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Improving Your Posture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by</i> …

"UNSOLVABLE" Logic Puzzle: What Are Their Ages?

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Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

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What makes champions? A review of the relative contribution of genes and training to sporting success

• Ericsson KA,<br>• Nandagopal K,<br>• Roring RW<p>. Toward a science of exceptional achievement: attaining superior performance through deliberate practice.Ann N Y …

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do

These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, your mobility game probably ranges from weak to …

How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better

There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts (we did that part) and ends with you making some simple changes to your daily habits. The result: a whole new level of performance, productivity, health, …

The ultimate rowing machine workout (by the Cambridge University rowing team)

We asked rowers at the Cambridge University Boat Club to show us the closest thing they’ve got to a perfect rowing machine workout. This is what they …

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Improve Your Posture with These Exercises from the Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Exercise

Is this London's most extreme workout?

I’m on all fours, scuttling across the carpet. It’s a shade of sickly mauve that makes me think of an office corridor. Strapped to my face is a black mask that makes me think of war. “Right arm forward. Left leg forward. Then right arm. Keep pushing! Now reverse!” I have forced my mind into …

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The Ultimate Mobility Workout

Uncover your abs and build an indestructible body with this crossfit-inspired sweat storm

You’re Squatting All Wrong

A common squat technique may help you lift more weight—but it can also screw you in the long term<p>You feel like a hulking beast when you squat. So why do you look more like Daffy Duck?<p>The tendency to turn out your feet to 15 degrees or more during the exercise—or duck squatting, as people in the …

11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

How To Hack Your Body To Make Faster Progress in Crossfit

But why would I ask you to remember getting told off as a kid? Isn’t this a fitness site? Shouldn’t I be writing about doing muscle ups, the …

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25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

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