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4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …

Workouts

The 4 Moves That'll Give You Huge Biceps

Sexy, show-worthy arms can be yours with this simple muscle-building routine<p>Few things scream “I'm a fit guy” quite like a pair of strong, jacked biceps. And the key to building a set of sleeve-busters is an arm routine that gives you a great muscle pump.<p>To score that essential pump, you have to be …

New York City

6 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Sex Life

Not a big fan of yoga? Here are 6 reasons why you should be.<p>Hate yoga? Well, there’s a pretty good reason why you might want to give it a shot: yoga can actually improve your sex life, according to health experts.<p>“Because yoga helps people develop a sense of calmness, strength, stamina, agility, …

Yoga

Chris Evans Inspired Workout Program: Train Like Captain America

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration12 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout45-70 …

Exercise

Increase Your One-Rep Max With This Strength Workout Plan

If you want to get serious about strength, you need to know your one-rep max (the most amount of weight you can lift for a single rep) in the big …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

​ This 30-Minute Movie Muscle Workout Gets You Action Star Jacked | Men’s Health

If you want to get action hero jacked, you need to hammer the upper chest, arms, and shoulders and bring out that wide V-taper. Try this 30-Minute Movie Muscle Workout that hits all them tender bits.<p>This is also super accessible for people of all fitness levels, as outlined below.<p>1. Rotational …

​The Best Cardio Routine to Burn Your Stubborn Fat | Men’s Health

<i>1. 5 to 10 minute warmup<br>2. 15-45 intervals for 5 to 10 rounds then rest 5 minutes<br>3. 20 to 30 minutes of steady state aerobic cardio<br>4. 30-30 intervals for 5 to 10 rounds</i><p><b>Here's an example of a recent session I did last week:</b><p>For step 1, I did barefoot walking lunges. But you can do anything you'd like …

The Single-Move Shredder That Torches Fat Fast​ | Men’s Health

I call this workout The Single-Move Shredder and it's the definition of simple but deadly.<p>Since there's nothing worse than promising a short, simple workout but taking forever to explain it, here's the quick download:<p><i>The single move is the total body dumbbell Bulgarian split to curl to press.</i>• <i><br>Do max</i> …

​Do ​Giant Sets for Giant Gains | Men’s Health

• Do each move within each giant set for as many reps as possible (AMRAP) in 60 seconds with only 20 seconds of rest and transition between moves.<br>• Do 3 to 5 total rounds of each giant set.<br>• If you’re only doing 1 giant set in a given session, take 2 minutes of rest between rounds.<br>• If you’re doing …

You Can’t Claim To Be Fit Unless You Can Pass These 7 Tests

Are you truly in shape?<p>Landon MacDonald<p>“Just how fit should I be?”<p>It’s a question I receive all the time. I run Gym Jones. It’s known as one of the world’s most hardcore gyms, and it produces some of fittest people on the planet. My clients include pro-athletes, Special Forces soldiers, and …

Why You’ll Hate the Apple Watch And The Important Business Lesson You Need To Learn

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the author of</i><i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>.</i><p>If you are among the 19 million people Apple predicts will buy an Apple Watch, I have some bad news for you — I’m betting there is an important feature …

Smartwatches

How to Use Meditation to Relieve Stress | Men's Health

Then the next question: How could I really change? Could I give up the harmful stuff but also gain something back in the bargain? Meditation piqued my interest because its promise was so simple and yet so out of my reach: peace of mind. I read up on the practice and got started.<p>I sat on the edge of …

The 25 Best Booze Gifts For the Holiday Season | Men's Health

The 25 Best Booze Gifts For Anyone Who Likes to Drink<p>The best bottles, brews, and barware—and a whole lot of whiskey<p>Criss Cross/Getty Images<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>When you don’t know what to get someone, booze is generally …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

Workouts

Best Grooming Products | Men's Health

The Best Grooming Products for Every Budget<p>Whether you prefer top-notch ingredients or just your local drugstore, here’s a pick for every price point<p>The Editors of Men's Health<p>With all the grooming products out there, deciding which ones to spend your hard-earned cash on is a tough decision. Does …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

The Fat-Loss Metaconda Workout | Men's Health

Why the hell would I call it that?<p>This type of workout is designed to improve metabolic conditioning, commonly referred to as “MetCon” by fitness junkies.<p>And anacondas are the largest snakes in the world.<p>So fuse MetCon with anaconda, and you get “Metaconda”— a sweaty snake of a workout that …

Oil Stocks the Most Gurus Are Buying

As crude oil prices continue their descent to almost their lowest point since 2009, many value investors have contemplated whether oil stocks offer a compelling value.<p>In November, North Sea Brent Crude averaged $44 per barrel, falling $4 per barrel from October, due to an increase of 1.3 million …

Oil & Gas Industry

The 3 Tips That Will Help You Burn More Fat during Your Workout

They’re so extremely simple that you’ll wish you had known about them years ago<p>It’s time for an important gut check. It’s easy, I promise. Just wrap a tape measure around your waist, halfway between your ribs and hips. Look at the number. Is it less than half your height in inches?<p>It should …

Exercise

Top 12 OS X 10.11 El Capitan Tips and Tricks

OS X El Capitan is a solid update that improves upon the changes Apple introduced with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If your Mac is running Yosemite, the …

10 tiny features I love about OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan is here, and we're super-excited about it. I've been using the OS X beta for a few months now, and I love how solid El Capitan feels. …

13 awesome tricks your Mac just learned with El Capitan

OS X El Capitan promises to redefine the Mac experience with a host of new improvements that make working (and playing) smoother than ever.<p>There’s a lot to learn about all the new goodies in El Capitan, which finally became available to the public for free today. Everything from Notes to Safari, …

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

San Francisco Bay Area

The Best Breakfast for Men | Men's Health

What’s more, his lifestyle is similar to that of most <i>MH</i> readers—he works hard and trains hard. So he doesn’t offer up any unreasonable fad diets or obscure recipe ingredients—just sound advice that every man can follow.<p>But when we posed the breakfast question to Aragon, his answer shocked us. He …

People are clearly worried that Apple's 'golden goose' is in trouble

It beat expectations for revenue. iPhone sales are up 35% from last year. Apple says more people are switching to the iPhone from Android now than ever before. The company has a record $203 billion in cash reserves.<p>But still, Apple's stock tanked globally.<p>Despite the company's glowing numbers, …

Wall Street

XSR700: Yamaha embraces the neo-retro craze with “modern classic” MT-07 makeover

The basis for the XSR700 is the MT-07 roadster, and in technical terms there isn’t much to separate the two models. Engine, frame, suspension and …

Steve Jobs's Top 10 Rules for Success

ShareEmailComments<p>He’s considered the “Father of the Digital Revolution,” a “master of innovation,” and a “design perfectionist.” He shifted the …

Motivation

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Motivation