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The Loop, Tom Doak's ingenious reversible 18-hole course, a fascinating experiment

ROSCOMMON, Mich. – The most interesting large-scale experiment in modern course design can be found in the wilds of north-central Michigan. The Loop …

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

Tip: Dumbbell and Bench Tri-Set

Maximize workout time by hitting your arms and delts with this quick tri-set.<p>You'll need a flat bench and two sets of dumbbells: a lighter set and a …

Today's Workout 99: The 4-move circuit to blast your arms, legs, and shoulders

Whether you want to attack the day by getting in a quick pump in the gym or plan on squeezing in a muscle-building session after work, this is the …

Workouts

Tip: The Best Exercise for a Shoulder Pump

If you have trouble feeling your delts work, give this crazy looking exercise a try. Here's how to do it.<p>Reverse Shoulder Press, Scrape the Rack Style<p>…

Health

​Your Delts Will Be Rock Solid After This Shoulder Workout | Men’s Health

The dumbbell press to eccentric iron cross focuses on the middle delts and—you guessed it—the eccentric (lengthening) phase of the muscle contraction. Since you can typically eccentrically load more weight than you can concentrically, eccentric exercises are great for building strength.<p>The final …

How Matt Lauria Got a Fighter’s Body for ‘Kingdom’

Matt Lauria was unfamiliar with the world of mixed martial arts before he was cast to portray fighter Ryan Wheeler on the MMA drama <i>Kingdom</i>. And while …

Martial Arts

The Most Effective, Least Boring Dumbbell Workout We’ve Tried

We have great news: You can get a brutal workout with minimal equipment and little time. The method is called an EMOM, or Every Minute on the Minute, …

Muscle

Tip: The Full-Body Bench Press

Want to build more pressing power and overall strength? Flip your bench. Check this out.<p>The T-Bench Chest Press<p>This technique improves your bench …

Health

The 7 best exercises to build brute strength

Conventional deadlift<p>With a deadlift, you're challenging your true strength by lifting as much weight as possible off the floor. That means it’s …

Today's Workout 9: The bigger-triceps dumbbell circuit

Sleeve-splitting arms aren't made overnight, nor do they happen by accident.<p>But with careful attention and targeted exercises—like the ones found in …

5 exercises every fit guy must do

What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being strong enough for whatever you want to do. If you want to rock climb like a boss, you …

Tip: Prepare for Big Presses with Front Push-Aways

This exercise teaches you to hold the shoulder girdle rigid to avoid strength leaks in pressing lifts. It strengthens the front delts, rotator cuff, …

Today's Workout 4: The ultimate kettlebell mobility circuit

It's time to get used to that old kettlebell lying around the gym, because it's your new favorite workout partner. Prepare to pick it up and never …

This Intense 40-Minute Workout Will Blast Body Fat | Women's Health

<b>Part 1</b><p>1. Pushup, 7 reps<p>2. Squat, 7 reps<p>3. Burpee, 7 reps<p>That’s one round. Do as many rounds as you can in seven minutes, resting as needed.<p><b>Part 2</b><p>1. Bulgarian hip hinge, left side, seven reps<p>2. Bulgarian hip hinge, right side, seven reps<p>3. Hip hinge, seven reps<p>That’s one round. Do as many rounds as …

Today's Workout 3: The circuit to torch your lower body

The burpees that kick off this intense one-off circuit might have you thinking that this workout starts out tough and gets slightly easier over …

Tip: One Move for Indestructible Shoulders

Add this exercise to your workout to strengthen joints, build muscle, and increase range of motion.<p>Strong, Functional Shoulders<p>Big strong shoulders …

​4 Landmine Exercises That Will Chisel Your Entire Body | Men’s Health

The landmine single-leg squat will blast your abs and quads.<p>The landmine single-arm upright pivot squat to press provides some rotational core work in addition to the total-body benefits of the squat to press.<p>Finally, the landmine shuffle press will jack up your heart rate and—you guessed it—smoke …

The Workout I’ll Do for Life

Today is not a legs day, a chest day, or an arms-and-back day. And it’s definitely not an abs day. In fact, it’s never an abs day. Today, like every …

Workouts

Bulletproof your joints and sculpt a killer body with Keanu Reeves' hit-man plan

John Wick racked up 76 kills in the original film—not too shabby for a retired hit man. The staples in his repertoire include judo, jiu-jitsu, gun fu …

Get Into Fighting Shape With This Combat Challenge

Improve your athleticism, burn fat, and increase strength with this total-body workout<p>This combat challenge from Miami-based trainer Idalis Velasquez is a total-body workout with an emphasis on your posterior chain (backside), which is often neglected in typical training routines. There’s a little …

Workouts

Tip: Build Quads Without Knee Pain

Got knee pain or recovering from an injury? You don't have to watch your quads or your leg strength dwindle away. Try these 3 moves.<p>Bands can be …

Try This Kettlebell Exercise to Jump Higher and Sprint Faster

The Band-Resisted Kettlebell Swing is one of the easiest ways to make the Kettlebell Swing more difficult, and in turn make you a faster and more …

Health

Save Time and Get Stronger With Single-Set Training

The argument has been around for decades. <b>Is multiple-set strength training better than single-set strength training?</b> For the uninitiated, …

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Exercise

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

9 Experts Drop Their Most Effective Tips<p>The Question<p>What's the single best way to build chest?<p>Michael Warren – Strength Coach and Performance …

2 Skills You Need For a Better Vertical Jump

The vertical jump is important for numerous sports applications. Not only is it a physical test of power for nearly every athlete’s strength and …

Health

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Literature

Becoming Antifragile: Beyond "Sissy" Resilience | The Art of Manliness

What’s the opposite of a person or organization that’s fragile?<p>If you ask most people this question, they’ll likely say “robust” or “resilient.” But …

"The Greatest Sporting Proposition" By Bruce Barton | The Art of Manliness

A great game in which the player is a man’s best self on the one side, and on the other all the temptations and the disappointments and the buffeting …

Self-improvement