Kristofer Elkin

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Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Gray Cook: "Movement Search: Connecting You to Your Movement Path" | Talks at Google

How to Tie Lashings | The Art of Manliness

The number of ways a person can tie things together is more or less limitless, from the thousands and thousands of legitimate knots and roping …

How to Build a Stylish Octagonal Firewood Rack

Keep your wood dry and ready to go.<p>After you've made your outdoor fire pit, it's time to build a proper firewood storage rack. You can opt for a large firewood shed, or go with this beautiful cedar firewood rack that works inside or out.<p>Mark Clement of MyFixItUpLife, built this octagon firewood …

Half Kneeling Windmill

How to Build a Weightlifting Platform | The Art of Manliness

It’s been exactly a year since I started working out in my garage gym and I absolutely love it. Going to the gym is just a trip to my garage and I …

How to Build a Longboard

Building a longboard is usually cheaper than buying one, and it can be a lot of fun to make your own a unique board. You will need a bit of wood …

The 5 Pillars of Athletic Training

The world of strength and conditioning advice is full of impossible promises and complicated programs and methods. <b>Every athlete presents a unique</b> …

Tai Chi

The Turkish Get-Up: A Beginner's Guide by Juan Lugo

What if I told you that you could work on strength, stability, mobility and flexibility all in one movement. That you could make your body more …

How to Hold Your Breath Longer | The Art of Manliness

Thousands of years before SCUBA or even rudimentary mechanical diving apparatuses, human beings plumbed the ocean’s depths with nothing but …

How To Build a Fire Pit in Any Shape You Want

Mold your own concrete bricks into any shape you want.<p>Backyard fire pits make for great evening entertainment. If you're looking to build one with a bit more flair and can work a CNC router, then you've got all the tools you need to shape a custom fire pit.<p>The people at Home Made Modern designed …

The Kettlebell Swing & Goblet Squat Workout

Kettlebell Essentials: Swinging & Squatting<p>The kettlebell swing and the goblet squat are two fundamental exercises in kettlebell training. One …

Kaizen: Get a Little Better Each Day | The Art of Manliness

It’s happened to all of us.<p>You have a “come to Jesus” moment and decide you need to make changes in your life. Maybe you need to drop a few pounds …

Fitness: Why bigger isn't better in weight training

When it comes to building muscle in the weight room, size doesn’t matter. So before you grab the biggest weight in the rack, consider the latest …

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 …

GVT Revisited

Way back in 1995 or so, a fresh-faced Canadian strength coach named Charles Poliquin, wearing the native moose fur and antler hat that is emblematic …

What you need to know about fascia

<i>Dr. Eric Hefferon is a Physical Therapist, strength & conditioning professional, and a competitive fitness enthusiast from Glendale, Arizona. Today,</i> …

The Top 7 Bodybuilding Methods of All Time

Tested, Proven Hypertrophy Techniques<p>The 7 Best Muscle-Builders<p>I started training athletes and bodybuilders over 17 years ago. My own passion for …

Extreme Sports

Why Buy a Belt Sander When You Can Build Your Own?

It's always better when you do it yourself.<p>Master woodworker Matthias Wandel has been slowly building out his workshop with more and more homemade equipment. Last time it was a lathe, and now it's a belt sander. And if you want to follow in his DIY footsteps (who wouldn't!) his latest video on his …

Woodworking

How to Test Your Overhead Mobility

But before you start hoisting heavy loads straight above you, know one thing: You have to <i>earn the right</i> to overhead press.<p>Here’s why: Most men spend the majority of their days sitting—at a desk, in the car, on the couch. This leads to a flexed posture with an overly rounded upper back, and …

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Western Philosophy

Bodybuilding's Best Kept Secret

Olympic Gold<p>Bodybuilding may never make it to the Olympics, but I believe that Olympic lifting will make it to <i>bodybuilding.</i> In fact, I've always …

Spring DIY: 5 Tips on Making Your Garden Magical

If you have always admired other people’s gardens and have found yourself wanting to create your own piece of paradise (but somehow you never had …

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

Meditation