a film,</b> and there are plenty of opportunities to deliver a memorable performance. But drop in for just one scene, and leaving a lasting impression becomes that much more difficult. As the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> recently noted, studios have increasingly …