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How Can I Tell How Strong I Am?

Of course, it can still be helpful to have numbers to strive for. “If you never measure yourself objectively, you’ll never actually know how fit you are or how to improve,” says James Sjostrom, SFG, owner CrossFit NRG in Salt Lake City, Utah. The bonus: Making performance your goal often comes with …

The Plank That Supersizes Your Triceps

Rock your arms and core with this simple exercise upgrade<p>Most men stick to dips and overhead extensions when it comes to working their triceps. If you want another option in your arm-sculpting arsenal, try the uneven plank—a core exercise that does double duty as a triceps builder. "Unlike the …

Animal Movements Workout: Men's Health.com

The Savage Calorie Crusher<p>The Savage Calorie Crusher<p><b>TRAINER</b><br>BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of the <i>10-Minute Torchers</i> workouts<p><b>BEST FOR</b><br>Burning fat, igniting muscle growth, and fitting in a fun, total-body workout almost anywhere<p><b>EQUIPMENT</b><br>Straight pullup bar<p><b>FOCUS</b><br>Strength, mobility, weight loss<p><b>CALORIES</b> …

The Leg Exercise You Need to Master

Want to nail the single-leg squat? Increase your lower-body strength and mobility with this move first.<p>The single-leg squat—also known as the pistol squat—is one of the best ways to train your lower body. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult moves to perform. The exercise requires an …

The Coolest New Core Exercise!

Use this awesome version of the classic plank to build rock-solid abs like never before.<p>Here at <i>Men's Health</i> we love the plank. It strengthens your abs, stabilizes your spine, and prevents lower back pain. But let's be honest: Once you master the move, it can get boring just hovering there. That's …

The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body | Men's Health

The benefit to your arms: “When you perform a curl in the spider position, you can’t use momentum to cheat,” say BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>10-Minute Torchers—</b>the latest DVD fitness program from <i>Men’s Health</i><b>.</b> “So you work your biceps maximally, while training your total body.<p>But trust us, you …

The Crazy Move That Torches Your Gut

Juggle away fat and sculpt rock-hard muscle with this unconventional kettlebell exercise<p>You don't need to be part of a circus sideshow attraction to perform the kettlebell juggler. "When done at high-speed, this cutting-edge exercise works every single muscle from head to toe and fries fat," says …

The Jelly Legs Challenge

Hammer your lower body and blast more fat with this weekend's fitness test<p>Most men's workouts usually target the mirror muscles—biceps, chest, and abs. But when it comes to building your best body, you can't ignore your lower half. Working your glutes, quads, and hamstrings can boost your …

Muscle

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 …

Automatic Abs

Chisel your obliques with this challenging 30-second BOSU ball drill<p>Doing repetitions of the bicycle crunch for 30 seconds is tough. Cranking out the reps on a BOSU ball is pure torture. The rotational exercise hits all of your abdominal muscles, especially your obliques, the muscles on the sides …

Workouts

10-Minute Total-Body Workout: Men's Health.com

The 10-Minute Transformation<p>Directions<p>Perform each exercise below for up to 60 seconds (stop if you lose good form), moving from one to the next without rest. Once you've completed all 10 exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Complete the circuit up to four times total, three times a week, allowing …

Beach Body Workouts

<b>TRAINER</b>: Jim Smith, C.S.C.S., owner of Diesel Strength & Conditioning, Elmira, NY <b><br>BEST FOR</b>: Cranking up your metabolism and boosting muscle growth so you can go shirtless with pride <b><br>EQUIPMENT</b>: Bench, dumbbells, pullup bar, barbell, weight plates, cable machine, medicine ball <b><br>FOCUS</b>: Strength, …

Ab Workouts for a Six-Pack

Six Moves to a Six-Pack<p>These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had<p>Nothing says "fit" like a wash-board stomach. And nothing makes achieving one harder than doing the same exercises every week. "Your body adapts and stops responding to …

Archer Pushup

Warning: Even though it's easier than the single-arm pushup, this is still one incredibly tough exercise. So use this five-step plan to master the archer pushup—and get more on the floor, starting today.<p><b>1. FOCUS ON THE FLOOR</b><br>Grip the floor with the hand that's underneath your shoulder. (I like to …

The Secret to Peak Performance

Boost athleticism and chisel a rock-solid core with one simple move<p>If you want to increase your gains, consider training from a different angle—literally. "Running with your body on a slant forces your core muscles and your lateral line—the tough connective tissue called fascia that runs along your …

