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12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

The Perfect 20

Build your best wheels ever, 20 reps at a time.<p>Per Bernal<p><i>Barbell Squat</i><p>“I like to try new things.” So says nearly every awkward dating-site …

The Most Complete Upper-Body Exercise

Your Guide to Muscle-Ups<p>Want bigger arms, a jacked back, and a chiseled chest? How about bulletproof shoulders and improved performance on other …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tip: How to Develop an Adonis Belt

Here's how to build the sexiest muscle there is.<p>Those Sexy Iliac Furrows<p>When Cosmopolitan or some other insipid publication talks about sexy male …

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

9 Experts Give Their Best Glute Training Tips<p>The Question<p>What's your best tip for building strong, great-looking glutes?<p>Bret Contreras – Strength …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Parenting

The Most Important Thing You Will Ever Learn About Lifting Weights - Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe reads "The Most Important Thing You Will Ever Learn About Lifting Weights," his article on control of the low back in barbell training.

Want To Raise Brave Girls? Science Says Do This (Most Parents Are Afraid To)

It makes sense, if you let it. Just watch this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i>.<p>Define courage, an exam paper once asked.<p>The examiners expected a long, fascinating intellectual essay.<p>One candidate wrote: "This is." And walked …

Paragliding

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Psychology

Defy Gravity With This Explosive Full-Body Routine

The best bodyweight-only training can't be categorized in simple muscular terms. It's full-body, and this routine is no exception. You're going to …

Strongman Series: The Farmer's Walk

<b>Click Here to Try Our Free Strongman Workouts</b><p><b>Want to take your training to the next level?</b> Thought you might. What if I told you it was as simple as …

Exercise

The 4 Essential Bodyweight Core Exercises

Are you looking for seriously defined abs or to master advanced core training exercises? Then make sure you meet the minimum standards laid out here …

What The Bodybuilding Greats Can Teach You, Part 1

If the only inspiration you take from elite pro bodybuilders comes in the form of their workouts, you're missing out. Here's what you can learn from …

What the Bodybuilding Greats Can Teach You, Part 2

Think that if you just follow Arnold's training program close enough, you can look just like him? Champions have unique abilities and unique genes, …

Amplify Your Lat Engagement With This Simple Tweak

EMG analysis shows how making one small tweak in the way you do horizontal rows can boost lat engagement big time!<p>Lifters like to talk about the …

7 Tech Stocks With Explosive Growth Potential

Tech giants Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) comprise 23% of all U.S. corporate holdings outside the …

Fixing Common Squat and Deadlift Problems with Bands

I’m the type of guy who, when given the choice and when both options are equally effective, would rather fix something with a sledgehammer than a …

10 supersizing workouts to do on back day

To supersize your back—build wider proportions, denser, more sizeable muscle mass, and greater functional strength that enables you to lift more—you …

How to Smash the 225lb Rep Max Bench Test

<b>Most college football players are beat up by the end of a long season</b>. The last thing they want to do is show up Monday morning and begin the grind …

Make Money While You Sleep with a 'Muse' Business

With the proliferation of today's side hustle culture and the popularity of books that profess the importance of diversifying your income with …

Small Business

5 next-level techniques to burn more fat

1. HIIT<p>We all dread cardio, but it's an important training component that helps to create a needed calorie deficit to speed up the metabolism. But …

Nutrition

The 15 best pullup variations

There are few exercises as timeless and effective as pullups. But, while they're tried-and-true, there's no denying they can get boring. That's where …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tip: Do This Mobility Drill For a Better Squat

This might just be the easiest way to fix most ugly squat problems. And it only takes about 30 seconds. Check it out.<p>It's All About the Ankles<p>Ankle …

Weightlifting

After writing about money for half a decade, here's the spreadsheet I built to keep track of my spending

<i>A lot</i>.<p>I don't pretend to be a financial expert or hold any kind of certification, but between writing, editing, and reading hundreds (thousands?) of stories about money, I've picked a few things up.<p>Chief among them is that the best, most critical first step you can take to improve your finances is …

Markets

Your perfect body game plan for 2017

Let's not kid each other: as much as we hit the gym to feel awesome, live longer, compete with our buddies, relieve stress, and, of course, have a …

25 Tips for Better Front Squats

<b>When in doubt, do front squats.</b><p>This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is …

10 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for 2017

There’s still a good six weeks left in 2016, and what a year it has been for investors. It started with one of the nastiest January starts in …

These are the nine most beloved stocks on Wall Street today

You might not always trust Wall Street analysts, but their views on stocks can be useful. For one, you can see which companies they favor. And, …

Investing

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management