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10 Secrets to Building Mass

Here's what you need to know...<p>If you have 14-inch arms and want to start a mass building program, don't worry about your stupid abs (for a …

Half Marathon Nutrition Plan - HIGH5

<b>Nutrition is often overlooked for a half marathon. You will have put a lot into training, so why not put some effort into a basic half marathon</b> …

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24 Laws Of Eating For Muscle

A great workout is just the beginning when it comes to building muscle. Here are some key nutrition and supplementation tips for the other 23 hours …

I Just Want The Little Things

Love isn’t just about finding the right person and embarking on a beautiful star-crossed adventure. Love isn’t about fancy dates at snazzy …

How to Turn Up Your Gains

The Total Volume Strategy<p>Your Training Program: 3 Crucial Variables<p>What are the three most fundamental variables of training programs?<p>Intensity. To …

9 facts about cheating that couples — and singles — should know

Maybe it's an emotional affair — they fall in love with a coworker — or maybe it's a sexual affair — a one-night stand after a few drinks.<p>Psychologists have spent years studying the science of infidelity, including what makes someone inclined to cheat, how your partner is likely to react after you …

I Hired a Personal Trainer and Here's What Happened

This is not what I was expecting.<p>I've never been one for working out. Growing up, I was an active kid—running around until the street lights came on as us Olds would say—but I was never what one would call sporty. I danced for a number of years (like every good '80s girl, I could do a mean Broadway …

Fitness

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!<p>In the old days (read: five years ago) lifting weights was simple. The "rules" went something like this:<p>To build …

A Gaining Muscle Diet - 5 Essential Foods

A gaining muscle diet is an important part of your bodybuilding regime. Without the right sorts of foods and the right amount of calories your body …

4 Reasons You Suck at Building Mass

If you're small and weak, this is either going hurt your feelings or help you get bigger and stronger.<p>The 4 Reasons You Can't Build Mass<p>Why can’t you …

Fitness

Workout Systems: 20-Rep Squats | Poliquin Article

What if there was a workout that involved only performing one set of one exercise, but promised incredible gains in strength and muscle mass? This is …

6 Accessory Exercises to Make You a Better CrossFitter

When it comes to a multi-functional discipline like CrossFit, you need to have a well-rounded training regimen. <b>Focusing solely on the big lifts, like</b> …

Here's Why People Should Keep Their Love Life Off Social Media

Pics or it didn’t happen. Except do you really want the whole of the world to know you’ve just had an amazing night with your boyfriend? Yeah you …

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Your Ultralight Backpacking Checklist

It ’s easy to do ultralight backpacking if you know what gear to bring along and what gear to leave at home and this ultralight backpacking checklist …

No Bake Hippy Balls the Hiking Snack of Champions

Planning a day hike with the family? Here’s a delicious and nutritious treat that will help keep your family moving!<p>Since we are a family of hikers. …

6 Pro Secrets for Planning a Successful National Parks Trip

If you're planning to head to Acadia National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains or any of America's inspiring national parks in 2016, you're in luck. …

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A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

These 5 Small-Batch Companies Are Shaking Up Backpacking Food

Regular peak-baggers know the feeling of reaching peak boil-in-bag: when you’d rather go hungry than shovel down one more night of beans and rice.<p>Luckily, craft backpacking food is having a moment and your titanium spork has never had it so good. Small companies are rolling out meal options that …

Backpacking

Make Calls in the Backcountry, Even Without Cell Service

Last November, we told you about goTenna, a palm-sized device that pairs to an iOS or Android phone and allows you to text anyone who also has a goTenna, even without a cell or WiFi connection. Now there’s Beartooth, which lets you text <i>and</i> make calls, effectively turning your phone into an …

Hyperchiller Iced Cofee Maker

Ice cubes do not a good cup of cold-brew make. So how do you ice your Joe?<p>You can stick it in the freezer and wait, or you can use the Hyperchiller Iced Coffee Maker. The mug-like device fits under the spout of most coffee makers and turns 12-ounces of scalding brew into cool, ready-to-drink iced …

What’s the Perfect Daypack Travel Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>Whether you’re on a road trip with friends or venturing into a foreign city on an eight-hour layover, there are some essential items you always want in your daypack. Here’s a starter list that should keep you clean, dry, and fueled no matter where you go.<p>Kletterwerks Flip Pack ($200)<p>Yes, this …

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How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might …

Backpacking

Java Can Coffee Kit

Love to off-road? Love espresso? This is your coffee kit.<p>The Java Can comes stocked with everything you need for a strong shot or latte, including a Moka pot, GSI Java Mill grinder, ultralight camping stove (minus the fuel canister), frothing pitcher, whisk, and four cups, all packaged into a …

How Do I Shave Weight While Backpacking?

<i>A:</i><p>Light is right when you’re backpacking, even if you’re just out for the weekend. You’ll be more comfortable on the trail and less fatigued when you get to camp. But don’t worry. I’m not going to suggest you cut the strings off your tea bags or forgo the chocolate bars. Here are seven totally …

Backpacking

12 Road Trip Inessentials

The plan is simple: you and a buddy are calling in sick, throwing a few armloads of gear in the truck, and heading to some far-flung locale. Let’s assume, though, that, being the astute, informed, and perceptive wanderer you are, you’ve already packed the essential gear you’ll need in case you end …

North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

Don’t come expecting a full-service hotel. These are rustic and remote lodges where you’ll be treated to a mattress, a hot meal, and a shower (if you’re lucky). But if you make the effort to get there on foot—crossing mountain passes and trekking deep into wilderness zones—and you’ll appreciate the …

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