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Chris Marvin checked off almost every box for symptoms and associated behaviors of muscle dysmorphia. Mood swings? "If you cut me off in traffic, I'd get angry because I assumed you did it on purpose." Depression and anxiety? He lived in a state of "general discomfort just below panic," especially around muscular guys. OCD tendencies? "I'd do a flex routine in the mirror every day and focus on my weaknesses." Impaired social functioning? "I was incapable of being around people without at least being stoned on marijuana. I needed that buffer to feel okay about myself." Some of his symptoms were associated complications of MD: Substance abuse? "At the inpatient program, they told me I was the most advanced drug user they'd ever met." Suicidal thoughts? After a bad breakup, he says, "I contemplated driving my car off the road every day for about two years." Now, the man who once popped 68 Percocets in less than 72 hours now attends 12-step fellowships at least three times a week. He's been clean and sober since completing an intensive, three-month behavioral modification program five years ago. He doesn't swear at himself anymore, and he'll frequently reset his body and mental focus with deep-breathing exercises. "My old workouts were a way to punish myself. I do this now as a way to improve myself." To read more about Chris and his journey, follow the link in our bio. (📷: @robertmaxwellphotos) #HowIGotHelp

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Here I am posing with my co star the T-Rex who, if I’m being completely honest, acted like a total monster the entire film. @jurassicworld

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Two squat moves to file away for those days when you want to challenge your legs but you don’t wanna squat heavy. Both will force you to perfect your squat mechanics, and by default they prevent any bounce laziness at the bottom.
1) half-full squats: these came recommended from ex-Giants OL @bigboof77 a few years ago when I wanted a new toy for leg day, and they’re a strong low-load opening leg move. I’m only using 135 here, focusing on pausing at each stage of each rep. Finding the halfway pause point forces a slow rise out of the hole, then you get to explode on the full rep. Think 3-4 sets of 5-8 reps.

2) front rack squat hold count ups: this one is a finisher. Basically you’re dropping into the squat, holding for a count before standing, then another squat with a 2-count, then 3...etc. It’s time-under-tension here, and that front rack position forces strong core activation too. Think 3 sets, aiming to reach 8 counts.
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It's easy to feel pressure to achieve a certain look based on the dudes we see crushing it in on Instagram (our feed included). But even though women regularly have discussions about body image and self-esteem, the truth is that guys rarely talk about that pressure, or how unattainable the ideal male body type really is. Conversations about #bodypositivity and #sizeacceptance aren't just going to happen at the bar or at your boss's BBQ — even though there’s no doubt that cultural standards for physical attractiveness screw us all up, regardless of gender. Nobody's perfect, and it's well past time we started accepting that. Here, to help start those conversations, are 10 brave guys who used to hate something about their body. Follow the link in our bio to see, in their own words, how they became OK with themselves. If you can relate, please consider sharing your story using the hashtag #HowIGotHelp.

Get after it, girls. #WomenCrushingWednesday

Anxiety almost stopped Chris Evans from playing Captain America. Therapy helped him see that he should. #HowIGotHelp

Celeb trainer @donsaladino shows exactly how to get #deadpool's muscles. You're on your own for the one-liners

Mix these partials into your workouts to build strength and bulletproof your body.
1.) First pull to improve your deadlift: Load a barbell on the floor with 20% less weight than you usually deadlift, and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back, grab the bar, and squeeze your core and lats. Pull the barbell 4 inches off the floor, hold for 3 seconds, and then stand upright. Pause and return to the start. That’s 1 rep — do 3 sets of 4 to 6.
2.) Board press to pump up your bench press: Make sure you have a spotter. Then lie flat on a bench with several 2x4 boards on your chest, holding a barbell that’s loaded with 10% more than your typical bench press weight. Squeeze your shoulder blades, bend your elbows, tighten your core, and lower the bar until it touches the top board. Pause and press back up. That’s 1 rep — do 3 sets of 4 to 6.
3.) End-range external rotation to protect your shoulders: Lie facedown on the floor, arms spread so your upper arms form a T with your torso. Now bend your elbows so your forearms are parallel to your torso. Tighten your middle back, lifting your arms off the floor. This is the start. Rotate your wrists toward the ceiling as high as you can (it won’t be very high), hold, and return to the start. That’s 1 rep — do 3 sets of 10 to 12.
4.) Flex-arm hang to perfect your pullup: Stand on a box and grab a pullup bar using an overhand grip just beyond shoulder width. Your elbows should be bent 90 degrees. Brace your core and pull your shoulder blades together. Raise your feet off the box and hang, maintaining your 90-degree elbow bend. Hold, and return to the starting position. That’s 1 rep — do 3 sets of 8. (📷: Beth Bischoff)

"Black men, we have so much trauma. We constantly deal with anxiety. If you grew up in the hood, you’re going to have some sort of trauma, PTSD. ... I think black men especially should go to therapy and seek out mental help because we need it." These are the words of @cthagod, who opened up to Men's Health about his struggles with anxiety and panic attacks as part of our ongoing campaign for #MentalHealthMonth. Read the full article by following the link in our bio, and share your own story using the #HowIGotHelp hashtag so your voice can inspire others. (📷: @swirlfilmsig)

Impossible is nothing. #MondayMotivation

How’s this for a #cheatmeal? What toppings would you add? (📷: @tedrzz)

This 25-minute #metcon circuit from @jeremyscottfitness is "a true face melter."

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