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
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.
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... nd without gear.
Author: Jeff Csatari
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
Discover the secrets to the fittest, healthiest, wealthiest years of your life! The decade of your 40s is "the crucial decade"--the greatest opportunity you'll ever have to shed pounds, build new muscle, and discover a leaner, fitter, happier you. Revolutionary new science shows that you can build and maintain your best body ever--and outlive, outwit, and outlast men half your age--if you tap into the special powers of you in your prime. That's why we've created Your Best Body at 40+, your step-by-step guide to meaningful and lasting changes that will sculpt your body and prepare you for the prime of your life. Looking and feeling 10 years younger is within your grasp! Here's what you can expect to gain in as little as 4 weeks: You will build muscle and lose up to 15 pounds of flab. We'll tell you why it's easier now than ever! You will strip away stress and reduce your risk for age-related health problems. High cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure--they're preventable, even reversible, say our experts! You will look trimmer in your face and waist within 12 days! Just get to know the 10 foods you should eat every day. You will feel energetic and athletic, and you'll look better than you did in your 30s. All it will cost you is 20 to 30 minutes a day! You will have the best sex of your life, and more of it! Discover the secret sexual powers of the 40+ male body and how to unleash yours! You will be happier, achieve greater success, and sleep more restfully than you ever imagined! Employ the mind-centering breathing trick before every important moment. Packed with tons of useful advice; no-gym, no-crunches workouts; tasty recipes with fat-fighting superfoods; plus a troubleshooter's reference guide to body maintenance and repair, Your Best Body at 40+ is the ultimate handbook for reinventing your life.
Author: Adam Bornstein
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Health & Fitness
The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, sexy abs--including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and tone 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 4 weeks--and keep it off, forever. The Women's Health Big Book of Abs special features include: A delicious, easy-to-follow diet that includes satisfying carbs! A special section on the best pre- and post-pregnancy workouts Hundreds of tips on how to reveal a lean, flat belly and bikini-worthy body! Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Women's Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body--starting with your core.
Author: Adam Campbell
Release Date: 2009-12-22
Genre: Health & Fitness
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. From start to finish, this muscle manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. Inside The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises you'll find 619 exercises expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including: More than 100 core exercises! You'll never run out of ways to sculpt your six-pack. 74 biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises: Build your arms faster than ever before. 64 chest exercises, and featuring dozens of variations of the pushup and bench press. 103 back exercises, so you can carve a v-shaped torso. 40 shoulder exercises, for a tank-top worthy torso. 99 quadriceps and calves exercises, to help you jump higher and run faster. 62 glutes and hamstrings exercises, for a more powerful, athletic body. From cover to cover, you'll quickly see that there's a training plan for every fitness goal--whether you want to shrink your hip, find your abs, or shape your arms.
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.
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!
Presents postures and total body sequences, offers breathing and meditation techniques, provides advice on finding the right style of yoga and shares a nutrition plan centered around clean, calming foods.
Author: Stephen Perrine
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
For more than 20 years, Men's Health has been America's number one source of health, fitness, and weight loss information. Its editors have tested every workout, chowed down on every food, and consulted the top exercise and nutrition experts in the world. Now, this valuable expertise is boiled down into one plan that will revolutionize weight loss: The Men's Health Diet is a proven program backed by cutting-edge research that works with a reader's body to build muscle and shed pounds--in just 27 days. This unique program features 7 supersimple Rules of the Ripped--scientifically proven, breakthrough strategies that often run counter to standard "diet" advice (like Rule #7: Eat whatever you want at least 20 percent of the time!). Built around 8 "Fast & Lean" superfood groups, The Men's Health Diet is so easy, so effective, readers can't help but turn fat into muscle and stay strong and lean for life. Features include: 101 Tips That Will Change Your Life in 10 Seconds or Less; The Men's Health Muscle System exercise plan; and the 250 Best Foods for Men. Packed with easy-to-prepare recipes, hundreds of helpful tips, and weekly workout plans, this is the ultimate secret weapon for a stronger, leaner, more muscular 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.
The World's Most AUTHORITATIVE Guide to Building Your Body You probably know a lot about building muscle. You know which curl is the best for your biceps, you do every possible exercise for your abdominals, and your 20-set bench-press routine is the envy of everyone in the gym. So why haven't you gotten the results you want? This book has the answer. In fact, it probably answers every question you've ever asked about how your muscles work: What makes them grow? What makes them show? Why didn't that champion bodybuilder's routine work for you? But The Book of Muscle does more than just explain how your muscles work. It also gives you comprehensive muscle-building programs from a world-class trainer. Ian King has spent 2 decades as strength coach to world-champion and Olympic athletes. He is in wide demand as a lecturer on athletic preparation and physique development, and he is a popular contributor to Men's Health magazine and T-mag.com, the most popular bodybuilding Web site on the planet. Now, for the first time, he brings his extraordinary knowledge and unique muscle-building systems to a book meant for regular guys who like to work out and want to see better results than they've gotten from conventional programs. Here's what you get from The Book of Muscle that you can't get from any other book: Three complete 6-month, progressive workout programs created by Ian King to optimize muscle growth by juxtaposing opposing muscle actions Ian King's revolutionary training-age system to help you determine which program is right for you Complete abdominal training that ensures you'll not only get that coveted six-pack but also develop the muscles that prevent injuries and produce better performance on the field--any field Vital advice on warming up, stretching, and recovering between workouts The latest and best information on how you need to eat to make your muscles grow If you've never before bought a workout book, this should be your first. And if you've tried all the others, this is the one that finally delivers everything you have ever wanted to know but couldn't find in one place.