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Investors are overlooking one thing when they throw money at 'Uber for X' startups

The independent-contractor debate claimed its first victim this week when on-demand-cleaning company Homejoy announced it will be shutting down July 31.<p>It blames the lawsuits it was facing over 1099 workers as the "deciding factor" in the decision, CEO Adora Cheung told Re/code. Homejoy's finances …

David Foster Wallace on the Costs of Becoming a Professional Tennis Player

It’s better for us not to know the kinds of sacrifices the professional-grade athlete has made to get so very good at one particular thing. Oh, we’ll …

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 …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The Best Upper Body Workout

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Workouts

The Summer Body-Fat Shredder

Try this fat-blasting, 100-rep challenge to test your endurance and your willpower<p>Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, this weekend's two-move challenge is designed to jack up your heart rate and incinerate calories—and help make sure you're ready for "judgment day." (The first …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Build strength and torch fat from the comfort of anywhere with the ultimate no-weights workout plan<p>Guys can be wary of body-weight exercises for building muscle. But that's only because they treat them differently than free-weight and machine-based moves.<p>"If you stop doing hundreds of reps and …

Find Out if You Have a Strength Imbalance

Sculpt muscle and boost total-body mobility and coordination—one limb at a time<p>Think of these two body-weight exercises as performance audits. "Being able to do both the offset pushup and the single-leg squat with perfect form proves that you're strong and athletic," says Craig Ballantyne, C.T.T., …

The Most Important Fat-Burning Exercise You're Not Doing

“I was once a fat dude with bad knees, then I experienced the awesome power of bodyweight training to shed weight and build a lean, strong body,” says BJ Gaddour, CSCS, who <i>Men’s Health</i> magazine calls “one of fittest men of all time.”<p>Gaddour says almost anyone can become as lean and fit as he is by …

10 Books That'll Make You a Better Man

Learn major life advice from novels you tossed aside in college<p>The mere thought of the syllabus from your Intro to American Literature class might make you shudder. But college was a long time ago—and chances are, your tastes and habits have changed considerably since then. For starters, it’s cool …

20 Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails

37 Ways to Turn Your Lower Body into a Machine

Build unparalleled strength with these unilateral leg exercises<p>Pistol squats are extremely tough. In fact, most guys are wobbly disasters when attempting one. But the exercise is the ultimate test of single-leg strength. That's why it's so impressive that BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's …

The best bodyweight workout of all time

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 3-5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Ever wonder how guys who exclusively work out on monkey bars get so ripped? This …

Workouts

The ripped back workout

As enjoyable as bench-pressing may be, focusing too much on chest and arms and not enough on your back can have real performance consequences. …

Workouts

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Workouts

8 unconventional exercises to work your abs

Just about any fit guy can score a six-pack. But the <i>Men’s Fitness</i> guy doesn’t settle—especially when it comes to sculpting a ripped midsection. Of …

8 cardio machines that really work

Whether you’re trying to bulk up or cut fat, cardio workouts improve aerobic and muscular endurance, and make your abs pop.<p>Since professional …

Exercise

10 Whiskeys Every Man Should Know

Everyone is drinking whiskey these days, but not everyone seems to know what it is. Most of us know that Scotch is, indeed, a whisky (note the …

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The Pushup That Sculpts Rock-Solid Shoulders

Boost your upper-body strength and get shoulders like boulders with this version of the pushup<p>The handstand pushup is the gold standard of pushups. If you can perform even one rep, you've got an extreme amount of upper-body strength and shoulder mobility. Plus, you look like a total badass.<p>So how …

Build a Legendary Lower Body

Boost your athletic performance with this punishing quad challenge<p>The bodyweight squat might not seem like a daunting exercise—until you make it explosive. By adding a jump to your go-to squat variations—like the bodyweight squat, split squat, and stagger-stance squat—you can dial up the …

Extend Your Athletic Career

<i>Derek Jeter, the renowned shortstop for the Yankees, announced his retirement yesterday on his own terms. He’ll be 40 years old in June of this year,</i> …

Biomechanics

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

The 5 Secrets to a Perfect Workout

Your gym routine may be holding you back. Find out if it contains these simple—but essential—movements<p>I started coaching in 1979. Since then, I've trained MLB, NFL, and NBA players, Olympians, collegiate athletes, military personnel, and average Joe's. But no matter who I'm coaching, I always …

The best total body cardio workout

Aerobic Exercise

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

Where Are The Deals? How VCs Identify The Next Generation Of Startups

You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to raise capital from venture capitalists. However, as a venture capital fund, we have the opposite problem: how do we find companies in which to invest?<p>It might appear that origination is becoming much easier because of new tools like AngelList and …