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The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

Wheel 2: Burpee Blitz

Your spare tire doesn’t stand a chance against this high-intensity interval routine<p><i>Editor’s note: This workout is part of our free online exercise and nutrition program,</i> <i>Cook & Chisel: Fast and Lean</i><i>. (Click the link to see the full plan, which includes 6 high-intensity workouts and 9 tasty</i> …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

The All-New Indoor Cardio Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

Fry fat fast with this 10- to 20-minute bodyweight workout<p>You could ski or trail run for your next winter cardio workout.<p>Or you can avoid the cold altogether and do this indoor equipment-free workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The split jack mimics cross-country skiing, and …

The Up-Down Might Be the Simplest Metabolic Exercise You Ever Do

It’s simple, but not easy. Do it today to burn belly fat, improve conditioning, and strengthen your entire body<p>Here’s an exercise you can do right now. It’s called an up-down, and you just go from kneeling to standing to kneeling again. Continue to repeat.<p>It’s extremely simple, but it comes with a …

4 Exercise Combinations That Crush a Ridiculous Amount Of Calories

Put them all together to experience the biggest sweat storm of your life<p>One of my favorite ways to increase muscle activation and minute-to-minute calorie burn: combination exercises. They should be an essential part of any rapid fat-loss program.<p>Check out four of my favorite brutal combinations in …

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

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 …

The Ultimate Muscle-Building Grips for Curls and Flyes

The secret to bigger biceps and rear deltoids could lie in your thumbs and pinkies<p>Your thumbs and pinkies could hold the keys to better biceps and rear deltoids. Check out the video below to see where they should be placed during curls and flyes to better activate your muscles.<p><b>Biceps Curls</b><p>New grip: …

The Quad Quake Workout

This triple-threat, three-exercise circuit pumps up your thighs, jacks up your heart rate, and incinerates your belly<p>The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass.<p>It …

How to Do the 3-Step Lateral Drill

Improve your balance, mobility, speed, power, and aerobic capacity with this single drill<p>Life is engineered to move forward. Whether we’re talking about cars or careers, “drive” means straight ahead, and “making strides” means you’re accomplishing something that propels you onward and upward.<p>Even …

22 Kickass Bootcamp Exercises That Will Destroy Your Spare Tire

Use them to create your own high-intensity metabolic bootcamp workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande is known in Chicago for his high-intensity metabolic bootcamp classes—and now he’s showing you how to create them, too.<p>Check out his favorite bootcamp moves in the video above. Then pick …

38 Insanely Fun Ways to Carve a 6 Pack

The bear crawl alone is one of the best moves for your abs. Here are 38 ways to make it even better<p>It’s hard to improve upon the bear crawl. It strengthens your core like few other exercises.<p>But <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour dreamt up 38 ways to make the exercise even more effective and …

The 23 Best Biceps Exercises

Pump up your guns with these sleeve-busting biceps exercises<p>Who doesn’t love to work their guns? No one, that’s who. (Except the guys on Facebook that’ll say training your biceps is stupid.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, They Rip Away Body Fat!<p>The …

DAY 7: Mobility Workout

This active recovery routine will not only leave you loose, but also rejuvenated for another week of training ahead<p>​<p>​<p><b>Equipment needed:</b> a band or towel; a light kettlebell or dumbbell; a box, bench, or step; weight plate or low box or step<p><b>Time:</b> 20 minutes<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform the following 10 moves in …

DAY 3: Strength Workout B

Fuse classic bodyweight movements with loaded exercises to gain muscle from head to toe<p><b>Equipment needed:</b> a pair of dumbbells (a 40-pound pair for men and a 20-pound pair for women is a good weight to start, but go as light or as heavy as needed); a box, step, or bench; a low bar, TRX, or rings; a …

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

Is This Small Device a Must-Have for Body-Weight Training?

The Men’s Health fitness director gave it a shot. Here’s what he thought<p>It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of body-weight training. Heck, I wrote a book called <i>Your Body is Your Barbell</i>, which touts the hundreds of benefits of working out with zero equipment.<p>But I still love an effective training …

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

Undo Hours of Sitting with This Exercise

Improve your posture and build more muscle with this upgraded glute bridge<p>As an antidote to the negative effects of sitting all day, trainers often recommend adding the glute bridge to your workout routine. And while that’s a good idea, David Jack, one of the co-creators of <i>Men’s Health</i> newest …

Crush an Insane Amount of Calories in Just 15 Minutes

Build muscle and burn fat at the same time with this quick total-body workout<p>Lack of time is probably on your list of reasons for not working out. But you can work your entire body anywhere with just two moves and 15 minutes.<p>The trick: Performing a classic lower-body move and a classic upper-body …

15 HIIT Workouts for a Toned Body

Summer and bikini season have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean we stop exercising! Whether it’s an hourlong Pilates sesh or a 10 minute workout, moving our bodies keeps us healthy and happy. One of our favorite ways to sweat is a HIIT workout. HIIT, high intensity interval training, torches …

The Insanely Tough 10-Pound Dumbbell Workout

Who says iron has to be heavy to get a good workout?<p><i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour can overhead press 100-pound dumbbells and make it look easy. But that doesn't mean he won't use light weights too.<p>"Ten-pound dumbbells can challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system in ways that heavy …

5 New Rules of Super Strength

Rethink everything you know about fitness. With these revolutionary methods, you'll be ripped and ready for anything<p>Two minutes into his workout, Louie Vito is already dripping sweat. Rivulets run down the Olympic snowboarder's legs, pooling on the floor as he clutches 50-pound dumbbells and …