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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Mount Everest

The Best People to Follow on Twitter

This study didn’t distinguish between your close friends and that random guy you met at a party once. Facebook “friends” who are actually acquaintances were also incorporated, which suggests that you can be influenced by people you hardly know.<p>The results don’t mean you should unfriend every person …

The Best Anytime Workout

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Vacation Exercise Tips: How Not To Sabotage Your Workout Routine

How Not To Sabotage Your Workout Routine on Vacation.<p>By Randy Kalp Posted in - Travel Blog & Vacation Exercise Tips on <b>March 3rd, 2014</b><p><i>Editor’s note:</i> …

10 Principles to Make Your Travels Memorable

I sat down to write a <b>travel manifesto</b> and struggled.<p>Not struggled for something to say, but struggled with too many things to say. Sometimes too much …

How Do I Pack to Be Fast and Light?

<i>A:</i><p>I can’t think of a better alpinist to answer this question than Steve House—guide, author, Patagonia ambassador, and founder of the Alpine Mentors Program.<p>House has climbed some of the highest peaks in the world with his remarkably clean, fast, and light style. The Oregon native and his climbing …

Backpacking

Everest 2014: A New Season Begins!

Last Friday marked the official arrival of spring here in the northern hemisphere, which most people see as a sign of blossoming flowers and trees, …

In just 15 minutes team climber Daniel Woods shares about training, travel, competitions, and more in his live interview with Climbing Magazine. Watch Daniel @ 4:00pm PDT @ http://bit.ly/1gYEzUG

Body Heat and Thermoregulation…

The science behind sleeping bag design is at once simple, and yet very complicated. For many years sleeping bag designs have changed and evolved to …

How Much Post-Workout Protein Do You Really Need?

If you want to maximize your muscle growth, consume THIS amount of protein after exercising<p>Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, but you don’t need to gulp down a carton of raw eggs like Rocky to get the maximum benefit. Consuming 20 grams of protein after your workout should do …

6 Tough Treadmill Cardio Workouts You'll Love | Men's Health

Go at that tempo for 3 to 4 minutes, and then walk for 3 to 4 minutes. That’s one round; do 3 to 5 total rounds.<p>“This is a maximum aerobic effort that helps you push your easy pace,” says Rich Agnello, C.S.C.S., a coach for the New York-New Jersey Track Club and Next Level Sports & Fitness Training.<p>…

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 …

Be a Better Skier!

<b>1. Fuel up.</b> You won't last long on the mountain once your energy fails, Ligety says. "Most of the time, our sport happens first thing in the morning, so it's important that I have something in my system that's going to last a while." Along with a bowl of cereal (he's a Frosted Mini Wheats guy), he …

Risk Factors of Diabetes

Dasgupta says it may be that people who share the same unhealthy lifestyles tend to end up together. Or maybe you adopted her couch-potato ways after you hooked up. In either case, these shared health habits—or lack thereof—are at the root of the spouse-diabetes link, Dasgupta says.<p>Slash your risk …

Tough Rowing Workouts

The Rowing Workout That Will Make You Weep<p>Upgrade the boring gym cardio exercise for an intense sweat<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Photography By Beth Bischoff, Photography By Thinkstock<p>You know rowing is a great workout, but it can be mind-numbing. With the right tweaks, however, you can make it …

Ted Ligety's Gold Medal-Winning Workout

'The key to speed is strength,' he says—and a key to his strength is this brutal circuit<p>If the key to skiing fast were pointing your tips downhill and letting gravity do the rest, then physics says that the heaviest man would win. Ted Ligety, Giant Slalom gold medal winner for Team USA, proves that …

Mountain Climbing Workout Plan

<b>WORKOUT A</b><p>WARMUP<p>HOW TO DO IT: Perform the exercises in the order shown. Complete all reps or sets of the exercise before moving on to the next.<p><b>1. Weightless Getup</b> <br>Lie faceup with your right leg bent and your left leg flat on the floor. Raise your right arm straight overhead. Roll onto your left side …

Is it More Important to be Mentally or Physically Tough For Everest?

The spring Everest season may still be a couple of months off, but it is approaching rapidly at the moment. In order to get us ready for the start of …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How to Stay Fit and Healthy on the Road

I’m not a healthy guy. OK, I am a very healthy guy when I am home in my apartment with my juicer, kitchen, and nearby Whole Foods. On the road, it’s …

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17 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

I remember when I started planning my first trip. I had no idea what I was doing.<p>When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a …

27 Golden Rules For Becoming a Master Traveler

Every industry has their own “best practices” — proven rules and standards that guide the industry. Travel is no different. There are many rules to …

Video: Alan Arnette Presents Summiting Nepal's Manaslu

A few days back I shared details of a live stream of Alan Arnette's presentation of his Summiting Manaslu slideshow that was brought to us courtesy …

5 Travel Apps You Should Have On Your Smartphone

Category:<p>Gear and Gizmos<p>By Kraig Becker | February 20, 2014<p>Smartphones have truly been a boon for frequent travelers. Not only have they allowed us …

Everest 2014: Sherpas Arrive In BC!

Much like the melting of the snow and birds migrating north, one of the true signs that spring is just around the corner is the arrival of Sherpas in …

The 4-Week Rock Climbing Workout | Men's Health

<b>KEY TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p><b>Boulder Problem:</b> This is a route at a rock climbing gym that’s typically designated by a specific color.<p><b>V-Number:</b> Each boulder problem is given a v-number, or difficulty rating. The easiest is V-0 with advanced being V-5. However, v-numbers can go well above 5—but most …

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

Exercise Hormones to Know About

(And if you need some new workout inspiration, try these 10 Genius Exercises You Aren't Doing.)<p><b>The hormone:</b> Irisin<p><b>What it is:</b> Exercise causes it to break off into your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Hence its nickname: the “exercise hormone.”<p><b>How it works:</b> One recent study found …

25 Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head On Long Hikes

<b>As he crawled back down to base camp</b> after shattering his leg on the descent from 20,813-foot Siula Grande, after his climbing partner had cut the …