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Whatever your fitness goals, getting injured surely isn't one of them. But according to a study from the University of Arkansas, there has been a 35 percent increase in gym injuries in recent years. Personal trainer Justin Price, M.A., who owns The BioMechanics, a corrective exercise and functional fitness facility in San Diego, says there are two main reasons for workout-related injuries. The first is poor posture during the day, which eventually weakens your entire musculoskeletal structure. To combat this, make sure your computer screen is positioned in a way that you're not straining or hunching to see it. The other mistake is trying to do too much too fast, in both reps and weight. "The problem that got you into the gym didn't happen overnight, so you can't undo it overnight," says Price. [RELATED1] In other words, those 50 pounds can't be erased in one mega-marathon treadmill session. And popping blood vessels by overweighting the bench press isn't going to take you from Christian Bale in The Machinist to Christian Bale in Batman in one hard-core workout. To get started, find a certified personal trainer (Price recommends one with the P.T.A. Global, N.S.C.A. or N.A.S.M. certifications) to make sure you're using the right technique and try to think of yourself as your own trainer by not making your goals too personal. "Think...
You’re busy. We get that. With work, family, and friends, you can’t always exercise for one hour, several times a week, like you’re supposed to. Sometimes you just have to get in and get out. But if you have only 20 minutes to pump iron, a few biceps curls and a quick jog won’t cut it—you need a workout that hits the whole body and burns as many calories as possible. [RELATED1] Here are six workouts that melt fat in under 20 minutes. Note: If you’re still standing by the end of these routines, you’re doing them wrong. Total-body workouts
Q: What's the difference between cardio training and weight training? Is one better than the other? A: If you’re after general conditioning, maintaining existing muscle mass, and keeping body fat to a minimum, you’re going to need to make a focus on balancing both cardio and weight training. The key is to make sure that one complements the other. Focus on three to four lifting days and two to three cardio days to promote the results you’re looking for in this respect. Here’s the catch—only performing steady-state cardio can be counterproductive; too much steady-state cardio per week can result in muscle loss. Having said that, seek alternate methods that involve a bit more explosive movement to utilize your strongest muscle fibers available. A half-hour of sprints (or even better, hill sprints), intervals, or a solid round of basketball, tennis, or football can be just what the doctor ordered. [RELATED1] If you’re after strict cardiorespiratory benefits, put your emphasis toward steady-state cardio. Train for muscular endurance in the weight room, and up your reps to above 10 per set. Two to three days a week, aim for distance covered on the treadmill rowing machine, or outside over a longer period of time. Thirty to 45 minutes is a good guideline, as the muscular endurance and aerobic capacities will be challenged greatly. This can do well to...
You’ll never be able to accuse this golfer of holding up play on the course. Thirty-one-year-old British physical education teacher Steve Jeffs set a Guinness World Record for the “fastest hole of golf” ever completed. [RELATED1] Jeffs played a 500-yard hole at the Tiverton Golf Club in the United Kingdom in August 2017—finishing it off in an astonishing one minute and 50.6 seconds. The Guinness World Records just made it official. [RELATED2] The previous record was held by Phil Naylor, another British player, who did it in 2005 in one minute and 52 seconds. According to Guinness World Records, to get the record a player must play a hole “at least 500 yards long. The clock begins the moment the ball is first struck, and stops when it drops into the hole. The golfer can ride in a cart, but must finish the hole with as many clubs as they started with”. [RELATED3] "I probably spent four months working on my sprinting," Jeffs said to CNN. "When I first tried (to break the record), I got quite close and thought it would be easy. I only had three attempts. My first two failed because I went out a bit too hard." Take a look at how Jeffs got it done: Want to up your golf game? Try these workouts, golf advice from pros, and game tips...
There are two simple principles when it comes to building muscle: You must overload them frequently and feed them appropriately. It's great to put in the work, but you won't reap your labor's benefits if you don’t rebuild properly. Here is exactly what you should do after your workout to get maximum gains. Current science indicates that what you eat before, during, and after your workouts, known as nutrient timing, is extremely important in maximizing your results. Whether you're trying to lose weight, build muscle, or train for a specific sport, you need to feed your body the right nutrients in the right amounts at the right time. What you eat before prepares your body for your workout, what you eat during (if appropriate) enhances the session itself, and what you take in afterward maximizes the work completed while preparing your body for the next session. The longer you wait to refuel, the less efficient the body becomes at putting these nutrients to work. Hence the window metaphor: You have an optimal window to take in carbohydrates and protein after each workout. [RELATED1] While taking advantage of the metabolic window is important regardless of your fitness goals, nutrient timing is key to building quality muscle mass. Consume quality carbohydrates to refuel your glycogen stores in preparation for your next workout while taking in protein to help repair and rebuild your muscles as...
