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Circuit Week 2015! The Ultimate Upper-Body Workout

Pump up your arms, shoulders, chest, and back with this 6-exercise circuit<p>No upper-body muscle will be left untrained during this circuit workout from B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director.“You’ll move between various pushing and pulling patterns for complete development of your …

10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running

You don’t need to spend your whole life jogging to incinerate fat.

The New Rules of Barbecue

You can cook real barbecue at home. Here's how<p>It’s 9 a.m. in downtown Memphis.<p>At first glance, you might mistake the tent- and trailer-filled Tom Lee Park, on the banks of the mighty, muddy Mississippi, for a shantytown. Last night’s parties ended late, and crushed cups and overturned kegs litter …

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What’s Your Beef?

From sandwiches to steaks, the cut of the cow can make all the difference<p><b>Tenderloin</b>a.k.a. filet mignon, tournedos, or beef medallionsSaturated fat: 2.7 grams (g) per 3-ounce servingDistinguishing characteristic: Velvety tendernessRestaurants have access to higher grades of meat than consumers do, …

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The Drill You Should Do If Pushups Hurt Your Wrists

Don’t let your joints tap out before your muscles<p>Do your wrists bother you during pushups?<p>The pain is due to a lack of mobility in the joints, explains <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The problem can happen to anyone who doesn’t spend a lot of time in a pushup position or anyone who spends …

Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #1

This workout is only two exercises, but it’ll smoke your abs and build a stronger middle. Check back every day this week for a new combo<p>For Abs Week 2015 at <i>Men’s Health,</i> we’ll feature a new abs-centric workout that requires minimal equipment every day.<p>These workouts will all consist of …

Do This Stretch for Bigger, Bolder Shoulders

It’s super simple, but super effective at combating tight shoulders and increasing muscle gains<p>There’s nothing that defines a well-shaped torso like a pair of broad <b>shoulders</b>.<p>As a result, guys spend a lot of time working their shoulders with overhead exercises. But if you’re not doing the wall …

Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #2

Prepare your middle for another abs-busting workout<p>Here is your second workout of Abs Week 2015.<p>This all-new core-crushing combination comes from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners</i>, a 20-minute workout DVD that requires no equipment.<p>First, you’ll activate …

4 Secrets to Buying Better Bourbon

Make sure you're getting the highest quality hootch with these bourbon expert-approved tips<p>Bourbon hails from America’s backwoods, and we’re so protective of it that imports of anything calling itself bourbon are banned.<p>Still, there’s a lot of swill out there. And your plan to keep drinking …

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4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #3

It’s time to hammer your obliques with this 2-move workout<p>The third core-crushing combo of Abs Week 2015 will absolutely obliterate your obliques.<p>Here’s how it works: Holding a dumbbell in your right hand, perform a dumbbell side plank on your left side for 30 seconds. Then, keeping the weight in …

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Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #4

Melt your middle with this 2-move workout<p>Has your core had enough yet? We hope not, because here is your fourth workout of Abs Week 2015.<p>You’ll perform two exercises: the hollow-body pushup hold and the dumbbell overhead press. For each exercise, you’ll “block” your feet or squeeze them …

Abs Week 2015! Core-Crushing Combo #5

Consider this your core’s grand finale workout. Go out with a bang<p>We’re ending Abs Week 2015 with a real core-scorching duo: the hollow-body hold and the hollow-body chinup.<p>The chinup is one the best abs exercises, but most guys don’t realize that because they’re doing it wrong, says <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Turn the Bodyweight Lunge into a Ridiculously Tough Cardio Challenge

Your glutes, quads, and hips are about to get the workout of their lives<p>The classic <b>bodyweight</b> lunge will never be crowned as one of the most difficult or exciting exercises in your lower-body playbook.<p>Until now.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of the 20-minute equipment-free …

The Perfect Way to Wake Up Every Morning

Jumpstart your day without an alarm blaring in your ear<p>If the first thing you say every morning is “<i>five … more … minutes</i>,” your wakeup routine could stand to be stronger. Here’s how to train yourself to be more of a morning person, one tiny tweak at a time.<p>(For 2,000+ more tricks to live a …

Boost Your Bench Press by Strengthening This Small Upper-Body Muscle

Want to lift heavier loads? Zero in on an often-neglected torso muscle<p>If you want a bigger bench press, it’s time to pay attention to a tiny muscle called your serratus anterior, according to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of <b>Bodyweight Muscle Burners,</b> a 20-minute workout DVD that …

The 2-Minute Shoulder Screamer

Fair warning: You might not be able to lift your arms afterward<p>Justin Miller<p>This 2-minute shoulder drill won’t be fun. In fact, it’ll feel a lot like punishment, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of the 20-minute equipment-free <b>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</b> Watch the video above to …

The 5-Pound Dumbbell Exercise That Absolutely Annihilates Calories

Want to melt away belly fat? Step away from the heavy iron and try this explosive movement instead<p>When you want to torch a ton of <b>calories</b> in a short amount of time, you probably don’t even glance at the 5-pound dumbbells. But big metabolic storms come in small packages, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

The Iso Max Out Challenge

Build more strength and size by not moving a muscle<p>Isometric exercises can make even the fittest man’s muscles quiver. But the technique—which requires holding the toughest part of an exercise—is proven to build <b>muscle</b> and brawn.<p>“Keeping your muscle in a fixed position increases its time under …

A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Surface Pro 3 Review: In Defense of the 2-in-1 PC

As soon as Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, I kicked myself for being impatient.<p>Last fall, I bought a Surface Pro 2. The screen was smaller …

Gear & Gadgets

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

The Portable Beer Tap

Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, sits on your kitchen counter and dispenses beer—even from the most obscure craft breweries. The secret behind this …