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This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

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The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

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How to Build the Strong, Chiseled Core Of a Fighter

Here’s why you never see a boxer without a six-pack—and how to steal their training secrets to build your own<p>Boxers are almost as famous for their abs as they are for the destruction they can unleash in the ring.<p>That’s because a good punch starts with a strong core, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Trainer and …

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The Single Best Exercise For Your Lower Abs

A bodybuilder with a Ph.D. in exercise science swears by this movement<p>The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel.<p>That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad …

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The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

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The 63 Best Barbell Exercises For Your Abs

You’ve never used a barbell like this before. See how a landmine can define every inch of your core<p>Ever try a landmine workout? It’s where you use only one side of a barbell to perform a variety of explosive exercises that burn fat, build muscle, boost metabolism, and improve strength and …

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The Best Back Workout in Under 10 Minutes

Sure, ideally you’d have 45 minutes to an hour to spend building the muscles in your back including your deltoids, traps, lats, and rhomboids. But …

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

Bodyweight Giant Set That Burns Fat and Builds Muscle Like Crazy

It’s clear that for sustained fat loss, training is necessary. A diet alone is not a viable option because it will destroy your muscles as much as it …

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

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The Genius New Exercise That Will Skyrocket Your Bench Press

You’ll never want to bench again without doing this move first<p>Before you bench press a bar, use a band.<p>The band bench-apart—a genius new exercise created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour—engages the upper back and rear shoulders. The stronger and more stable those areas are, the more …

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The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

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The Ultimate Workout For Aesthetics

Build a body that looks like it belongs to a Greek statue<p>When done as a superset, the incline bench press and the deadlift may have a bigger impact on how your body looks than any other combination of exercises, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>That’s because the two movements help …

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13 Genius Gymnastics Moves You Should Be Doing

No pommel horse or high bar needed<p>Even if you have no desire to flip on a high bar or launch yourself over a pommel horse, you need to try these 13 gymnastics moves.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Program That Strips Away Fat and Reveals Lean, Hard Muscle<p>The bodyweight …

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The Hip Stretch That Helps You Lift More Weight (Plus, It Feels Really Good)

Have 2 to 5 free minutes during the day? Use them to do this mobility drill<p>The modern world is a sedentary world. Most men spend more time sitting during the day than not.<p>And that’s causing a big problem for your hip joint, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. The ball-and-socket joint …

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The 70 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Seek and Destroy Fat

Use these cardio movements to wipe out calories and get seriously lean<p>What happens when you ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director how he burns fat fast?<p>He answers your question with this video—a compilation of his favorite 70 bodyweight cardio exercises.<p><b>Related</b>: METASHRED EXTREME—the Ultimate Fitness …

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Discover the Workout We Call ‘Psychotic Shoulders’

Use this 5-exercise complex to build insanely strong and stable shoulders<p>I call this routine Psychotic Shoulders. It's insanely hard, and you have to be a little unhinged to enjoy it.<p>It’s a 5-move complex that blends strength and power exercises with extended stability moves. The torturous mix …

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The Bodybuilding Superset That Packs on Serious Upper-Body Muscle

Here’s how to achieve an epic chest and back pump<p>If you want to get bigger up top, then you need to stick with the basics: the pushup and the bent-over row.<p>This push-pull pairing is a classic bodybuilding technique that has withstood the test of time.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the Anarchy Workout—One Guy Lost 18 …

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Workout Finisher: Build Bigger Shoulders

Building Hulk-like shoulders can add a finishing touch to an already impressive physique. Adding size to the shoulder joint adds width to a lifter’s …

3 Perfect Upper Body Moves

Add these exercises to your routine for sculpted arms. By: Reese Boge | January 19, 2016<p>Everyone has their go-to moves, their favorite exercises and …

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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 …

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The Awesome Exercise That’s Missing from Your Back Workout

It chisels your upper and mid back, and builds solid shoulders<p>When it comes to go-to back exercises, the row, pullup, and pulldown probably make up your short list.<p>But we’d like to add the TRX row to overhead press to your inventory.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbells, 30 …

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This Workout Is Short, Sweet, and Will Rock Your Core

3 exercises, 3 rounds, the ultimate abs burn<p>You have to try this core-shaking threesome.<p>(We’re talking about the abs workout shown in the video above . . . What did you <i>think</i> it was?)<p>Designed by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, the bodyweight circuit—which consists of plank jumps, oblique …

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Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

These moves will absolutely torch your fat.<p>If you're asking around your gym about the best way to work out to burn fat, someone will inevitably point you to an open corner and tell you to do one single move until you drop (and can't jump back up again): Burpees.<p>The full-body exercise might just be …

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Top 10 TRX Body-Sculpting Moves

Tired of the same old gym routine? Perhaps, it's time to introduce some variety with a challenging new piece of equipment: the TRX.<p>You've probably …

3 Ab Exercises That Give You More Definition In Less Time

With the side plank as your starting point, add movement and rotation to take it to the next level.<p>On the journey toward toned abs, crunches tend to be a workout staple. However, the side plank is a real powerhouse exercise, targeting deep abdominal muscles that other moves don't reach. The …

Robert Irvine's Fit Fuel Chest Day

<i>M&F</i> contributor Robert Irvine, star of Food Network’s <i>Restaurant: Impossible</i>, is easily the fittest chef in the world. In his new book, <i>Fit Fuel</i>, he …