Lara Croft is ready to embrace her destiny. The next trailer for Tomb Raider has hit, and it shows Alicia Vikander in action as the iconic video game heroine. [RELATED1] In this story, Croft is on the hunt for answers as she tries to solve the disappearance of her father, Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West), who vanished under mysterious circumstances when she was a kid. Croft travels to a mythical island off the coast of Japan to search for him, enlisting the help of Lu Ren (Into the Badlands star Daniel Wu), a ship captain who brings her to the island. [RELATED2] The trailer reveals that Croft will battle against the mysterious group “Trinity,” as it tries to create worldwide genocide. With this being Tomb Raider, Croft will of course fight against some bad dudes—led by Walton Goggins’ Mathias Vogel—but also against nature itself. The waterfall scene looks like it'll be an epic action sequence. Take a look: Her destiny will be fulfilled. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. See TOMB RAIDER in cinemas this March. #TombRaider pic.twitter.com/p1VGRqYhd0 — Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) January 18, 2018 Tomb Raider will be released on March 16. [RELATED3] Movies and TV
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Frigid winter temperatures can easily demotivate even the most dedicated fitness devotee from going outside. But what should you do about your dog when temperatures plummet? Rocket still needs to go outside, and he still needs exercise. But as with many New Year’s resolution-makers, cold weather often forces dog people to confront a common dilemma: stay inside and gain weight, or venture out into the ice and snow? [RELATED1] For all the important safety practices to keep in mind this winter, and how to make sure your pooch stays healthy and fit all season long, we talked to Mark Verdino, D.V.M., the senior vice president and chief of veterinary staff at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, NY. (Full disclosure: It’s where I adopted a Lab-mix puppy in the fall.) Here are Verdino’s suggestions for keeping your dog safe, happy, and warm in the winter. Fit travel
Matthew Jussim Today John Wick is back, and he’s bringing along some friends for the ride. Following earlier reports that the movie is in deep pre-production, filming is close to starting on John Wick: Chapter 3. The film has added some old—and new—cast members, according to Screen Rant. [RELATED1] Production on the film is set to begin on March 1 in New York City for Keanu Reeves and company, and the team will have a familiar face behind the camera. Chad Stahelski will take on directorial duties for the film after previously co-directing John Wick, and directing John Wick: Chapter 2. [RELATED2] There's been heavy speculation about who could join the cast—Men’s Fitness readers made these 21 selections, including Jason Statham, Liam Neeson, and Tom Hardy, about whom they'd love John Wick to fight—and now the new primary antagonist of the third film has been revealed. With a TV show greenlit from Starz, The Continental, which centers on the assassin-friendly hotel from the John Wick universe—and will very likely have an appearance from Keanu Reeves—fans have plenty to be excited about. And that all starts with the new sequel. [RELATED3] Here’s everything you need to know about John...
When it comes to the bedroom, we're all for promoting a healthy curiosity (if you haven't tried one of these penis-friendly sex toys, it's about time you gave it a shot) and even embracing new trends (we're looking at you, astral sex converts). But there's one increasingly popular trend we haven't made our mind up about just yet: frighteningly realistic sex dolls, like the ones sold by Sexy Real Sex Dolls. (The name says it all, no?) You can file this one under the same, ever-expanding category as these hyper-sexualized robots of the future. These silicone beauties are high-tech (some can simulate orgasms, flirt with you, and even be made to feel warm like real skin), very expensive (easily more than $2,000), and totally customizable down to the eye color (and other things). [RELATED1] This doll just got viral on Ryan Davis' @RyanDavisComedy video: https://t.co/mcKhE8EHhT #sexdoll #sextoy #customsexdoll pic.twitter.com/Ns51kTDOtA — Sexy Real Sex Dolls (@sexyrealsexdoll) January 17, 2018 While there are probably plenty of guys (many of whom rely on the company's promise of discreet shipping) who use and enjoy these lifelike dolls, there are many who have taken issue with the concept on Twitter: What’s wrong with the idea of slowly being replaced by a doll...
