Jason Fletcher

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Lose Weight and Still Gain Muscle

Boost lean body mass even when cutting calories<p><b>Question:</b> How can I gain muscle while I am on a low-calorie diet to lose weight?<p><i>(from reader Lee Larry)</i><b><br>Answer:</b> Sorry bud, there’s no magic trick for this—just reality. “Chances are you won’t gain muscle while on a very-low-calorie diet,” says Mike …

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 …

3 Crazy-Fun Ab Exercises

Crush your next ab workout with these moves<p>One sentence you aren't likely to hear: "Those crunches were so much fun!"<p>In fact, you'll rarely hear that kind of declaration with any exercise. Which is too bad, for plenty of reasons.<p>But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, …

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 Exercises That Will Fire Up Your Metabolism

Add these to your repertoire and watch it burn<p><b>Question:</b> What can I do to increase my metabolism? <i></i><p><i>(from reader Dean John Acut Martin)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 …

The Secret to Hollywood Abs

You, too, can have an action-hero six-pack—but only if you want it bad enough<p>When any new action film comes out, men start asking how the guys got into that great of shape. The women will ask: “How did Linda Hamilton get her arms?” The answer is the same for both discussions: Discipline.<p>Discipline …

Eat Better on a Budget

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet<p><b>Question:</b> Dieting is expensive. How can I diet with a low income? <i>(from reader Jesse Jenner)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Don’t let your budget come between you and your health. Contrary to popular belief, many healthy foods are no more expensive than junk grub, …

Why True Blood Actors Are So Freaking Ripped

Find out how the male stars keep their bodies shredded and camera-ready from season to season<p>This Sunday night on HBO, <i>True Blood</i> enters its seventh and final season. Over the years, fans have come to expect certain things from the show—graphic sex, fangs, short skirts, and Ryan Kwanten's abs.<p>In …

3 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Butt She'll Want to Grab

Want a desirable derrière? Use these exercises to hit your glutes from every direction<p>Sitting all day can cause your glutes to grow weak and your butt to sag—and that's a turnoff for the ladies. Unfortunately, reshaping your backside isn't as simple as getting out of your chair and squatting more, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …