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This Workout Will Blast Your Abs and Triceps | Men’s Health

1. Do as many <b>close-grip pushup</b>s as you can in 60 seconds. With your hands this close together (your thumbs and index fingers should form a triangle), you'll smoke your triceps and also put less stress on your shoulders, which is important for avoiding overuse injuries.<p>2. Hold the <b>hollow-body diamond</b> …

Upper-Body Exercises to Do When Injured​ | Men’s Health

Research shows that when you continue to train the unaffected side, you'll have a much faster return to normal strength once the injury is healed and you are cleared by your doctor.<p>Watch the video above to see the single-arm TRX row and the incline dumbbell press, two great exercises to keep you in …

Why You Need to Lift Heavy to Build Strength | Men’s Health

They researchers tested for muscle thickness and strength when the men first started training, as well as during the third week and after they completed the 6-week routine. (Here's why every man should be lifting weights.)<p>After 6 weeks of training, they found that both groups saw similar growth in …

​These Protein-Loaded Kale Quinoa Meat Bombs Will Help Your Muscles | Men’s Health

Plus, you manage to sneak in some vegetables.<p>And, to that point, feel free to swap out the kale and spinach combo for any other dark leafy green you’re currently not eating enough of: Swiss chard, mustard greens, watercress—heck even the tops from a bunch of beets will work.<p>You can thank Spoon …

Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Fritatta With Chard and Cheese | Men's Health

The Brunch That Builds Muscle<p>This high-protein egg dish is perfect for a weekend breakfast. Or dinner. Or a midnight snack. Or…<p>“Frittata” only sounds fancy. Basically you just dump a bunch of ingredients into a baking dish, whisk in some eggs, and bake the thing in the oven. Watch the video above …

The Ultimate Shoulder-Scorching Workout | Men's Health

Build Bigger Shoulders With This 10-Minute Workout<p>Five moves. Six reps each. How many rounds can you complete?<p>In just 10 minutes, this intense five-move workout will build your deltoids and traps, giving you that impressive shoulder shape you’re looking for, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ …

The Common Squat Mistake That Could Lead to a Back Injury | Men's Health

You can hold your hands closer or wider on the bar, depending on your shoulder mobility.<p>And you can keep your toes pointed forward or have them turned out on a slight angle.<p>However, there is one adjustment most men shouldn’t make—and that’s to let your hips come up faster than your shoulders when …

Prevent a Shoulder Injury with Three Simple Moves | Men's Health

Strengthening your shoulders’ rotator cuffs can help avoid impingements.<p>In the video above, watch as <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., demonstrates three simple exercises you can do with a mini band to strengthen your rotator cuffs and prevent impingement from slowing you down.

The Best Exercise For Your Calves | Men's Health

Do the exercise with just your bodyweight for sets of 15 to 20 reps at a time.<p>To make it harder, load up the exercise with a weight belt or an enthusiastic workout partner. (That second option is not for the faint of heart—watch the video to the end to see what we mean.)<p>Another (less awkward) way …

The 2-Move Rubber Legs Workout | Men's Health

The heel kick after the drop split squat doesn’t just look cool, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. It also forces your hip through full range-of-motion for better glute activation. You may never do a drop split squat without one again.<p>Directions: Perform the drop split squat to heel …

Best Dog Breeds For Running | Men's Health

The following four breeds will never fall behind no matter how fast you run.<p>Prefer a mutt? Look for a long snout, and a lean, muscular build.<p>Weimaraner<p>Steve Sanford<p>It was bred for chasing down bears and boars in dense forest, so Weimaraners see your trails and sidewalks as cake walks.<p>The breed also …

Use These New Grips to Build Bigger Biceps and Rear Deltoids | Men's Health

Your thumbs and pinkies could hold the keys to better biceps and rear deltoids. Check out the video below to see where they should be placed during curls and flyes to better activate your muscles.<p><b>Biceps Curls</b><p>New grip: Shift your hand so that your thumbs butt up against the sides of the weight.<p>Why …