Fitness

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carbs

<!--><!--> <!--><!--> Shutterstock1. The CliffsNotes Carbohydrates—what eggheads refer to as CH2O—are made up of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen molecules; carbs are considered to be an energy source for the body and contain four calories per gram. (Fat contains nine calories per gram.)  2. Carbs are simply complex  Simple carbs (sugar, soda, candy) are digested rapidly and are a quick...

Top 3 Wireless Headphones on the Market

Jabra Move Wireless Sport these Bluetooth headphones while lifting or lounging. They sit lightly on the ears to avoid causing discomfort and can answer calls and control music on the fly. Up to eight hours of battery life. ($100, jabra.com) Beats Solo2 Wireless A booming, expertly clear sound and sleek rose-gold finish set it apart. Play your...

How to Choose the Right Pan for Your Recipe

<!--><!--> <!--><!--> A. J. O'Brien/Fox Photos/Getty Depending on your recipe, aluminum, silicone, carbon steel, or nonstick may be best, says Chris Freytag (see her Skinny Lasagna Cupcakes featured among our 5 muffin tin recipes that will save you time and keep your diet on track). Here’s how to pick the right pan. Silicone “The flexible, rubbery material used...

How to Tell If You Have Low Testosterone Levels

<!--><!--> <!--><!--> ShutterstockIf we asked you what testosterone does, you’d undoubtedly mention things like building strength and muscle mass, improving sex drive—in short, all the attributes we’ve come to equate with masculinity, especially when we’re at our peak in our late teens and early 20s. So, not surprisingly, when you no longer feel like the man...

Time-Saver Workouts: Big-Ten Box and Bells AMRAP

<!--><!--> <!--><!--> Per Bernal Workout by: Lucy Stubler Do 10 reps per movement; as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 20 min.; take as little rest as possible between movements. Incline plank row to kickback: Start with 1 heavy dumbbell in your right hand, and left hand resting on box. Row dumbbell and perform a triceps kickback before lowering. Single-leg...

Get Bigger Arms With Heavy Weights

Building mass in your arms isn’t any different than it is with larger muscle groups like your chest or quads. Like those muscles, your arms respond to both heavy weight and high volume, but they also need time to recover...

Stronger Muscles Can Lead to a Stronger Brain, Study Finds

There's no doubt that strength training has many physical benefits, but it may do more than just get you ripped. A new study by the University of Sydney suggests that increased muscle strength leads to improved brain function in adults with Mild...

M&F Hers' Summer Issue: Meet Michelle Lewin

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of our cover shoot with the fitness star.Learn the secrets behind cover star Michelle Lewin's social media success and find out what she does to get fit in this exclusive video for Muscle & Fitness Hers. Photography: Per Bernal Hair & makeup: Olivia Colacci Top: Brooks Running Bottom: Lululemon   Also in this issue.... Michelle Lewin's Total-Body, Curve-Carving...

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