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Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …

Build a Bigger, Stronger Back with This 55-Rep Row Ladder

We hope your back muscles are ready, because they're about to get absolutely hammered<p>The dumbbell row is one of the oldest and most effective ways to build muscle in your upper back. But the bent-over row ladder takes the old staple to an entirely new level. With this routine, you can target your …

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 …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

33 Ways to Use a Medicine Ball During Your Next Workout

These are not the med-ball exercises you learned in gym class<p>Most days, medicine balls get passed over at the gym. But you might head straight for them after watching the video above.<p>In it, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrates 33 awesome med-ball exercises, including the headlock …

The Awesome Exercise That’s Missing from Your Back Workout

It chisels your upper and mid back, and builds solid shoulders<p>When it comes to go-to back exercises, the row, pullup, and pulldown probably make up your short list.<p>But we’d like to add the TRX row to overhead press to your inventory.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout From <i>Men’s Health</i>: 2 Dumbells, 30 …

Build Your Chest and Back with Just One Dumbbell

This simple workout takes only 20 minutes, but it yields big results<p>This upper-body workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour is incredibly simple and ridiculously effective.<p>All you need is one dumbbell and 20 minutes.<p>You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on …

19 Ways to Build Your Back

Discover the simple exercises that will make you strong<p>There’s an old saying: If you want to grow, you have to row.<p>That’s “grow” as in your muscles and “row” as in the exercise.<p>So we asked <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness advisor Andy Speer—creator of the cutting-edge Anarchy Workout—to give us 10 ways we can …

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 …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.

Circuit Week 2015! The Workout That Builds Unstoppable Strength

Build muscle and brawn from head to toe with this 5-exercise workout<p>Circuits aren’t just good for burning calories. You can also use them to build strength and muscle. Exhibit A: Day 2 of Circuit Week. It’s designed to help you build “unstoppable” strength by having you perform slow, controlled …

2 Circuits That Will Help You Drop Pounds and Add Muscle

Build size and burn fat with these cutting-edge routines<p>These are not your standard workout circuits. Created by Brian Neale, C.S.C.S., a performance coach in Westchester, New York, and creator of the <b>Build and Burn</b> workout, these 3-move routines will help you get lean and pack on muscle mass at the …

10 Badass Kettlebell Swings

Take your swing to an all-new level with these variations<p>Experts love the kettlebell swing.<p>They’re low-impact on the joints. They have a similar aerobic and metabolic impact to running for the same period of time. And they work the often-neglected but big calorie-burning muscles that run along the …

The 4 Toughest Sprint Workouts You Can Do

Take your workouts outside the gym and still get huge gains<p>While the super-lean physique of an elite distance runner might not be your goal, just about anyone interested in fitness can benefit from adding sprinting workouts to their fitness plan.<p>And if you’re short on time, serious sprint sessions …

The Best Way to Improve Your Bench Press without a Spotter

A buddy or reliable gym-goer isn't always around when you need a hand with a heavy barbell. Here's a safer alternative that builds just as much muscle<p>If you don’t have a spotter, you might head straight to the Smith machine to bench press. But ever wonder why it’s so much easier to bench heavy …

The 2-Minute Body-Fat Detonator

Test your power with this 4-move challenge<p>Explosive movements take a lot of energy. That's one of the reasons why squat jumps often feel so much harder than a regular bodyweight squat.<p>"Exercises that require your muscles to fire quickly rely on your fast-twitch fibers," explains Todd Durkin, …

Resistance Band Routines to Strengthen Connective Tissue

This routine can help strengthen your bones, tendons and fascia.<p><b>"A Runner's Guide to Connective Tissue"</b> <b></b>explains the importance of building the strength of your connective tissue—your bones, tendons and fascia—in order to be a less injury-prone runner. These wobble board exercises should …

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Build Your Arms in 3 Minutes

This fast routine will leave you with a serious sleeve-busting pump<p>Sometimes you just want to give your guns a little extra love. That’s why Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b> created this challenge to put your arm strength and endurance to the test.<p>It’s simple. Pick up some …

Rev Your Metabolism with Just 3 Moves

And say goodbye to belly fat<p>Performing exercises with explosive power is one of the best ways to blast fat. Why?<p>For one, fast-twitch fibers require more energy to contract than slow-twitch fibers. In fact, a Salisbury University study found that explosive training burns more calories than lifting …

Blast Your Muscles and Lungs with These Sinister Supersets

Get a fast-paced total-body workout in just under 4 minutes<p>Most weekend challenges tax a specific skill set or muscle group to see how you stack up. But this week, challenge creator Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S, author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> just wants to see how much you can handle.<p>Using both power and …

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

The ONLY 3 Principles You'll EVER Need to Live an Amazing Life

<b>In 1942, Ron Plomley invented a radio program where celebrity guests were asked to imagine being stranded on a deserted island.</b> In this imaginary …

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99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.<p>I was a little pissed off at …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

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The Strength Program That Will Get You the Best Results of Your Life

It's the simplest way to maximize your gains<p>Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a …

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