Health

5 Exercises for Perfectly Toned Calves

It only takes being called "chicken legs" once to give a guy a complex about his calves, but don't worry if that's one of your nicknames at the gym. According to Jay Cardiello, a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist who's worked with everyone from Jennifer Lopez to 50 Cent to Ryan Seacrest, you're definitely not alone."Basically, the calf is one of the most underdeveloped parts of men's bodies because it's the most overlooked," Cardiello says. "Guys concentrate on their torsos because they take off their shirts and flex in the mirror, but they don't think about their calves until they're exposed in see more
Art

12 Awesome Fitness-Themed Tattoos for Permanent Motivation

There's nothing like a fitness tattoo to keep your workouts in check. After all, the last thing you want is a flabby kettlebell tattoo. Take a look at the fittest ink on Instagram: see more
Health

4 Ways to Look Instantly Better Shirtless

There's a reason every guy out there isn't walking around with washboard abs and an abdominal V. Scoring them takes hard work, time, patience, and then, after that, some more time. But whether your friends are throwing a last-minute beach party, you've managed to lock down a third date, or you've procrastinated on your exercise plans for months on end, sometimes, you just need to get (or at least look) fit fast. Here's how to do it: see more
Health

Can Jerky Replace Protein Bars as the Ultimate Snack?

At the 2015 Natural Products Expo West earlier this year, Organic Prairie announced the Mighty Bar. Part Jack Link's beef jerky, part Clif Bar, it is the newest in a slew of meat bars—including Epic Bars, Bricks Bars, Omni Bars, and Tanka Bars—to hit the meat-snack market in the past couple of years. see more
Health

You're Running Wrong: 5 Ways to Run Better, Faster, and Safer

For something anyone can just walk out of his front door and do, guys sure know how to screw up running. From their pre-run rituals to their on-the-track form, guys set themselves up for sucky runs, workout plateaus, and possible injury. But, hey, that's not your fault. After all, has anyone ever told you how to run? Probably not. And no, running's not as simple as putting one foot in front of the other really quickly. see more
Health

5 Moves to Sculpt the Perfect V-Lines

Everyone has a six (or eight) pack. Problem is, most people's abs are hiding behind layers of body fat. It doesn't matter how many crunches, leg lifts, and planks you do; if you don't lose the gut through proper diet and regular cardiovascular, calorie-burning workouts, the only six-pack you'll ever own will cost you around $15 at the local beverage center. But if you've been working hard and your abs have started to creep out of hiding, there's another muscle, v-lines (AKA sex lines, the adonis belt, v-cut), that can bring your shirtless self to a whole new level see more
Health

The 8 Healthiest Cheeses to Eat

Whether it's paired with wine or melted over a burger, cheese is where it's at. And not just because eating it makes life worth living. Cheese is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in nutrients including protein, phosphorus, and don't forget calcium, says Jim White, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Jim White Fitness training studios. It's the number-two source of calcium in the average American's diet. see more
Celebrity

Watch: How Jake Gyllenhaal Got Ripped for Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal is starring in a boxing movie called Southpaw, which, we might add, landed him the cover of a really cool magazine! From the film's trailer, you can tell that the 34-year-old went through an insane physical transformation, one that included 2,000 goddamn sit-ups a day. Now we're getting more on Gyllenhaal's workout, which included boxing-heavy workouts so that his body had a look authentic to his character, Billy "the Great" Hope. Even the film's director Antoine Fuqua got in on the action, making it the buffest movie crew ever, possibly. Check out how Gyllenhaal and Fuqua got see more
Health

SLT's Ass-Kicking Workout Has Men Taking Notice

"Make this machine your bitch," says SLT instructor Dana Chau to the newcomers at her Thursday evening SoHo class. The machine she's referring to is the Megaformer, a sort of next-generation Pilates machine that serves as the base for SLT's high-intensity workout. For the uninitiated, SLT stands for Strengthen Lengthen Tone, a sort of hybrid of cardio, strength training, and Pilates that promises to streamline all the best elements of your workout into one hyperfocused class. Designed by trainer Amanda Freeman in 2011, SLT has opened nine studios in New York City, with more in the Hamptons and New Jersey. see more
Health

New Study Finds the "Coffee Gene" and How It Affects Consumption and Health

By now, you've probably heard all about the health benefits of drinking coffee. If not, you can look here, here, and here to read about it. To be clear, we're not talking about some sugar-filled half-and-half concoction with a dash of coffee in it nor most of the "coffees" you can order at Starbucks, McDonald's, or Dunkin' Donuts. No, we're talking black coffee, or something very close to it. Okay, back to the point. Most of the past studies on coffee have focused on the human body, physical measurements, statistical calculations of significance, and all that other science stuff see more
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