Mitchell Eslick

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How ‘Secret Fares’ Might Change the Way You Fly

Jump onto Expedia or Priceline to search for a flight, and you’ll likely see an “opaque” fare: a price with no carrier or even the exact time. How …

Cook & Chisel: Your 7-Day Calendar

Follow this 7-day schedule of meals and workouts, and then repeat each week for 3 weeks. Click on the links below to be taken directly to a recipe or workout.<p>Men's Health<p>Weekly Workout Plan<p>Do the following routines on their designated days. Every workout uses varying loads, rep ranges, and tempos …

Ab Exercises Don’t Get Better Than This One

Chisel your core with this time-tested move<p>Sit around; build your abs.<p>No, it’s not as easy it sounds, but it <i>is</i> great advice, courtesy of <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>That’s because Gaddour is talking about the “L-Sit”, a classic core-strengthening exercise that he demonstrates in the …

The 30 Best Moves for Your Biceps

You could make every day arm day with this killer biceps-focused list of moves.<p>If you're just as focused on your appearance as building strength and mass — and there's nothing wrong with that — there's no better place to start than your biceps. The muscles are composed of a long and short head, …

Muscle

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Depression

50 Things College Students Should Know About London

The first thing that people will tell you about London is that it's expensive. Between the exchange rate, going out, and if you're like me and can't walk by a gelato shop without walking in, get ready to spend some serious money.<p>By College Tourist; Author: Emma White, Syracuse University<p><b>Tips from a</b> …

Syracuse University

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Try these muscle building moves<p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most men—including longtime gym rats—make tiny but key technique errors on even the most basic movements. And as it turns out, these seemingly minor mistakes …

The Most Interesting Cities in America

While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget.<p>Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, …

San Francisco

10 Standards to Assess Your Fitness Level

Before you stamp yourself "in shape," make sure you can pass these fitness tests<p>We have a lot of time on our hands, so the other day we looked up "fit" in the dictionary. We read about fit (as in flipping out) and fit (as in what your hat should do) before finally landing on definition number …

3 Exercises That Test Your Total-Body Strength

Elevate your heart rate and make your muscles pop with this high-intensity challenge<p>It seems like there’s an infinite number of exercises out there. But many of them break down in to three neat categories—pull, push, and lower-body movements, says Andy Speer, creator of <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>, the …

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Swing Your Way to a 6-Pack Faster Than Ever

Increase the intensity of this popular move with one easy adjustment<p>Kettlebell swings torch calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, and build explosive strength. But if you want to reap even <i>more</i> benefits from the classic move, try changing up your stance.<p>“Staggering your feet activates more …

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.<p>For many people, sun, sea and sand are …

National Parks

The Surprising Side Effect of Energy Drinks

If you down these beverages to enhance your performance in a race or at the gym, you might pay the price later<p>If you’re looking for an extra push during your workout, you might want to be careful about what you’re chugging to get it. Drinking caffeinated energy drinks before working out can make …

Get Stronger without Lifting More Weight

Make your favorite exercises harder with this one tip<p>You can work out longer to get bigger and stronger—or you can just make your <i>body</i> longer.<p>Positioning your elbows under your nose instead of under your shoulders during a plank forces your core to work nearly two times as hard, according to a study …

The Hotel Workout to Keep You Fit on the Fly

Don't let travel sabotage your gains<p>Traveling means different time zones, pitiful hotel gyms, and long layovers. But those don't have to be excuses for letting your fitness routine go off course. "All you need is your bodyweight and a bed to stay fit on the road," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator …

4 Simple Ways to Get Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

If you follow these tips, you'll probably have more success in the weight room.<p>Hitting the gym to lift weights and exercise can be a fun hobby, but if you don’t have any definite goals for the outcome of your workout, you’re ultimately wasting your time.<p>You can focus on vague concepts like …

Weightlifting

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen

Here’s an idea for energy sustainability that’s not mere quackery: A team of British designers and artists have proposed a floating tourist …

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

The 5-Minute Speed and Strength Challenge

Test your brawn, push your conditioning, and boost your athleticism with this 3-move drill<p>You don't need to be one of the biggest guys on the court or the field to play huge. If you want to be an unstoppable athlete, you need to concentrate on increasing your speed and building total-body strength. …

The First Workout You Must Do after a Vacation

Your rest and relaxation is over. Here’s the right way to dive headfirst into your normal workout routine again<p>Every guy deserves a vacation—even from the gym. While a short break from your normal routine won’t make your gains completely disappear, the first workout after time away can be …

The 60-Second Scorcher You Can Do Anywhere

How strong is your single-leg strength? Put it to the test with this weekend's tough body-weight challenge<p>This weekend's challenge may look like a party trick, but don't be fooled—the single-leg hip hinge is the ultimate test of unilateral strength and total-body stability, says Todd Durkin, …