He once had the knees of an 80-year-old. Now he’s in the best shape of his life You know what they say: No pain, no gain. But that old training mantra is outdated, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ
All you need is one light dumbbell—and some serious core strength If you’re looking for great-looking abs and arms, give this pushup-position row complex a shot, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ C.S.C.S.
Finding inner peace comes with some serious perks I started meditating a little over a year ago. I had the most amazing guided meditation session at a yoga studio that sent my state of mind careening a
In a recent TED talk, Isaac Lidsky asks the audience "what reality are you creating for yourself?" Isaac tells the audience that he's going to share five facts with them. One of those facts isn't true.
It’s just two simple exercises, but if you do them in the right order, you’ll see massive results If you want to start filling out your shirts more, you need to make your upper pecs pop. This two-move
Use these two kettlebell moves to hammer your upper body. Go longer than 10 minutes—if you can . . . Some days you want to get in a tough workout without worrying about factors like sets, reps, and rest
Society wants you to buzz like a good little worker bee. The powers that be don't want you to think freely for yourself and question the system in which you're embedded, they want you to mindlessly perform
More than four decades ago I was in the doctoral program at Columbia Business School. My marketing courses stressed the importance of customer service. Treat the customer well and she will come again again
Ironically called the “couch stretch,” this mobility drill from Kelly Starrett can help your body bounce back from all that sitting The “couch stretch” may not be as comfortable as the name would suggest,
Jump higher, run faster, and get better at almost any exercise by doing this beforehand In the video above, Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., discusses a training trick that “excites
Pencil this in for your next leg day Put this on your to-do list for next leg day. The triple squat stack uses three different squat variations to hit your hips, glutes, and quads. You’ll hold the dumbbells
10 minutes, 2 moves, big rewards When you’re short on time, stressed out, or just don’t know what to do at the gym, perform this simple push-carry challenge. It’s a low-impact, high-return workout that
This circuit workout kickstarts your metabolism and destroys fat for hours after your final rep One of my favorite ways to fry fat at a furious pace? The MetApocalypse. The workout hits every single muscle
If you’re skipping this movement, you’re missing out on huge gains Make sure to include the bodyweight lunge in your next leg workout. Just yawn? We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting
Skip delivery and you can cave to your craving—without a helping of guilt Chowing on chain pies will quickly lead to pizza glut. Credit the thick mattress of cheese that coats most crusts. This simple
Use this 2-exercise routine to shape, strengthen, and flatten your core anytime, anywhere Your core deserves your focused effort. After all, a lean, tight midsection does so much more than look good shirtless.
If you've ever had an issue with your back, you know how debilitating the pain can be. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans younger than 45 years old. But a large analysis
Tight hip flexors can lead to things like back pain and bad exercise form. Here's how to fix them You probably often hear gripes about tight hip flexors at the gym. They're not uncommon, especially if
Don’t let sitting impair your gains. Squat heavier, run faster, and jump higher with this simple pre-workout stretch Parking your butt in a chair all day can wreak havoc on your gym routine. “When you
Squeeze out every last ounce of extra body fat with this metabolic conditioning routine As a trainer, I take great pride in my creative workout names and themes. Not only do the names make training more
These exercises strip away fat and reveal hard muscle. Here’s how to program them into your weekly workouts Are you stuck in a workout rut? Your first reaction might be to say “no.” But think about your
Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate. So when I look back on my
With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout A new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter.
Stretch the limits of your shirtsleeves by learning a completely new way to sculpt your arms Without even looking at you, we’re fairly certain that your arms aren’t as big as they could be. How can we
Incinerate belly fat at the end of your workout with this metabolic finisher A complex is one of the fastest ways to burn fat. You never have to put down the weights, so you move non-stop from exercise