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These Are the Only 4 Moves You Need to Pump Up Your Arms

Want bigger guns? Sure you do. Here's how to get 'em.<p>If you’re chasing a pair of muscular, sleeve-busting arms, chances are you’ve already incorporated a healthy dose of bicep curls into your gym sessions.<p>But if you really want to boost arm size, you need to hone in on the three-headed muscles in …

New York City

20 tough lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

<b><br>1. Communication is everything</b><p>If you learn how to effectively command a room, think on your feet, articulate yourself exceptionally and present your ideas in a way which others can digest, understand and feel inspired by, you will be a force to be reckoned with. If you do not, you may very well …

Self-improvement

Skipping the Gym Won't Be an Option After Reading These 50 Inspirational Quotes

We all need a little motivation to slip on our sports bras and sneakers every once in a while. For times like those, bookmark this page for instant inspiration.

Six Steps to Facing Your Fears

Because the only way to create a life of growth and significance is by taking risks.

Motivation

6 Mistakes You Make When Deadlifting That Are Screwing Up Your Back

And how to approach it so you can lift pain-free<p>It’s one of the most common reasons you want to skip deadlifting day: excruciating lower back pain that rears its ugly head a day or two after your lift—or sometimes, even while you’re still working out.<p>Back pain when deadlifting is super common, but …

Pain

Tip: Stand Up While Training These Muscles

It works far better than you would have ever guessed.<p>More Weight, Less Muscle Growth?<p>If you never read a word about weight training and just walked …

​The Bench Press - Chest Fly Superset Will Help You Build Impressive Pecs | Men’s Health

However, if you ask most guys <i>why</i> they bench press, they’ll often say they do it to help with better chest development.<p>That’s true—to a point. The barbell bench press <i>does</i> target your chest, which can help you build that musculature you’re looking for. It’s actually much more of a full-body movement …

​Upper-Body Workout: 8 Exercises to Bulk Up Your Arms | Men’s Health

For the <b>EZ-bar skull crusher</b>, start by lying on a bench and holding the EZ-bar right above your forehead with a somewhat close grip—your arms should be perpendicular to the floor. Lift the bar while keeping your upper arms still, flexing only from your elbows down. Then bring the bar back to your …

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.<p>The bench press is a staple. However, one point to …

2 Reasons Your Arms Stopped Growing!

What’s going on Nation! Today, I’m going to address two reasons why your arms have stopped growing.<p>More specifically though, we will be focusing on …

Upper-Body Workout: Master the Bench Press With These Exercises ​| Men’s Health

<b>Planks</b> and <b>side planks</b> strengthen your core, which is important when it comes to bench pressing. Core stability not only reduces your risk of injury (there's less of a chance your form will be wrong if you have a strong core), but allows your muscles to work together more efficiently.<p><b>Dumbbell sumo</b> …

Success has nothing to do with self-improvement

Charles Bukowski was born about two hours from where I grew up, in Andernach. Sadly, his resting place is a slightly longer trip, for it holds the …

Self-improvement

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

The Best 5-Minute Warm-Up to Do Before a Strength Workout

When life is crazy and you're insanely busy (so like, all day every day), it's tempting to jump right into your workout to maximize the time you've …

Workouts

What are the top five books you must read?

I post about a *lot* of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all but a number of readers have requested a post where I break down my …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

9 Signs a Personal Trainer Might Be Right for You

Whether you hit the gym to blow off steam, to keep that bod lean and toned, or to get in some extra face time with your fellow fitness-loving friends (say that five times fast), we <i>know</i> how important your workout routine is to you — and if exercise is a consistent and important part of your life, …

Exercise

New Study Reveals Yet Another Reason You Should Lift Heavy

Training with heavier loads could make it easier to utilize more of your muscles' force, which makes lifting more efficient.<p>When it comes to …

Oklahoma

5 Best Squat Variations for Building Leg Muscle

No one wants to be that guy.<p>The dude wearing the stringer tank to show off his huge upper body, but sweat pants to hide the pair of toothpicks he …

Muscle

Top 13 Best Ab Exercises - THEBODYBUILDINGBLOG

I think you will agree with me when I say:<p>The abdominal muscles have always been the center of admiration and desirability for both women and men …

Body Fat

This Marine's Insane Pull-Up Technique Will Have You Questioning If He's Even Human

Michael Eckert is a United States Marine, and he currently holds the world record for most pull-ups in one minute (it's 50), but right now, we're questioning if this guy is even human! Eckert consistently posts videos on Instagram, where he flaunts his impressive pull-up routines and incredible …

Tip: The 5 Squat Commandments

How much should you be able to squat? That info and more here.<p>1 – Squat for Reps<p>Growing as a lifter means getting outside of your comfort zone. …

Workouts

Bodyweight HIIT Workout | Women's Health

This Bodyweight Workout Will Shock Your System In All The Right Ways<p>Trainer Roxie Jones says it's the perfect post-vacation routine.<p>Photograph courtesy of Tone House<p>Ahh, there’s nothing like summer vacation. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, or exploring a big city, travel can be …

15 Fitness Tips from Adi Gillespie, Personal Trainer to a Saudi Royal

In Barber’s Gym, a shabby-chic, converted railway arch in London’s Hackney Wick, Adi Gillespie is executing a flawless handstand. He then moves onto …

Fitness

Trainers Cringe Every Time They See These Gym Mistakes

If you've never had proper one-on-one training, navigating the different accessories and machines in a workout class or the gym can be a minefield. …

This workout will take your fitness routine up a notch

Having trained almost every single day for the last two years, it’s safe to say I have become that person who practically lives at the gym, happily …

Exercise

This Dynamic, Full-Body Warmup Will Rock Your Core​ | Men’s Health

The dumbbell skier club swing targets the shoulders, arms, and core. As you move your arms and shoulders through their range of motion, you have to keep the core braced. Activating your core in your warmup helps keep your abs braced and your spine in a safe position throughout your workout.<p>Speaking …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

​The Best Way To Perform Concentration Curls​ | Men’s Health

Sarcasm-aside, this single-sided barbell variation has several distinct advantages that can't be overlooked:<p>1. The end of a barbell is much thicker than the typical dumbbell handle. And gripping a fatter handle increases grip strength, overall arm activation, and can actually take stress off the …

​The Ferocious 10-Minute Farmer's Walk Finisher | Men’s Health

<b>Here's how it works:</b><p>Start with the heaviest pair of dumbbells you can carry for at least 30 seconds or have access to.<br>• Carry it for as long (or as far) as you can and then exchange it for a weight that is 5 to 10 pounds lighter.<br>• Carry that new weight for as long as you can and then bump the weight …