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Europe's Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Historic Arrival at Comet

After a decade in space and 4 billion miles, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has made history: For the first time ever, a robotic probe from Earth is …

Why You Can Blame Genetics for Your Small Arms—and What You Should Do about It

Your body's limitations are your secret weapon for packing on muscle mass<p>We all understand that genes determine basic features like our height or eye color. If you and your wife have blue eyes, and your baby's eyes are brown, you know it's time to contact the divorce lawyer. And if someone offered …

The Coolest Way to Do Cardio

Don't confine yourself to the treadmill or stationary bike. Make cardio fun—and challenging—with these heart-pumping, calorie-crushing bodyweight moves<p>You won't find <i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.,slogging away on the treadmill any time soon.<p>For his cardio workouts, the trainer …

The Move That Builds Stronger Shoulders

Score a bigger, better-performing set of shoulders with this pressing exercise<p>The overhead press will give you boulder shoulders. But if you're looking for a fun, effective variation of the move, try the single-arm landmine press. Pressing the weight on an angle recruits the often-neglected muscles …

Muscle

5 'Oregon Trail' Diseases You Could Still Get

Despite medical advancements, some ancient illnesses are still kicking overseas. Don't let them ruin your trip<p>You probably haven’t heard someone say, “I have measles” since your grade-school classmate was about to lose <i>The Oregon Trail</i>—you know, the classic computer game where you led folks on a …

Public Health

Floating Skate Ramp

Remember the spectacular Floating Cinema, an auditorium raft for watching movies in the open, surrounded by an amazing scenery? What if you could …

31 Ways to Carve a Stronger, Tighter Core

Walk this way to chisel every last muscle in your midsection<p>The farmer's walk may look simple, but it's a super-hard, core-crushing exercise if you carry enough weight. "Every muscle from your shoulders to your hips has to stabilize as the weight shifts with each step," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

Gerard Butler's First Rule: There Are No Rules

A decade ago, Gerard Butler traded a law career for an acting class. The decision changed his life. More important, it changed the man

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Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman reveals the muscle-and-mind tricks that transform him into Wolverine<p>The most amazing physical feat I’ve ever seen was performed not by an elite athlete, but by Hugh Jackman, who becomes Wolverine once again this month in <i>X-Men: The Last Stand</i>.<p>This miracle of physicality wasn’t as eye …

Weightlifting

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

Maximize Your Lower-Body Strength

Tap into your full potential with these two single-leg moves<p>You can hold your own at the squat rack, but do you want to dominate it? For maximum gains in lower-body strength, you need to concentrate on two key aspects of fitness:<p>1. Stability: The ability for a joint to resist movement from an …

Workouts

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

The Healthiest Time to Exercise

A recent study suggests the time of day can make a difference<p>Good things come to those who wait to work out. Hitting the gym in the evening may produce bigger heart benefits than sweating in the a.m., according to new research from China. People who regularly worked out after 6 p.m. were 19 percent …

How to Open Stuck Jars: The Only Guide You Need

<i>Welcome to Eat Like a Man's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide, wherein we tackle some of the season's thorniest issues in food and drink to help you make it to January in one piece.</i><p><b>Generally speaking, public feats of strength</b> have fallen out of fashion in modern America. Pistols at dawn, bare-knuckle …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

The Pushup That Sculpts Rock-Solid Shoulders

Boost your upper-body strength and get shoulders like boulders with this version of the pushup<p>The handstand pushup is the gold standard of pushups. If you can perform even one rep, you've got an extreme amount of upper-body strength and shoulder mobility. Plus, you look like a total badass.<p>So how …

The Finishing Sequence That Abolishes Belly Fat

Add these moves to the end of your workout to torch excess body fat<p>Here's a common concern if you're trying to lose that beer belly: If you build your abs before your gut's gone, will your belly just look fatter? The good news: Your six-pack won't look like a keg.<p>"Ab muscles don't grow all that …

The Best Core-Building Exercise You've Never Tried

Bored of the plank? Then challenge your core muscles and shred your abs with this all-new version of the exercise<p>From hitting golf balls to conquering a max deadlift, a chiseled midsection makes you stronger in everything you do. That's why most effective workout plans include the plank. The …

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