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5 plastic surgeries that make fit guys look more jacked

1. Abdominal etching<p>You know how much work it takes to really carve out that six-pack. But not all abdominal muscles are the same, and some people's …

How to Bench Press the Right Way, According to Personal Trainers

What you're doing wrong—and how to fix it.<p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during one of their client sessions and idly asked yourself something like, <i>Dang, I wonder if they ever happen to notice what I'm doing over here</i>? Good news! …

Boot Camp

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

The Belly-Fat Inferno Workout | Men's Health

1. Circuit x3<p>Kettlebell Swing<p>20 Reps<p>Place a kettlebell on the floor in front of you. Spread your feet slightly beyond shoulder width, push your hips back, and slightly bend your knees. Grab the kettlebell's handle with both hands.<p>Start your swing with a “hike pass”—like a center snapping the ball …

Video captures Hurricane Maria’s terrible impact on Puerto Rico.

On Tuesday afternoon, 34 days after the hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico, the National Weather Service in San Juan posted an unassuming YouTube …

Puerto Rico

50 Things Nutritionists Never Eat—So You Shouldn’t Either

Love to curl up in front of The Voice with some vino and a buttery bag of popcorn? Resist. 'I once ripped open an unpopped microwave popcorn bag and …

These 9 Bodyweight Exercises Will Help You Get Toned AND Lean

Pull double duty—no gym required.<p>Getty Images<p>While lifting heavy has become very on-trend, that doesn’t mean workouts using just your bodyweight are any less challenging. Besides, who doesn’t love a sweat sesh that can happen wherever, whenever? Think of all the time you save—no traveling to and …

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

5 Steps to Bulletproof Delts<p>Tuck your elbows in tight to your body as you lower the bar.<p>Touch the bar on your lower chest.<p>Press the bar in a straight …

The Navy SEAL workout to blow up your arms

Busy men know how to be efficient in the gym. That’s why busy men train with supersets.<p>With supersets, leisurely rests—the time lazier guys spend …

Exercise

The Very Best Upper-Body Exercise

The Pullover, Reinvented<p>Pullovers Work Damn Near Everything<p>Pullovers are one of the most underrated exercises. Besides improving stability and …

Steroid-using celeb bodybuilder dies two weeks after falling into coma

Elite bodybuilder Rich Piana has died, according to his estranged wife, who said she was “in tears” as she paid a touching tribute to her ex.<p>Fellow …

Los Angeles

How To Uncover Your Six-Pack In A Week. Seriously

With the August bank holiday looming, it's fair to assume that many of you have sunnier climes on your agenda and, with them, heightened weight-loss …

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.<p>When Half of Your Butt Won't Work<p>If …

Yoga

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

Here's Exactly How to Carb Load — Straight From a Dietitian

Carb loading can be extremely confusing, especially if you're new to sports nutrition — do you just eat a bucket of pasta the night before a half-marathon and hope for the best?! How do you properly increase these necessary macros without sabotaging your diet or messing with your metabolism? What …

The 5 Best Strength Training Finishers

<b>You’ve charged through your training session, or at least what was on paper for today.</b> And truth be told, you’re feeling good. You even have ten …

Marathons

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

Lead Photo Credit: Again Faster Equipment (Jim Rego at CrossFit Southborough)<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The rower is unlike typical cardio …

​Bas Rutten's 12-Move MMA Workout Will Leave You Drenched​ | Men’s Health

For the workout, perform each move for 50 seconds and rest for 10 seconds in between each move. Do the entire circuit three times for an intense full-body workout worthy of the UFC Hall of Fame.<p>Slam Ball<p>Lift the ball above your head and slam it down to the ground. Catch it, lift it back up, and …

4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

Hip problems get a lot of attention as you age. But tight, immobile shoulders, beyond making the gym miserable, put you squarely in old-man …

Workouts

This CrossFit-Inspired Workout Is All About the Number 20

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard …

Workouts

Get A Rock-Hard Midsection With This Medicine Ball Exercise​ | Men’s Health

Your arms will see some action too as you reach the medicine ball overhead and strike down explosively, controlling the ball with each impact. Maintaining speed, core strength, and coordination are three important goals for the ageless athlete.<p>If you're indoors and by a wall, you can throw the ball …

Tip: Lift With Two, Lower With One

This training method builds muscle several different ways, including increasing growth factors like IGF-1. Here's how to do it.<p>2:1 Accentuated …

Muscle

Tip: Drop, Fail, Grow

First recruit all the muscle fibers you can, then fatigue them for massive gains. Here's how.<p>When training for muscle growth, recruit as many muscle …

This Bodyweight Workout Keeps Burning Calories Long After You Stop Moving

The cool thing about exercise is that there's actually science behind it, so if your goal is to get the most out of every minute of your workout, …

Workouts

Today's Workout 16: The dumbbell circuit to build total-body muscle

You might be the type of guy who reserves certain days at the gym to work on specific body parts. You know the drill: Monday is International Chest …

Health

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.<p>A study …

Exercise

Your Smartphone Addiction Is Stressing You Out​ | Men’s Health

Surprise! Your Smartphone Addiction Is Ruining Your Life<p>​A new survey finds that 8 in 10 Americans are constantly attached to their phones<p>Getty Images<p>Cell phone addiction is real, folks. More than 8 in 10 Americans are attached to their smartphones and gadgets—and 86 percent of them say they’re …

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Workouts

How to Use ‘21s’ to Maximize Muscle Growth | Men's Health

And if you can do this with pullups, you’re a fitness freak show … in a good way. <br>You can also play around with the order that each range of motion is targeted to keep your body guessing.<p>In the beginning, I’d recommend starting with the most difficult range of motion when you’re most fresh. In the …

5 Beginner-Friendly Foam Rolling Moves To Master

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden believes everyone needs to spend a little more time foam rolling, and she’s on a mission to make it happen. While the …

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