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How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Not only do you build muscle, but you also enhance muscle recruitment, teaching your body to activate more fibers. The result: You can lift heavier weights down the road.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the extended-range-of-motion split squat.

The Treadmill Torcher

Here's how it works: Start with the treadmill on 5 miles per hour (mph) and 0-percent incline. Sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 10. During your 10-second rest, bump up your speed to 6 mph and 1-percent incline and repeat. Each time you rest, increase your speed and your incline by 1 mph and 1 …

Weekend Challenge: The Chest and Back Blaster

“You need a ton of upper-body strength and endurance to complete the challenge,” says Durkin.<p>It’ll also reveal muscle imbalances, too. For instance, if you have an easier time with bench presses than pullups, then you need to add more pulling exercises into your weekly routine, he says. If you …

The High-Intensity Cardio Workout That's Easy on Your Knees | Men's Health

"People have a misconception that low-impact means low-intensity," says Gaddour. "So they avoid moves that can preserve and protect their joints in favor of ones that cause them pain—just for what they perceive to be a better workout."<p>But whether you're performing a move like the speed-skater …

Build Bigger Stronger Arms with Pushups

That’s why Ballantyne recommends doing pushups in what’s called a drop set. With each round of the exercise you perform, you drop the number of reps you have to do.<p>"This allows you to exceed the amount of reps you would ordinarily perform because as your muscles get more tired, the volume of work …

Burn Up to 14 Calories a Minute with This CrossFit Workout

When researchers put well-trained, experienced CrossFitters through Cindy, they found that participants hit an average heart rate of 170 beats per minute. That's the sign of a very intense cardiovascular workout as it meant they were, on average, exercising at 88 percent of their maximum heart rate …

How to Make Food Taste Better—Without Adding Any Ingredients

You just need this instead<p>Butter, sugar, and salt make everything taste great. But new research uncovers another way to amp up dinner—without any extra calories.<p>Eating with another person may make food taste better, finds a new study from Yale University.<p>People who ate chocolate with a partner …

Nutrition

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Ready to try it? The circuit works like this: Perform the following exercises in a row, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Complete 5 rounds total.<b><br>1. Dumbbell Chest Press</b><br>Lie on a bench holding a pair of dumbbells with your arms straight above your chest, palms facing forward. …

The 5 Pillars of Successful Training | Men's Health

Hiring a personal trainer gave me the great insight: I simply don’t have enough energy or free will to work on my weak points in favor of not only what I like to do, but what I am good at doing.<p>I’m not alone.<p>As I saw my own success improve under the guiding hands of others, I came to these simple …

3 Fat Destroying Finishers That You Can Do Every Workout

<b>FINISHER ONE: The Fat Assault</b><p><b>Equipment needed:</b> AirAssault Bike<p><b>How to do it:</b>Sprint for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 10 total times.<p><b>Why it’s great</b>: The AirAssault is a stationary bike without a motor. It only has a fan in its front wheel that provides wind resistance. The harder you …

5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

Workouts

How to Reduce Food Cravings with Your Finger

How come? When you feel a craving, the image of the food gets locked into the visual cortex of your brain. That’s why it’s so hard to shake the desire. But when you involve your eyes in focusing on something—like participants did when they followed the movement of their fingers—you’re engaging that …

The Exercise That Makes Your Triceps Pop

Pump up your arms with this simple exercise trio<p>Give your triceps workout a shot in the arm with this old-school drop set from David Jack, creator of the <b>Men's Health 60-Day Transformation.</b> You’ll start with the most difficult variation of this triceps exercise, and work your to the easiest as you …

4 Super-Simple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

<b>Mounds of Joy</b><p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) coconut milk<br>1 1/2 scoops of protein powder<br>1 Tbsp flaxseed meal<br>Unsweetened cocoa powder, as needed<p><i>Servings</i>: 1<p><i>How to make it:</i> Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a bowl. Lightly spray a piece of tin foil with non-stick cooking spray, and add the …

Weekend Challenge Total-Body Broiler

This challenge tests your body's ability to perform a lot of reps of explosive exercises back to back, without rest. Your muscles will burn, your heart will pound, and your lungs will scream. Can you keep pushing the pace to beat Durkin's time of <b>3 minutes and 5 seconds</b>? Try it and let us know in …

The Simplest Way to Burn More Calories in Less Time

The key is to manipulate your rest periods responsibly to be able to fit more work in less time, Mack says. Though the amount of rest you cut will depend on your fitness level and the workout you’re doing, you can start by trying to slash it in half—going from 30 seconds between exercises to 15, …

Can You Handle the 1-Minute Meltdown? | Men's Health

"To be able to contract your muscles smoothly and efficiently together can help you perform exercises with maximum strength and effort," explains De Wispelaere. "Almost none of your energy is lost to inefficient movement, meaning you'll be stronger and more powerful in nearly everything you …

The Calorie-Blasting Cardio Move You Can Do Almost Anywhere

"Instead of alternating your feet, as you do in a traditional split squat, you use your core to help change your stance, by switching the direction you're facing," he explains. Not only do you target your glutes, quads, and hamstrings—some of the largest muscles in your body that burn the most …

Weekend Challenge: Sinister Supersets

Are you up for this fat-incinerating gauntlet? Here's how it works: Perform each of the following exercises back-to-back without resting in between. That’s one round. Complete two total rounds.<p>1. Burpee to broad jump: Do 10 reps<p>2. Bicycle crunch: Do 30 reps<p>3. Curl to press: Do 10 reps<p>4. Sideups: Do …

How A Broomstick Can Make You More Athletic

"It helps to teach your muscles—like your shoulders, lats, arms, grip, abs, hips, and legs—to work together all at once to perform fluid movements," says Jack. And it's also a great way to warm your muscles and loosen up for an intense workout.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the hurdle …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

The Incredible 2-Minute Ab Workout

"First, you need to use your core muscles to stabilize yourself in the plank position as you quickly run your feet underneath you," says De Wispelaere. "And then, right away, you need to pop up and use those same muscles to forcefully throw the ball into the floor."<p>Even though the challenge only …

The Belly-Fat Meltdown Challenge

“Fast-twitch fibers also have the greatest potential for size and strength,” says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “But because they use up so much energy, they tire out quickly, too.”<p>So you’ll need some serious willpower to get through all 3 rounds of this metabolism-revving …