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16 Proven Ways to Build Muscle

Lifting Techniques Guaranteed to Get You Jacked<p>Lead Photo: Brittney Leeb, Artiga Photo LLC<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>To do the new version of …

Cardiovascular System

Best Exercise For Abs and Effective Core Exercises

If you ask just about anyone what their main fitness goals are, flat, toned and defined abdominals is usually at the top of their list. However, from …

Compress

Build Strength And Power With This Weight Training Routine

Get Strong With This "POWER WORKOUT"<p>DESCRIPTION<p>This workout routine is designed for those of you who want to get strong. Who doesn't want to get …

3 Pro Tips to Reinvent Your Style

Olympian and X Games legend Shaun White's tips for mixing up your look<p>If you haven't checked off the style resolutions you made back in January, now is a good time to re-evaluate your game plan. You might not have time to drop 15 pounds by the end of the year, but you can change up your look in …

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 …

Ditch Your Belly for Good

The diet and exercise secrets for shedding pudge once and for all<p><b>Question:</b> I have been working out 5 to 6 times per week, (Thank You DeltaFit!!) and changed to a healthy diet, but I still have a layer of fat around my stomach. (Belly button area.) What do I have to do to get rid of this?<p><i>(from</i> …

Blast Belly Fat without Any Cardio

For weight loss, step off the literal and metaphorical treadmill<p><b>Question:</b> Getting to the gym on a regular basis with long hours of work and lots of other responsibilities can be tricky. The days I do go to the gym I’d much rather lift weights than do cardio. Can I lose belly fat with …

Work Your Back and Biceps in One Go

Score the beach-ready body you crave with this barbell move<p>Sport a V-shaped torso by adding the underhand-grip barbell row to your routine. It hits your upper-back muscles and straightens your posture all at once.<p>"When pulling the weight to your chest, you have to rely on your rear deltoids, …

Lose Weight without Ditching Booze

We’ll drink to that!<p><b>Question:</b> How much does alcohol consumption really affect weight loss?<p><i>(from reader Gerald Decoste)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> In moderation—about one to two glasses per day—alcohol may not affect your ability to shed pounds. One study found that moderate drinkers were 27 percent less likely to be …

The 10-Minute Arms and Abs Assault

Train your upper-body like you've never trained it before<p>We polled Men's Health readers on the body parts they want to work the most, and two areas topped the list: abs and arms. To give you what you want, we turned to BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.— one of the top metabolic conditioning coaches in the …

How You Can Beef Up on Protein

Calculate your ideal amount for the best weight loss<p><b>Question:</b> What is a proper protein intake for weight loss? I currently work out with a trainer 3x per week for an hour to 90 min sessions.<i><br>(from reader Jim Wendt)</i><b><br>Answer:</b> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 56 grams of protein …

Build the Ultimate V-Shaped Torso

Sculpt a strong, wide back and a slimmer waist with this old-school exercise<p>The single-arm dumbbell row might not be one of the sexiest or most elaborate exercises, but it's still one of the best ways to get a V-shaped torso. "You have to engage your entire upper back—traps, rhomboids, rear …

Lose Weight and Still Gain Muscle

Boost lean body mass even when cutting calories<p><b>Question:</b> How can I gain muscle while I am on a low-calorie diet to lose weight?<p>(from reader Lee Larry)<b><br>Answer:</b> Sorry bud, there’s no magic trick for this—just reality. “Chances are you won’t gain muscle while on a very-low-calorie diet,” says Mike …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

Want a body you're proud to show off shirtless this holiday? Then cap off your workouts with this 3-move fat-shredding finisher<p>You're proud to say you're an American. But this Fourth of July, be proud to go shirtless, too. From now until the Fourth, tack a three-move metabolic finisher to the end …

The 4-Minute Metabolism Booster

Rev your calorie-burning furnace with this lower-body weekend challenge<p>When it comes to revving your metabolism, one move reigns king. "The squat burns more calories per rep than almost any other exercise because it hits a lot of muscles, particularly big ones like you glutes, hamstrings, and …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

The right food and drink to keep you fit<p>Sports nutrition is easy, if you’re a cartoon character. Take Popeye: The gravel-voiced sailorman would down a can of spinach, and next thing he knew he was shot-putting a bowling ball into the stratosphere. Try that at home and the only thing you’ll be …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Daily Session: Bigger Triceps in 30 Minutes

Say you hit traffic on the way to the gym and you're left with only 30 minutes to get a full arm workout in. Instead of sitting in your car thinking …

How to use free weights to get ripped six-pack abs

If you only buy one piece of workout equipment, invest in free weights. They’re inexpensive, versatile, and a great way to make moves you've mastered …

The Best Dumbbell Biceps Workout

C. J. Murphy, M.F.S.

Plow Through a Workout Plateau

Michael Schletter, C.P.T.

7 Exercise Swaps for Total-Body Balance

Michael Schletter, C.P.T.

Exercise

8 Active Dates That Won't Get You Drenched

8 Active Date Ideas That Won't Make You Sweat<p>The idea of going on a fitness-oriented date sounds great—for all of about 30 seconds. Then you realize …

The no-situp abs workout

When you think of abs exercises, the first one that usually comes to mind is the situp. While the situp <i>is</i> OK when performed properly, there's other …

Workouts

10 training lessons learned the hard way

Our team is always trying to think of ways to create helpful and inspiring content for a variety of different people. We like to think about the guy …

Exercise

6 workouts that melt fat in under 20 minutes

Workout #1: Escalating density training<p>Pioneered by strength coaches Charles Staley and Robert Dos Remedios, escalating density training involves …

Extreme Sports

The Best Full Gym Chest Workout

Hany Rambod

Workouts

10 Grooming Products Every Guy Needs to Look Great

Men’s ROGAINE® Unscented Foam, 3 for $49.99<p>Take control of your hair growth with this quick-drying foam, proven to revitalize hair follicles.<p><b>Find</b> …

Skin Care

20 Cocktail Recipes Every Man Should Know How to Make

1. The Historic Manhattan<p>This one is taken from <i>Harry Johnson’s New & Improved Bartender’s Manual</i>, 1882. Harry even advises on the addition of …