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There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Nutrition

5 things a trainer wishes you knew about getting abs

Your key to a six pack.<p>Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like getting ripped abs.<p>But there's a lot of BS floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' abs by working out - so Shannon Jewell, personal …

Workouts

The 6-week Model Body workout plan

Steer Films<p>Steer Films<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Everyone has snapped a few shots only later to go back and delete a bunch of them. "My eyes …

12 Health Benefits of Beetroot Juice

The beet is a bulbous, sweet root vegetable that most people either love or hate. It’s not new on the block, but it’s risen to superfood status over …

Immune System

Day of Healthy

As challenging as it may seem, removing those few extra pounds and keeping them off for good is not an impossible task. For many obese and overweight …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air

Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented recently at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting. …

3 Ab Workouts That Don’t Require Equipment

No gym? No equipment? No problem. These three at-home abdominal workouts will challenge your core strength and endurance using only your body …

The 4-Move Workout That Chisels Your Abs and Strengthens Your Lats

Hit your front and back with this circuit from the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Attack your abs and your lats with this core routine. Your lats are considered a part of your core because they assist in stabilizing your spine. The stronger your lats—and the rest of your core—the better your …

The Workout That Hammers Your Glutes and Shreds Your Abs

Welcome to the butt and gut beatdown<p>Hit your glutes and abs over-and-over again with the butt and gut beatdown.<p>You’ll superset five unique abs exercises with 20 kettlebell swings to melt fat, boost your metabolism, and shred your stomach.<p><b>Related:</b> The Best Way to Flatten Your Belly: RIPTENSITY—an …

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

The Arm-Building Workout You’ll Wish You Had Known About Sooner

It’s one of the best ways to spur muscle growth in your biceps and triceps<p>Ditch the dumbbells and barbell once in a while. Incorporating a mix of training tools into your arm workouts provides a unique stimulus to spur muscle growth and makes tough training more fun.<p>Try it today with this bar and …

Three Simple Workouts That Can Be Done In 15 Minutes Or Less

Easy, intense routines for when you're short on time<p>Ideally we'd all have a nice clear hour every day to dedicate to the gym, but then work, life (and laziness) all tend to get in the way and we end up skipping a session, then the next one ...and, well, you get the general idea.<p>But no longer! As we …

The 18-Minute Workout That Hits Every Last Muscle In Your Body

It’s called the Total-Body Muscle Tremor, and it lives up to its name<p>Metabolic resistance training is one of the best ways to get lean—especially if you follow a 50-10 circuit.<p>The Total-Body Muscle Tremor, shown in the video above, does just that. You have 6 movements that work your whole body. …

The New Cure For Back Pain

This state-of-the-art procedure is minimally invasive and may drastically reduce chronic pain from damaged discs. So is there a catch?<p>Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide—and treating it can be a pain too.<p>But instead of offering back-pain sufferers the traditional …

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

The ‘Big Muscle’ Barbell Complex Every Man Needs In His Life

And it’s only 6 exercises<p>You don’t need hundreds of exercises to build more muscle and greater power—just six.<p>This barbell complex from <i>Men’s Health</i> Training Advisor David Jack includes a combination of classic strength movements and simplified Olympic lifts.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—a …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Total Body Strength Circuit Workout

This total body circuit workout targets every muscle in your body with dynamic compound exercises as well as muscle-specific moves. This short, …

Workouts

This Exercise Will Make Your Legs Stronger, Your Arms Bigger, and Your Belly Smaller

What more could a guy want?<p>You <i>could</i> just stand there admiring your biceps as you do curls.<p>But if you want to simultaneously burn fat and build lower-body strength while you pump up your arms, try this explosive total-body exercise, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.<p>Between reps …

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p><b>Related:</b> …

The Kettlebell Weight Loss Workout

If you want to minimize your time in the gym and maximize your calorie burn and results, grab a pair of kettlebells. Most exercises using the …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

4 Ways to Make Side Planks Less Boring

These variations make the classic exercise even more effective—and make the seconds tick by faster<p>The side plank is one of the best exercises for your core, except for one thing: It’s painfully boring.<p>Sure, it works your obliques and the other two dozen muscles in your torso, but chances are the …

Max Minute Meltdowns

This fat-loss workout is unlike anything you’ve ever seen<p>If you want to lose fat fast, you need to maximize your entire workout. Every. Single. Minute.<p>So <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour created the Max Minute Meltdown workout. It’s designed so that you can go all-out from start to finish …

The Shadowboxing Workout That Will Leave You a Sweaty Mess

Here’s how to jab, cross, hook, and uppercut away the calories<p>You probably don’t head to your local gym and start throwing jabs, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts. But maybe you should.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> trainer and two-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion Gideon Akande uses shadowboxing as a cardio and …

This Long-Forgotten Training Method Will Help You Get In the Best Shape Of Your Life

A small group of elite trainers have sworn by this cardio tactic since the 1980s. Now it’s your turn to try it<p>You’ve probably never heard of John Patrick O’Shea. Google him and you may read about how he survived a 60-foot fall into Mount St. Helens—and not about how he created one of the world’s …