Workout: How to Get Club-Ready Abs

Abs are often considered the holy grail of the male physique. Some are naturally blessed with a six-pack, while others have to work hard for them. Though it’s definitely not a qualifier of how attractive a man really is, people will often overlook personality and other important traits for a nice set of abs. I’m just as guilty of this, but what can I say? I’m a sucker for abs.

With that said, are your abs ready for action this weekend? Have you done the prep work for casual contact on the dance floor? If not, help is on the way. Here’s how to get those abs club-ready from the comfort of your own home.

Going Vegan

I recently made the decision to transition to a vegan lifestyle, but I didn’t do it for health reasons or to save the animals. I did it because of the detrimental impact that livestock agriculture has on the environment, and I encourage you to do your own research on the subject. Although this was something I felt I needed to do, I was extremely concerned about losing muscle mass and weight by transitioning to a vegan diet.

Workout: The Perfect Butt

Imagine you just bought a new pair of jeans that accentuate your backside to the max. You’re walking on cloud nine, thinking everyone’s checking out your bum. Then, just when your confidence is at an all-time high, someone walks by with an ass like a god. Suddenly, you feel like someone stuck a needle in your butt cheeks, and you’re carrying around a couple of deflated balloons in your pants. Before you run to the plastic surgeon for emergency butt implants, help is on the way.

Only 260 Days Until Swimsuit Season!

Summer may have just ended, but the truth is another swimsuit season is always right around the corner. It’s never too early to start forming habits that will make getting your beach bod back in shape so much easier. Here are seven habits you should adopt this fall

WORKOUT: My Chest, My Back, Work My Gaydar and My Abs

Sweat dripping, muscles flexing, hearts racing—you’ll experience all that and more in Matthew Griffin’s Chest, Back and Abs class at Barry’s Bootcamp in Tribeca. I recently attended the one-hour class, and here’s what to expect from the workout and the scene.

Getting and Staying Motivated

Before I started working out regularly, I always wanted to get in shape, but I lacked the motivation, self-esteem, and maybe even the courage to hit the gym. Any time I would gather enough nerve to go to the gym, I would see how strong everyone else was and notice how they navigated the gym with ease, whereas I looked like a lost toddler. It was discouraging and I would give up before I even started.

I found myself constantly searching online for ways to get and stay motivated to work out and to overcome the intimidation I felt every time I set foot in a gym. I found a lot of great advice, but nothing that really resonated with me. Lots of sites suggest that motivation comes from within. But how do you find the kind of internal motivation that can’t be sidetracked by low self-esteem or intimidation? Here’s what I discovered