Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Why Strength Is a Matter of Life and Death

If you had seen me walking into my doctor’s office on the morning of May 18, 2015, your first thought wouldn’t have been, “That fat dad sure needs to lose some weight.” I’m 5-foot-10, and when I woke up that morning I weighed 176 pounds. By the time I got on the doctor’s scale, fully…

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The Heartbreaking Moment That Changed This Cop’s Life Forever

Brian Munoz was on a routine night shift in Clearwater, Florida when he met a young child whose words still haunt him. The police offer answered a call about a domestic disturbance. The case: A widowed father, who had resorted to drinking after losing his wife, was having a disagreement with his three children. Nobody…

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The 5 Craziest Things We Saw at The CrossFit Games

Men’s Health spent the weekend in Carson, California watching the fittest people on Earth suffer through a gauntlet of insane workouts at the Reebok CrossFit Games. There was hardly an unimpressive moment (well, perhaps except for the peg board workout–see #5), but these are the five things that absolutely blew us away. #1: Björgvin Karl…

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How to Make a Bulgarian Split Squat Even Harder

Some of the toughest exercises have an eastern-European country in their name. We like them all–from the Russian kettlebell swing to the Turkish getup to the Romanian deadlift. And that goes double for the Bulgarian split squat, a personal favorite of Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who created Bodyweight Cardio Burners (which gives you…

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30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

The number one reason to train with just your bodyweight is ridiculously obvious: You can burn calories and work your muscles anywhere. But if your bodyweight arsenal only includes basic pushups, situps, and squats, it’s time for a major upgrade. In the video above, watch Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.–creator of The Anarchy Workout–rip out 30 equipment-free…

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The Best Way to Roll Up Your Sleeves

Show the world you’re ready to spring into action. Executive Fashion Director Brian Boyé rolls up his sleeves and shares the best way to cuff your sleeves so they look great–and won’t come undone. Follow us @MensHealthStyle for more style and grooming tips. …read more

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How the Shoulder Press Can Wreck Your Lower Back

Stand up and lift your arms straight overhead. Now freeze. Did any of the following 3 things happen? 1. Your lower back arches. 2. Your elbows bend. 3. Your shoulders roll forward. If you answered yes to any of them, then you have limited mobility in your shoulders. Why that matters: When your shoulders are…

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Circuit Week 2015! Extreme Endurance

Get ready to “feel the burn.” In today’s circuit workout, you’ll work your muscles as hard as possible for 45 seconds, while only resting for 15 seconds. If you’re not used to training like this, it’ll be tough. Extremely tough. “Using lighter loads for longer work periods and shorter rest periods places a ton of…    |      2015