Monthly Archives: July 2016

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How Far Apart Should Your Feet Be When You Squat?

Rodale Inc. Where should you put your feet when you squat? It depends on which muscles you want to target, says Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S. With a typical stance—slightly wider than shoulder-width—you’ll distribute the work evenly throughout your lower body, Gaddour says. If you move your feet closer together, the emphasis shifts…

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The Shoulder Workout From Hell

Rodale Inc. A video posted by Men’s Health (@menshealthmag) on Jul 26, 2016 at 6:05am PDT This is your deltoids’ worst nightmare. These groups of 4 straight shoulder exercises will hammer your delts over and over again until your very last rep. And fair warning: There will be a lot of reps. Max reps, in…

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Is What You’re Doing In the Bedroom Raising Your Risk For Diabetes?

Rodale Inc. A poor night’s sleep can do more than just make you cranky: People who skimp on shuteye—and those who snooze too long—may be more at risk for developing diabetes, new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests. In the study, people who slept between 7 and 8 hours a…

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Playing Mario Kart Literally Makes You a Better Driver

Image by Shutterstock The hours you spent playing Nintendo might not have been a total loss: Video games may actually sharpen your driving skills, new research from the University of Hong Kong suggests. In the study, gamers—who played action video games like Counter-Strike or Call of Duty for at least 5 hours per week—and non-gamers…

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The Total-Body Tri-Set Terror

Rodale Inc. Workout: The Tri-Set Terror Trainer: Ashley Horner, owner of the athletic training facility American Sled Dogs in Virginia Beach, Virginia Benefit: A total-body workout that improves power and strength, and burns an insane amount of calories Related: THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an At-Home Body-Shredding Program That Strips Away Fat and Reveals Lean, Hard Muscle Directions:…

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STUDY: That Reusable Grocery Bag Is Making You Fat

Image by shutterstock Helping the environment might come at the price of a bigger belly: Shopping with a reusable grocery bag may make you buy more junk foods, a new study from Harvard suggests. In the study, people who brought reusable grocery bags with them to the supermarket were 7 percent more likely to snag…

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One Of These 100 Men Will Be On the Cover Of Men’s Health Magazine

Rodale Inc. We’re excited to reveal the top 100 quarterfinalists in the third annual search for The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy. Hundreds of Men’s Health readers entered this year’s contest, sharing their personal stories of beating adversity, upholding a healthy lifestyle, and giving back to others. Related: The Men’s Health Better Man Project—2,476 Tricks That…    |      2015