Why do some people get goofy and affectionate when drunk, while others become downright nasty? There are a lot of factors at play, says explains Joshua Gowin, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Some are speculative—a tiny bit of research links whisky to angry behavior (but it’s also possible that angry people just gravitate toward whisky, for whatever reason, says Gowin).  Others, like these six below, are more concrete: different factors that science shows determine your intoxicated identity. [RELATED1] Factor #1: Your (sober) personality “Like any drug, alcohol affects your behavior, but it doesn’t introduce behaviors that aren’t already present,” Gowin says. Translation: If you become mean or affectionate while drunk, those responses are exaggerated reflections of your usual personality traits, he says. There’s some research that alcohol dulls the activity in your brain’s prefrontal cortex, which has been linked to self-control and self-reflection, Gowin explains. So the more wasted you get, the more impulsive and unaware you become. He compares the drunk brain to a car that’s been stripped of its brakes. “Normally, you would slow yourself down or realize that your actions or reactions aren’t appropriate. But when you’re drunk, that doesn’t happen.” Factor #2: Your environment Going back to the car with no brakes analogy, Gowin says the way you react to external factors while drunk...
In lifting circles, the barbell back squat has always been considered the king of exercises. But what if—either due to injury or an inability to get the form right—you can’t squat? Turns out, training one leg at a time can be just as effective and provide an alternate path to stronger, more athletic legs. Just last year, a study in the International Journal of Exercise Science compared muscle activity in the back squat, split squat (both legs on the floor and a split stance), and Bulgarian split squat (rear foot elevated). There was no significant difference in the amount of muscle activated by the three exercises, except that the Bulgarian split squat worked more of the hamstrings—meaning, Bulgarian split squats can be a useful alternative to barbell squatting. [RELATED1] When squatting sucks The classic back squat is, admittedly, tough to beat as an overall muscle- and strength-builder. It targets the quads, glutes, hamstrings, and lower back, but also requires work from the core, upper back, and shoulders to stabilize the bar. Because it’s designed to let you lift heavy loads, it encourages bone growth and the release of muscle-supporting hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone. The trouble is, most people simply can’t execute it properly. ​[RELATED2] “A well-performed back squat in a commercial gym is like the Sasquatch,” says Ben Bruno, a Los...
Matthew Jussim Today The NBA season is past the halfway mark, and that means the contenders and pretenders are starting to separate themselves. Teams like the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and Houston Rockets all look dominant, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with some mid-season turmoil, including a blowout loss on January 8 to Jimmy Butler and the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves. [RELATED1] The Oklahoma City Thunder have started to find the right winning combination of their "Big Three"—Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George—while teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat are rising in the standings. Up-and-coming young teams like the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Utah Jazz are just on the outside of playoff contention, but they have time to get back in the mix. The All-Star game is coming up in just over a month, and this next stretch of play could determine who ends up as the starters. [RELATED2] Here are all the top games, fittest players, and biggest storylines you need to know to be an NBA expert this...
One Japanese kayaker will have to forget about representing his home nation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yasuhiro Suzuki was banned from competing for eight years after lacing the drink of a rival athlete to make him fail an upcoming doping test, according to ESPN. [RELATED1] Suzuki laced Seiji Komatsu’s water bottle with an anabolic steroid while competing at the Canoe Sprint Japan Championships in September 2017. Komatsu failed the test at the competition, which is part of the Olympics qualifying process, and was then suspended for taking a banned substance. Following an investigation, the ban for Komatsu was overturned, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency announced on Tuesday. The JADA also announced that Suzuki was banned from competition for eight years. After the original positive test, Komatsu denied ever taking any drugs or steroids, and the Japan Canoe Federation opened an investigation into the matter. The canoeing federation found out about what Suzuki did with the laced drink, and it also found that he previously “resorted to trickery at competitions, such as stealing other kayak racers' tools or gear,” according to NPR. Following the...
You probably already know that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. Studies have shown that puffing on cigarettes brings cancer-causing carcinogens into your body and can cause long-term damage to your DNA—and that's not even the half of it. But just one cigarette couldn't do much harm, right? Wrong. More than two-thirds of people who try just one cigarette reported that they went on, at least for a period of time, to develop a daily smoking habit, according to new research published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. [RELATED1] In the study, researchers pooled data from eight different smoking-related surveys conducted since the year 2000, which combined involved more than 200,000 participants. Between 50-82% of the participants said that after trying a cigarette they went on to smoke on a daily basis—temporarily. On average, 68.9% of the people involved said that they developed a daily smoking habit for a significant period of time. Despite the study's limitations, including the fact that the responses were self-reported and may have skewed toward smokers over nonsmokers, "you are talking about more than a 50% [conversion rate from trying a cigarette to daily smoking]," said Peter Hajek, a co-author of the research, in a report from The Guardian. So the next time you think of lighting up a cigarette—even if it's just once—you might want to think...
