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To turn the lat-blasting pullup into a full body movement, this form tweak from Don Saladino, NASM, who recently went over the ins and outs of the exercise with Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S, delivers.
Whenever I stumble upon a word I don’t know to use, I hit up dictionary search bar. As a health and sex writer, I’m mostly looking up multisyllabic mumbo-jumbo like endocannabinoid, perineum, and astragalus. But according to a recent announcement from Merriam Webster, a seemingly simple four-letter word is the word of the year: They.
Put your soon-to-be calloused hands together for yourself…and the other newbie strength trainees everywhere! Committing to lift is about to change your life for the better—seriously, we're talking increased confidence, reduced stress, improved sleep quality, stronger bones, more defined muscles and more. And good news: to reap these benefits, you probably need to train less often than you think.
Have you ever been told to keep your body guessing? That’s because adding new moves to your routine can help to promote gains. Fortunately, whether you’re a CrossFitter, bodybuilder, or just a regular joe in the gym, chances are you’ve never put together the moves in this kettlebell killer series, courtesy of Eric Leija (a.k.a. Primal Swoledier).
I was 18 years old, three months removed from having had my first kiss (with another girl), and two weeks into my first year at a college the first time I turned on The L Word. The drama series focusing on lesbian culture in Los Angeles, which ran on Showtime from 2004 to 2009, grabbed my attention with its sex scenes depicting relationships I’d never seen onscreen before. But the reason I continued watching? The queer friendships.
Bisexuality is a term that most if not all have heard, yet unfortunately, its pervasiveness doesn’t reflect widespread understanding of what it actually means in practice. That’s because for many, the concept of bisexuality is shrouded heavily in confusion and misconceptions. And unfortunately, clearing up the answers the most simple of undertakings.
Dramatic queen seeks switchy nerd. Enby DJ seeks chill lover. Insatiable bottom 4 masochistic top. Gay cowboy for makeouts. These one-liners, without a doubt, tell you more about who someone is and what they’re looking for than a photo of them holding a fish or making kissy-face in the bathroom mirror. And herein lies the point of the recently launched “texts first, selfies second” dating app for lesbians, bisexuals, asexuals, and queer folks.
You don’t need to go guns blazing on a 400 meter sprint or do the infamous CrossFit workout Fran to hound your heart rate up and get your lungs firing. This four-movement bodyweight circuit from trainer Jeremy Scott (who also created the Men's Health Action Hero Jacked fitness series) proves it.
What do avocado toast and sex swings have in common? They both combine two amazing things to create something even better.
Thanks to all of the cool new tech that’s surfaced these past few years, today’s fitness trackers and smart watches might just put personal trainers and accountability coaches out of business. Everyone from marathoners and CrossFit athletes to yogis and busy executives seem to rock some sort of tracker these days.
"Butt plugs can stimulate the ring of nerves at the entrance of the anus and create a feeling of fullness," explains Sinclair. Sometimes they're used to prep the body for the whole enchilada (aka anal sex). But their main purpose is to go in and stay in. (For a refresher on butt plugs, check out: How to Use a Butt Plug for Beginners)
Ever wonder how certain athletes—such as soccer all-star Megan Rapinoe or CrossFit champ Tia-Clair Toomey—perform the way they do? Part of the answer may lie in their muscle fibers. More specifically, the ratio between their fast-twitch muscle fibers and slow-twitch muscle fibers.
Are you a strength training regular, but feeling totally unmotivated after doing the same moves week after week? Or hitting a plateau and not seeing any new results? Your first instinct might be to add some ~fancy~ new exercises to your routine. While, sure, complex exercises can spice things up, you can actually work your muscles in a fresh way if you just pay attention to training an exercise in its various parts.