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The Exercise Which Adds Muscle Mass to Your Rear Shoulders

And the best row for your rear delt: the batwing, according to Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. Your posterior or rear deltoid is typically thought of as a shoulder muscle. But the exercises that work them best are the same ones that work your middle and upper back. That’s because your rear delt pulls […]

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The Easiest Fitness Tests You’ll Ever Take

And who doesn’t want a strong, chiseled set of shoulders that will make your T-shirts look like they’re all from Baby GAP? Overhead pressing—like military presses, push presses, and seated dumbbell presses—can turn your shoulders from pebbles to boulders. But before you start hoisting heavy loads straight above you, know one thing: You have to […]

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From the Men’s Health Fitness Director – The Alternator Workout

When you alternate reps—or continuously switch which side of your body is performing the exercise—you can use heavier loads and keep your muscles’ under tension for longer than you could if you were doing bilateral or simultaneous reps with both sides. I love to incorporate alternating-rep exercises into my training routine. Related: THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an All-New […]

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Tell You How to Target Your “Forgotten” Triceps Muscle

What might surprise you, however, is that you probably aren’t working one of those muscles during most triceps exercises, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. This probably won’t come as a shock to you, but the triceps are comprised of three muscles. The long head differs from your other two triceps heads—the lateral and […]

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Tell You How to Do the Zottman Curl

By rotating from an underhand grip to an overhand grip in the middle of the curl, you’ll target the three major muscles that make up your biceps—the biceps brachia, brachialis, and brachioradialis—and hammer your forearms, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. No wonder the exercise is a favorite among bodybuilders everywhere. If you’re looking […]

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Show You The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing structures so your mind and muscles never get bored. Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout. 1. Do two moves back-to-back for one minute each. 2. Do four exercises […]

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This Diabolical Drop Set Pump Up Your Shoulders & Chest

The technique allows you to increase the number of reps you do to fatigue, which extends your muscles’ time under tension and spurs growth, says Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour. When it comes to making serious gains in the weight room, you can’t beat a drop set. Check out the drop set example in […]

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Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.  But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.  I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises that work his backside. And there’s one exercise in […]

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