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4 Ways to Get More from Your Push-Ups | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.</i><p>Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. …

10 Ways to Test Your Fitness

How do you measure up? (sponsored by Fitbit)<p>Evaluating your physical fitness should be your first step when starting a new workout regimen. When you have a good sense of how your stats and exercise patterns stack up, it will be easier for you to monitor your progress and set achievable fitness …

Wearable Tech

The 6 Secrets to Building Bigger, Stronger Legs | Men's Health

Which is a lot of fun, but also has its drawbacks. Namely, lots of people like to share their opinions about how I <i>look</i>. Or more specifically, how my <i>legs</i> look. But not in a good way.<p>One day, I got fed up with all of the “someone skipped leg day” comments, and decided to do something about it.<p>To be …

Ketosis and Athletic Performance: More Than Fat Loss

The above video is a presentation by Peter Attia, M.D.His talk is somewhat technical, but I always write blog posts hoping 20,000 people will *love* …

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups | Men's Health

Most people think that with just a bit of training they’ll be able to nail that goal.<p>My response is, “Great, now show me your pushup.” Nearly every single time, the person’s pushup isn’t up to the standard we maintain at Gym Jones, the Salt Lake City based gym where I’m the Training Director.<p>There …

Base Appeals

For twenty years, many people in Israel and in the West have expressed the hope that Benjamin Netanyahu would prove to be the Richard Nixon of the State of Israel. Not the paranoid Nixon of the Watergate scandals or the embittered Nixon raving drunkenly at the White House portraits at four in the …

Are You Pooping Wrong? | Men's Health

This isn’t information I wanted to share with the rest of the class.<p>During my first experience with yoga, at a YMCA in Chicago, I tried to remain inconspicuous, huffing and puffing my way through poses in the back.<p>But after a few sessions, the other students started noticing me. They introduced …

Foods That Boost Metabolism

Check out these 5 simple food swaps to speed up your metabolism—and the workout style you need to ignite your fuel-burning furnace.<p><b>WATER</b><br>Drink tap or mineral water, not purified water. In a Swiss study, purified water didn't boost men's metabolic activity, but water that contained minerals …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra2 days agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Here's Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston In Jim Jarmusch's New Vampire Movie - PAPER

Watch your back, Robert Pattinson: there's some new, sexy Anglo blood suckers in town. Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star in <i>Only Lovers Left Alive</i>, Jim Jarmusch's new movie about two vampires carrying on a centuries-long love affair. In the first full trailer, above, we see Eve (Swinton) …

2015 Cooper, Cooper S Motors See Upgrades

The Next Generation of Mini Engines Get More Powerful And More Efficient<p>As we’ve seen in previous spy photos, the styling of the next-generation MINI Cooper Hardtop will be an evolutionary step, keeping the much-loved bulldog appearance. During the i8 early drive, one of the engineers let slip that …

Engines

2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R First Test

Coming To America? We Sure Hope So<p>Though the funky and cool-looking Scirocco — a wedge-shaped car built off the Golf platform — disappeared from the U.S. market in 1988, it was reintroduced to Europe in 2008. Still based on the Golf and still funky and cool-looking, the third-generation Scirocco …

Volkswagen

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra20 hours agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Dwyane Wade x Stance Socks - The Wade Collection

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>130<p>130<p>SHARES<p>Known as one of the NBA's most preeminent fashion mavens, Dwyane Wade embarks on a collaboration …

Kitmen Keung Long Distance Watch

Remind yourself of how far you've traveled — whether it's a couple of timezones or nations away — every time you glance at your wrist with the Kitmen …

Watches

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel & Eats<p>This new book will have you rethinking your mass-market java.<p>By Cam Wolf22 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

Avoid Smelling Like Every Other Guy With One of These New Small-Batch Fall Scents

Last week, we taught you how to maneuver your way through your local mall’s fragrance counter to buy the right cologne. But if you’re instead craving some anti-bling, small-scale scents this fall, we think you’ll find these new releases—with real botanicals, minimalist packaging, and interesting …

Skills Every Young Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in</i> …