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6 muscle-building recipes from The 21-Day Shred Cookbook

Perfect Breakfast Sandwich<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices Canadian bacon<br>1⁄2 red or green bell pepper, sliced and seeded<br>2 eggs<br>1⁄2 cup no-salt-added, low-fat …

What's the Benefit of Explosive Exercises?

(And that's why you can only do a few reps of the jump squat before feeling the burn.)<p>Can you fight through fatigue to punch out rep after rep of these power exercises? Here's how it works: Perform 10 groiners, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 cross-body mountain climbers, and 40 high-knee runs …

Cardiac Terms You Should Know

<b>Arrhythmia (Cardiac Arrhythmia)</b><br>An arrhythmia is a fancy term for an irregular heartbeat. It can be converted to a normal rhythm using electric shock or certain medications.<p><b>Artherosclerosis (Coronary Artery Disease)</b><br>Artherosclerosis refers to hardening of the arteries. It happens when abnormal …

How to Test Your Fitness with the Anarchy Workout

The goblet squat will test the strength of your lower body, the dive-bomber pushup will hit your chest and shoulders from a variety of different angles, and the pullup will blast your upper back and arms for a full-body effect.<p>And even though these exercises target different areas of your body, …

12 "Zero Belly" Recipes

David Zinczenko

The essential Paleo diet shopping list

1. Meats<p>Here are your 10 essential animal proteins. Buy them fresh (rather than processed and cured), hormone- and antibiotic- free, and naturally …

17 Foods You'll Find in Any Fit Guy's Fridge

Spinach<p>This one’s pretty obvious, but there was no way we’d leave it off the list. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there, …

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 …

How to lose your gut in 10 days

Yeah, we know: A headline like 'How to lose your gut in 10 days' screams 'bullshit.'But, truth be told, it’s actually quite possible to burn belly …

Weight Loss

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The 20 Best Health and Fitness Breakthroughs of 2014​

1) Kettlebells build strength<p>It's time to show your gym's kettllebell rack a bit more love. According to research published in <i>Strength and</i> …

Set Your Lungs and Legs on Fire in Just 2 Minutes

To try it, grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and an agility ladder—you can also draw one on the floor with a piece of chalk. Start by performing the ladder drill shown in the video above. Then, without resting, perform 8 explosive kettlebell swings. That’s 1 round. Complete as many rounds as …

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 …

The 20-Rep Core Torcher

So while you need upper- and lower-body strength to perform all of the moves, you won't be able to make it through this challenge if your core can't keep pace.<p>Here's how it works. Grab a 16-kilogram (kg) kettlebell and perform 20 reps each of the following exercises without resting: pushup, goblet …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Avocado and bacon omelet<p>Nothing says breakfast better than eggs. And while we love a classic omelet, it's sometimes nice to mix things up a bit. …

The 14-minute bodyweight workout to make up for missing a day in the gym

Whether you had a crazy week at the office or were simply just too busy to make it to the gym, there's no way around it—missing a workout sucks.<p>Not …

The "I Ain't Got Time" Workouts

Elroy Phillips

3 workouts to torch fat without traditional cardio

The only feeling worse than realizing you’ve just inhaled two days’ worth of calories in one holiday meal is the panic that sinks in once you …

Workouts

The 2-Minute Sweat Storm

90 reps, 2 minutes. Can you handle it?<p>If you think it's impossible to sweat buckets in under two minutes, you haven't tried this challenge from Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> He choose three total-body moves—the burpee, the dumbbell renegade row, and the squat to curl to …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

It has everything you need for an incredibly nutritious meal<p>This blueberry breakfast smoothie may be the definition of a perfectly balanced breakfast. Created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Nutrition Adviser Michael Roussell, Ph.D., it has a healthy 42-gram dose of protein—which will help you feel fuller the rest …

The Lung-Busting Cardio Drill That Won't Hurt Your Ankles, Hips, or Knees

Your feet never leave the floor, but your heart rate will be through the roof<p>Your feet don't have to leave to floor to get a good cardio workout. "Too many people skip cardio because they have joint problems," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Body Weight Cardio Burners</b> DVD. "But running, …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

"You're cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity and burns a ton of calories in the process, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., who uses this technique in his DVD <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</i><p>It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an …

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

You can pick and choose what level you want to work at, too. For each movement, there are three progressions. The higher the level, the harder the move. Be smart, though: Choose a level that challenges you, but allows you to keep proper form throughout the entire movement.<p><b>Exercise 1</b><p><b>Pushup</b> …

Score a Beach-Ready Body by the Fourth of July

<b>Kettlebell Swing</b><p><b>Single-Arm Kettlebell Squat to Press</b><p><b>Burpee or Squat Thrust</b><p><b>DO THIS</b><br>Grab a 16- to 20-kilogram kettlebell. Perform the following exercises as a circuit, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Do as many rounds as you can in 5 minutes.<p>1. Kettlebell Swing: 20 reps<p>2. …

Weekend Challenge: Sweat Superstorm

Here's how it works: Grab a stop watch, and time yourself performing 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 20 kettlebell swings, 30 skater jumps, 40 cross-body mountain climbers, and 50 rope jumps in a row. You can rest when needed, but keep the clock running the entire time. <b>Your goal: 2 minutes and 25 …

Swap Your Way Slim at Every Meal

Scale not budging? Your diet could be out of whack. Shed some pounds (without much effort!) by switching up your go-to foods.

Healthy Eating

5 rules of fast fat loss

Rule #1: Burn more calories than you eat<p>Weight loss is simple: if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll drop pounds. But too many guys …

20 of the best superfoods for men

Almonds<p><b>82 calories per 1/2-oz serving</b><p>Eat 3 servings per week<p>Although almonds are loaded with healthy unsaturated fats—as well as protein, fiber, and …