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How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

Today's Workout 18: The plank-only circuit for a concrete core

It's time to target your core and build solid strength in your center. The good news? You only need to know one basic exercise that we're pretty sure …

Four Focused Swim Workouts

When you find yourself heading to the aquatics center on a regular basis without a plan, it's time to refocus and establish your purpose for swim …

Fun-Da-Mental

Once You Work Your Abs Standing, You'll Never Go Back to Crunches

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Dumbbell Workouts<p>10-Minute Standing Ab Workout<p>Once You Work Your Abs Standing, You'll Never Go Back to Crunches<p>Shares<p>It's …

Workouts

The Right Way to Use an Ab Roller

The first time you use an ab roller is a humbling experience. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a simple wheel with handles that’s probably lying in the …

8 gym exercises you should try in 2017

Each new year brings a slew of gimmicky fitness exercises that require strange pieces of kit and putting yourself in awkward, sometime embarrassing positions.<p>But of all the fashionable moves with odd names that don’t contribute much to your actual fitness level – from sumo squats to wrist curls and …

The 6 Best Plank Variations Nobody Does

Have regular planks become too easy for you? Time to change that.<p>It's no secret that I'm a big fan of planks. I include them in my clients coaching programs all the time.<p>In addition to helping strengthen the core, they can improve posture and alleviate lower back pain.<p>Before trying the more …

Workouts

The workout to get magazine-worthy six-pack abs

If anyone can show you how to get magazine-worthy abs, it's Chris Ryan. This top model and trainer has graced the pages of <i>Men's Fitness</i> dozens of …

The 45-minute transformation workout to get back in shape fast

If you just want to get back in shape in 2017 and you're a crazy-busy dude, here's how to go from zero to hero in only 90 minutes a week, according …

Health

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Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

The Fastest Way to Become a Bad-Ass Rope Skipper<p>Portable and Effective<p>Jump rope training can benefit everyone. You can use it for long periods at a …

This Medicine Ball Workout Will Work Your Butt Like Never Before

While a zero-equipment squats and lunges routine can be a great way to work your butt, a medicine ball workout adds in a seriously versatile piece of …

Workouts

5 Cutting-Edge Core Training Progressions

<b>You would think every exercise that could be done to strengthen the core has already been done.</b> Since Charles Atlas first advertised his bodybuilding …

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

A 20-Minute Treadmill Workout For Intermediate To Advanced Runners

If your go-to treadmill routine just isn't making you work for it quite like it used to, you've come to the right place—this 20 minute treadmill …

Exercise

7 Short and Sweet Resistance Training Routines to Develop Your Legs

The legs. They get you from point A to B. They're a woman's (and man's) best friend. They're the genesis for all skill executions. <b>Throw a ball or</b> …

Extreme Sports

How to focus better at work: top surgeons reveal their secrets

There are few professions that require such prolonged focus as surgeons. It’s not unusual for a liver transplant to take ten hours, requiring those …

Physiology

Homepolish’s new online shop solves the mid-priced furniture dilemma

The interior design service has a go at multi-brand retail<p>Homepolish, the interior design service launched by Noa Santos in 2012, has opened its own furniture and decor e-shop, and it’s stocking a really decent range of statement pieces that don’t feel tired. H Marketplace, as it’s called, plans to …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

Personal Finance

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

5 Key Fragrance Trends Every Man Should Know Right Now

They might not be as obvious as runway trends, but there are subtle shifts in what’s hot in perfumery happening all the time. And if you’re the kind …

Beauty

Shop These Sources for a Simple & Rustic Industrial Vibe

Whether you're in your first apartment or have lived in many over the years, you'll likely glean a few ideas from Yamine's downtown Montreal …

Rustic

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

The 10 Minute Cardio Workout For When You Really Don't Want To Work Out

When you're not feeling motivated, cardio can be really daunting—even a quick 10 minute cardio workout sounds like 10 minutes too many. But it's …

Workouts

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

<i>This definitive guide to affordable Scotch explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular single malt whisky, including</i> …

Whiskey

11 BOSU Exercises That Will Train Your Entire Body

The beauty of the BOSU "ball"—you know, the sliced-in-half physio ball—lies in its ability to improve full-body stability, as well as intensify a …

The Best Full-Body, Fat Loss Workout

<i>101 Best Workouts of All Time</i> is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

The 15-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

When you're trying to reduce belly fat and lean out, working out longer isn’t always better. In fact, <i>intensity</i>, not time, is more important for …

The 15-minute HIIT workout to target arms

Turning your arms workout into a high-intensity interval session makes the most of your time in the gym, both with a shorter bout overall (you need …

Workouts

15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym

Glutes are king as far as the hierarchy of your muscles is concerned. “For athletic performance, overall lower body power, strength, speed, and …

Workouts