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10 Plank Variations You Should Try If You're Tired Of The Standard Plank

Ready to build tight core muscles and reveal a washboard stomach? Look no further than the humble plank exercise. You can forget about performing …

Workouts

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout Featuring Just Squats and Planks

We've made a kick-ass workout featuring just two moves: the squat and the plank. There are so many effective variations of these classic exercises, but we manage to fit five of each into this quick 10-minute workout. Plus you don't need any equipment for this bodyweight workout, so you can do it …

The 30-Minute Flow and Shred

Follow along to this mobility and fat-loss interval workout let by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>You’ll find two components to this 30-minute follow-along workout: a 10-minute flow and a 20-minute MetCon (metabolic conditioning) workout.<p>I performed this workout live on Facebook last week (see it …

NO MORE TAKEAWAY! 6 Easy Chinese Food Recipes You Shouldn't Miss!

How can we ever resist the exotic blend of herbs and spices that bring about the different burst of flavors we get from takeout Chinese food? …

The 10-Minute Transformation

Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 10• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 1• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 10• <b><br>Best For</b>: Fat Loss, Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Total body<p>Don’t let this bodyweight workout fool you: “You won’t lift a single weight, but in just 10 minutes you'll work harder and sweat more than most guys do in a half hour,” says Gaddour.<p>Every second is …

Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair

Go from chicken legs to beast mode with this 5-exercise bodyweight workout<p>Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training?<p>Then you haven’t tried this bodyweight workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an …

The Ultimate Rocky-Inspired Workout

If you get pumped up after seeing the training scenes in these movies, then this is the workout for you<p>As a die-hard <i>Rocky</i> fan, I saw <i>Creed</i> the day it premiered.<p>I was eager to see if the film did justice to the origins of the iconic series (it did), but as a fitness nerd, I was also <i>really</i> excited to …

10 Variations Of The Plank For A Stronger Core

1 of {count}Back to Start• View Larger Image.1. High Plank on BosuStart by kneeling, with a Bosu ball placed flat side up, in front of you. While on …

How Your BMI Affects Your Brain Size

If your BMI is higher than THIS number, your brain may actually be shrinking at a faster rate. Here’s how to stop it<p>Extra pounds can actually shrink your brain: For every two units your BMI (body mass index) exceeds 25, your left hippocampus shrinks by nearly 1 percent.<p>Brain diseases like …

Your Body Is the Ultimate Gym

"The more you know about exercise, the less complicated equipment you need." -- Vince Gironda<p>Somewhere along the way we've gotten away from how simple strength and fitness training can be. While new technology and equipment is not without its benefits, in many cases it can start to distract us in …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

The Most Effective Abs and Quads Workout You’ll Ever Do

It’s also the most efficient, clocking in at 15 minutes<p>Less is more when it comes to building muscle and burning fat.<p>Take this abs and quad workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, shown in the video above. It’s 15 minutes long and boasts one move, the dumbbell lunge. It’s really that …

How to Engage Your Core, Plus 7 Abs Exercises for a Stronger Middle

These abs moves and core strengtheners will help you have the best. Workout. Ever.<p>Have you huffed and puffed your way through hundreds of sit-ups …

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You’re Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by …

Exercise