If you’ve worked your way down to 15% body fat, you’re already working out regularly, probably counting your macros and meal prepping, and eating pretty damn clean. But here's the primary downside of shedding body fat: The lower your body fat percentage gets, the harder it becomes to lose just 1–2% more. “Once you hit 15% body fat, shedding any more fat is all about finesse,” says Jim White, R.D., an ACSM exercise physiologist and the owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios in Virginia Beach, VA. So if you're aiming to get down to 10% body fat (or lower), it’s time to eat and train like an athlete. At a higher body fat, you need to focus more on nutrition. Now, though, everything centers around your workouts—namely, building muscle. “The closer you get to having low body fat, the more impact muscle mass will have on improving your composition,” says Joe Holder, a performance trainer at S10 gym (named for sub-10% body fat, mind you), Nike trainer/run coach, and founder of The Ocho System. [RELATED1] But you need to be as committed as an athlete now, too. “You have to remember how small of a population has 10% body fat. It’s bodybuilders, fitness competitors, athletes. You have to be willing to do what others aren’t,” White adds. How...
Michael Frank Today Fitness trackers have come a long way since the days of glorified pedometers. But with great variety comes great responsibility—and with so many smartwatches, wrist straps, and fitness-tracking wireless earbuds on the market these days, it can be hard to know what to choose. Do you want a style-focused smartwatch? Or maybe a new tracker to help you get off the couch and tackle your first half-Ironman triathlon? To find the latest and greatest models of 2018, we combed through the latest and greatest offerings at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show. Between the just-announced newcomers and the incumbents from fall's lineup, there's a lot to like in the wearable tech field. [RELATED1] Fresh from the expo lineup, here’s a handful of our favorite new trackers (and several new wearables we’re stoked to test)—from reliable brands we already love and from some startups that are showing tremendous innovation. Technology
Washington Nationals star pitcher Gio Gonzalez enjoyed a very successful 2017 season. An integral member of the National League East champions' starting rotation, the 32-year-old Gonzalez won 15 games and pitched to an ERA below 3. [RELATED3] Despite posting arguably the best season of his career, Gonzalez is clearly not resting on his laurels. By the looks of his off-season training, No.47 may be looking for a World's Strongest Man nomination to add to his two All-Star nods. [RELATED1] In a video posted to Gonzalez's Instagram, he's seen in a vest chained to a forklift that he proceeds to drag behind him. Now, apparently, forklifts can weigh around 9,000lbs; Gonzalez barely eclipses 200, so we're gonna go ahead and say this isn't all him. But it still makes for a somewhat impressive, if not hilarious, clip. Check it out below:   Lmao 😂 @mlb A post shared...
Hunter McIntyre doesn’t give a damn about your research-backed macronutrient ratios, or your categorical aversion to carbohydrates. And he certainly doesn’t share your fear that an extra pint of lager is gonna blur your six-pack. He stands as a living monument to how the road less traveled can pay big dividends for the physique-minded. He is—and, to some extent, always has been—a nonconformist whose fitness and fueling philosophies have catapulted him into the top echelon of all endurance athletes alive today, all while keeping his V-taper on point and his body fat at a very Olympia-like 6%. [RELATED1] McIntyre’s secret? “I wake up every day and beat the crap out of myself,” he says. Mud on McIntyre One of the world’s most accomplished and active endurance athletes, 28-year-old McIntyre is best known for his prowess on the Obstacle Course Racing circuit, thanks in part to NBC’s televised broadcasts of Spartan races that brought mud, sweat, and spears into living rooms everywhere. From Spartan to Tough Mudder and everything in-between, McIntyre has shown himself to be highly adept at running, jumping, swimming, crawling, climbing, throwing, diving, scaling, pulling, pushing, and carrying things. You know…all the stuff the human body was built to do. [PQ] Yet, he still ends up looking like a guy who snuck in to the course. The physique antithesis to wispy runners,...
There are plenty of exercises that'll stretch your shirtsleeves—but if you want targeted moves for your biceps, then it's time to start learning a variety of curls. Here are 15 biceps exercises that'll stimulate new levels of growth, help maximize strength, and give you the sort of muscle definition that would make Mark Wahlberg and Vin Diesel proud. [RELATED1] For more muscle-busting ideas, check out the 30 best arms exercises of all time. Biceps workouts