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The Most Luxurious Hotels in America’s National Parks

This August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its 100-year anniversary. A century ago, the organization, which was established by Congress, only managed 14 national parks, including the first, Yellowstone, but today there are 59 to speak of. Located in 27 vast and different states, these …

National Parks

32 Weight Plate Exercises

Introducing your new favorite way to build total-body strength and muscle<p>Weight plates are made for barbells—or so you thought.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demos 32 ways to use plates sans bar. He shows you how to build total-body muscle and strength by chopping, …

Fitness

Screw the Gym! Do This Lower-Body Workout Anytime, Anywhere

This iso squat challenge will hammer your glutes and quads for as long as you can take it<p>This iso squat ladder challenge pits you against gravity.<p>By adding an extended pause during the toughest part of the squat—the bottom—you intensify the exercise without adding weights. The isometric hold …

Workouts

The 16 Best Workout Moves To Burn Fat

These moves will absolutely torch your fat.<p>If you're asking around your gym about the best way to work out to burn fat, someone will inevitably point you to an open corner and tell you to do one single move until you drop (and can't jump back up again): Burpees.<p>The full-body exercise might just be …

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The Best Facial Moisturizers for Men

The more time you spend outside camping, hiking, swimming and hanging by the fire, the more your skin takes on a healthy glow. Ah, those are the good …

23 Amazing Ways to Melt Fat with Tea

What if we told you we’d discovered the most effective weight-loss tool in the world—a weapon that works for everyone, costs just pennies a day, is …

The 25 Best Carbs That Will Uncover Your Abs

Imagine if you could tell your friends you’re on a hot new diet, the one all the celebs are doing for rapid weight loss. It’s name? Not Atkins. Not …

10 x 10 x 10

Let's remove all excuses regarding your inability to hit up the gym or that travel consumed your time away from exercise. Not only do you have other awesome bodyweight workouts on my HuffPost blog page, but you have yet another great bodyweight workout to use called 10 x 10 x 10. Ten different …

The Taboo Menswear Trends You Can Actually Wear

The world of fashion is known for breaking rules. Sometimes, it even breaks its own. Black is now readily seen alongside blue; tweed is not just for …

5 Exercises to Get a Rock-Hard Butt

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>There are glory muscles and there are real muscles. Biceps? Glory muscles. Quads? Real muscles. Pecs? Glory muscles. Your entire core? Real muscles. Glory muscles get the attention, but real muscles do all the work. So, what happens when you sit …

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Weight-Loss Secrets from Insanity Creator Shaun T

But his body wasn’t built on exercise alone. He wouldn’t have the physique he has today—one that’s helped him sell more than 10 million fitness …

A Guy's Guide To Building Great Glutes

Forget gluteus minimus! Here are 8 strategies to maximize your butt muscles for a stronger squat and deadlift, better athletic performance, and much …

Review: A History Of The Unmarried By Stephen S. Mills

<i>Image Courtesy of Sibling Rivalry Press</i><p>Given that gay marriage has dominated the American political landscape for far too long, it should come as no surprise that somebody has written a book of poems about it all. But <i>A History Of The Unmarried</i> by Stephen S. Mills is not just another book of poetry …

Stealth workout: Try the couch-potato friendly 2-for-1 Plank

<b>Double up with this ab workout that’s easy enough to do while watching Game of Thrones.</b><p><b>1.</b> Start in a plank. Then rock your right hip so it drops slightly toward the floor. Then switch and drop your left hip bone slightly toward the floor. Use the muscles all along the sides of your waist to do the …

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The Best Protein You Can Eat, According To Nutritionists

Don’t just settle for any old protein.<p>Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It's where …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Full Body Workout for Muscles & Fitness

Balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training are the foundations of a fitness routine. Each component is equally important, although …

The 20-Minute Killer Core Workout

Your core muscles are involved in almost every movement of the human body. So it's safe to say that core training is an important part of any …

Bake Doughnuts, Not Cupcakes!

If you're looking for something other than cupcakes to contribute at your next birthday party, may we recommend Ina Garten's Cinnamon Baked …

Dessert

Bodybuilding could be causing a new eating disorder in men

The explosion in popularity for body-building supplements such as protein powder and creatine tends to be associated with the push for good health …

This is what happens when Facebook hacks Nintendo

When I entered the doors of the building, an approximately 7-foot Piranha Plant greeted me. Inside, I saw large question block cushions scattered throughout and 25 Wii U stations. Off in the corner was a Mario mascot, posing for photos in front of a big green pipe. If you thought I was in <i>Nintendo</i> …

How to Conquer the Pistol Squat

Use this 3-step plan to build the mobility, stability, and strength you need to nail the king of all lower-body exercises<p>It’s probably not a surprise that squatting on one leg is harder than two legs. But what might be surprising is that it’s not just twice as hard—it’s more like three or four …

Workouts

PRINTABLE: 10 Upper-Body Exercise Swaps to Maximize Results

We recently published the 10 Upper-Body Exercise Swaps to Amp Up Results. In response to its instant success among our fitness enthusiasts, we …

Fitness

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Why Strength Is a Matter of Life and Death

Your doctor can predict your future health and longevity with a simple test on an inexpensive machine. So why isn’t every doctor using it?<p>If you had seen me walking into my doctor’s office on the morning of May 18, 2015, your first thought wouldn’t have been, “That fat dad sure needs to lose some …

Biomedicine

The Calorie-Killing Countdown Challenge

This cardio routine will destroy fat and improve your fitness<p>When you hear the word “cardio,” what comes to mind? Maybe pounding the pavement or rides on an uncomfortable bike seat or any form of torture. But your mindset will change after this countdown challenge from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director …

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30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Here’s how to get a great workout—wherever you are<p>The number one reason to train with just your bodyweight is ridiculously obvious: You can burn calories and work your muscles anywhere. But if your bodyweight arsenal only includes basic pushups, situps, and squats, it’s time for a major upgrade.<p>In …

Health

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to 6-Pack Abs

<i>Do standard crunches and planks have you seeing minimal progress? Shape has the nine moves you need to target the muscles that matter, and they'll get you that much closer to six-pack abs!</i><p>Everybody wants a six-pack—which is great. But FYI, there are actually <i>four</i> key muscle groups you need to tone …

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