Al Clark

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Build Massive Shoulders and Burn Belly Fat At the Same Time

This 6-move workout hammers your deltoids and incinerates calories<p>Are you sick of the same old shoulders workout? Then try this routine from my brand-new transformation program with <i>Men’s Health</i>, METASHRED EXTREME.<p>The method behind the madness is as follows: You will start with a strict strength …

Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained

Knife-makers use dozens of steel types to create knife blades. Which one is right for you? We look at 10 common steels used by popular knife brands …

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

26 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

The paranoid man's plan for making it to March without so much as a cough, shiver, sniffle, or gesundheit<p>We're going to go out on a limb here and predict that the zombie apocalypse will not happen in 2014. This doesn't mean, however, that hordes of shambling strangers can't infect you and make you …

Geologist Blends Science and Folklore of the Jersey Devil - By PAT JOHNSON

Many families have stories and legends that are retold over and over. My family speculates about a handgun found in my grandmother’s effects – grist …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

5 New Rules of Super Strength

Rethink everything you know about fitness. With these revolutionary methods, you'll be ripped and ready for anything<p>Two minutes into his workout, Louie Vito is already dripping sweat. Rivulets run down the Olympic snowboarder's legs, pooling on the floor as he clutches 50-pound dumbbells and …

This Weekend, Make Your Lungs and Muscles Burn!

Test your conditioning and your total-body strength with this sprinting, pushing, and jumping challenge<p>Sprinting and backpedaling for 5 yards doesn't sound too hard—until you add fast, muscle-burning groiners and pushups at either end.<p>"You'll be up and down and up again, challenging your heart, …

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haunted pubs in the united kingdom and ireland

Reports of Haunted Public Houses from the Paranormal Database<p><b>Coin Collector</b><p><b>Location:</b> Abbotsbury (Dorset) - Ilchester Arms public house <b><br>Type:</b> Haunting …

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Drink Beer, Drop Pounds

It's surprisingly easy to keep the brew and lose the belly<p>Alcohol is more than liquid calories—it's a saboteur that zaps your metabolism. But on the latest episode of <i>Men's Health Live</i>, senior editor Ben Court reveals how he changed up his drinking habits and <i>lost</i> 10 pounds. Court shares how learning …

The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You're Not Doing

“I was once a fat dude with bad knees, then I experienced the awesome power of bodyweight training to shed weight and build a lean, strong body,” says BJ Gaddour, CSCS, who <i>Men’s Health</i> magazine calls “one of fittest men of all time.”<p>Gaddour says almost anyone can become as lean and fit as he is by …

5 Ways to Get Stronger Than Everyone Else

Gain massive strength by mastering this classic muscle-building move<p>The deadlift is a rock star. It's famous for building total-body muscle and strength, and boosting power. It's one of the best exercises for targeting the powerful muscles of your posterior chain, like your glutes, and hamstrings. …

Be a Better Snowboarder—Today!

5 pro boarders share their tricks of the trade for staying up while cruising downhill<p>Learning to snowboard ain't easy: You spend half your time on your butt, spend most of your day on the kiddie runs, and leave the mountain sore.<p>But for some—namely the men and women who 'board for a living—a day on …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

The Instant Exercise Upgrade You Must Try

Use this simple trick to make your favorite exercises more challenging<p>Few moves can equal the pushup's do-anywhere power, but it can be more effective if you place your feet against a wall, says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of StreamFit.com. Same goes for mountain climbers. "You'll engage your …

28 Ways to Blast Your Abs!

Build a rock-solid core with these awesome moves<p>We’re big fans of the mountain climber. It’s a great core exercise—it works your abs, glutes, and shoulders—and it can also be done interval-style, making it a terrific conditioning drill. Plus, there are at least 10 ways you can modify this movement …

Get More Out of Your Coffee!

Sipping at certain times could maximize caffeine's potent powers<p>Caffeine: It makes you feel like a human in the morning, is a known performance-enhancer, and gives you the pick-me-up you need at 3 p.m. But in order to make the most out of your habit, there are specific ways to drink your joe. And …

SodaStream: Is It Really Healthier?

You heard the claim in the Super Bowl ad. Here’s the truth<p>If you didn’t stop watching in the second half of the Super Bowl, you might have caught Scarlett Johansson seductively sipping a glass of bubbly SodaStream from a straw. We’re not averse to this type of marketing, but when ScarJo said that …

Audio Review: FRACTURES (BLAKE'S 7)

Review: Fractures – Blake’s 7 / Author: Justin Richards / Publisher: Big Finish / Starring: Gareth Thomas, Kerr Avon, Michael Keating, Jan Chappell, …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

The Fitness Rule You Must Follow

The rule is simple, but it’ll change the way you approach your next workout<p>Every morning, my friends, assistant coaches, and interns work out in my training lab. Okay, it's actually just my garage gym, but everyone there has to follow this one rule: Do not criticize, condemn, or correct a training …

4 Facebook Secrets to Keep You Safe

Never let your boss see your embarrassing photos again<p>If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly mortgage payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live: The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish …

Reach New Levels of Strength

When it comes to building muscle, the best approach may be one-sided. Try this training technique to accelerate your gains<p>Most guys have a strong side and a weak side (yes, even you). While you don’t consciously try to make one arm bigger or one leg more powerful than the other, it happens when you …

Heat Your Water Without Electricity

How to make hot water using a thermosiphoning process.<p>A great back up solution for when the mains electricity is down.<p>Power outages are becoming more …

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The Curse of the Paisley Witches

<b>MJ STEEL COLLINS says a dark curse may still hang over the heads of her hometown of Paisley</b><p>Some believe that my hometown, Paisley, is cursed. Any …

Explaining meteors: are we in danger?

In February, a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, causing significant damage. A recent study in <i>Nature</i> suggests that there are more of these potentially threatening small meteors than we previously thought. We ask expert Dr Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton to explain …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

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How to craft your own Instagram photo strips

With Instagram, any boring photo is only a crop, filter, and tilt-shift away from becoming a piece of art.<p>Some might argue that such laziness through filtering discourages true photographic creativity, but there's no denying the Internet's obsession with the photo social network. If anything, it's …

It's Cold: Kill That Gut Without a Trip to the Gym

The 10 best, cheap online exercises. All you need is a laptop.<p><i>Because you don't have time for the gym, and your time spent in front of your screen anyway should be useful for something.</i><p><b>1. Crunch Live</b><p>Crunch Gym's official online counterpart. The site offers many of their most popular classes, like …