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How to get stronger, bigger calves

If there’s a body part guys neglect time after time out of sheer frustration, it’s calves. You go at ‘em with dogged determination for a month, they …

Workouts

5 Crazy But Effective Chest Building Exercises

One of your main training goals is to pack on muscle – especially on your chest. Let’s face it; a well-developed chest is one of the hallmarks of a …

Can Everyone Tell I'm Skinny-Fat?

Symptoms include male muffin top, gelatinous arms, and a chronic fear of going to the beach. Good news: The cure isn't that bad. Here's your treatment plan for a full recovery—and a proudly shirtless summer<p>Everything seems cool until you're naked. You look slim with your clothes on, even after a …

Five Weeks to Washboard Abs

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Humans are creatures of habit, doing certain things over and over again because they feel comfortable, such …

Workouts

Benefits of Body Chiseling, Jump Rope

Thankfully, the long, slow jog days of the spandex clad ‘80s are over.<p>If you enjoy traditional endurance training for fun or stress relief—great! But …

Exercise

The workout routine to build a body like Adam Levine

Peter Yang<p>Peter Yang<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Between touring sold-out arenas with Maroon 5 and coaching NBC’s megahit singing competition</i> …

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Zero Belly, Zero Excuses

Phil's favorite apps of 2014

Two ways to look at the apps that I can't live without, seeing as how they don't really change much from year to year. One is that I'm just a crabby …

Objekten Is An iPhone Kickstand On Your Keychain

Our smartphones have redefined our lives in ways that we may not think about carefully at first. For example, we pull out our phones to share …

The 21-Day Shred Exercise and Diet Program

<i>[We recently launched a new program with MEN’S FITNESS digital director Mike Simone. This program is a one-two punch. It’s a combination of what the</i> …

Exercise

5 Essential Exercises for Bigger Arms

You’ve done about a thousand curls in the past week and the same number of triceps extensions, yet your arms are still not growing. The fact is, …

Fitness

6 ways to lose fat faster

Want to lose fat faster? We have some great advice for you.<p>Cardio is the cornerstone to any good weight-loss plan—especially high-intensity interval …

Exercise

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Software

Everything you need to know about Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Android 4.4 Kit Kat is finally official folks and will be rolling to devices soon. Google is calling it Beautiful and Immersive and says it has a …

KitKat promises Android for all (hands-on) - CNET

<i>Editors' note, December 5, 2013: This hands-on was updated to include details on how Android 4.4 KitKat runs on the 2012 Nexus 7.</i><p>Google's newest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, doesn't deliver a huge list of transformative design and feature changes, like what we saw …

Android News

Jay Leno tests out the fully-electric 2014 Mission RS motorcyle

Lower running costs, solid performance... Could it be a viable alternative?<p>It looks like a superbike, it goes like a superbike, but it's actually the fully-electric Mission RS, made by Mission Motorcycles. On the newest installment of Jay Leno's Garage, Jay chats with Mission Motorcycles President, …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

Mini adding new driver assist systems to future models

With all the recent news about automated vehicle technology (from Ford, Nissan and Toyota, among others), Mini is bringing some not-so-groundbreaking tech into its products to better keep the driver connected to the car. Other than stating that these new technologies will roll out in future models, …

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Spooky Halloween Cemetery

This Halloween, why settle for hanging a few token cobwebs when you can turn your whole yard into a graveyard?<p><b>To turn your front yard into a creepy</b> cemetery this Halloween, start with the gravestone. Plastic headstones are easy to find at any party store. However, making your own is much more fun, …

Decorations

2009–2013 Mini Cooper / Cooper S: A Certified Pre-Owned Guide

A very small bargain.<p><b>Mini may be first</b> and foremost an automotive fashion statement, but it’s an enduring one. Spy photos reveal that the third-generation Mini hardtop, set to arrive in November, will look quite similar to the current one, despite riding on a new platform with all-new drivetrains. …

The double-duty arms workout for massive biceps and triceps

Peathegee Inc / Getty<p>Peathegee Inc / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 40<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Want to improve the size of your arm muscles? We designed this …

Time Crunch Training: 15-Minutes to Wider Shoulders

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

1. Pullup<p><b>Why it works your abs</b>: People typically think of the pullup as an exercise for your biceps and back, and it is. But when done correctly—no …

2014 Cadillac CTS First Drive

Bigger, Lighter, Better<p>By now, you’ve probably seen our first test of the smoking twin-turbo CTS Vsport and you know it’s got what it takes to run with the Germans should you encounter them on the street or track. If you’re not the sort of person who enters into races, impromptu or planned, you …

New Mini Cooper S spied undisguised, plus bonus engine specs

We have spy shots of the body and official info on the heart<p>You're looking at the first undisguised photos of the next-generation Mini Cooper. Most will notice the center-exit exhaust, roof spoiler and hood intake as dead giveaways that this is the Cooper S model. It might take a more keen eye to …

2014 Mazda 3 s Hatchback 2.5L Automatic

Like the first-gen 3, this one moves the line in the compact-car sandbox.<p>TESTED<p>If a car’s goodness could be determined from something as mundane as a single bit of switchgear, you likely wouldn’t need us to weigh in on the latest rides. Luckily for our job security, proper analysis can rarely be …

Mini Details New Turbocharged Three- and Four-Cylinder Engines

Mini will join the ranks of automakers offering three-cylinder engines in the U.S. when the next-generation hardtop arrives in November, the company announced today, confirming our reporting from the past several years. A related four-cylinder engine will offer more power for what we presume will …