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
Presents a reference guide of exercise for men, including 433 exercises for eighty-five fifteen minute workouts, provides an eating plan with quick meals, and offers workouts that can be done when away from home.
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.
Author: Adam Bornstein
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Genre: Health & Fitness
The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, ripped abs—including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and chisel your entire body Call it a spare tire, muffin top, or paunch. Men and women consistently cite their belly as their biggest problem area—and it is often the toughest final pounds to lose. Not anymore! Whether readers’ eating habits have been affected by stress, their bodies have changed with age, or they’re constantly doing crunches without results, it’s time to blast belly fat the right way. Using the comprehensive, week-by-week eating and exercise plan, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks—and keep it off, forever. Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body.
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.
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: The Editors of Men's Health
Release Date: 2005-07-28
Genre: Health & Fitness
Men everywhere want to improve their health and fitness--and their bodies. The Men's Health Best series addresses all aspects of a man's physical fitness, from building core strength to managing sports injuries. Authoritative, affordable, handsomely produced and extensively illustrated, these 96-page books are the perfect guide to achieving strength, fitness, and well-being. Men's Health Best: Weight-Free Workout shows you how to put together a workout program you can follow anywhere--no need to go to the gym! It includes all the exercises you need for whole-body fitness and maximum flexibility and explains the exact benefits of each one.
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.
Author: Michael Matthews
Publisher: Oculus Publishers
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health & Fitness
If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!
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.
The former fitness editor of Men's Health magazine presents the ultimate no-excuses workout book for time-pressed men and women at every fitness level. For most people, the hardest hurdle to overcome in following a fitness regimen is simply finding the time to do it. But as this book shows, it is possible to burn fat, build muscle, and stay fit--no matter how much (or little) time one has! That's the promise fitness expert Myatt Murphy makes in this cutting-edge new exercise guide--the first book that offers a wide range of workouts catered to any schedule. Workouts are organized by how many days a week individuals have to exercise, and subdivided into 10-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute exercise blocks. There are four variations on each of the above regimens--one for building lean muscle, one for weight loss, one for muscle power, and one that gives the best of all three. All in all, there are 120 workout choices, each specifically created to match the exerciser's current goals! Murphy shows how to complete any workout in a time-efficient way and how to compensate for limited time with different exercises that will keep muscles challenged. More than 250 photographs illustrate the exercises, and sound nutritional tips round out this all-new approach to fitness--destined to be the workout bible for countless busy people.
It's a fact: Women are built differently than men. That means that women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Yet most bicycling books are written without addressing any of these differences. This comprehensive cycling book addresses how to gear up and prepare for any goal--whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race. Top professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with the editors of Bicycling magazine to create The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, an easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. The book also includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women is an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.