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This Is How Long You Should Hold A Plank For

The answer might surprise you.<p>If you're holding a plank for 60-second intervals or longer, you're doing it wrong.<p>Plenty of experts say planking for …

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I Planked One Minute Every Hour for Two Weeks

Eight minutes of planking is actually a long time. I started off the first couple days only doing forearm planks. But for as short as a minute …

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10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

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15 Pieces of Functional Fitness Gear to Get You Strong and Lean

The tools you need to transform your body in 2018<p>If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission.<p>Photograph courtesy of manufacturers<p>If you’re one of the <i>Men’s Health</i> readers who attended our recent MH Workshop functional fitness workout event, you know that nothing gets results …

How Strength Training Can Prevent Running Injuries

Runners love to run, but not much else. Strength training, however, can be a game changer.<p>Derek Bronston has been a runner all his life. The 49-year old Brooklyn-based software engineer began running 5ks and 10ks as a kid and then as an adult, began training for longer distances. Along the way, he …

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Barre Workout | Women's Health

9 Tiny Moves That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Body<p>They only look easy.<p>Photograph courtesy of FlyBarre<p>When it comes to the gym, it's easy to shoot for the big things: the 45-minute run on the treadmill or the 120-pound clean-and-jerk. But there's a lot of benefit in shooting for the little …

A 10-Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do with Minimal Space

It's a Thursday at 8 P.M. and you really don't want to drag yourself to the gym, so you decide to try one of the many cardio workouts you've …

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​12 Great Exercises That Fix Your Crappy Posture | Men’s Health

Incorporating regular static stretches into your everyday life will help stretch and lengthen muscles that can become tight as a result of excessive cell phone use, Matthews says. So consider adding these stretches to your morning routine after your shower, when your muscles are warmed up.<p><b>Reverse</b> …

You Can’t Claim To Be Fit Unless You Can Pass These 7 Tests

Are you truly in shape?<p>Landon MacDonald<p>“Just how fit should I be?”<p>It’s a question I receive all the time. I run Gym Jones. It’s known as one of the world’s most hardcore gyms, and it produces some of fittest people on the planet. My clients include pro-athletes, Special Forces soldiers, and …

​A 9-Move Circuit For Bigger, Stronger, Injury-Proof Shoulders | Men’s Health

If you want to sculpt your shoulders and make your waist look smaller, then give this 9-exercise dumbbell a circuit a try!<p>Do each move in the order listed with no more than 20 seconds of rest and transition between moves:<p>1. Dumbbell incline chest-supported low trap raise, 15 reps<p>2. Dumbbell incline …

This Workout Will Get You Ready for a Spartan Race

Francois Nel/Getty Images<p>Because running your favorite flat three-mile loop every other day isn't quite going to cut it.<p>You've done the Couch-to-5K thing, you've dabbled in 10Ks, and you've even completed a half-marathon or two (or 10). You're comfortable running short and long distances—but you've …

Signs You Should Start Foam Rolling

To paraphrase Dr. Paul Mostoff, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports Physical Therapy, if you’re human, you should be foam rolling. “Foam rolling …

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The Best Tech Of CES 2017 | Men's Health

The Best New Tech Of 2017<p>Men's Health editors pick the 15 coolest and most useful tech products we saw at CES 2017<p>Lattis, Invoxia, GoTenna, Outdoor Tech, Sevenhugs, Under Armour<p>We saw a lot of cool new tech products at CES this year. We also saw a lot of sad, misguided stuff that no doubt cost …

6 Ways to Change Your Running for the Better in 2017

Focus on these strategies for getting serious this year.<p>For a moment the pace slowed, or at least that’s how it seemed to Kaitlin Gregg Goodman. The Providence, Rhode Island-based runner had flown across the country last April to the Stanford Invitational to run a fast 10,000 meters, and she could …

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Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

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The ONE Stretch You Need to Do, Based on Your Favorite Workout

From spinning to Zumba, we’ve got your cooldown move covered.<p>Shutterstock<p>We don’t blame you for being single-mindedly focused on busting out reps, miles, or RPMs mid-workout. But what happens when you’re done? Instead of basking in your sweaty glory and heading to the showers, take a few minutes to …

The Best Way to Burn Fat If You Hate Cardio | Men's Health

Instead of using traditional modes of cardio training, MetaCardio employs resistance training exercises to provide a muscle-building stimulus, which, in turn, enhances the overall fat-burning and metabolism-boosting potential of your workout. It’s the basis of my newest fitness program with <i>Men’s</i> …

This Medicine Ball Workout Will Work Your Butt Like Never Before

While a zero-equipment squats and lunges routine can be a great way to work your butt, a medicine ball workout adds in a seriously versatile piece of …

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It's All in the Hip: 5 Steps to Fixing Movement Dysfunction

<b>We need stability in much the same way that we need air.</b> We need to supply oxygen in the right amounts, at the right times, and according to the …

5 Fundamental Core and Abdominal Exercises for Beginners

<b>If you’re newer to training or getting back into shape, I’m sure you’ve heard about core training.</b> Perhaps you’ve heard about it in magazines or …

The 5 Best Fitness Apps to Motivate Your Workouts | Men's Health

(No time to leave the house? Check out THE 21-DAY METASHRED for 30-minute fat-burning workouts you can do right in your living room.)<p>FITNESS APP: FITOCRACY<p>The basic free version of Fitocracy comes with a community feed, helpful forums, and access to an ever-growing library of workouts.<p>Work your way …

5 Core Exercises That Help You Finish Strong

These moves will help you maintain good form on every run.<p>At the start of a run, it's easy to run "tall" with good form—head balanced over shoulders, shoulders over hips. But as you tire, form often falls apart—your head juts forward, your shoulders slump, your torso hinges forward. That can slow …

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19 Genius Fitness Tips You Should Steal From the Best Gyms In the Country | Men's Health

Plus, lots and lots of data. Results Fitness in California has crunched 16 years’ worth of workout logs from thousands of clients, while the Glute Lab in Phoenix collects muscle-activation stats that it shares with the world. Ultimately, these efforts improve outcomes for us all.<p>Here, we’ll show …

Strength Training for Runners: Pistol Squats | Amazing Body Exercises

“Pistol bows aid a runner identify leg imbalances and also deal with boosting these imbalances by training the legs separately,” claims Siobhan …

The 14 Best Workout and Exercise Apps for Lazy Girls

Easy fitness plans you can follow without even leaving your apartment.<p>Nothing kills your exercise motivation faster than a roomful of witnesses at the scene of your Not Nailing That Yoga Pose. But that's where workout apps for your smart phone (that you can use in the privacy of your home) come in. …

The Best Weight Lifting Advice For Men Over 40 | Men's Health

Suddenly, I felt embarrassed more than anything—like I was a washed-up ballplayer being asked to pitch Viagra or be a spokesman for a new line of “rich mahogany scented” adult diapers. The articles were so lame.<p>So I decided to write my own type of over-40 training article. If you’re a healthy man …

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The Three Best Core Exercises For Runners

There are lots of core exercises out there. Doing any of them is better than doing none of them. But some are definitely better for runners than …

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The Best Active Recovery Workout | Men's Health

If you’re serious about changing your body, feeling better, and making serious gains in the weight room, then “active” rest days are a must.<p>(And if you’re serious about losing weight and feeling your best, try THE 21-DAY METSHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks—at home!)<p>After all, you’re …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

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