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Be Slimmer, Stronger, and Smarter

What follows is a 24-hour plan for first targeting and then tapping into what may be your most valuable natural resource.<p><b>6:00 a.m. Flick Your Energy Switch</b><br>What you see as a good night's sleep, your body interprets as 8 hours of starvation. And so, in an effort to conserve energy, there's a dramatic …

6 Strategies to Boost Your HDL Cholesterol

Think you can wait 3 years? You can't. A man with a low HDL-cholesterol level—40 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) or lower—can have as much as a three times greater risk of death from heart disease. So unless you're blessed with blood that consistently scores in the mid-40s or higher, you need to …

The workout to build a massive chest and get rid of your man-boobs

undrey / Getty<p>undrey / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30–45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We'll be direct, gentlemen: Nobody likes a guy with man-boobs—especially not the …

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

These Hot Yogis Will Inspire You to Get on the Mat ASAP

There's nothing better than meeting a handsome man who loves yoga — and a little eye candy during a tough practice never hurts! If you're not sure about hitting up your local studio tonight, check these 25 impressive Instagram shots of strong and steamy men breathing deep while holding Handstand, …

The Beginner’s Guide to Interval Training

Men's Fitness Editors

Interval Training

High-Intensity Workout Routines That Get You Lean & Fit, Fast!

Here are the 6 WORST things you can do if you want to ignite your body's own fat-burning furnace and get lean, strong & totally ripped in less …

Exercise

The Crunch That Works Every Muscle | Men's Health

If you’ve been hibernating like a grizzly all season, the bear crunch will wake up nearly every muscle in your body—and attack your abs!<p>Here’s how to do it: Start on all fours, and raise your knees one inch off the ground. The next part is tricky—and what makes the move such an ab assault—so watch …

Are You As Fit as a 5-Year-Old? | Men's Health

Most adults struggle with hip mobility and glute strength. Blame sitting all day, which leaves your hips tight and your glutes weaker than a frat party keg beer. The crab foot reach targets both, which is why it’s such a challenge—and why it’s so important to do, since those weak points can limit …

The Unbelievable 4-Minute Cardio Workout | Men's Health

Our proof: The fast and furious routines that follow, courtesy of fitness expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, owner of StreamFIT.com—a web site that offers follow-along, bootcamp-style workouts (that you can stream to your TV, tablet, smartphone, or computer). These 4-minute workouts are all based on the …

7 Best Muscle Building Exercises

9:31 AM Workouts<p>When you are trying to build muscle mass you want to do the best exercises. This will allow you to build muscle the most efficiently, …

Total Athleticism: The Workout

Here's what you need to know...<p>Don't draw a hard line between training modalities or equipment. All of it's just a tool to get you stronger, faster, …

Exercise

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …