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Matthew Daly gets Young Lions off to enterprising Euros start

It may be a different team from the one which lifted the World Cup nearly six months ago, but Steve Cooper’s England’s Under-17s are up and running in the pursuit of further silverware.<p>Cooper’s rebuilt squad are the favourites for this European Championship and the winning goal, claimed by …

This Is One Of the Best Ways to Make Your Lats Grow

This classic bodybuilding exercise is an oldie but a goodie<p>One of the best ways to make your muscles grow is to slowly stretch them under load, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>The dumbbell pullover does exactly that for your lats. As you extend your arms over your head, you …

This Crazy-Looking Overhead Press Is Amazingly Effective

Build massive shoulders with this badass variation<p>You know what’s harder to lift than a barbell loaded up with weight plates? A barbell loaded up with kettlebells dangling from elastic bands.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., demonstrates how to perform the …

This Row Will Fix a Strength Imbalance That Almost All Guys Have

Target your rear deltoids to build rock-solid shoulders<p>If you always row with a neutral grip, try an overhand grip next time.<p>You’ll probably notice that it’s a lot harder: Most guys are weaker in this position, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.<p>That’s partly because …

The 2-Move Workout For a Bigger, More Impressive Chest

It’s just two simple exercises, but if you do them in the right order, you’ll see massive results<p>If you want to start filling out your shirts more, you need to make your upper pecs pop. This two-move routine is designed to do just that.<p>The first move is a single-joint, isolation exercise that …

This Workout Hits Your Chest, Traps, Triceps and Core In 10 Minutes Flat

Use these two kettlebell moves to hammer your upper body. Go longer than 10 minutes—if you can . . .<p>Some days you want to get in a tough workout without worrying about factors like sets, reps, and rest periods. You want to throw out the rules, and just go all out.<p>When those days hit, try this …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

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32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

Forget Dad Bod. Here’s How to Get Rid Of Your Desk Bod

Stretch at your desk to get fitter and stronger while you answer emails<p>A desk job causes “desk bod”: Tight hip flexors, inactive glutes, a weak core, and a caveman hunch, all of which can hinder your performance at the gym.<p>But not if you multitask like <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. He …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

The Better Way to Do Bicycle Crunches

Instantly upgrade this old-school abs exercise by adding a bench. Here's how to program it into your workout<p>You’ve probably done bicycle crunches before—but have you ever done them on a bench?<p>Performing the exercise while elevated allows your legs to move more freely and your hips to travel through …

10 Ways to Test Your Fitness

How do you measure up? (sponsored by Fitbit)<p>Evaluating your physical fitness should be your first step when starting a new workout regimen. When you have a good sense of how your stats and exercise patterns stack up, it will be easier for you to monitor your progress and set achievable fitness …

The Only Type of Cardio That Gets You Jacked

It actually exists: a cardio workout that lifters will love<p>There is cardio.<p>And then there’s High-Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)—aerobic workouts sent from lifters’ heaven.<p>HICT is essentially a slow aerobic session, so your heart rate will never go above 150 beats per minute. You’ll do one …

Supersize Your Shoulders with Eccentric Sweepers

This exercise is one of the best ways to trigger growth in your deltoids<p>It’s impossible to miss <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour’s shoulders. They resemble two giant boulders sitting on either side of his head. (Check them out in the video above.)<p>So what's Gaddour's secret to supersized …

Stepups for 30 Minutes Straight? Here's Why It's the Most Genius Workout Ever

You'll boost lower-body speed, strength, and stamina—with one exercise.<p>When it comes to exercises, the stepup is as simple as it gets. You just place your foot on a box or bench, and then push your body up. That’s it.<p>But—<i>man!</i>—can it give your glutes, quads, and hips one hellish workout. Especially …

Why You Should Start Doing EMOM Workouts ASAP

It stands for 'Every Minute on the Minute'—and it's one of the best training formulas for getting lean<p>I’ve been working out since I was 14 years old, and I’ve been a fitness professional since 2005. At the age of 33, I have almost 20 years of training experience under my belt, and I’ve officially …

3 Tricks That Will Give You Incredible Triceps

Many popular triceps exercises can cause injury. Use these awesome—and safe—techniques to hammer the back of your arms and carve chiseled horseshoes<p>If you want your arms to be in permanent beast mode, than show some love to your triceps. When its well-defined, the muscle forms a large horse-shoe …

Build Bigger Biceps with Just One Simple Exercise

One exercise, five different recipes for smoking guns<p>When it comes to zeroing in on your biceps, there’s probably no better exercise than the old-school curl. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tweak the movement.<p>In fact, making small alterations to the way you curl the weight can lead to bigger …

The One Exercise You Should Do on Your 'Off' Day

Use this simple recovery workout on the days between workouts to reach your fitness goals faster<p>Gym Jones draws a certain type of masochist—our average client wants to explore his physical and mental limits every single workout.<p>We like that. That mindset is what gets you in the door at Gym …

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

Fitness Challenge: Can You Do 77 Reps in 3 Minutes?

You’ll only perform 3 minutes of work, but your heart and lungs will be screaming<p>The burpee and the kettlebell swing are known as two of the toughest, fast-paced, total-body exercises out there. So we thought, why not combine them into a brutal fitness challenge?<p>Here’s how it works: Perform as many …

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups

Set your standards high and tackle this killer bodyweight goal<p>For the average guy, it’s critical to carry your own engine. By that, I mean that you should strive to be strong relative to your size.<p>A good test of your engine is seeing how many consecutive pushups you can do in a row. I work with …

5 Surprising Ways to Make Your Biceps Grow

Help your guns reach their full potential with these expert-approved sleeve busters<p>Guns, pythons, pipes, weapons of mass destruction. There are plenty of nicknames for your biceps—and plenty of ways to work them, too. So if your only strategy is do 3 sets of 10 of the classic curl, you’re missing …

Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …

The 10-Minute Cardio Workout You Should Do Every Day

Less is more when it comes to exercising for health<p>A brief workout can come with big rewards.<p>It all comes down to effort. “There’s an intensity, duration tradeoff,” says Martin Gibala, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, Ontario.<p>If your primary goal is to be …

Carve Your Core

Every exercise targets certain parts of your body—but if you tweak a move just right, you can build other muscles at the same time. This workout, designed by Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., does that by challenging your core, chest, back, arms, and shoulders. Perform it as a circuit with no breaks …

The World's Most Efficient Workout

Increase the intensity of your workouts<p>Muscles are funny things. They respond to just about any type of training, as long as it's hard and as long as it's not the same damn thing you've always done. That's the beauty of density training: It's a whole lot of stuff you haven't tried yet. And best of …

Switch Up a Boring Workout for Better Results

Stop calling it a workout 'routine'. Refresh your workout, and yourself, with these moves<p>We should have a "refresh" button for everything: a bitter coworker, a lame bar scene, the National Hockey League. Just a click or two could give us instant improvement.<p>Same with tired workout plans. Maybe …

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