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No Excuse: Couch Potato Workout

No Excuses: Chair Workout<p>Celebrity fitness trainer Donovan Green shows you how to do a total body workout in less than five minutes.<p>Celebrity fitness …

Exercise

7 Mental Tricks to Help You Crush Every Workout

Crank up your performance with these simple motivational strategies<p>There’s a crucial piece of exercise equipment that doesn’t cost a thing, and it can help you perform your best every time you enter the gym.<p>It’s called your brain. Use these seven simple mental tricks from scientists and fitness …

Exercise

What to Do if Squats Make Your Knees Hurt

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here’s how to make the move joint-friendly so you can enjoy the muscle-building benefits without the pain<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul …

Workouts

Reveal Your Summer Six-Pack

Tack this quick core circuit on to the end of your workout to blast your abs from every angle<p>It's easy to hibernate during the winter. The days are long and cold, and the gym never seems as inviting as the comfort of your couch. Because of this, it's easy to put on extra insulation from November to …

Workouts

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Flexibility For Runners

In this video stretching guru Phil Wharton, who has worked with elite athletes such as Olympic medalists Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi, discusses …

8 Ways to Stick to Your Workout

Get motivated to exercise with these helpful, motivating tricks<p><b>1. Just Show Up</b>On low-energy days, head to the gym with the promise that you can leave after you finish your warmup. "Tell yourself you'll just do the Dynamic Warmup," says Rachel Cosgrove, author of The Female Body Breakthrough and …

Exercise

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …

Workouts

18 Moves to Tone Your Butt, Thighs, and Legs

Exercises that tighten and tone your legs from butt to ankles and everything in between

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Daily Session: Muscle-Building Workout for a Big Back

Finding yourself hitting a wall when it comes to putting on size? Luckily, Monica Eiler, NPC Figure competitor and personal trainer, knows a few …

Workouts

4 Common Pullup Mistakes You Need to Avoid

It’s easy to think you’re doing everything right in the gym, but you’re probably making some stupid, easily avoidable mistakes.<p>Certain exercises are …

Workouts

The 30-minute big back workout routine

Paul Aiken / EyeEm / Getty<p>Paul Aiken / EyeEm / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Circuit training and high-intensity workouts are "in," but …

Exercise

30-Day Plank Challenge

The plank is one of the best exercises to strengthen your core, which is more than just your abdominals. The core is a complex series of muscles that …

3 Fitness Tests You Should Be Able to Pass

These assessments take about five minutes to perform, but they can shape the way you train for months or years to come<p>Everyone has different fitness goals—running a marathon, performing 10,000 kettlebell swings, benching 1.5 times your body weight. But before you race toward your big goal, assess …

Exercise

10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out

<b>We get it: Motivation is tough. But try any of these 10 new simple, science-backed kick-starters and you'll want to work out. So what's your mantra? Share it in the comments below.</b><p>By Courtney Rubin, <i>SELF</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 Ways to Get Psyched Up to Work Out<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: …

How Wise Men Shop

Buy gifts how and when you want, and still save money<p>Retailers know you don't like shopping. So during the holidays, they ramp up the marketing, crank the festive music, and plant overpriced generic gifts at store entrances and on aisle end caps—places where you're most likely to cave and grab …

How Long Should You Exercise?

Where you live could impact your workout, a new study finds<p>Don’t trust those numbers on the treadmill: South Asian men may need to exercise up to 100 minutes more per week than men of European descent in order to reap the same health benefits, according to researchers at the University of Glasgow …

Diabetes

The Fitness Rule You Must Follow

The rule is simple, but it’ll change the way you approach your next workout<p>Every morning, my friends, assistant coaches, and interns work out in my training lab. Okay, it's actually just my garage gym, but everyone there has to follow this one rule: Do not criticize, condemn, or correct a training …

Fitness

Reach New Levels of Strength

When it comes to building muscle, the best approach may be one-sided. Try this training technique to accelerate your gains<p>Most guys have a strong side and a weak side (yes, even you). While you don’t consciously try to make one arm bigger or one leg more powerful than the other, it happens when you …

Workouts

The Best Way to Get Your Best Body

Want to achieve your fitness goals in 2014? Accelerate your gains by adding THIS to your gym membership<p>You shell out money for a gym membership, but pushing weight by yourself may not be the best way to pack on muscle and shed that winter belly. New research from the University of California, Los …

Los Angeles

Activewear in 1993—Jeans?!?

Jeans were everywhere in the '90s—even on our model doing pushups in an archived issue<p>There’s a time and place for most everything. But when it comes to your workout, there are certain things that simply don’t belong—like the jeans our model is sporting during a workout in our October 1993 story …

Clothing

The Financial Advice You Shouldn't Take

These 'experts' underperform the markets year after year<p>Don't put much stock in money magazines: Investment picks from expert advisors at financial publications tend to perform worse than the market average, finds new research from the University of South Florida.<p>An analysis of 10 years of stock …

Investing

Are Your Friends Destroying Your Diet?

Peer pressure influences what you eat—for better or for worse<p>Beware of your friend who likes to supersize their combo platters. Peer pressure may be to blame for your lack of control when ordering out, according to a new study from the University of Illinois.<p>Researchers analyzed a restaurant’s …

Nutrition

A Fitter You in 2014

Build the body you've always wanted, starting NOW<p>Want an easy, FREE way to build your best body in the new year? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, performance coach David Jack shares details of <i>Men's Health</i>'s Get Back in Shape workout and app, which he helped develop for guys looking to …

Men's Health

Planet Fitness Is Not a Gym

And it’s stupid to keep pretending it is<p>On January 7, a Category 2 shitstorm exploded on Reddit when a Planet Fitness member complained that his local club had removed its only squat rack. By way of explanation, an employee told him “a customer complained that it was intimidating.”<p>As of Friday …

Which Is Better: Bottled or Tap Water?

Why is one simple question about water so hard to answer?<p>If you still pause at a waiter’s first question—“<i>Is tap water okay</i>?”—you’re not alone. Compared to the previous year, fewer Americans made the switch from bottled to tap water in 2010, according to the most recent data on the topic in a …

Snorkeling

Are You Paying Too Much for Cable?

This could be a cheaper entertainment option<p>Is it time to cut the cord? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Gregg Stebben hits the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and chats with Brett Eppley from Mohu. The company's paper-thin HDTV antenna enables you to watch your favorite …