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The 21 Best Bodyweight Exercises for a Strong Core

We've proven that achieving six-pack abs <i>is</i> possible (if not enjoyable), but getting a stronger core doesn't have to involve shunning carbs and …

Beginner's Guide to Bodyweight Training With Ryan Hurst

I came across Ryan Hurst two years ago searching for “how to do a handstand”. Since then, I’ve watched a bunch of his videos and read several of his …

Purity Ring - begin again

Tonight, Fall Asleep Instantly With This Breathing Trick

Plagued by anxiety night after night? Relying on over-the-counter meds? Just not getting the sleep your body requires? If any of this sounds all too familiar, this breathing trick will help you get to bed sooner — no prescriptions required.<p>The exercise is called the 4-7-8 technique, and Dr. Andrew …

Sleep

Estelle on Her New Album True Romance and Not Being a One-Hit Wonder

When someone suddenly achieves a high-level of mainstream success, it can be hard to keep the momentum going. But Estelle (born Estelle Fanta Swaray) …

5 Foot Strengthening Exercises to Improve Speed, Power, and Balance

<b>When it comes to exercise, most people overlook two of the most important parts of their body - their feet.</b> They train upper body, lower body, and …

The 30 best shoulders exercises of all time

You need to hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional …

Exercise

Deaden Deadlift Back Pain With the Dowel

The deadlift is the best exercise to build total-body strength, add slabs of muscle to your legs, hips, and back, and increase your pulling power. …

Instant Muscle: A Safer Front Squat

We know you hate front squatting. The bar feels like it’s going to choke you, and your wrists are too tight to hold it up. But if you have a safety …

Health

Why 2015 will be the end of an era in music

Yes, 2014 was a big year for the music industry, but 2015 could be even more important. A couple of weeks before it officially begins, it is already shaping up to be a watershed year. And this chart explains why:<p>Next year, revenue for the recorded music industry will finally reach a bottom, …

Music Industry

10 Home Design Trend Predictions for 2015

You'd think that in this high-tech world, we'd be populating our homes with personal robots, droid garages, and the like. But there's actually a …

Trends

10 Best Singles of 2014

Over ominous West Coast Cadillac bass, Q big-ups herbal refreshment and commands all well-endowed girls to bounce. It's base as hell—but as …

To Chill for Infinity: A Flipboard Story on a Hip-Hop Classic

Inside Flipboard / March 13, 2014<p>Tajai Massey had a choice: sell crack or find an escape. This was around 30 years ago, and Massey, a kid growing up …

4 Key Techniques to Maximize Chest Size

Behind bars, a well-developed chest is called a “hood” and that equals status. Let’s take a look at some ignored strategies that can help you build …

Fitness

Madonna Debuts 'Ghosttown' Video

Your first look at the Queen of Pop's latest video.<p><b>Update, 4/8:</b> Today, Madonna premiered the apocalyptic new video for her latest single, "Ghosttown." Watch below.<p><b>Update, 2/6:</b> After teasing her new video on Facebook and Youtube yesterday, Madonna released "Living for Love" in full on Snapchat. The …

Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2014

Hits, obscurities, karaoke disasters, disco infernos and songs about underwear<p>What a year for songs — songs about love and underwear and mixtapes and …

New Music

Chest Training: 7 Ways To Build Your Upper Pecs

Speed up your lagging upper-chest development with these 7 strategies, exercises, and techniques!<p>If your chest workout is always ordered something …

How to Murder the Deadlift

Here's what you need to know...<p>The deadlift is the least predictable of all the big lifts.<br>• Deads are exceptionally harsh on the CNS. They take a toll …

Exercise

3 Signs a Mass-Building Program Won't Work

Search the internet on any given day and you’ll find free training programs that promise to “add mass fast” and “pack on pounds.” Some of these …

Exercise

5 Ways Skinny Bastards Can Add Muscle

Here's what you need to know...<p>Most naturally skinny dudes need to train more frequently using proven bang-for-your buck exercises.<br>• The key to …

Exercise

Novice Lifters, Start Here!

The phrase "Starting Strength" (SS) has two distinct meanings:<p>The first is the title of the best-selling book, "Starting Strength: Basic Barbell …

The 30 best leg exercises of all time

A strong lower body is crucial to performance—whether you're looking to improve your sports performance, gym work, or just daily fuctional fitness. …

Exercise

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Make Your Body-Weight Squat Instantly Harder

Blast your lower body to increase size and strength with this tip from a Men's Health advisor<p>You don’t need to lift heavy to build serious muscle. “As long as an exercise is sufficiently challenging, you can trigger growth sans weight,” says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of the <b>Bodyweight Muscle</b> …

Straight-Up Forearms Workout

<b>Duration</b> 15 min<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>You can see them in gyms, hanging out of sports cars, or perched atop armrests as you walk the aisle of a …

Health

How to Gain Healthy Weight and Build Muscle the Right Way

Shares 1.8K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>Whether you want to add muscle mass or simply look a little less like a string bean, gaining weight can be just as much of a …

Lift Doctor: Prescription for a Better Deadlift

<i>“What's the best way to perform a deadlift with the proper form and an effective posture.” – Kevin Gonzalez</i><p>One big component of the “Big 3” barbell …

Health

Bolster Your Back: Eliminate Hyperextension With These Deadlift And Press Fixes

Back hyperextension is perhaps the most common issue I see with lifters—and I'm not talking about that exercise you do on a 45-degree bench. …