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Belly Off!: A Techie’s Body Reboot
AGE: 40 LOCATION: Graham, North Carolina OCCUPATION: Investor (former executive VP at Dell) BEFORE WEIGHT: 417 AFTER WEIGHT: 207 My legs started to buckle, and my joints started to creak. I was sleeping just two to three hours at night. My blood pres
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The Cars Of Your Life
YOU’LL OWN six cars in your lifetime, according to the best research we can find on the subject. Seems low, but that’s the average. My six-car journey probably started out like yours did. With a gloriously dinky piece of shit. It was a used black 198
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The Meds Taxonomy
Anxiety is a disorder, but it can also be a symptom of another disorder, like depression, that could be treated with a nonaddictive medicine, says Dr. Hellerstein. And conditions such as panic disorders may be masked while taking certain antianxiety
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Overcoming The Darkness
KC MITCHELL hit rock bottom at the Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyland, 2013: The now-34-year-old Army veteran and amputee—IED, Kandahar province, Afghanistan—had planned three days with his wife and daughter in the park. But his pain was inescapable
Men's Health2 min readFashion & Beauty
Gym Class Heroes
TAKE A SECOND to look at what the folks around you have on. Chances are everyone—you included—is wearing something that 20 years ago would have been defined as “workout clothes”: hoodies, track jackets, technical tennis shoes. But these days, they’re
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Is My Therapy
Former U. S. congressman (D-Rhode Island) and founder of DontDenyMe.org “I spend a lot of time on the road, fighting for parity and equal access to care for those with mental-health and substance-use disorders. In addition to medication, exercise is
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Forging Confidence
“I HAD A SUPERATHLETIC upbringing. I swam and played water polo on the girls’ varsity team into my senior year of high school. I knew at puberty that something wasn’t right, but I didn’t know that there was a name for it. I decided to run away from h
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The Secret to a Rock Climber’s Body
I’M ONLY EIGHT FEET off the ground on the rock wall at Cliffs of Id, a climbing gym in Los Angeles, but my adrenaline’s already pumping. But it’s not because of the height, and it’s not because I feel like some gravity-defying Spider-Man. It’s becaus
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Sweat Equity
How does this devoted father of four and Air Force veteran turned Men’s Health Ultimate Guy Search finalist manage the rigors of his busy life? It starts with a behind-the-scenes efficiency system found in the 48-hour protection of Gillette Hydra Gel
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Move!
With targeted compression in key areas that commonly get fatigued when you run—quads, hamstrings, and calves—these smart tights help you run faster, longer. $120; 2xu.com Nike’s revamped Free sneaker trades support and cushioning for a sole that mimi
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Lifting Yourself Up
ONE HOT Orlando night in 2006, 17-year-old C. J. Bellamy was out on the town with his basketball team when they ran into some punks, one of whom took out a.45 and squeezed the trigger. A lone bullet entered Bellamy’s shoulder, nicked his spine, and e
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Train Like A Rock Climber
The foundation of total-body tension begins with hollow-body holds, a favorite of gymnasts. Add a dynamic anaerobic move like mountain climbers to mimic the corecentric movements of climbing. Alternate between them as a HIIT Tabata. Repeat 8 times fo
Men's Health2 min readFood & Wine
Take Back Your Work Lunch!
ABOUT THAT … Problem: You can’t eat ham and cheese again. Solution: Reinvent a childhood favorite. 2 PROTEIN FREEZER WAFFLES (SUCH AS KODIAK)2 TBSP CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER1/3 CUP MIXED STRAWBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES, CHOPPED2 TBSP HIGH-PROTEIN GRANOLA (
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Lift!
With a low-to-the-ground design, this shoe lets you feel your toes but still offers maximum heel lockdown. A sole with targeted rubber ensures that you can always grip the ground, whether box-jumping or deadlifting. $120; underarmour.com With magneti
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All Meat. All The Time. Any Questions?
THIS IS a story about human carnivores—people who believe that the best diet is one composed only of meat. No bread or potatoes. No salads. Definitely no kale. Just animal flesh. Or, in the case of the infamous Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterso
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Legs of Steel
SKIPPING LEG DAY is real. And if you never do leg exercises, you risk building a physique that resembles an upside-down pyramid. Even worse: You miss a chance to send your body into fat-blasting overdrive. Leg workouts incinerate calories and push yo
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“No, Your Single Malt Is Amazing”
MEN’S HEALTH RECOMMENDS… (PORTLAND, OREGON) As with beer, you have to ferment grain to make whiskey. In fact, the midpoint of whiskey is beer. For Westward, Christian Krogstad, a trained brewer, oversees the beer portion of the whiskey making. The fl
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Play!
The M6’s new Advanced Speed Injected Twist Face is all about speed and accuracy thanks to taut Taylor-Made calibration. The result: Your drives fly far, even if your shot’s a little off. $500; taylormadegolf.com JBL teamed up with Under Armour to cre
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The Stunt Master
IT’S LIKE A SCENE from an action movie. Two beefy men in their 20s with their fists up are circling John Wick 3’s director, Chad Stahelski. Without warning, one of them steps forward and throws a punch. Stahelski, 50, intercepts the blow with his bar
Men's Health2 min readFood & Wine
The Hummus Among Us
“I didn’t expect to like it, but the sweet beets balance the lemon and garlic,” reported one taster. Try some on a wrap stuffed with goat cheese, sprouts, thinly sliced red onion, and shredded rotisserie chicken. PER 2 TBSP: 50 calories, 1g protein,
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Recover!
Hyperice’s vibrating massage ball is small enough to easily fit in your backpack or suitcase, but it packs a serious punch, with three different vibration settings and a hard body that’s perfect for loosening tight glutes and lats on the go. $149; hy
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The Pit Crew
UP THE HUDSON RIVER, just north of the new Mario Cuomo Bridge, one of the oldest prisons in America litters a hillside with fences, swirls of concertina wire, and slabs of walls. It’s Sing Sing; it’s my home. Armed guards and octagonal watchtowers sc
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The Hookup Divide
ONE MORNING in college, a friend slapped down her cafeteria tray and looked around at the rest of us—all girls. “Do you guys have orgasms?” she asked. One by one, we blushingly recounted the rapturous pleasure we’d experienced at the tender, skillful
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T-rex
IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, THEN TERRY CREWS IS A MEGA SANDWICH FROM FAT SAL’S DELI IN LOS ANGELES, A GIANT À LA CARTE FRANKENSTEIN of everything the place offers, conceived in the most unrestrained corner of his mind. Crews goes to Fat Sal’s once or tw
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Ink Age
MY MOM told me when I was 12 to never get a tattoo because, if I did, I wouldn’t be able to land a job. To her credit, this was more than 20 years ago, when a tattoo was still taboo, especially in my southern town. I waited seven years to get my firs
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Bulletproof Your Back
THE BAD NEWS about lowerback pain and stiffness: It will probably worsen as you get older. If you don’t fix things early, what starts as a little lumbar soreness when you’re getting out of a chair can devolve into crippling pain in your later years.
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I’m Interested In Working CBD Into Our Sex Life—yea Or Nay?
—JUSTIN, Denver, CO That’s a big yea from me. CBD (that’s cannabidiol, the nonpsychoactive component of cannabis and hemp) is being experimented with as a way to help reduce anxiety, increase sensation, improve desire, and alleviate pain. (Keep in mi
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