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How to Do More Pullups

Not at five yet? Let’s get you there. Add the following four things to your workout routine to help you conquer the move once and for all. (Oh, and when I ask if you’re at 5 yet, I’m talking about 5 serious pullups.)<p><b>Master the Bottom of the Pullup</b><br>Gray Cook, P.T., founder of the Functional Movement …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

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50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

Middle School

Mental Hormesis

Hormesis is the process in which small amounts of an agent or process that are normally toxic in larger amounts produce health in an organism. The …

The Ultimate HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training is the No.1 fitness trend in the world, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Worldwide Survey of …

Workouts

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

The Simple Secret to the Ultimate Pico de Gallo | Men's Health

Check out Chad Luethje’s recipes for the ultimate pico de gallo. He’s the executive chef of Red Mountain Resort in Utah, where he whips up giant batches of the salsa to scoop over his restaurant’s Mexican-inspired dishes, such as tempeh tacos.<p>To trumpet the fresh flavors of the tomatoes and …

Build Bigger Stronger Arms with Pushups

That’s why Ballantyne recommends doing pushups in what’s called a drop set. With each round of the exercise you perform, you drop the number of reps you have to do.<p>"This allows you to exceed the amount of reps you would ordinarily perform because as your muscles get more tired, the volume of work …

7 Non-Traditional Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

From cheesy grits to umami-packed fried rice, here are seven non-traditional sides to make this Thanksgiving.<p>From cheesy grits to umami-packed fried …

Holy Smokes!

<b>How to Make It</b> <b><br>1.</b> In a medium bowl, mix the salt, sugar, and spices. Rub the mixture into the brisket. Wrap the meat in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 2 to 24 hours.<p><b>2.</b> Preheat the smoker to 300°F. Scatter chips over the coals. Unwrap the meat and set it on the grate, fat side up. Let the heat …

Lower-Body Exercises That Will Melt Belly Fat | Men's Health

Compared with smaller muscles, your leg muscles burn more fat before it can deposit around your organs, explains study author Michio Shimabukuro, M.D., Ph.D.<p>Start melting your middle by adding these three lower-body exercises to your routine today.<p>(If you’re looking for a full-on belly blasting …

How to improve your form by changing your focus

Don't lose your focus—or should you?<p>Coaches, personal trainers, and our own brains tell us we can improve workout form if we just focus. Put enough …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to 'gambler's fallacy'

Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper's favorite way to settle a soccer match. Alone in the net, goalies must face off against a string of kickers and try to anticipate which way the ball will come hurtling toward the goal. Psychologists have long recognized that shots happen too fast for …

Gambling

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 …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

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Reinvent Yourself in 5 Steps

1. Prioritize<p>To improve your life, you must first identify the areas that need change the most. It’s important to prioritize because we all have a …

These Jaw-Dropping Custom Prosthetic Limbs Redefine Fashion

Being born without a limb or even losing one through accident or injury, use to severely hamper your mobility. But with the rapid technological …

The Greatest Fitness Feats on YouTube

Fitness feats have been well documented over time, starting with Eugen Sandow posing in 1903 (above). YouTube offers newbies and veterans the chance …

The Well-Rounded Workout Routine

If you’ve been training for a while, your goal isn’t just to “get big” or “get lean” anymore. You’re at the point now where you’re noticing that some …

Lightened-Up Recipe: Maple Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Showing up to Thanksgiving dinner at her ‘rents place? Or just want to step up your game with the lady this fall? This light version of my favorite …

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October 2013 Fitness Breakthroughs

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Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Don't pretend this doesn't apply to you. We can smell you from miles away.<p>These 4 simple exercises will help save you from chronic pain<p>The billionaire debuted surprisingly muscular arms at a conference last year.<p>Avoid creaky old man knees with these tips.<p>Hemsworth's longtime trainer pushed the poor …

The Bodyweight Workout to Build Plyometric Power for Improved Athletic Performance

A game-changing difference between a good athlete and a <i>great</i> athlete is explosive power and strength. Make-or-break moments could come down to a jump …

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Defending the Faith by Mary Jo Sharp - Book Review | Mikel Del Rosario

A Review of Defending the Faith<p>Looking for a book on women’s ministry that stands out from the crowd? I found one. It’s a great new book I was given …