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The Perfect Warmup Is Just 5 Moves| Men's Health

• It increases your core body temperature. You wouldn’t walk out to your car on a sub-freezing day, turn it on, and then immediately start going 60 miles per hour would you? Over time, your car’s performance would suffer. The same can be said about you.<br>• It increases joint lubrication. Many guys feel …

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

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How to Warm Up For Any Workout In 2 Minutes

Prime your muscles and joints for peak performance with this quick and dirty routine<p><b>Trainer:</b> Nate Helming, an endurance coach and trainer at San Francisco CrossFit<p><b>Benefit:</b> This quick and dirty full-body warmup will open up your hips and shoulders, get your core engaged, your blood pumping, and you …

The Crucial Step That'll Help You Make The Fluffiest Pancakes

Breakfast deserves greatness. It’s the meal that determines how the rest of our day is going to pan out, so it’d better be good. One way to make that happen is to take the time to whip up a batch of pancakes. And not just any pancakes, but the fluffiest pancakes that have ever graced your …

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11 fall clothing and style hacks every guy should know

Conquering the season in style means knowing what to wear, how to wear it, and, of course, how to keep those oft-worn sweaters clean and pill-free.<p>Here are some tips, tricks, and rules of thumb to go by to tackle the changing temperatures.

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How to Create Your Own Full-Body Workout Plan

Walk into the gym, head to the dumbbells or gym machines, do the same few moves you've been doing for a while, and then call it a day. Sound …

Cook & Chisel: How It Works | Men's Health

And the best part: It yields results—fast. In just 4 weeks, you’ll look and feel better, and you’ll live better, too.<p>That’s because the program targets belly fat, the most dangerous kind of fat on your body. Belly fat is categorized as visceral fat, which surrounds your internal organs. And the …

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, …

If You're Not "Filing" Your Folded Clothes, You're Doing It Wrong

You'll fit more in a drawer, and see everything you own at once. Win!<p>Here's a tough pill to swallow: We've been folding clothes the wrong way our whole lives. Instead of creasing shirts, sweaters, and jeans to be flat, and stacking them on top of each other, we should've been thinking …

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How to use Android to save on auto repair - Android customization

Your Android device may not be able to fix your car, but you can certainly use it to help narrow down automotive electrical problems and possibly save some money on auto repair and prevent multiple trips to the DEQ. This Android customization project takes us outside, to your car, to tackle a task …

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How to Run a 6-Minute Mile | Men's Health

“Look at milers: Unlike distance runners, they’re muscular,” Lamppa says.<p>Much of that strength comes from the training required to clock a decent time. “You need to run intervals—repeated bouts of all-out effort and rest—to target both slow- and fast-twitch muscle fibers,” says Ben Rosario, head …

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout All Lifters Will Love | Men's Health

I don’t enjoy it, and I’m not good at it. You’ll never see my slogging away on the treadmill or going out for a jog.<p>One thing you <i>will</i> see me doing: sprints.<p>They boost your aerobic capacity, and you don’t have to be built like a marathoner to do them. You can be a huge, muscular beast like yours …

Density Doomsday: The Extreme Fat-Burning Workout | Men's Health

The right combination of intensity and density during a workout can skyrocket your post-exercise metabolic rate. You’ll melt more fat during and after your workout.<p>Here’s how.<p><b>Intensity</b><br>If you want to burn fat for longer, intensity trumps the length of your workout. In fact, research has found that …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

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The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

The MetCon Workout That Only Requires a Bench and Your Body Weight | Men's Health

<b>Related:</b> Check Out the Get Back in Shape DVD—30-Minute Muscle and Cardio Workouts that Will Transform Your Body<p>Do it: Perform as many side-to-side jumps as possible in 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Then do as many reps of stepup jumps as possible in 20 seconds, and then rest for 10 seconds.<p>That’s 1 …

The Isometric Bodyweight Squat Challenge | Men's Health

You also increase the time your muscles are under tension. The result: bigger, stronger glutes and quads.<p>Here’s how it works: Hold the bottom of a bodyweight squat for 30 seconds, and then stand up and perform one full squat. Then do a 30-second hold again, but follow it up with two bodyweight …

The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

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The 4-Minute Rowing Workout That Doesn't Require a Rower Machine | Men's Health

(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps pop—check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>Watch the video above to see Gaddour demonstrate two rowing options: the squat row and the single-arm row.<p>Pick one, and then do as many reps as …

The Best Full-Body Workout Ever For Bigger Muscle.

It's the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should<br>I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully stocked supergym to a …

The Mobility Move You Should Do Before Every Workout | Men's Health

<i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour calls it “The One Mobility Move to Rule Them All.” And he’s not kidding. (Watch him demonstrate it in the video above.)<p>“It addresses all the areas we really want to open up—your ankles, hips, and upper back.” Gaddour says.<p>The mobility movement also …

Six Workout Shortcuts to Keep You on Track During the Holidays

Remember: Doing something, fitness-wise, is better than doing nothing.<p><i>Every year I get to the holidays and fail miserably on maintaining my running and strength workouts. Between family, parties, and all the other chaos, I lose my way. Do you have any tips for staying on track this holiday season?</i> …

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Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an Option

Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an OptionBrandon Deines, of Longmont, who trains with Coal Creek …

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4 Bodyweight Lunge Variations | Men's Health

We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting move in your arsenal. It probably gets tossed aside to make more room for running or the Bulgarian split squat or the back squat or the deadlift.<p>But that’s a mistake, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Weight-free lunge …

13 Exercises That Are Better Than Burpees For Fat Loss

These moves are the ULTIMATE fat torchers for most people<p>Clearly, we’re believers in burpees here at <i>Men’s Health</i>. In fact, here are my favorite ways to do them: 25 Badass Burpees You Must See to Believe.<p>Burpees involve quickly moving from a standing position to a pushup position and back</b> …

The Workout That Will Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat | Men's Health

Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band for the curl and a kettlebell for the kickback.<p>The reason: Muscles adapt quickly to exercise, so even the smallest tweak to a movement—like switching the implement—can accelerate growth and build strength throughout your arms, says …

Why You Should Start EMOM Training | Men's Health

But it’s actually just the opposite.<p>My routines and prescriptions keep getting simpler and simpler. Some of my best workouts often feature only a single move and use very straightforward set, rep, and rest structures.<p>(Check out Gaddour’s cutting-edge fitness DVD, <i>Get Back in Shape</i>, for three intense …