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The truth about post-workout nutrition

There are two simple principles when it comes to building muscle: You must overload them frequently and feed them appropriately. It's great to put in …

Exercise

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

10 Things Guys Can Wear To Win Over A Woman

Guys, listen up: Getting dressed is not that complicated. In fact, we can pinpoint certain items that will make you catnip to the opposite sex. Seriously.<p>Ditch your white socks, throw away your stained hoodie and start taking notes. We found 10 items that are so good, they are practically …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

Nutrition

Superhuman Planks

Here's what you need to know...<p>A plank should be a very intense, full body contraction that lasts only 8-10 seconds, not some bastardized version of …

How To Improve Your Push-ups in 8 Weeks

<i>Brad Borland is a strength & conditioning specialist, cancer survivor and the founder of WorkoutLab.</i><p>The push-up must be the MOST popular exercise …

Workouts

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

Wellness

Round 23: The Best Exercises To Build A Strong Ripped Midsection – Lifestyle and Strength - The lifestyle site for those devoted to a strong body, a healthy mind and a well-fed soul.

What are the best core building exercises to build a strong ripped midsection?<p>Dara: To build a strong and well balance core you need to hit from all …

Robyn Lawley's Chantelle Lingerie Photos Prove You Don't Need To Be A Size Zero To Pose In A Bra

Victoria's Secret is known for its impressively fit models, women with bodies so seemingly perfect they've earned the title "Angels." But quietly and without fanfare, another lingerie brand is proving that you don't need to be size 0 to model bras and underwear.<p>Rising "plus-size" model Robyn Lawley …

12 Laws of Fat-burning for a More Chiseled Physique

1 of 12<p>1. Slash (Calories) and Burn<p><b>Step 1</b> revolves around simple math: You must eat fewer calories than your body is accustomed to in order to drop …

Nutrition

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

How To Gain Weight Fast: The Ultimate Guide For Skinny Guys

Table of Contents: +/-<p>1. Introduction<p>2. Skinny Guy Confessions<p>2.1. Cardio Overkill<br>• 2.2. Not Eating Enough<br>• 2.3. Remaining Weak<p>3. Next Steps: How To Gain …

What Kind of Protein Supplement is Right for You?

Don't let aisles of chocolate and vanilla powders intimidate you. Hit the health food store with the know-how.<p><i>by Dave Smith/Greatist.com</i><p>Flip through …

How To Do A Plank

A plank is one of the simplest, most effective bodyweight exercises out there—if you do it right. Because while you could hold a plank for an hour (figuratively, don’t try that), it’s isn’t worth anything if your form is off. “The plank is a great exercise for strengthening your deep inner core: …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

Business Strategy

7 Unexpected Full-Body Workout Moves

It’s bound to happen. After training every bodypart once or twice a week over the course of many months, and subsequently many years, you’re going to …

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (IRON MAN, November ’12), you finished first in “The Back Blast 500” (July ’13), and now you want a 500-rep arm assault? Well, who am I to say no? So take […]

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s<p>So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (<i>IRON MAN</i>, …

Fitness

Build Your Best Chest: 5 Must-Do Pec Exercises

Your chest program is due for an update. Get deeper, wider, and stronger with these science-based exercise tips!<p>Let me guess: Your chest routine …

Five Steps to Get Six-Pack Abs Fast

Want abs? What you eat is more important than how many crunches you do daily.<p>Contrary to popular belief, a six-pack is not made in the gym—it’s made …

10 Best Tips For Gaining Mass

Are you a hard gainer? Or are you someone who is having the desires to be big, huge or just want to stand out in a crowd? No matter what your reasons …

Define Your Delts: 5 Must-Do Shoulder Exercises

Improve the appearance and strength of your delts with these science-based exercise tips that will put you head, and shoulders, above the rest.<p>The …

Workouts

15 Mistakes Guys Are Making With Their Suits

One of the most stylish fashion statements a guy can make is a suit. Sure, we love the scruffy flannel-and-jeans look. But when it's time to look sharp, smart and put-together, there is nothing like a suit.<p>When it's done right, that is. Too many men are failing to wear their suits to perfection (or …

Can You Get Ripped Biceps Without Using Protein Shakes?

Having a pair of well-defined biceps can complement your short-sleeve shirts and tank tops. Increasing muscular definition in your biceps involves …

Pull Up! 3 Tips To Master The Powerful Pull-Up

Pull-ups with any grip variation are pivotal to improve strength, size, and remain injury-free. Legendary strength coach Charles Poliquin says …

Workouts