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Sandbag Your Workout for Maximum Strength

No matter your game, strength will make you better by helping you go faster, longer, or higher. The way to get stronger: Move something around, be it weights, rocks, trucks, doesn't matter. You can work on your overall strength with the simplest equipment—just a 50-pound bag of something you'd find …

Workouts

CRD's new boxer twins

A few years ago you couldn’t sneeze without hitting a custom Honda CB. But the baton has now been passed to the BMW R-series. And with good reason too—old ‘airheads’ are easy to come by and bulletproof. With a simple layout and a removable subframe, they’re great for customizing.<p>The Spanish …

Motorcycles

How Water Makes Us Healthier, Happier, and More Successful

This month, California biologist and former <i>Outside</i> cover subject Wallace J. Nichols publishes his first book, <i>Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do</i> (Little, Brown, $27).<p>Billed as …

Swimming Pools

Recipe: How to Cook Bacon-Parmesan Trout

<i>Photo by: Minaret Photography</i><p>Mammoth Lakes is home to some of California’s best trout fisheries, so it's no surprise that Mammoth's chefs are well …

Trout

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

How I Turned Car Batteries Into A Welder [Video]

Makeshift tools for the post-apocalypse<p>If we’re lucky enough to survive Armageddon, our precious electrical grids won’t. But we needn’t pine for energy as we build a new civilization from the scraps of the old one. Inside every abandoned car is a lead-acid battery just waiting to power a makeshift …

DIY

A Starter Kit to Making Your Own Venison Jerky

There are a ton of great commercial jerky mixes available, and I always try to keep several different types on hand, including my all-time favorite …

Can You Smell Rain? - Geosmin and Petrichor

Do you know the smell of the air before or after it rains? It isn't the water that you smell, but a mixture of other chemicals. The odor you smell</i> …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Injured explorer rescued from Germany's deepest cave after 12 days

Johann Westhauser, trapped four miles from cave entrance, is free – but local council will now vote on closing cave complex<p>An explorer who got injured at the bottom of Germany's deepest cave 12 days ago has re-emerged after a rescue operation that could lead to the Riesending cave complex being …

How to Recover Between Intervals

When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals.<p>Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a …

Marathons

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Marathons