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Lose Weight and Still Gain Muscle

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

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

<b>Kettlebell Swing</b><p><b>Single-Arm Kettlebell Squat to Press</b><p><b>Burpee or Squat Thrust</b><p><b>DO THIS</b><br>Grab a 16- to 20-kilogram kettlebell. Perform the following exercises as a circuit, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 5 minutes.<p>1. Kettlebell Swing: 20 reps<p>2. …

Three Super Fun Ab Workouts

But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, they work your abs. Yes, they're effective. (Super-effective, actually.) And yes, they're hard. Yet despite this last concession, people absolutely love them. How about you? Check out these awesome moves—and have a blast, blasting …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Exercises That Will Increase Your Metabolism

<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 grams of protein at each meal—that’s equal to a cup of Greek yogurt, a fist of meat, or four eggs. “During digestion, your body …

Get Hollywood Abs

1. Sleep 10 hours a night.<br>2. Eat 1,800 to 2,000 calories a day.<br>3. Train as hard as you can in the time available (up to three hours a day for some!)
 .<p>It looks easy on paper. But survey that list and honestly note what you can’t—or <i>won’t</i>—do. Sleeping that much is going to cut into your “must-see” …

Eat Better on a Budget

“Losing weight doesn’t need to be all about organic vegetables and grass-finished beef,” says Mike Roussell, Ph.D., a <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition advisor.<p>Plus, many good-for-you foods such as lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables are rich in nutrients, like protein and fiber, that keep you fuller …

The True Blood Workouts | Men's Health

<b>RYAN KWANTEN</b><br>It seems as if Kwanten can't enter a scene on <i>True Blood</i> without ripping off his shirt. And while the 37-year-old works hard for his chiseled core (he works out every day, sometimes for 2 1/2 hours at a time), there are times when he needs something quick and effective. That's when he …

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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