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Trump’s trade policy violates almost every strategic rule

President Trump has put aggressive trade policy at the center of his approach to the economy. No other economic subject has received such sustained presidential attention or generated so much controversy. This is problematic, however, as most economists agree that changes in trade policy are …

Economics

Synergistic Training - Improve Mobility, Stability and Strength

<i>In training and prehabilitation, synergistic training can be used to greatly enhance mobility, stability and strength.</i><p>Synergistic training is a …

24 Of The Best Landmine Exercises To Spice Up Your Workout I Luka Hocevar

Battling Ropes Exercises - 22 Battling Ropes Moves and 5 Workouts

The Hidden Gems of 2017 Movies Are on ... Netflix?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the first two months of the year are desolate times for movie lovers who prefer to gorge on new releases. Once the holiday season’s tidal wave of blockbusters and prestige pictures has receded there’s not much action beyond the awards season itself. …

Your Winter Ski-Prep Tabata Workout

Skiing, when done well, can look effortless, but it's a lot of work. This workout will help you hit the slopes ready to play hard, recover quickly …

Workouts

Training Partners: Underrated

This is my final installment on this series and I’m not going to write a whit about #1, which is Work Ethic, except to say that it stands in some …

Armed Forces

Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

LEUSDEN, Netherlands — The shouts of schoolchildren playing outside echoed through the gymnasium where an obstacle course was being set up.<p>There was the “Belgian sidewalk,” a wooden contraption designed to simulate loose tiles; a “sloping slope,” ramps angled at an ankle-unfriendly 45 degrees; and …

10 Uses for a Smith Machine

(It's not just a coat rack)<p>The Smith machine is the equipment parallel to High Intensity Training. On one hand, it's been called more dirty names …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

The Very Best Upper-Body Exercise

The Pullover, Reinvented<p>Pullovers Work Damn Near Everything<p>Pullovers are one of the most underrated exercises. Besides improving stability and …

12 Sandbag Exercises That Work Twice As Many Muscles in Half the Time

One of the most versatile tools you’re probably not using, a sandbag is great for when you want to work out but also don't want to spend all <i>day</i> …

Elbow Pain? 6 Tips for Training Around Cranky Elbows

It’s Monday and if you’re like most testosterone raging males, that means bench press and lots of it.<p>However, elbow pain can easily put a damper on …

Bruce Lee

‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’ Wins Man Booker International Prize

LONDON — “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” a novel that centers on a stand-up routine that goes off the rails as a comic dredges up ghosts from his past, won the Man Booker International Prize, for work written in a language other than English, on Wednesday night.<p>The Israeli author David Grossman shared …

A High-Stakes New York City Thriller Where Noir and Nostalgia Meet

<b>YOU BELONG TO ME</b><br>By Colin Harrison<br>324 pp. Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27.<p>Late into Colin Harrison’s noirish new novel, “You Belong to Me,” Paul Reeves, a prosperous 50-year-old immigration lawyer, sits in the storied Grand Central Oyster Bar, missing his father. “This doesn’t …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Tip: The Full-Body Core Exercise

Here's a high-tension ab exercise that trains a lot more than just your core.<p>Dr. Stuart McGill changed the game with his outlook on core training to …

Workouts

Tip: The Trap Bar Exercise You Gotta Try

It's not just for shrugs. Here's how to add slabs of muscle to your back with the trap bar.<p>The trap bar row is one of the most underutilized …

Tip: Do This BEFORE Benching & You'll Lift Heavier

Prime your nervous system before bench pressing to unlock your strength potential. Here's how.<p>You're only as strong as your nervous system allows you …

Tip: Can You Handle the Medball Tri-Set?

Hit your abs, triceps, and chest. All you need is a medicine ball.<p>Tri-sets let you to train several muscle groups back-to-back while allowing each …

Workouts

​The 4-3-1 Dumbbell Sumo Squat Workout

No. It will NOT make you look like a Sumo wrestler.<p>"The 4-3-1 dumbbell sumo squat definitely makes the list of my top 10 butt-building exercises," says Bret "The Glute Guy" Contreras, the world's leading expert on glute development and our host for the #MHGluteProject.<p>I always hesitate to share an …

The Best Way to Stretch The Quadratus Lumborum (QL)

<b>The Quadrates Lumborum (also known as the QL) is a rather sneaky set of muscles. Nobody really talks about them unless it’s too late and you’re</b> …

5 HIIT Exercises to Boost Your VO2 Max

[caption id="attachment_54818" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo Courtesy of Daphnie Yang</i>[/caption]Imagine two friends running a race with the same …

Turkish Get-Ups Step-by-Step

One of my goals of late is to really dial in and focus on the quality of my movement, and that of my athletes. And one of the exercises that I’ve …

16 Nasty Exercises You've Never Tried

New Ways to Hit Every Muscle In Your Body<p>Ask any training expert how to get big and strong and he'll tell you about progression and consistency. But …

‘The Dry,’ a Page-Turner of a Mystery Set in a Parched Australia

Jane Harper’s “The Dry” is set in a parched Australian farming community within a day’s drive of Melbourne. It’s a region that hasn’t seen rain in two years, and the novel’s main character, Aaron Falk, is jolted to see that a rushing river he remembers from his youth has all but disappeared. Ms. …