The easiest, most inexpensive way to build muscle strength, size, and power turns out to be the best, with this supremely effective guide from the world's largest men's magazine Workout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know: nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men's Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies. For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here--lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more--that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment. With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men's Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.
Demonstrates how to perform a total body workout with the use of dumbbells, covering such techniques as lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, and presses, in a volume that features step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Author: Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S.
Publisher: Galvanized Books
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt the body you want—wherever, whenever you want—with the world’s most respected fitness experts as your personal trainers. THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES With The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible, you will always have time to get in great shape—even if you only have no time at all. You will always have the equipment you need—even if you have no equipment at all. You will never grow bored or stop seeing progress—and your workout will never become routine. Whether you have access to an upscale gym or just a dumbbell in your garage, whether you’re an elite athlete or a complete beginner, there’s a workout in this book—101 of them, in fact—that will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Discover how to accomplish in 8 minutes what most people do in 80—because top exercise pros give you only the most effective and efficient workouts in the world. The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible gives you: • Routines for barbells, dumbbells, bands, machines, a suspension trainer, and body weight alone • Muscle and strength building full-body workouts, plus body-part-specific, and upper/lower split routines • Fat-burning, heart-strengthening cardio workouts for all the most popular machines—treadmill, elliptical trainer, stationary bike, rower, and more • Expert programming from the world’s best trainers, including explanations of how the workouts were designed to build muscle, burn fat, or increase endurance so you learn what works and why • Over 1000 different exercises with complete descriptions so you master perfect form • Complete, scientifically proven nutrition plans for muscle gain and fat loss No matter where you are, no matter what your goals, the perfect workout is at your fingertips. The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible will keep you burning fat, sculpting new muscle, and making great gains for life. Discover how to make the world your gym! Praise for The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible “This reminds me of training I did in my early bodybuilding days in Austria. Simple programs like this have always worked and always will. Sean has put together a fantastic collection of workouts.”—Arnold Schwarzenegger, 7-time Mr. Olympia, Governor of California, and terminator From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Matt Murphy
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
No piece of exercise equipment is more convenient, reliable, versatile and effective at building lean muscle and boosting post-workout metabolic rate than the venerable dumbbell and its cousins the kettlebell and sandbag. Together, these are the tools that will reshape the way we think about fitness and this book will stand as the definitive guide to targeting the key muscles that men and women want to develop and tone. The beauty of these tools is that they are simple, inexpensive, and can be used in a small space so readers can exercise in the convenience of their homes. Most important is that they allow the freedom to use a full range of motion, unlike the rigid, limiting structure of weight machines. No longer restrained by the typical up/down motion of barbells and machines, readers can become strong in any direction. And sanctioned by Men's Health, this book demonstrates with large color photos more than 150 strength exercises that incorporate the three key movements--pushing, pulling, and swinging--that make up the perfect full-range-of-motion workout. Because it emphasizes building functional strength for real-world application and total-body fitness Men's Health Push, Pull, Swing will appeal to beginners as well as fitness buffs, especially those who enjoy CrossFit style workouts.
Author: The Editors of Men's Health
Release Date: 2000-11-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
A program designed to help men obtain health and fitness contains twelve-week exercise and weight-lifting plans, menus and recipes to implement into a diet plan, and information on energy bars and vitamins.
