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The Chest Complex That Pounds Your Pecs Over and Over Again

No bench pressing required<p>Can you build an impressive chest without going near a bench press?<p>Definitely. You just need to add this complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour to your routine. Check it out in the video above.<p>It consists of three exercises: the dip, the wide-grip pushup, …

The 2-Minute Shoulder Screamer

Fair warning: You might not be able to lift your arms afterward<p>Justin Miller<p>This 2-minute shoulder drill won’t be fun. In fact, it’ll feel a lot like punishment, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of the 20-minute equipment-free <b>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</b> Watch the video above to …

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 Deep Chest Workout

<b>The Deep Chest Workout</b>If you’re looking to put more size on your chest, look past those same old bench-press routines you’ve been doing—you know, the …

Workouts

The Ultimate Guide To Protein Supplements

Consider this your cheat sheet for navigating the supplement aisle and understanding your choices<p>The words “protein” and “supplements” have important meanings that don’t change when they appear together in a sentence. Getting enough high-quality protein, and getting it when your muscles are most …

The 100 Best Fitness Tips

Build a powerful body and get in the greatest shape of your life<p>A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.<p>Knowledge is power, baby.<p>It's …

5 Workout Techniques That Torch Fat Fast

The Men’s Health Next Top Trainer wants to remake your body by breaking all the rules you think you know. Are you ready?<p>Last year, <i>Men’s Health</i> launched a search for the most talented, skilled, and inspiring fitness expert in the country. From a pool of hundreds, we chose eight finalists; they then …

The Full-Body Reconstruction Workout

Whether you unintentially let yourself go, or if life’s everyday demands (whether it’s from the office or from your relationship) pulled you from …

The 21-Day Shred is Back—And Better Than Ever

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Get Strong and Lean: How to Build Lean Muscle Mass

The 8-Week Strong and Lean program originally dropped on January 1, 2015. Although the plan isn’t the most recent, it’s still very much relevant to …

Exercise

11 Essential Rules to Dressing Like an Adult

How to dress like a confident, in-the-know guy<p>Your driver’s license gives away your age. Don’t let your clothes do the same. Now is the time to start showing off the older, wiser, sophisticated man you are—starting with these essentials.<p><b>1. Find a suit that fits.</b> <br>A little boy wearing a suit for the …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

How to lose your gut in 10 days

Yeah, we know: A headline like 'How to lose your gut in 10 days' screams 'bullshit.'But, truth be told, it’s actually quite possible to burn belly …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

The Muscle-building Standards: Build a Big Chest

Guys have been tossing around weights to build mass for quite some time. A lot has changed since back in Arnold’s day, but a lot has also stayed the …

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The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Redesign your upper body with this brand-new, 3-move circuit<p>It takes more than a steady diet of presses and curls to reach your full potential for size and strength. "You need to challenge your upper-body muscles in fresh ways to stimulate new growth," says Sean De Wispelaere, a coach for <b>Men's</b> …

Your Weight Loss Questions

On the road to getting lean, there’s no doubt you’re going to have questions. <b>Men’s Fitness</b> editors, many of whom have gone through the same journey, …

Weight Loss

Q&A: What Supplements Should I Take?

There are supplements out there that are changing people’s lives. There are also some that are wasting people’s hard-earned money. And the media, …

Ditch Your Dad Belly

Just because your clan is expanding, doesn't mean your waistline has to<p>When you're a dad, carpool duty, playdates, and dance recitals fill your free time. So it's no surprise that as your schedule fills up, your waistline may fill out.<p>"Carving out a designated workout time can seem next to …

7 Best Exercises for Fast Results

What you’ve done to build muscle in the past won’t necessarily keep working in the future. Of course basic lifts like the squat, bench press, and …

6 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Strength

Maximize your muscles by changing the way you think about exercise form<p>Clients ask me all the time, “What’s the secret to get stronger?”<p>My snarky inner strength coach wants to respond with, “Lift something heavy and repeat that process forever.” And while there’s some truth in that answer, I know …

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 …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

The 21-Day Shred Exercise and Diet Program

<i>[We recently launched a new program with MEN’S FITNESS digital director Mike Simone. This program is a one-two punch. It’s a combination of what the</i> …

Exercise

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 …

How a 200-pound man should eat to get lean

If you’re 200 pounds, you’re in luck. We’ve prepared a diet plan specific for you. For heavier, or lighter guys, refer to our Eating for Abs</b> …

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …