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The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

How to Do Low Lateral Squat Switches | Men's Health

Ease into the stretch by starting with only your bodyweight and moving slowly from side to side.<p>Fair warning: This is an aggressive stretch for most guys, says Gaddour. Only sink as deep into the squat as you can without pain. It may feel uncomfortable, but it should never hurt.<p>Add a 10- to …

5 Best Ab Exercises That You’re Not Doing But Probably Should

The ab exercises are among the most popular and not only because everyone wants a ripped six pack. A strong core contributes to the performance in …

Workouts

The Best Bodyweight Leg Workout Ever

Best Leg WorkoutYou’ll be amazed you could get such results without weights.

Workouts

The Best Back Exercise That You’re Not Doing

Not many back exercises are as good as this one because it does not put excessive pressure on your lower back. Most back exercises can cause lower …

Workouts

The Workout Plan to Build Your 'V' Taper

James MichelfelderLee BoyceGet Your 'V'When it's too cold for shorts, train your "blazer muscles."

Workouts

Want to Lift More Weight Overhead? Then You Must Do This Move | Men's Health

The vertebrae of your middle and upper back—your thoracic spine—first need to be able to extend. That is, to push your chest forward to put you in a strong position for exercises like squats and deadlifts.<p>They also need to be able to rotate as you turn your shoulders. Suboptimal T-spine rotation …

Hear Menacing Arcs Song From Danger Mouse Label Comp

Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton's new label, 30th Century Records, the Gnarls Barkley producer's imprint for Columbia Records, will share its inaugural …

Vinyl Records

Five notable developments in health and fitness research in 2015

Big breakthroughs grab the headlines, but health research progresses slowly and incrementally. As a corrective, here's a progress report on five topics that have seen notable developments this year.<p><b>Will too much exercise kill you?</b><p><b>The background:</b> A study of 53,000 patients at the Cooper Clinic in …

The Phenomenal Fat-Burning Swing-and-Squat Workout

This power couple will light your muscles on fire<p>Barack and Michelle, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and Bill and Melinda are some of our favorite power couples.<p>But now <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour wants to add a new duo to the list: the swing and the squat.<p>“In their own right, the swing and the …

Workouts

The Triple Crush Arm Workout | Men's Health

Or you could just do the Triple Crush—which combines all three movements into one exercise to give you the fastest arm pump in the world.<p>Watch <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour perform the combo in the video above. Then grab a single kettlebell or a pair of dumbbells and give it a go.

The 10-Minute Workout That Will Fry Your Abs

This plank jack complex will crush calories and carve your core<p>The plank strengthens the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips.<p>But if you jack your feet in and out as you do it, the plank suddenly becomes so much more than just a core builder.<p>The quick movement of your feet provides a …

Workouts

The Squat Press Will Improve Mobility and Blast Fat | Men's Health

(For more metabolic bodybuilding routines like this, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>When done at a slow tempo as warmup, the exercise heats up and activates your muscles, enhances your mind-muscle connection, and improves your flexibility.<p>But when done …

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises | Men's Health

That’s right: When asked to create a super-effective, calorie-torching routine, Cosgrove gave us a workout that had readers do only a dumbbell swing and a squat thrust.<p>This confused some folks, who wondered, “How can you lose fat with just two exercises?”<p>Cosgrove’s response: “Running is just one …

Watch Tom Morello–Backed Outernational's Visceral New Video

Self-proclaimed "future-rock" band Outernational release their visceral new single, "El Desafiante," today via Tom Morello's Firebrand Records. The …

Music

Watch the Arcs Rip Through 'Outta My Mind' on 'Late Show'

<i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> closed out its third week on the air with musical guests the Arcs as the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and company …

The Late Show

Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks, review: 'a masterpiece'

Sebastian Faulks’s 13th novel is the work of a man with an eerie mastery of the form in its modern, popular incarnation. There is everything here: love, loss, death, war, history, memory, ideas, travel, friendship, rivalry, chance – and sex, plenty of that.<p>It comes in an immaculately crafted …

How a cup of coffee affects your body from the first sip

Britons guzzle 70 million cups of coffee each day but few of us realise the extent to which our morning brew affects our bodies from the first sip. Recent research has revealed that a late night shot slows down our internal body clock and stops us sleeping – but it does a whole lot more than have …

Wellness

Work More Muscles in Half the Time With These Compound Exercises

Hang around a gym long enough, and you’ll probably hear talk of compound versus isolation moves. It’s pretty self-explanatory: Compound exercises …

The secret history of caffeine: Starbucks science and the back story of everyone’s favorite morning habit

Caffeine doesn’t give you energy. Here’s the amazing, real story of its discovery — and how it works on your brain<p><i>If I can’t drink my bowl of coffee three times daily, then in my torment I will shrivel up like a piece of roasted goat!</i> <i><br>— Johann Sebastian Bach and Christian Friedrich Henrici,</i> <i><br>Schweigt</i> …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Workouts

2-Minute Shoulder Workout

The 2-Minute Shoulder Screamer<p>Fair warning: You might not be able to lift your arms afterward<p>This 2-minute shoulder drill won’t be fun. In fact, it’ll feel a lot like punishment, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, creator of the 20-minute equipment-free <b>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</b> Watch …

How Your Tight Hamstrings are Holding You Back in the Gym

Here’s why: Your hamstrings are some of your biggest, most powerful muscles in your lower body, but sitting all day makes them weak and immobile. 
With your hamstrings not working at their full capacity, your explosiveness, agility, strength, and quickness all take a hit.<p>(For more awesome fit tips …

Appliance Science: The fluid dynamics of the AeroPress coffeemaker

How do you make espresso coffee without the hassle of pumps and presses? Appliance Science looks at the AeroPress, a coffeemaker that works without electricity.<p>I'm a big fan of coffee. This wonderful tasting brew is one of the things that gets my tired, old body moving. I'm also a big fan of …

Coffee

10-Minute Lunge Workout

<b>Medium:</b> Take about 2 seconds to lower and 2 seconds to lift.<p><b>Fast:</b> Lower and lift as quickly as possible.<p>Don’t worry about making the tempo precise, just think “slow,” “medium,” or “fast." <br>“Take ownership of your lunging based on how you're feeling that day and what type of training effect you're …

Canon & The Science Behind High End Optics

If you were to go to any major sporting event and glance down the sidelines or press boxes, you would see a field of black camera bodies, and …

17 Bodyweight Exercises for Speed and Strength

Let's Get Explosive<p><b>Slightly Flammable</b><p><b>1. Reverse Lunge Knee-Up</b>: Begin by standing on one foot (think Karate Kid), then step the opposite foot …

10 Crazy Exercises

10 Crazy—But Awesome!—Exercises You Haven't Seen Anywhere Else<p>Challenge your muscles in all-new ways to spur new growth and skyrocket your metabolism<p>Classic moves like the pushup and squat will always be a part of your workout routine. But sometimes it pays to step outside your comfort zone. These …