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7 Airline Insider Tips That Will Make Flying Less Grueling

Don’t drink the coffee, bring your own headphones, and don’t bother locking your suitcase. Those are just a few of the tips being offered by …

The 10-Minute Workout That Will Fry Your Abs

This plank jack complex will crush calories and carve your core<p>The plank strengthens the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips.<p>But if you jack your feet in and out as you do it, the plank suddenly becomes so much more than just a core builder.<p>The quick movement of your feet provides a …

Screw the Gym! Do This Lower-Body Workout Anytime, Anywhere

This iso squat challenge will hammer your glutes and quads for as long as you can take it<p>This iso squat ladder challenge pits you against gravity.<p>By adding an extended pause during the toughest part of the squat—the bottom—you intensify the exercise without adding weights. The isometric hold …

22 Kickass Bootcamp Exercises That Will Destroy Your Spare Tire

Use them to create your own high-intensity metabolic bootcamp workout<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande is known in Chicago for his high-intensity metabolic bootcamp classes—and now he’s showing you how to create them, too.<p>Check out his favorite bootcamp moves in the video above. Then pick …

The Cardio Workout That Gives You an Epic Arm Pump

No weights involved!<p>I’m a big fan of battle ropes. They’re an incredible and unique low-impact cardio and metabolic workout.<p>And now, a recent study suggests that repeated bouts of fast rope waves can improve upper-body muscular endurance, ultimately increasing the total number of pushups you can do.<p>…

Burpees Suck. Here’s How to Make Them Suck Even More

Thought burpees couldn’t get much harder? Wait until you try these variations<p>No one <i>likes</i> burpees. But we continue to add them to our routines because they work. They hit every last muscle in your body, they melt fat everywhere, and they force you to dig deep.<p>But they’re about to suck even more. …

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

European Travel

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike - REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

Backpacking

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

60 Days to Fit: The Workout Plan

A lot of guys go into the gym, push it as hard as they can for days or weeks at a time, then slow down when they either start to feel burned out or …

DIY Animated Loading Message Birthday Card

Now that it’s been 20 years since Windows 95 came out, make your longtime PC-loving friend a birthday card that illustrates their advanced age by referencing that ancient operating system with this diabolically clever DIY animated loading message birthday card tutorial by Instructables member …

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The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

10 Fun and Crazy Adult Party Games to Try

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> Are you playing party host this year? We’re sure you’ve got your guest list, food, and decor down pat, but have you figured out how to …

5 CrossFit Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Don't let holiday travel or family gatherings get in the way of your workouts. Here are 5 quick, intense CrossFit workouts you can do anywhere, …

The 10 Best Travel Apps To Plan Your Winter Vacation

From booking a flight to packing for your getaway, these are the apps to use as your own personal travel agent.<p><b>1) Skyscanner</b> <br>Skyscanner searches virtually every airline and destination to find you the least expensive and most convenient flight for your trip. To sync up with your air travel plans, …

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

by Saga Briggs<p>Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with …

How to Buy the Perfect-Fitting Jacket

Don’t settle on the same old size. Find your right fit.<p>You put a lot of effort into looking good. Don’t let that hard work be overshadowed by an ill-fitting suit. These quick guidelines from J. Hilburn’s Jon Patrick will help you find the perfect fit.<p>[[video:33506]]<p><i>Follow us @MensHealthStyle for</i> …

Perfecting Your Prerace Food Strategy

What and how much should you eat and drink for your prerace breakfast?<p>If you're like most runners, you spend the final days before your half- or full marathon feasting on high-carbohydrate foods. But a good nutrition plan doesn't end with that last plate of pasta the night before your race. Just as …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

The 3 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Maintaining a strong core is key to staying healthy as a runner. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running.</i> …

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 …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Build a Better Body with Just 2 Moves

Sculpt lean muscle, boost your explosiveness, and increase your metabolism by tapping into the power of plyometric training<p>Plyometric exercises aren't just fun, they can transform your body. "Exercises that involve hopping and jumping hit your fast-twitch muscles, the ones we lose as we get older," …

Master Trainer Shows You How to Build 'Elite Abs'

It's not your usual exercise<p>You might know the plank, but do you know the "hollow-body" plank?<p>If you haven't yet mastered this exercise, you have work to do. And if you haven't even heard of the hollow-body plank, you <i>really</i> have work to do.<p>Fair warning: It's not the kind of plank that most people …

The Best Cardio Workout You'll Do All Summer

Because there's no way you'd have this much fun on a treadmill<p>Want to instantly make your cardio workout more intense? Move it off flat terrain. "Performing the same moves on a hill forces your muscles to work harder because you're fighting against gravity on the way up and on the way down," says …

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

Tap into your body's unused energy by outfoxing your brain<p>While fatigue manifests itself in aching muscles, shorter strides, and decreasing speed, your mind is actually the culprit behind your tiring body. Science has found that your brain is hardwired to slow you down and keep some energy in …

This Is the Hardest Sprint Challenge You'll Ever Try

How many rounds of this lung-buster can you complete?<p>Your high-school coach wasn't a jerk for making you run sprints at the end of practice. "He was smart," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> who makes the professional NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes he trains do the following …