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Find Your Perfect HIIT Routine With These Top Workout Videos

Want to try out a HIIT workout? Take your pick from our favorite videos.

HIIT

Use This Gym Guide For a Killer Workout on the Treadmill, Elliptical, StairMaster, and Rowing Machine

Hitting the gym? We've got a guide for you. Whether you're crushing miles on the treadmill, keeping it mellower on your joints via the elliptical, …

Exercise

This Photo Shows Why Eating "Healthy" All Day Long Isn't Helping You Lose Weight

Does the top photo look familiar? You try to "be good and eat healthy all day" only to have an all-out binge that night because you feel so famished and deprived.<p>Meal-prep fanatic and fitness guru Amanda Meixner posted this comparison photo to prove that you don't need to feel hungry all day long …

Nutrition

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

These Are the Best YouTube Workout Videos, According to Our Editors

Perhaps you're tired of doling out your dollars for expensive memberships or boutique classes, or maybe you just can't seem to find the time or muster up the energy to head out to a gym. That's where YouTube workout videos come in handy. Not only can you follow along from the comfort of your own …

How to Eat to Lose 10 Pounds, Get Ripped, or Run a Marathon

While the right balance of calories, protein, carbs, and fat play an important role in energy levels and body weight, reaching a specific goal calls …

Get Better at Bigger Lifts By Working This Small Muscle Group

Strong forearms are the key to grip strength<p>It's easy to find bicep, chest, or shoulder workouts, but there's a part of the upper-body that often gets overlooked: your forearms. These muscles help with a lot of the heavy lifting, yet get none of the credit or attention.<p>Training your forearms …

Workouts

Michael B. Jordan Inspired Workout: Train Like Black Panther's Killmonger

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>5<p>Time Per Workout60-90 …

Workouts

Best Post Workout Foods: Build Muscle and Recover Faster | Men’s Health

Photograph courtesy of Getty Images<p>3<p>Ricotta Cheese<p>As little as 9 grams of dairy protein may be enough to kick-start the muscle-building process, according to research in the <i>Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition</i>.<p>For the study, a group of healthy men chugged either a milk-based …

Best iOS games of 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year for iOS gaming fans. From action-oriented arcade blasters to strategy games so deep they should come with a warning, just about every genre has been well represented.<p>Distilling hundreds of great titles down to a single shortlist isn’t easy, but we’ve done our best. …

App Store

Top 20 Essential Anime

Here's a list of anime — both shows and movies — that make up the "core curriculum" for an anime watcher. Some are newer than others, some …

Workout Mistakes That Hold You Back From Building Muscle | Men’s Health

Getty<p>You’re putting in the work—but you’re not putting the muscle on. You’ve stopped growing, and your motivation to keep showing up to the gym is shot.<p>Hitting the gym on the regular isn’t the only thing you need to do to make gains. That’s because muscle gain, or hypertrophy, is actually pretty …

21 Christmas Candy Recipes Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Forget the turkey and the eggnog—everyone knows that the real stars of the holiday season are the delicious homemade treats. Here, 21 Christmas candy …

The 20 Best Foreign-Language Horror Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Trouble Every Day’ to ‘Let the Right One In’

There's trouble every day with these terrifying films.<p>Fear doesn’t need subtitles, but some of the best horror films do. J-horror, the New French …

Why Would You Ever Poach an Egg When You Could Soft-Boil It?

There are lots of tricks to making poached eggs. Add vinegar to the water, swirl the water into a vortex, slip the egg gently into the water from a …

Breakfast

What to Eat Before and After a Strength Training Workout

If you lift weights, you’ve got to fuel your body—but no matter what you pick, chances are somebody at your gym will tell you your choice of snack is …

14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

Advice for standing out at your current gig or getting a new one<p>There’s no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self …

Leadership

Personal Trainer Foods For Breakfast | Women's Health

Getty RF<p>If there's any group of people that absolutely needs to be fueled in the mornings, it's personal trainers. After all, it's literally their job to work out—and help other people work out—all day long.<p>To get inspiration for our own mornings, we talked to five top trainers about their favorite …

Book Riot's Deals of the Day for July 15th, 2017

<b>Book Riot Deals is sponsored by</b> <i>When It’s Real</i><b>, the electrifying and addictive new romance from Erin Watt, #1</b> <i>New York Times</i> <b>bestselling author of</b> <i>Paper</i> …

Books

Get a 50% Discount on Audible for Three Months With This Trick

If you like audiobooks, Audible is definitely worth a try. But its subscription pricing structure is a turn-off for some. Here’s a simple way to get …

Consumer Tech

​​This Workout Will Serve Up A Major Dose of Muscle From Head to Toe | Men’s Health

The barbell hip thruster is hands down one of the best booty builders there is. It keeps your back and knees in a relatively safe position compared to deadlifts while targeting the glutes. The movement allows for maximal glute contraction, which means more activation and a better muscle-building …

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

Muscle

Today's Workout 53: The landmine variation circuit for total-body mass

Four explosive moves. Absolutely no nonsense.<p>In this landmine-only routine, you'll take on variations of rows and squats to blast your biceps, …

Workouts

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Really Need

A man's fitness routine, much like his choice in films, women, clothes and favourite reptile (Komodo dragon - closely followed by the bearded dragon …

Fitness

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

11 High-Protein Snacks You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

From papaya boats to sweet potato toast.<p>A handful of celery snacks will keep you satisfied for approximately .5 seconds. But munching on a …

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

When It Comes to Working Out, Sometimes Less Really Is More

A new study argues for short interval training.<p>With high-intensity interval training, most people assume the "more pain, more gain" rule applies: Doing more intervals produces better results than quitting early. But a new study published in the <i>Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise</i> suggests …

Exercise