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The World's Most Efficient Workout

Increase the intensity of your workouts<p>Muscles are funny things. They respond to just about any type of training, as long as it's hard and as long as it's not the same damn thing you've always done. That's the beauty of density training: It's a whole lot of stuff you haven't tried yet. And best of …

Workouts

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

28 Days to Massive Arms Workout Program

Let’s get one thing straight: the arms are small muscles. And we’re not just talking about your arms the way they appear now—no offense. The biceps …

Pump Up Your Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders with the Triple Crush

Your arms will never look bigger or feel stronger<p>Looking for a good arm workout?<p>You could hit your biceps with some curls, then your shoulders with the overhead press, and finally your triceps with a few extensions.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, …

The Leg Day Workout For Guys Who Hate Leg Day

Build a bigger, stronger lower body without doing a single back squat<p>Can you get a great leg workout without doing back squats?<p>Absolutely, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>Research shows that Bulgarian split squats are just as effective at building muscle and strength in your lower …

The 100-Rep Burpee-Pullup Challenge

We won’t sugarcoat it: This is brutal<p>Doing 100 reps of any exercise isn’t easy.<p>Doing 100 reps of burpee-pullups as fast as possible may be one of the hardest challenges you’ll ever perform at the gym. It works every muscle in your body and leaves you feeling like your heart and lungs are going to …

Why You Should Start Doing EMOM Workouts ASAP

It stands for 'Every Minute on the Minute'—and it's one of the best training formulas for getting lean<p>I’ve been working out since I was 14 years old, and I’ve been a fitness professional since 2005. At the age of 33, I have almost 20 years of training experience under my belt, and I’ve officially …

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

Why You Should Hold a Barbell Vertically During Your Next Workout

If you’re not using a barbell this way, you’re missing out on serious muscle gains<p>In most gyms, the landmine is probably covered in dust and neglected. But after watching the workout in the video above, you’ll never want to pass it by again.<p>In it, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour …

The New-and-Improved Biceps Curl That Will Pump Up Your Arms

You’ll wonder why you ever did curls any other way<p>Your biceps turn your wrists, bend your elbows, and flex your shoulders.<p>The standard version of the biceps curl covers the first two functions, but misses the last one, according to <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY …

Dedicated Routine for Massive Bis and Tris

<b>Duration</b> 2 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 16<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Training gurus have long taught the bodybuilding masses the logic of working a smaller muscle group such as …

Supersize Your Shoulders with Eccentric Sweepers

This exercise is one of the best ways to trigger growth in your deltoids<p>It’s impossible to miss <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour’s shoulders. They resemble two giant boulders sitting on either side of his head. (Check them out in the video above.)<p>So what's Gaddour's secret to supersized …

How long does it take to burn off YOUR favourite junk food? Infographic reveals a chocolate fudge cake needs two hours of cardio (but a Big Mac takes just 51 minutes)

A new infographic has revealed exactly how long you'll need to sweat it out in the gym to neutralise scoffing a favourite fast food.<p>While eating …

Exercise

How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets?

When you're strength training, there's more to consider than reps and how much weight to pick up. Another important factor in improving: rest between …