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Do ​Giant Sets For Giant Gains

​Discover how stacking similar moves can get you greater muscle growth in less time<p>A giant set is where you combine 3 or more exercises back to back to back. If your goal is to get ‘dem gainz, then stack 3 moves that work similar muscle groups or movement patterns. Warning: This is an advanced …

The 5 best stretches to open your hips before lifting

Hips

Here To Fix Being Mentally Drained In 10 Minutes

“Why cause pain to get out of pain?” If you’ve struggled with the agonies of foam rolling or deep-tissue massage, you can probably relate to this …

Yoga

Core strength is key to flexibility, stability

Sure, it’s nice to have six-pack abs. They look marvelous and they may even be useful if you’re a linebacker or an actor with a starring role in the …

​5 Breathing Fixes to Take Every Workout to the Next Level

Techniques that can help you run faster, lift stronger, improve your flexibility, and reduce your injury risk.​<p>Your body doesn’t do anything without air—let alone crush workouts and score new PRs.<p>“During exercise, we breathe to satisfy the biochemical demands of that exact exercise, providing the …

Yoga

Stretch For More Effective Lifts

Supple muscles are crucial to making the most of your workouts.<p>One of the most important keys to building a strong and muscular physique is maintaining healthy, flexible, and supple muscles. Muscular balance creates greater access and therefore greater development to the muscle belly, says Jen …

​The Best Type of Exercise For Aging Muscles

Max out your gains—even in your golden years<p>Aging can do a number on your muscles. After you turn 30, you start to slowly lose your bigger fast-twitch muscle fibers that make you lean, defined, and athletic. And your muscles even age at a cellular level with a decline in the number and quality of …

The CrossFit-bodybuilding hybrid training program to build a better body

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and …

The Minimalist Guide to Lifting

There’s a plethora of information out there on how to train, and it seems <b>half the internet is devoted to arguing over which programs are the best.</b> …

Workouts

Tip: The Most Painful (and Effective) Way to Squat

Yeah, it hurts, but if your legs are lagging it'll build them up fast.<p>The 1.5 Eccentric Isometric Protocol<p>There are a lot of techniques for building …

Exercise

US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Special Forces

Lose Weight by Eating More? The Surprising Truth About Reverse Dieting

“Eat more, lose weight” sounds like an impossible promise. After all, one of the main rules of weight loss is “calories in, calories out” — the idea …

Tip: Stretch the Hip Flexors

Sit on your butt most of the day? Try this dynamic stretch that'll get you ready for smooth, heavy lifting.<p>A hip flexor or glute medius stretch …

There’s a diet that really works, if you’re okay with a year of misery

Low-carbohydrate diets are notorious for their panacean promises: Lose weight fast! Eat what you want! But a new scientific review suggests it takes at least a year, and a strict interpretation of “low-carb,” to see lasting results from this particular diet regime.<p>Low-carb diets promise to both …

Nutrition

The Hybrid Power Conditioning Program

<b>High-intensity training provides the foundation for many modern training programs, but often what is done in research is not translated to practice.</b> …

The Best Exercise for Shoulder Strength and Health

<b>What is the best shoulder exercise?</b><p><b>The one-arm press.</b><p>Whether you’re looking for performance through strength or power, or rehabilitation through …

Biomechanics

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 …

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

The 10 Best TRX Exercises for Men

1 of 11<p>Improve Your Lifts<p>Men love to lift heavy dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells and make use of many of the machines in the gym. But, you don't …

8 Insanely Quick Mental Tricks For Dominating Every Workout

Think yourself fit with these smart tips<p>Sometimes your mind is a better fitness tool than any piece of exercise equipment. The evidence: These eight quick and easy mental tricks will help you push through every workout.<p><b>Rehearse Your Lift</b><p>Before you attempt a big lift, picture yourself completing …

Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

If you looked at my $14,000-a-year salary as a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, "overpaid" wouldn't be the first word that comes to …

The Keto Workout

<b>Duration</b> 3 Days<p><b>Exercises</b> 15<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Training when your body is in ketosis forces you to pick your weight room battles carefully. Without carbs in …

Exercise

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

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 …

These Exercises Will Help You Do More Pull-Ups

Pull-Ups build a strong back and biceps, and they even help create healthy shoulders. But for aesthetic reasons, athletes tend to focus on the …

Workouts

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

If You Want to Get Fit, Stay Real and Forget the Latest Trends

<i>Elise A. Miller is the author of Star Craving Mad, and her new satirical romance novel, Tracing the Bones, is out in June. Elise is also a kettlebell instructor in Philadelphia, PA.</i><p>I was at the pool with my son the other day when a woman — in her 40s like me — said, "I hope you don't think I'm …

Does It Matter How Fast You Lift?

Here’s why you need different repetition speeds for different goals, according to the latest research in exercise science<p>In life, each of us tends to move at our own pace. Some of us walk, talk, and eat faster or slower than others.<p>Research tells us that different speeds come with different costs …