Alan Atkins

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Definition of Shutter Speed in Photography - Case Studies & Cheat Sheet

Shutter speed is part of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. Shutter speed doesn’t only control the exposure but also lets the …

Five Ways to Improve Your Photographic Compositions

Composition is one of the hardest things we deal with as photographers. It is complex and can seem like a neverending pursuit. Today, we’ll look at …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

The Best Science-Based Chest Workout for Mass & Symmetry

11 Simple Hacks to Get More From Every Workout

When you go to the gym, you want to get the most from every rep, set and exercise. That means working not just harder, but smarter.<p>That's when …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie You Should Have Every Morning To Lose Stomach Fat Fast

We love making smoothies! They’re a great way to get fruit, protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits in one pretty glass. If you have a sweet …

How You Can Assess Your Core Strength

How can you know how strong your core muscles are and whether you are improving with training? There are many exercises and movement patterns …

Cardio Workouts To Get Your Blood Pumping

Cardiovascular training involves any form of exercise that increases your heart rate in order to improve your body’s ability to use oxygen. While …

Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Long Exposures to Up Your Photography Game

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at daytime long exposure photography but aren’t sure how to jump in, here’s a great simple and …

10 exercise and weight loss myths you always thought were true. All of them debunked

We live in fitness-conscious times. Most people agree on the benefits of exercise and make sure to at least go for a walk or a run. Others hit the …

5 Effective Exercises for Weight Loss and Fitness

What do you want from your workouts? If you really think about it, you probably want a workout that's short, effective, easy to follow, and fun. Or …

Four Awesome Tips To Stop You Wasting Your Time With Long Exposure Photos

When your shutter is open for five minutes or longer while you take long exposure photos, what do you do during that time? Today I’ll share four …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Increase Your One-Rep Max With This Strength Workout Plan

If you want to get serious about strength, you need to know your one-rep max (the most amount of weight you can lift for a single rep) in the big …

Make Any Workout Better, Instantly

6 Proven Ways to Do It<p>If you're not making the gains you expected on your current program, it's probably not the program's fault. It's more likely …

These Are the Only 4 Moves You Need to Pump Up Your Arms

Want bigger guns? Sure you do. Here's how to get 'em.<p>If you’re chasing a pair of muscular, sleeve-busting arms, chances are you’ve already incorporated a healthy dose of bicep curls into your gym sessions.<p>But if you really want to boost arm size, you need to hone in on the three-headed muscles in …

8 Quick Exercises to Build Your Core

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

Superset For Inner Chest Muscle Building (ft. Scott Herman)

Team BSN athlete and YouTuber, Scott Herman, recently traveled down to Columbia, SC to visit the Muscle & Strength HQ.<p>While here he shared some of …

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

How to Do It<p>First, take two minutes to foam-roll your legs, glutes, and back. Then do this dynamic warm-up twice through: 30 seconds each of air …

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

Exercise

How to do sit-ups the right way, according to personal trainers

What you're doing wrong - and how to fix it<p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during …

Workouts

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Tabata Workout For a Shredded Six-Pack | Men’s Health

These stability exercises train your transverse abdominal muscles, which are deep in your core and help with posture and back health. They also keep your entire midsection from bulging out. (Think of how your stomach sticks out when you slump).<p>This is a Tabata workout, which was named after …

Use This Gym Guide For a Killer Workout on the Treadmill, Elliptical, StairMaster, and Rowing Machine

Hitting the gym? We've got a guide for you. Whether you're crushing miles on the treadmill, keeping it mellower on your joints via the elliptical, …

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to lose the fat around your stomach, aside from tweaking your diet, you can also tweak your workouts to help see results.<p>Hundreds of crunches are the …

Full Body Workout For Minimum Gym Time - 1 Hour, 2-3 Times A Week

Want a Real Strength-Building Workout? Try This Medicine Ball Routine

This intense total-body routine designed by Smith consists of two parts: a five-move circuit and a three-move finisher. Together, they hit all your …

Exercise