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How To Build A V-Shape Body

Look around your gym and you’ll notice that one silhouette dominates in men who are strong but lean – the V-shape. That’s because muscle tends to …

Workouts

Build Bigger Arms With This Simple 6-Move Workout | Men's Health

With this workout, you’ll perform curls and extensions with three different grips. Each of those grips targets different muscles in your arms—some of which you may have neglected if you always use the same grip.<p>You’ll do each of the three variations in order from hardest to easiest, which is also …

How To Carry The Driver Twice Your Weight

As a freshman at Alabama five years ago, I could hit it decent with the driver, but nothing like today. In fact, even since I got on tour last year, I've amped up my distance. I don't think too much about what needs to happen to send one 300 yards—in the air—but I know having an explosive downswing …

Golf

44 Great Coaching Books

When I reached the end of my business reading list a few weeks ago, I asked my fellow coaches on LinkedIn for their great coaching book …

6 Ways to Coach through Transitions

Coaches often are called upon to help people transition to the next thing. Sometimes clients don’t even know what the next thing <i>is</i>, only that it’s …

The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

So You've Had A Few Bad Holes. Don't Let Your Round Spiral Out Of Control

How to coach your brain into handling tough starts<p><i>How was your round last weekend? Anything go wrong? Wouldn't it be nice if you had a teacher to fix it? Golf Digest has the best network of teachers and they're here to help you out. All you need to do is send an email to editor@golfdigest.com with</i> …

Golf

Five-Spice Pork Shoulder | Williams-Sonoma Taste

You’ll find many Chinese recipes for pork shoulder, whose rich meat is nicely offset by a combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors. This richly marbled cut stands up beautifully to the dry-heat method of roasting, but requires a relatively low heat and long roasting time to become</b> …

Food & Dining

The Secret to Straight-Hitting Sergio Garcia's Power Lag Can Help You

Are you a straight hitter who keeps the ball in play but suffers from a lack of distance? This tip is for you.<p>Few pros create more downswing lag than …

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The “N” Wallet by Elephant Wallet is the ultimate in slim-line wallet design. This simple, yet sophisticated rubber and wood wallet is elegant and functional. It combines a wallet, coin purse and credit card holder into one compact little package. Carry everything you need for your day in this …

Fitness Friday: Tight hips? Here's help

When most people think of the role of the hips in the golf swing, they usually envision a player like Rory McIlroy snapping his pelvis toward the target at the start of the downswing in order to generate a tremendous amount of speed and power into his shots. But the muscles responsible for good hip …

Rory McIlroy

The best time to start taking Social Security

<i>People say you should hold off taking Social Security until full retirement age or later rather than starting benefits early. I disagree. I think I can do better by taking benefits as soon as I can and investing them, even if I earn only a modest rate of return. And if I invest more aggressively I</i> …

Retirement

How To Get Your A-Game Back

In the roughly 1½ seconds it takes to make a golf swing, you're asking a lot of yourself if you're trying to consciously monitor body and club positions. Watching video of your swing isn't super useful, either, without a qualified instructor at your side. So what can you do? When you're on the …

Golf

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How Ryan Hall Gained 40 Pounds of Muscle | Men's Health

So Hall took a photo of himself with his shirt off and posted it to Twitter to set the record straight. In the picture it was clear that the lifelong distance runner had a new activity: weightlifting. Six days per week he takes to his makeshift gym in the garage to build a body he spent the past 20 …

3 Keys For Big Tee Shots

You can hit it far. You're probably not limited by your size or fitness as much as you think. I work out for a lot of reasons, and packing a few extra yards is just one. I'm 150 pounds, never been much more, but I've always been pretty long. The secret is not leaking any energy, not a single drop, …

Golf

Short-Game Reboot

"When I watch amateurs hit chips, pitches and bunker shots or listen to them talk about how they approach these parts of the game, I'm always troubled by how complicated they make it. With that in mind, I got together with my coach, David Whelan, and we came up with a handful of swing thoughts--one …

Golf

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

15-Minute Abs Workout: The Six Pack Shimmy | Men's Health

(For a workout program that will reveal your abs, try the <i>Men's Health</i> 21-DAY METASHRED. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks.)<p>Directions: Do the following movements as a circuit, performing each one for 50 seconds. Rest 10 seconds between each move. That’s 1 round. Do 3 total rounds.<p>1. …

A Smart Strategy for Claiming Social Security At 62

SOURCE: FLICKR USER PUG50<p>Nearly half of all Americans claim their Social Security benefits as early as possible and most claim Social Security by their full retirement age. Given so many Americans are opting to receive benefits sooner, rather than later, let's consider how a Roth IRA strategy may …

Fitness Friday: Want to swing faster, carry the ball farther? Do this

A recent study published in the <i>International Journal of Golf Science</i> adds further proof that if you want to hit the ball farther, you need to add plyometrics to your workout. A group of skilled adolescent golfers were tested before and after employing an eight-week program that focused on jumping …

Golf

7 money basics to teach your kids in elementary school if you want them to grow up to be rich

Less than half of states in the US require that students at public high schools take a personal finance class before they graduate.<p>"Even if they have personal finance being taught in high school, that's too late," explains Gregg Murset, certified financial planner and founder of MyJobChart.com, a …

Personal Finance

Avoid Being Pushed Into Higher Tax Brackets In Retirement

My new book, <i>The Overtaxed Investor – Slash Your Tax Bill & Be A Tax Alpha Dog</i>, underscores the key tax challenge facing retirees: being helplessly catapulted into rising tax brackets. Our tax code is progressive. It’s not just that we pay more just because we earn more – that would be true even if …

Retirement

3 Things You Need to Know About the Capital Gains Tax

Image source: www.stockmonkeys.com.<p>If you sell an investment in a non-retirement account, you'll probably have to pay capital gains tax on your profits. While paying taxes is nobody's favorite activity, the more you understand how the capital gains tax works, the better-equipped you'll be to make …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

Why IRAs are better than ever

Only a few years ago, IRA contributions were limited to a measly $2,000 a year. Plus, strict income limits prevented many folks from being able to …

Retirement

Saving for College? 3 Great Alternatives to a 529

With higher education costs going nowhere but up, many families are doing their best to make college savings a priority. For years, 529 plans have been touted as a college saver's dream. Though the money you put into a 529 isn't tax-free, you can grow that money in a tax-free fashion until you're …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

The One Book That Will Make You A Better Leader | Inc.com

I have read hundreds of leadership books; I love Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Patrick Lencioni amongst others and all of their works have helped improve my understanding of leadership.<p>But there is one book which made biggest improvement to my leadership; it had a profound impact on the way I see …

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