Men's Health

STRONGER

EVERYTHING!

We’ve found the best ways to bolster every part of your life.

WHAT MAKES A MAN STRONG? BULGING BICEPS? ABS THAT SHOW? WE THINK IT’S A WILLINGNESS TO IDENTIFY YOUR WEAKNESSES AND FIX THEM. FOR OUR FIRSTEVER STRENGTH ISSUE, WE’VE UNLOCKED THE SECRETS TO POWERING EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE.

EXERCISE

BOLSTER YOUR BACK

THE WEAKNESS The muscles around your spine are always on duty, stabilizing and supporting you. Poor posture may mean poorly conditioned muscles— and a higher risk of back strain.

STRENGTHEN IT Back extensions can tone those muscles and help prevent injury, says ortho pedic surgeon Alan Reznik, M.D. Lie on your belly with your arms out in front of you, like Superman in flight. Raise your legs and arms offthe floor. Hold for one second; then lower them back to the floor. Do 3 sets of 10.

STAY ON YOUR FEET

THE WEAKNESS If you play sports, your ankles are the body part most prone to a musculoskeletal injury. Just one sprain could lead to chronic instability and pain.

You need to hone your neuromuscular control, says Luke Donovan, Ph.D., A.T.C., a kinesiologist with UNC Charlotte. When the connection

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