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How Two Grad Students Uncovered An Apparent Fraud — And A Way To Change Opinions On Transgender Rights

In 2015, two grad students at the University of California, Berkeley set out to study the art of political persuasion. It’s not easy to do this kind …

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5 Workouts for When You Just Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Because you can't PR every single day<p>The other day, I felt like crap but had heavy deadlifts on the menu.<p>I did my first warmup set of 10 reps and I knew right away that it would not be my best pulling day.<p>So I did my two remaining warmup sets, and then moved onto some speed and technique work at …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat

Here’s how to hammer your biceps and triceps with a band and kettlebell<p>The curl and the kickback are two of the most popular arm exercises.<p>During this 10-minute workout, you’ll perform both—but not the ways you’re used to doing them.<p>Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band …

The 23 Best Biceps Exercises

Pump up your guns with these sleeve-busting biceps exercises<p>Who doesn’t love to work their guns? No one, that’s who. (Except the guys on Facebook that’ll say training your biceps is stupid.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, They Rip Away Body Fat!<p>The …

German wind power fails – a cautionary tale

Germany is a leader in electricity production from wind turbines. In 2014, Germany had 25,000 wind turbines installed. Their total installed capacity …

Renewable Energy

"Tone While You Bone" and Other Workout Tips From Broad City's Top Trainer

Are you watching enough art films during your workouts? How much of your fitness routine is done while wearing blindfolds? TV's most beloved exercise guru has your 8-step guide to a better body and a totally ripped soul<p>We're proud to bring you this exclusive <b>FIRST LOOK</b> at the latest workout video …

Why Burpees Are the Most Badass Exercise

Performing reps of this metabolism-revving move can be just as hard as an all-out sprint<p>Burpees make everything burn: Your muscles, your lungs, and most importantly, a ton of calories. The exercise—which entails going from pushup position to a jump and back to a pushup position again—is so tough …

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 Chest and Back Blaster

Smoke your pecs and lats with this two-move weekend challenge<p>When it comes to working your chest and back individually, you probably favor two moves: the bench press and the pullup. And it’s no wonder, since those exercises work your pecs and your lats, the main muscles on either side of your upper …

The 14-minute bodyweight workout to make up for missing a day in the gym

LeoPatrizi / Getty<p>LeoPatrizi / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 14<p><b>Exercises</b> 13<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Whether you had a crazy week at the office or were simply just too busy to make …

The Lower-Body Move That Blasts Your Abs

Combine an isometric exercise with a dynamic weight to build strength and incinerate calories<p>The isometric split squat is a simple technique to build serious lower-body muscle. It increases the time your glutes, hamstrings, and quads are under tension at the most difficult portion of the move—the …

The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

The Truth Behind 7 Muscle Myths

Stop listening to the false info from guys at the gym...<p>The guy lifting beside you looks like he should write the book on muscle. Talks like it, too. He's worked out since the seventh grade, he played D-1 football, and he's big.<p>But that doesn't mean he knows what he's talking about. Starting now, …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

Unleash Your Best Bench Press Yet

Don’t settle for average. Boost your bench with this training technique<p>One question that will always be heard around the gym: How much do you bench? The bench press is important for bragging rights, but it’s also one of the greatest measures of overall upper-body strength, says Todd Durkin, …

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The Summer Body-Fat Sizzler

Make your metabolism soar like the temperatures outside with this three-move weekend challenge<p>If you want to fire up your fat burners in a short amount of time, then a jog around the block isn't going to cut it. You need to increase your heart rate and test your muscles with exercises performed at …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

The right food and drink to keep you fit<p>Sports nutrition is easy, if you’re a cartoon character. Take Popeye: The gravel-voiced sailorman would down a can of spinach, and next thing he knew he was shot-putting a bowling ball into the stratosphere. Try that at home and the only thing you’ll be …

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 …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Your Biggest Question Answered: Cardio or Weights?

Follow this higher order for optimal fitness<p><b>Question:</b> Is it better to do cardio before or after weightlifting?<p><i>(from reader Anthony Aguilera)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Don’t blow your load on the treadmill, says Mike Boyle, A.T.C., owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. When weight …

The Summer Body-Fat Shredder

Try this fat-blasting, 100-rep challenge to test your endurance and your willpower<p>Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, this weekend's two-move challenge is designed to jack up your heart rate and incinerate calories—and help make sure you're ready for "judgment day." (The first …

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The Simple Exercise Upgrade for Six-Pack Abs

You don’t have to crunch more than an accountant during tax season to score a six-pack. Instead, try the elevated bird dog—a new (and much harder) spin on the standard bird dog.<p>“The bird dog forces you to keep your core stiff,” says David Jack, director of Teamworks Fitness in Acton, Massachusetts …

A Non-Diet Diet: The Case for Eating Whatever You Want

Eat like a caveman. Never mind — actually, don’t eat animal products at all. Or, okay, eat them, but only fish, and only sometimes.<p>But don’t eat …

Master the King of All Lower-Body Exercises

Perfect the pistol squat with this step-by-step video<p>Watch this video to learn how to master the single-leg squat! <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour shows you how to progress from a basic wall sit all the way to the incredibly tough pistol squat. You'll learn his secrets for getting amazingly strong …

The 5 Secrets of Effective Body-Weight Training

You don't have to lift weights to get fit. Just push yourself. Discover five ways to turn your body into the most effective muscle-building tool on the planet<p>Warning: your whole concept of strength training is about to change. How can we be so sure? Because for years, fitness insiders have told men …

Does Your Workout Hurt Your Wrists?

Stop the pain with these simple tweaks to your favorite moves<p>Give your wrists a rest. Moves like the pushup, burpee, and bench press stress your scapholunate ligaments, which can be painful if you're also straining them by typing or mousing at work all day, says Bill Hartman, P.T., C.S.C.S., …

How to Quit Worrying about Your Workout and Still Get the Results You Want

Scale back on these types of workout programs to finally get the body you want<p>I used to be the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Salt Lake City, Utah. My boss, Archbishop George Niederauer, once wrote an article called "The Tale of Two Benches." Ever since I read it, the message …