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Disc Golf Goal From Hardware Store Parts

Disk golf is an incredibly fun sport, but unfortunately many simply don’t have access to a disk golf course. Luckily, they’re not too difficult to build, as you can see in this instructable that takes you through the entire process of building one from hardware store parts for roughly $75. The …

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two 1-acre farms will follow the same plan …

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Make a Notebook from a Grocery Bag

How To Beat IT Band Syndrome

<i>Many runners are familiar with the sharp pain associated with IT band syndrome.</i><p>When Michael Fredericson, the team physician for Stanford athletics …

5 ways to work out without weights

With all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You can’t argue that you …

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12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

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HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

Burt's Bees Lip Balm Homemade DIY Copycat Recipe

I absolutely LOVE <b>Burt’s Bees Lip Balm</b> and I recreated the perfect copycat recipe from scratch!<p>History of Lip Balms<p>Our ancestors didn’t have the …

12 Laws of Fat-burning for a More Chiseled Physique

1 of 12<p>1. Slash (Calories) and Burn<p><b>Step 1</b> revolves around simple math: You must eat fewer calories than your body is accustomed to in order to drop …

Flashback: Toy Batcopter

<b>By Andrew Lewis</b><p>A little while ago, I opened up a trunk that had been buried in the back of an attic for the best part of 100 years. Inside the trunk, I found a box of personal letters and family souvenirs from the early 1900s. At the bottom of the box was a plain white envelope that at first glance …

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The Snacks You Need After a Grueling Workout

ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>You're working out to build muscle, so after sweating it out, fueling up with a sports drink just won't cut it. …

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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Can Love and Running Coexist?

You and your partner both love running and being together. So why doesn't it go so well when you actually run together?<p>"You never leave your runner" I said, grinding my teeth, and gasping.<p>Less than 24 hours after Peter had kneeled down and asked me to marry him, vowing to stick by me for better, …

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In the High Country: A Film Review

August 12, 2013 Comments (7) Anton Krupicka, Book Review, inspiration, Musings<p>In the High Country (official teaser) from Joel Wolpert on Vimeo.<p>A …

Simple Food Rules for Runners

My wife's grandma at 101.<p>My wife’s grandmother lived to 103, and the holidays just past have reminded me of how she lived. She was not a runner, nor …

A Beginner's Guide To Workout Nutrition: Before, During And After Training

Eating around your training is vital to your progress. Find out the best way to get the nutrients you need for the best results in the gym!<p>At this …

The 8 Best Exercises for Lower Abs

Moves to tackle that lower-belly fat and build a strong core.<p>The term "lower abs" is actually a misnomer—your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal …

Train Like the Fittest on Earth: Top CrossFit Athletes Reveal Their Go-To Moves

Ever wonder how the best CrossFit athletes get competition-ready? Here are the go-to exercises of the top 2013 CrossFit Games competitors, including the reining champs, Rich Froning and Samantha Briggs.<p>CrossFit is the "sport of fitness" that's based on this formula: constantly varied, functional …

Pavement Pounders: 10 Best Running Shoes

Summer heat waves are on the edge of winding down, and that’s good news: you can run without your shoes melting to the road. If you’ve been stuck all …

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Gardens: plants for cracks

I have built a path. I mean this in the grand tradition of building things, which is to say, "I got someone else to build it", namely my husband. And …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Basic Speed Workouts For Runners

<i>You don’t have to run fast in training—unless you want to run faster in races.</i><p>If you’re a newer runner and you’ve recently caught the racing bug, …

More Evidence in Favor of Plyometrics

Race performance improves after 6-week program.<p>Last year we reported on a study that found that, among a group of college track runners, those who were better at jumping had faster 5-K times. Here's more evidence in favor of building your overall athleticism: Middle- and long-distance runners who …