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The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Studies Favor BCAAs for 'Cut Diets'

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are one of the most highly researched and popular strength training supplements for muscle recovery. BCAAs have …

Diets

10 Exercises to Develop the Best Forearms in the Gym

“Walk into any gym in the world on any given day and you’ll see most guys—be it bodybuilders, powerlifters, CrossFitters, and or weekend …

The Core and Cardio ‘EMOM’ Workout That Turbocharges Your Metabolism

Do these movements ‘every minute on the minute’ to spur fat loss<p>A jump rope or a medicine ball are probably two of the last items you’d grab at the gym. Pair them together, however, and you can get one of the best cardio and core workouts of your life. Check it out in the video above.<p>(Build your …

This Is the Craziest Kettlebell Swing You’ll Ever Do

You’ll need two bells to perform it. Ready to try it?<p>You’re going to wish you had known about the kettlebell rocker sooner.<p>The exercise comes from Jen Sinkler, a personal trainer based in Minneapolis, and it’s a mix between the kettlebell swing, isometric quarter-squat, and a skier swing. It’s a …

The New Exercise Our Fitness Director Can’t Get Enough Of

It’s called the kettlebell roller. Here’s why you should add it to your routine today<p>This kettlebell roller exercise may appear ridiculous. In fact, if you perform it correctly, you’ll kind of resemble a turtle stuck on his back.<p>But it’s an important move to add to your arsenal—no matter how silly …

5 Easy Meditation Techniques for Beginners (and How to Know Where to Start)

Years ago, meditation and mindfulness practice changed my life in ways I had never imagined were possible.I’m not talking about increased …

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

But it's not about perfection, and that's one of the most important things I've learned so far on this meditation journey. Here are five more lessons I've learned along the way.<p><i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs …

Meditation

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

The 9 Best Exercises For Muscle Growth

These 9 exercises are considered to be the staple of muscle growth and development that everybody, no matter of their fitness level, needs to have …

Top 7 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Strength and Conditioning

Kettlebells are gaining in popularity for a good reason, they are great for training your body for strength and conditioning. And they are very …

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

How to gain muscle like a bodybuilding champion

Hitting the gym hard and a muscle-building diet harder but still don’t have the physique you were hoping for? Well here’s the secret: if you want to …

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

The 5-Minute Tabata Thruster You Should Add To the End Of Your Workout

Light calories, your glutes, and your shoulders on fire with this cardio finisher<p>Save an extra five minutes at the end of your workout for this cardio finisher.<p>It’s called the Tabata Thruster, and it targets your hips and shoulders, elevates your heart rate, and turbocharges your calorie burn, says</i> …

4 Cardio Workouts That Don't Suck

In the fitness world, cardio tends to be a highly debated topic. Some people claim you should never do cardio, especially if you're trying to build …

The 30 best shoulders exercises of all time

You need to hit your deltoids, upper trapezius, serratus anterior, rotator cuff muscles, and levator scapulae to truly build three-dimensional …

9 Genius Charts That Let You Skip Cooking Math

Cooking shouldn't be rocket science. We've got you covered.<p>Cooking shouldn’t be rocket science -- but when you’re faced with complicated recipes, ingredient substitutions or party-sized portions, it can feel like memorization and math skills stand between you and your best meal yet.<p>We’ve partnered …

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38 Healthy One-Skillet Meals

There’s a lot that can go wrong when cooking. Maybe you miss an ingredient and now your meal tastes weirdly salty, or you make such a steamy dish …

3 Strength Training Tips From a Guy Who Lifts 5 Times His Body Weight

These training secrets will help you move more iron and bust through your sleeves<p>Richard Hawthorne chalks up and steps under the bar, pressing his shoulders into the textured steel.<p>There’s no forceful breathing. No grunting. No tough-guy histrionics at all.<p>Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies …

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

100 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Money Before You're 35

My daughter is choosing her high school courses this month. I can’t tell you how much this terrifies me. I want her to make all of the right choices. The scary part is that I don’t know what choices actually are the right ones. You see, she’s my oldest and I’ve never done this parenting thing …

Personal Finance

Everything You Need to Know About Money on One Index Card

University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack explains the financial cheat-sheet that went viral.<p>One of the all-time best pieces of personal finance …

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 …

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10 exercises you need to get single-digit body fat

Want to blow away your belly? You've got to right place. These moves from <b>Tabata</b> master trainer <b>Jack Stark</b> are specifically designed to raise your …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

The best full-body fat-loss workout

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Most big-box gyms feature a cluster of machines arranged to provide members …

10 Strength Training Moves for a Bulletproof Body

1 of 11<p>Many of us lift weights for the aesthetic perks. And there's nothing wrong with wanting six-pack abs and monster quads purely for the sake of …

25 Strength-Training Exercises for the Best Upper-Body Workout of All Time

1 of 26<p>Build Upper Body Strength<p>People throw around a number of different words they think are "synonymous" when it comes to strength training: …