Get bigger biceps, broad shoulders, a bigger bench press, powerful legs, cut abs . . . without ever leaving your home! The body you want, in the space you have. The strength you want, with the equipment you have. The muscles you want, in the time you have. prYou don't need to join a gym to get in shape. In fact, for a lot of guys, the gym is an impediment to getting in shape. The crowds, the inconvenience, the intimidation, the time, the commute-by the time you add it all up, you could end up investing 2 hours to get 45 minutes of exercise. No matter how little space you have, no matter how little equipment you have, no matter how little time you have, you can get the results you want without stepping inside a gym./ppiThe Men's Health Home Workout Bible Four full-body muscle plans: The Body Weight Plan, The Dumbbell Plan, The Barbell Plan, and The Multistation-Machine Plan Custom training plans for strength, fat loss, aerobic fitness, and sports performance Buying advice for weights, benches, machines, cardio equipment, and exercise videos Complete guidelines for turning your home into a state-of-the-art fitness center With beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body workouts for each type of equipment, The Men's Health Home Workout Bible gives you more than 400 exercises altogether, photographed and fully described. From pushups to power cleans, from crunches to jump squats, we show you how to get more muscle and strength at home, whether you're a complete beginner or a competitive athlete. The Men's Health Home Workout Bible is a personal trainer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A groundbreaking workout and diet plan that replenishes a man's testosterone levels, rebuilds his body, and remakes his life Testosterone is the most crucial hormone in the male body--and every man's T levels begin a slow, steady decline as he ages. The result? Loss of strength and muscle mass. Poor sugar metabolism. Increased body fat, especially around the waist. Loss of T also affects red blood cell production, vitality, bone density, mental acuity, and sex drive. In short: It slowly chops a man down. Testosterone Transformation helps a man produce higher levels of T and reverse the downward spiral. By eating the right foods and adopting a new exercise approach, any man at any age can transform his life by starting a positive chain reaction: Raise T levels through the strategies in this book, improve workouts, get stronger, improve workouts even more, get even stronger, and enable the body to use muscle to process sugar--instead of storing it as fat. Testosterone Transformation is a life-changer: a serious exercise and strategic diet plan that uses the science of a man's own body to help him recharge his sex drive, increase vitality, and reduce health risks across the board.
Author: Hedrick, Allen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release Date: 2014-01-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
Former U.S. Olympic strength and conditioning coach Allen Hedrick offers a comprehensive guide to training with dumbbells for strength and conditioning enthusiasts and athletes. Dumbbell Training is loaded with 81 exercises and 33 ready-to-use programs that increase power, speed, agility, and balance in a number of popular sports.
With Men's Health Your Body Is Your Barbell, a reader will have no excuse not to get into the best shape of his or her life . . . simply, easily, and in just 6 weeks in the convenience of his or her own home. Metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, whom Men's Health magazine calls one of the 100 fittest men of all time, has created a remarkably efficient and effective body-transforming workout and nutrition program based on just a handful of simple moves, the Bodyweight Eight. These no-equipment-required exercises are all one needs to build a strikingly symmetrical, perfectly proportioned, and classically beautiful physique, just like BJ's. Once readers master each legendary fitness feat with perfect form, they will use BJ's scalable, step-by-step progressions to go from ground zero to superhero. From these exercise variations, readers can construct hundreds of personalized workouts. Dozens of sample routines are already demonstrated through big, bold how-to photographs within the book and organized by goal, duration, intensity, and targeted body zone. This is the only book a man or woman needs to achieve the body he or she has always wanted anywhere . . . and without gear.
Men love shortcuts. If there's a way to accomplish a job quicker and more efficiently, they're all for it. That goes for work and working out. Now, new research shows that as little as 15 minutes of resistance training is just as effective in spiking a man's metabolism--his fat-burning furnace--as a workout lasting more than twice as long. All it takes is 15 minutes to achieve lifelong results--and men are more likely to stick to an exercise plan if it's chopped down to those 15 minutes. The Men's Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts contains fast-paced circuit training and interval workouts that boost calorie burn, build muscle, and fry belly fat in half the time of regular workouts. Readers can choose from at-home, body-weight-only workouts and total-body barbell programs to exercises that target major muscle groups--the chest, arms, legs, and back--and sport-specific workouts. Other highlights include: a special section of 15-minute core workouts to build a rock-hard six-pack an eating plan with delicious meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare workouts for the office or when you're traveling and can't make it to the gym hundreds of tips from America's best trainers, nutritionists, and exercise scientists
The Men's Health Gym Bible is the ultimate resource for the total gym experience. Men's Health fitness advisor Michael Mejia and co-author Myatt Murphy will teach you how to use various types of gym equipment for optimal strength and cardiovascular fitness. In addition to hundreds of exercises for strength and cardio equipment like free weights, stability balls, and treadmills, this updated edition is filled with exercises and expert fitness advice for cutting edge equipment like TRX suspension training, sandbags, and kettle bells. With almost 700 photos, this edition features all new images that demonstrate proper form and technique for every functional exercise. The Men's Health Gym Bible is for anyone trying to get the most out of your fitness goals, no matter what your fitness level is. Gym novices will find helpful information such as the ins and outs of gym memberships, contract negotiation tips, and how to safely use a piece of equipment for the first time. This is the ultimate resource for the total gym experience and a book that no fitness enthusiast should be without.