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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 …Workouts
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 …Exercise
• Architects: Rosa Ma Ballester Espigares
• Location: Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
• Area: 170.0 sqm
• Project Year: 2014
• Photographs: Ignacio Espigares Enríquez
From the …Architecture
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 …Brooklyn
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 …Steel
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 …Robots
The fitness and supplement industries have promised improbable results for as long as they’ve existed. Here’s the truth about the limits of human muscle growth
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 …Fitness
You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30
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 …Workouts
It actually exists: a cardio workout that lifters will love
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 …Exercise
Take this advice to find out your risk of melanoma
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 …Skin
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
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 …Fitness
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
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, …Architecture
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 …
It's simple, but effective—and will rev your metabolism for hours afterwards
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 …Exercise
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 …Exercise
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 …
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 …Recipes
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 …
Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d like to see—and the spokes are the …Workouts
The Best PartsThe 10 male body parts that women are most attracted to.Genetics
Shock your muscles with this awesome routine
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 …Exercise
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 …
Find out what happens when you infuse a classic conditioning move with testosterone
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 …Exercise
It’s not as enjoyable as a massage, but it works better
If you regularly get neck or shoulder pain—or even burning sensations down your arm—try this stretch from Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.
It’s designed to relieve the “neuro-tension” in your neck and traps and help mobilize your …Exercise