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Timeless Muscle: Look and feel great in your 30s, 40s, and beyond

When you’re training for long-term youth and vitality, you want to stimulate protein synthesis while triggering a cascade of beneficial hormones …

Exercise

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

A Template for Strength or Muscle Gains<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Pattern programming is efficient. It focuses on big bang-for-your-buck …

Workouts

Want to Lift Heavy? Here Are 5 Must-Dos to Build a Strong Foundation First

Once upon a time, I thought strength training was all about curling, pressing, and raising tiny dumbbells over and over. (And over… and over….) …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Tip: The 4 Principles of Great Technique

Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.<p>Everyone assumes their lifting technique is good. If …

Anabolic Stretching: An Oft-Overlooked Training Facet to Ramp Up Single Bodypart Growth

Whether we admit it or not, we all have stubborn muscles that refuse to grow no matter how much time we spend yelling at them.<b></b> <b>And it sucks.</b> Until …

Exercise

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

Nutrition

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

Kids

The 7 worst things you can do if you're trying to lose weight

Here's the problem with diets: More often than not, they're too hard or unhealthy to sustain in the long run, and too frequently they end in weight</i> …

The Best Diet Plan for Weight Loss: Your 7-Day Guide

Exactly what to eat for all your meals and snacks.<p>Forget elimination, deprivation, and midnight hunger pangs. The best diet plan for weight loss fuels your body with real, whole foods—loads of veggies, lean protein, whole carbs, and healthy fats—and enough flavor and variation to prevent boredom, …

Push Your Weight Training To the Max for Greater Gains

There's no shortage of training programs that promise to add strength and size if followed to the letter. That being said, not all of those programs …

Early-Season Pipe Goes Off w. Mason Ho and Fam

<b>It took quite a while, but we finally have an edit from Pipe’s early-season dream session.</b><p>Friday night was like something out of a fairytale on …

Gym Motivation: What's Really Driving Men to Exercise?

What drives you to sweat it out in the gym? Your first thought is probably "health and fitness," but are those your true motivators? There might be …

Exercise

Do you know the real Kelly Slater?

<b>Kelly Slater is the Kelly Slater of surfing.</b><p>He's won every contest, he holds every record, and he's probably not done yet. The problem is, we rarely …

Best Carne Asada Recipe for Tacos

I’ve partnered with <b>ALDI</b> to bring you the best carne asada recipe that’s perfect for the grill. All opinions are my own.<p>Carne asada is Spanish for …

Cooking

Justin Quintal Wins Duct Tape Invitational (Again) - Can the 5-time DTI champ be stopped?

The post Justin Quintal Wins Duct Tape Invitational (Again) appeared first on SURFER Magazine.

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Goth at 40: The enduring appeal of bleakness and black lipstick

NEW YORK — The Cure has been drawing massive crowds during its North American tour, so it seems a good opportunity to talk to goths, whose love of all things bleak, and of unattractive lipstick shades, never cease to fascinate sunny American normals.<p>Outside Madison Square Garden, it’s easy to find …

Los Angeles

5 Top-Performing Quarterback Recruits from 2016 Seattle Elite 11 Regional

RENTON, Wash. — The Pacific Northwest was the final stop for the Elite 11 regional tour on Saturday, and while no quarterbacks were chosen for the upcoming Elite 11 finals in Los Angeles, there were quarterbacks to keep an eye on for the future.<p>More than 40 quarterbacks were on hand at the Virginia …

Muscular Strength and How to Get Stronger

In the exercise world, we talk a lot about building strength, but what does that actually mean?<p>The word strength refers to a muscle's ability to …

Exercise

Leg Training: Bring Out the Big Wheels

Lifters tend to break down into two categories: those who squat and those who don’t. The squatters, it is believed, stand to gain the most muscle and …

Exercise

Which Should You Do First: Cardio or Strength?

As a fitness trainer, one of the questions I hear most often is: which should I do first, cardio or strength training? Most fitness professionals seem to have an opinion and there are plenty of studies to support answers on both sides. So what's the truth? Do you get your run in first and then lift …

The Workout That Turns Your Body Into a Ripped Machine

Think your workouts are hard? Try going a few rounds with the top trainers and elite fighters on Thailand’s gym road<p>Johnny Cash is burning.<p>The almost-life-size portrait of the singer tattooed on Alan Belcher’s left arm roasts in the midday heat, but the UFC champ hardly notices as he leans on the …

Economy class gets an upgrade - or is it a downgrade?

The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view.<p>At least two airlines are unveiling …

This is why Volkswagen wants to settle with diesel owners right now

What is VW up to here?<p>Simply put, it appears to be one more move by VW CEO Matthias Mueller to get his company past the cheating scandal as quickly as possible.<p>Settlement funds are Feinberg's specialty. He won praise for his work administering funds for victims of the Sept. 11 and Boston Marathon …

Volkswagen

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

World Economic Forum

Could lightsabers exist and dinosaurs return?

As Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives in cinemas, Prof Will Stewart answers the science fiction questions on everybody's lips<p>The wait is over. The new Star Wars film <i>The Force Awakens</i> has opened in cinemas with many predicting it will smash box office records worldwide.<p>The franchise's …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hitler really did have only one testicle, German researcher claims

Analysis of long-lost medical notes seems to confirm that Nazi leader suffered from cryptorchidism, or an undescended right testicle<p>The song sung in schoolyards by generations of British children mocking Adolf Hitler for only having “one ball” might be accurate after all.<p>A German historian has …

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