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The Last Oil Filter You’ll Ever Have To Buy

The Hubb Lifetime Oil Filter solves a problem as old as automobiles themselves, and it’ll save you money, too.<p>Strapped to the bottom of your car like a colostomy bag full of dinosaur goo, oil filters are disgusting. Worse? They’re biohazards. Because they’re disposable, Americans go through …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

To PR, Try These Heavy Squat Progressions<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Heavy squat stand-ups are one of the simplest things you can do to gain …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.<p>The bench press is a staple. However, one point to …

Health

The 10 best abs exercises for beginners

1. High-tension plank<p><b>Why it's effective:</b> The plank is one of the most common core exercises, ever, but most guys get it wrong. Creating tension in …

8 Nutrition Tips for Hardgainers

Overcome your genetic tendency to be a skinny dude.<p><b>QUESTION</b><p><i>MERLIN, I AM A NATURAL ECTOMORPH AND HAVE TROUBLE GAINING WEIGHT AND MASS. I AM NOT</i> …

These Protein Smoothies Are Far From Boring

Protein-pack your mornings with these protein smoothies 5 ways!<p>View this post on Facebook

36 Weeks of Bodyweight Workouts (108 Workouts!)

<b>These workouts were designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat.</b> Mindith has trained extensively in yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight. She is …

This 11-Minute Foam Roller Workout Is One You'll Actually Want to Do

It's no secret that we love foam rollers over here. Not only are they <i>ahh</i>-mazing at relieving tight muscles, but you can also use them as part of your …

What happened when I Stretched every day for four weeks

Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong – throbbed like …

Yoga

The Top 3 Mobility Exercises for Lifters

The Multi-Movement Mobility Fix<p>Multi-Movement Mobility<p>Not every trendy mobility drill or corrective exercise you see flying across your social media …

Tip: 12 Minutes of Singles

Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.<p>High volume deadlifting – but not necessarily high-rep sets – can turn …

3 Lower Abs Exercises You Can Do In Front Of Your TV

You can watch the entire Master of None series and still get a set of rock-solid abs.<p>Having to pick between watching another Netflix episode or getting off the couch and heading to the gym is the ultimate struggle. But what if you didn’t have to choose? What if we told you that you could find out …

An 8-Week Plan to Make You a Runner

A runner isn't born overnight: it takes weeks of building up and training the body to get used to moving this way. If running is one of your goals, …

Here's why you should never lift heavy in running shoes

Hitting the gym in your trusty, well-worn, comfortable running shoes may sound like a fine idea. In fact, plenty of people do it all the time.<p>But …

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Pain

4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

Hip problems get a lot of attention as you age. But tight, immobile shoulders, beyond making the gym miserable, put you squarely in old-man …

9 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started CrossFit 4 Years Ago

Most people start CrossFit because they’re looking to get stronger, or lose weight, or “be in the best shape of [their] life.” Some people are …

Fitness

3 ways to demolish a CrossFit competition, according to a CrossFit Games champion

Competing in the CrossFit Open, which is the annual start to the Reebok CrossFit Games in August, is tough and exhausting. The Open started in late …

Summer Strength: 4 Day Strength Building Workout Split

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Intermediate<p>Program Duration12 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>4<p>Time Per Workout75 …

Tip: 7 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.<p>Improving your deadlift doesn't necessarily mean upping the frequency. …

Bodyweight Exercise

22 Good Movies to Watch on Netflix in August 2016

Don’t worry, only two of them are <i>Lethal Weapons.</i><p>If you’re looking for movies to watch on Netflix, then you’ve come to the right place. Every month we …

Essential Viewing: 8 Of The Best Ted Talks For Men

Let’s face it: TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading” aren’t always worth spreading. Instead of learning something that will change your life, you may end up …

Blue Devils 2015 "Ink"— Mellophone Cam

Blue Devils

The 9 best guitar amps of 2015

9. Vox Valvetronix VT40X<p><b>After receiving over 50,000 votes across 11 categories, this year's Total Guitar readers' polls were fiercely competitive.</b> …

Music Production

Musician Plays All 31 Parts of John Williams’ ‘Star Wars’ Theme Song on Guitar by Himself

Skilled musician Cooper Carter recently played all 31 parts of composer John Williams‘ classic <i>Star Wars</i> theme song on guitar by himself. Carter’s …

Mixing Up Blues Rhythm and Lead Guitar

One of the most common questions I get asked about when it comes to blues is how to “mix up” rhythm and lead guitar when playing Blues. Well it’s a …

Electric Guitar

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness