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At First His Friends Thought He Was Crazy For Buying a Dirty Garage To Live In...Then He Remodeled It.

Much like an old speakeasy known only by word of mouth, the owner of this tiny house prefers it remain more or less hidden from scrutiny. That area …

Sheet Metal

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.

This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says Men’s Health B.J. Gaddour.

So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear squat, bear walkout, or bear roll—for an entire minute. Once …


Why ‘Back Abs’ Are All the Rage Right Now

Besides the biceps, the core is the area of the body that every gym rat becomes most obsessed with. A lean midsection has long been the measure of a man’s fitness, sexual prowess, and even work ethic.

But have you ever heard of back abs? “Back Abs” are considered the new “abs” and describe a …


La Rambla House / Rosa Ma Ballester Espigares

Architects: Rosa Ma Ballester Espigares
Location: Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ignacio Espigares Enríquez From the


A Tiny Brooklyn Studio Apartment Organized by a Smart Storage Wall

Following a renovation by New York's Framework Architecture, a wall running the length of a small Prospect Heights studio provides generous storage and display.

To see other storage-savvy small spaces, including a New England retreat by Framework Architecture, pick up our November issue, on …


This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past

As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …


Tiny Machine Paddles Water, Eats Pollution, Spits Out Electricity

Row, row, row your bot

Inside these tiny machines is a colony of hungry bacteria, yearning to eat. The row-bot, as this charming little device is named, paddles about on the surface of water, funneling waste and pollution into its bacteria-rich stomach and receiving electrical power in return. It’s …


What’s the Most Muscle You Can Gain?

I saw my first bodybuilding show in the early 1980s. It was an amateur contest in St. Louis, my hometown. The range of physiques on display was astounding.

One guy had the widest shoulders I’d ever seen, with deltoids that looked like twin moons in partial eclipse. Another, a compact former …


Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)

Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works key movement patterns, hits a ton of large muscle groups at …


The Only Type of Cardio That Gets You Jacked

There is cardio.

And then there’s High-Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)—aerobic workouts sent from lifters’ heaven.

HICT is essentially a slow aerobic session, so your heart rate will never go above 150 beats per minute. You’ll do one explosive rep of a loaded exercise—like a stepup while wearing …


Why You Should Count the Number of Moles on Your Arm

Roll up your sleeves and get counting: Tallying the number of moles on your arm can help predict your chances of melanoma, researchers from King’s College London discovered.

In the study, people with 12-plus moles on one of their arms were more than 9 times more likely to have over 100 moles …


Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

In León, Mexico, Adrián López Menduett sought to create an architecturally adventurous apartment building. After he bought a parcel in the Piletas neighborhood, the city made plans to construct a road across …

Prefab Homes

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.

I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a bodybuilding contest. I knew drug-free bodybuilders get …


A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.

Tasked with transforming a 93-square-foot brick boiler room, built in 1916, into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo flexed her creative muscle.

“Whether it’s 100 or 1,000 square feet, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Scenic Country Home Made of Flat-Packed Panels

A slightly cantilevered home in England connects with nature.

In the countryside near Oxford, England, Adrian James Architects designed a house that achieves architectural distinction using prefabricated elements. Built out of flat-packed, insulated panels, the home cantilevers over a concrete wall, …

You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home …

7 Diet Tips to Look Better Naked

Justin Grinnell, CSCS, for Muscle & FitnessLook Good NakedPut the finishing touches on your physique with these eating tips.


Lose Belly Fat with Just Two Exercises

A while back, I asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world’s top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for Men’s Health. And, of course, he obliged.

But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.

That’s right: When asked to create a super-effective, …


10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories than Running


The Best Exercises for Your Shoulders


30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day Isn't Nearly Enough: Study

Think double, triple, and quadruple that number.

Feel good about carving out a half hour of gym time a day? A new study published in the journal Circulation this week suggests that your 30-minute routine on the treadmill might not be doing as much good as you think.

Researchers found that while a …


Kapeng Barako Sans Rival

Rich, creamy, crispy—this is one cake that definitely lives up to its name as its layered flavors and textures are unrivaled! Add crisp meringue …

Here’s How To Make The Most Magical Food Ever

The food that is the perfect excuse to celebrate your period.

This is a mooncake:

It’s typically made to worship the harvest moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese cultures.

Plus, if you’ve ever been amazed by how menstrual cycles can sync up with the lunar …


Lumpiang Hubad

Or, cooking without a recipe...

When I was little, I used to watch a Chinese cooking show (yes, in Chinese!). I was fascinated because the food always …

Burn Maximum Fat in 4 Weeks With the "Wheel" Method

James MichelfelderCharles StaleyBurn Fat With the "Wheel" MethodFocus on torching calories while building muscle.


The 10 Most Attractive Body Parts in a Man, as Ranked By Women

The Best PartsThe 10 male body parts that women are most attracted to.


Must Try: All-New Pushup Workout

Sick of the same old pushup workouts? Then try this “Up-Down Pushup Challenge” from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.

“It will absolutely hammer your abs, chest, lats, and triceps,” says Gaddour, creator of The Get Back in Shape Workout DVD. (The DVD has eight cutting-edge workouts you can …


This Group of Friends Made The Perfect Exit Strategy - A Tiny House Vacation Village

For a lot of us, getting older brings with it a distance between some of your friendships. Getting married, having kids, or moving farther away are …

The Cardio Exercise That Blasts Your Shoulders

Sizzle your shoulders and spike your heart rate with “plate push presses” from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, creator of the Get Back in Shape Workout DVD (which offers eight 20-minute workouts you can do with your body weight).

You might think of these as jumping jacks on steroids.

In …


The 23 Best Biceps Exercises