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12 Boxing-Inspired Core Exercises for Rock-Solid Abs

You might find it surprising that boxing is one of the most complete, full-body workouts you can do. Your aerobic, anaerobic, and nervous system have …

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

Anna Nordqvist shows you how to fine-tune your swing

Pop quiz: Which of the following do you think is the most important to hitting a pure golf shot?<p>Centerface contact.<br>• Swing speed.<br>• Synchronicity.<br>• Angle of attack.<p>Answer: 3.<p>You could make an argument for any of the four, but none of the other three will help you hit it your best if your swing is out of …

Here's How to Tell When You Should Lift Heavier Weights

So you’ve been hitting the gym, taking classes, or doing bodyweight workouts for a while now, and suddenly you’re not seeing any more changes in your …

Exercise

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015

Every week, I peruse around fifteen journals, some featuring basic science, others clinical research and patient cases, and still others a mix. As a specialist in blood diseases and cancer, I pay particular attention to those articles reporting advances, and failures, in my field. But I am also …

The Greatest Unsolved Problem In Theoretical Physics

How the “hierarchy problem,” or why gravity is so much weaker than everything else, might be the key to the entire Universe.<p><i>“I just think too many</i> …

A step towards quantum electronics

Work of physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), in which …

Scientists combine coal waste and algae to create a new super-clean fuel

Scientists have discovered a new, clean-burning fuel made from unlikely ingredients: coal dust and algae. Coalgae is easy to produce, low in cost, …

Year in review: Quantum spookiness is real

Some pesky loopholes no longer plague a crucial test for assessing the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Experiments reported in 2015 definitively …

Quantum Physics

The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs

If you're like us, there's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. More specifically, your lower abs. It seems like no …

Workouts

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

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The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

Chris Giblin

The 10 Things That Will Happen When You Begin CrossFit

What led to me beginning CrossFit was a realization that, if left to my own devices, I would never push myself hard enough to truly make the changes I needed to in order to get in shape.<p>This week marks three months since I began the most intense workout regimen of my entire life, CrossFit.<p>What led …

CrossFit

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

There's a super moon at the end of the road

AARP to coach aging Boomers 'reimagining' their lives

As Boomers poise for reinvention, businesses are stepping up. Now AARP enters the fray.<p>The latest buzzwords for Baby Boomers are "reinvent," "reimagine," "encore" – anything that suggests a second chance or a new chapter.<p>And because Boomers are such a huge market, all sorts of businesses, …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Finding Happiness and the Science Behind it

Everybody longs for happiness, but it seems like a hidden treasure.<p>One way or another—consciously or unconsciously, directly or indirectly—everything …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

The Rise of the Tick

I’m tailing a Ford pickup truck along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. When we reach a sign for Lord Creek Farm, the pickup turns off the road and I follow up a dusty driveway. We park in the shadow of an enormous red horse barn, next to paddocks full of jump gates, where riding lessons …