Perfect the Hanging Leg Raise: Men's Health.com

<b>2. LOCK DOWN YOUR SHOULDERS</b><br>Pull your shoulders down—imagine you are pulling them as far away from your ears as possible—and hold them there. Doing this causes your upper back to round a little bit and your chest to cave in slightly. This helps protect your shoulders from nasty injuries such as …

The Horrible Hundreds Challenge

Test your strength, stamina, power, and mental toughness with this heart-pounding challenge<p>You will need to work at 100 percent of your ability to get through this grueling fitness test. This weekend's challenge, courtesy of Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, involves two …

Health

Workouts that Target Abs

The Ultimate Ab Workout<p>If you think doing crunches, crunches, and more crunches is the best way to build your abs, prepare to be enlightened. Every exercise in this routine, based on the science in our book, <i>The New Rules of Lifting for Abs</i>, strengthens your core—yet you won't find a single crunch. …

The Move That Zeroes In On Your ABS

Chisel a six pack, build power, and improve your athleticism with this explosive med-ball situp<p>Situps work your six-pack muscles. However, you can score a bullet-proof core <i>and</i> gain laser-like precision in any sport by adding a medicine-ball throw to the move. "Power and speed are dangerous without …

Muscle

The Core-Crushing Challenge

Hammer every muscle in your midsection with this grueling 60-second fitness test<p>Crunches are a great way to target your rectus abdominis—also known as your six-pack muscles. But throw a BOSU ball beneath you and suddenly the classic crunch becomes a core-crushing challenge that hammers every muscle …

The Move that Melts Your Middle

Shovel away fat and build rock-solid muscle with this dynamic exercise<p>This summer, don't just shovel sand on the beach or dirt in the yard. If you want to firebomb fat and blast every muscle, try shoveling at the gym. “Dumbbell shoveling is a dynamic exercise the targets your fast-twitch muscle …

Boot Camp

Metabolic Workouts

The Gut-Blasting Gauntlet<p>Build muscle, shed pounds, and become fighting fit in less than 20 minutes a day<p>Workout Stats<p><b>Time:</b> 19 Minutes <b><br>Developed by:</b> Martin Rooney, P.T., C.S.C.S., CEO of Training for Warriors and author of <i>Warrior Cardio</i>. <b><br>Best for:</b> Recharging a tired fitness plan, fitting in a workout …

6 Ways to Build Bigger Biceps | Men's Health

6 Great New Moves to Build Your Biceps<p>Do you have flex appeal?<p>Build Your Biceps<p><b>YOUR BODY HAS APPROXIMATELY 640 MUSCLES</b>, depending on who's counting. But just as your grade-school teacher gave special attention to the class "pets," you have an oversized affection for your biceps. They're relatively …

Plank with Alternating Leg Lift | Men's Health

The Warmup Move That Pounds Your Core

Blast your midsection and increase your flexibility with this all-new version of the inchworm<p>Most men perform the inchworm as a warmup exercise. The move stretches your calves, hamstrings, and thighs, while preparing your muscles for just about any activity. But throw a towel under your feet while …

Plank Walkup to Pushup: Men's Health Exercise of the Week

And for full-color photos and instructions of 600 more exercises, along with tons of workouts and useful fitness advice, check out <i>The</i> Men's Health <i>Big Book of Exercises</i> today. It's the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created.<p><b>LADIES:</b> There's a women's version of the book, too! Click …

The Move That Carves Your Core | Men's Health

That's why Jack recommends adding 360 abs to your workout routine. While in a pushup position, you must keep your torso completely still as your legs create sweeping circles in different directions. Doing smaller loops hit your six-pack muscles, while bigger ones hit your entire midsection …

The Crunch That Works Every Muscle | Men's Health

If you’ve been hibernating like a grizzly all season, the bear crunch will wake up nearly every muscle in your body—and attack your abs!<p>Here’s how to do it: Start on all fours, and raise your knees one inch off the ground. The next part is tricky—and what makes the move such an ab assault—so watch …

How to Build Summer Abs: Men's Health.com

Update your ab routine with the following six moves. "They'll challenge your core from every angle, making you stronger in everything you do," says Durkin. They'll also give you something to bare at the beach. (And for more ways to build a body you'll be proud to show shirtless, strip away the fat …

Blast Your Upper Back | Men's Health

The inverted row is a favorite exercise among fitness experts because it strengthens the often-neglected muscles in your rear shoulders and upper back. “But after a while, we were looking for something to change it up, because you just get sick of doing the same thing,” Frisch says.<p>Frisch’s …