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Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

How to Build Muscle as You Age

But none of this matters. With the right type of training, you can still build muscle and get strong well into your forties, fifties, and beyond<p>University of Oklahoma researchers compared people of different ages who followed the exact same program for eight weeks. They found that guys between 35 …

The Fastest Way to Get Bigger Arms

After you’re done with the curls, immediately transition to perform 10 triceps kickbacks to sizzle the backside of your arm instead of resting so you get <b>The Muscle Pump That Will Make Your Arms Grow</b>. That’s 1 round. Perform 3 rounds total.<p>Durkin blazed through this guns of glory challenge in just 3 …

How to Fix a Muscle Cramp

“We now think cramps occur when the Golgi tendon—a part of your muscle that reduces muscular tension—stops functioning mid-exercise, which causes surrounding muscles to over fire and then seize up.”<p>The reason your tension-governing Golgi tendon shuts down? Because you overworked it, usually by …

How A Broomstick Can Make You More Athletic

"It helps to teach your muscles—like your shoulders, lats, arms, grip, abs, hips, and legs—to work together all at once to perform fluid movements," says Jack. And it's also a great way to warm your muscles and loosen up for an intense workout.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the hurdle …

20 Netflix Documentaries You Need To See

It turns out that if you spend days on end watching documentaries for an article, you begin to believe the world is going to end. Now. Or next week …

10 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Seeing new and faster gains doesn’t always require getting on a drastically different workout plan or following an ultra-scientific diet.<p>Small …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

<b>1.</b> <b>Goblet Squat + Bear Crawl</b><p>Perform 10 goblet squats, and then immediately bear crawl for 10 meters. That’s one round. Complete 7 more rounds. Try to rest as little as possible between each round. “This exercise combination is a bear,” says John. “Go hard, and it’ll tax your muscles, generate a ton …

The Long Run: Putting Recovery To Work

<i>Take recovery seriously and you’ll bounce back quicker after races and train with fewer injuries and hit your goals more consistently.</i><p>We have all …

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

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3 Simple Fitness Tests

This test is simple, but the results are important. Here's how it works: Measure your waist circumference, and then determine if it's less than half your height in inches.<p>How'd you fare? Keeping your height-to-waist ratio to at least 2:1 can increase your life expectancy, according to former …

Best Abs Exercises: Men's Health.com

<i>Your goal: 3 total circuits</i><p><b><br>Plank Row (Anti-Rotation)</b><br>Assume a pushup position while gripping a pair of dumbbells that total half your body weight. Row the weight in your left hand to your ribs, then repeat with the right. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps.<p>Farmer's Walk (Anti-Flexion)<br>Grab a pair …

The Top 5 Running Injuries

<i>The Big Risk:</i> Running uphill increases the load on your calves and Achilles, says Bryan Heiderscheit, P.T., Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin sports medicine center.<p><i>The Fix</i>: Do calf raises: Balance on a step on your right foot so your heel hangs off it; raise your left foot behind you. Rise …

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 …

How to Do Better Pushups

For mountain climbers, alternately keep one foot on the wall as you bring the opposite knee toward your chest without flexing your lower back. Do as many reps as you can of either move in 30 seconds.<p>For an added challenge, elevate your feet. Press back on your heels to prevent them from sliding. …

Are Back Squats Safe?

Bodybuilders, powerlifters, and personal trainers on Internet forums everywhere went into a frenzy, posting comments such as “Sounds like Mike Boyle is incapable of teaching the squat” and “He doesn’t look very strong.”<p>So we wondered: Five years later, has Boyle changed his tune?<p>The answer is …