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3 Workouts That Are Better Than Running

Push your limits with these fat-destroying routines<p>Exercising outside is a great way to get some fresh air and Vitamin D, and it seems to be generally good for your health. (According to science.)<p>But that doesn’t mean you have to log lots of miles running or lug your dumbbells outside.<p>“You can get …

Workouts

4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

Workouts

I Went Paleo and Now I Hate Everything

This blogger tried to eat like a caveman—and regretted every single minute<p>Recently, I went pseudo Paleo.<p>I say pseudo, because, like most things in my life, I’ve jumped in headfirst without putting any thought or research into it (this is also how I ended up taking a workout class called “Insanity” …

Nutrition

The 10-Minute Ab Workout That Anyone Can Do

This is not your standard core routine<p>People love to prove that they can hold a plank for a really long time. In fact, the plank record is more than five hours, set just last week.<p>This is incredibly impressive, but most fitness experts agree that holding a plank beyond a minute or two does no good. …

Workouts

Avoid a Mid-Day Brain Crash

NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson shows you how to stay alert when you’re still a few miles away from quitting time<p>After more than 14 years in Nascar and six Sprint Cup championships, I know what it’s like to be cruising along and then suddenly—<i>bam!</i>-you hit a wall. For instance, in 2000 I slammed into …

Jimmie Johnson

The 1-Minute Drill That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

4 moves, 60 seconds, huge gains<p>You’re 60 seconds away from your best bench press ever.<p>Performing this 4-move drill before your next bench press will help activate your arm, pec, and shoulder muscles so you can recruit more fibers.<p>“And when you can use more muscle, you can push more weight and build …

Muscle

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Improve Your Pullup and Overhead Press

It’s so simple you’ll wonder why you never did it before<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour wants you to just hang around at the gym.<p>Hanging from a pullup bar offers a long list of benefits, he says. For one, it decompresses your spine which decreases your risk of back injury and helps correct …

Workouts

3 Tricks That Will Give You Incredible Triceps

Many popular triceps exercises can cause injury. Use these awesome—and safe—techniques to hammer the back of your arms and carve chiseled horseshoes<p>If you want your arms to be in permanent beast mode, than show some love to your triceps. When its well-defined, the muscle forms a large horse-shoe …

Extreme Sports

The Greatest Fat Loss Tool Ever Made

The best news: You already own one!<p>There is a fat-loss machine you have access to every day. But chances are, you’re not utilizing it.<p>The tool: It’s the floor.<p>Simply getting up and down off the ground stimulates fat loss, revs your metabolism, and makes it more likely you’ll survive a zombie …

Exercise

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

Follow these steps to correctly do this feat of upper body strength<p>We don’t do chinups at Gym Jones. We do pullups.<p>Most people say the difference between a pullup and a chinup is the direction that your hands face. (For chinups, your palms face in. For pullups, your palms face out.)<p>But we look at …

Workouts

8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

<b></b>8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, AnytimeIf there’s one skill that will catapult you in work, love and life, it’s the ability to walk up to …

Self-help

5 Foods to Give You Superhuman Powers

When it comes to superheros, how do you stack up? Have abs like Christian Bale in Batman Begins? Relax—that's a rubber-coated Kevlar chest piece. Recognize any kindred spirits among the Fantastic Four? Who wouldn't want Mr. Fantastic's flexibility, the calorie-burning skills of the Human Torch, or …

Nutrition

Do This Twice a Day For Bigger Calves

You don’t have to live with chicken legs<p>If you want to banish your chicken legs, your current routine of 3 sets of 10 reps of a calf exercise isn’t going to cut it.<p>The fix for skinny calves: high-frequency training (HFT), which involves hitting your calves <i>twice</i> a day. Your body adapts to the extra …

Santa Monica

9 Tricks to Confidently Pick Up Any Woman

Self-confidence is extremely sexy to a woman. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that, more than a man's good looks and more than his gentlemanly manner, confidence is the trigger trait that makes a woman want to get naked.<p>You remember that scene in <i>Goodfellas</i> when Ray Liotta takes Lorraine Bracco to …

Relationships

Master the Art of Flirtation

You pick me up at 8, and it's game on.<p>I want you to win. But I fear failure.<p>Yours. Mine. Ours.<p>In the court of dating and mating, women are judge and jury, but the testimony we hear—mostly from our hearts, but also from our Greek chorus of girlfriends—will all take place out of your earshot. The …

Relationships

Alone On Mont Chilly

Photo: John Rathwell<p>Lift tickets for $20, hot dogs for $1.50, and no snow-making machines. Quebec’s Mont Chilly is a true old-school ski mountain. Built and operated by 83-year-old Larry Hernberger, Mont Chilly has been in the Hernberger family for three generations since they emigrated to Canada …

Skiing

How to Turn Instagram into the Ultimate Adventure Job

Insta Credit<p>When 27-year-old Johan Lolos set out from Belgium in 2013 with his camera and no return ticket, he didn't anticipate becoming one of New Zealand's most popular Instagrammers. It was only a year ago, in February 2014, that Lolos started taking his Instagram account, @lebackpacker, …

20 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

These dreamy chef stations let you whip up summer dishes (and drinks!) all season long.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun — things <i>really</i> heat up when you bring the entire cooking experience outside. Set your sights on the gorgeous details within these outdoor kitchens, and get inspired to design …

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Alaska

What Knot To Do

Knot tying has always been one of those key outdoor skills that even the most experienced survivalist’s often take for granted. Any time outdoors can …

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Employment

Build a Butt Women Will Want to Grab

One move can be your secret to quickly activate muscle growth in your backside<p>To create grabbable glutes, you need to hit heavy weights. "The barbell hip thrust is your weapon of choice," says Bret Contreras, C.S.C.S., who's trained Olympic and professional athletes. "The move activates your glutes …

Muscle

3 Eating Rules Bodybuilders Use

<b>Never Skip Breakfast</b>It's the most important meal of the day for building and maintaining muscle, says Jose Antonio, Ph.D., CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. The longer you go without eating after you wake up, the longer your body remains in fasting mode, making it more likely …

Nutrition

How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

The 10 Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World

There are beautiful and serene dives—and then there are dives with an added element of danger and mystery so compelling, many will risk their lives …

Stunning Life-Like Animal Sculptures Made with Layers of Galvanized Wire

Artist Kendra Haste uses the ubiquitous galvanized wire and transforms it into life-like sculptures of wild animals. By layering, fraying, and sometimes painting it, she's able to mimic the anatomical appearance of creatures both large and small.<p>Haste masterfully crafts the wire so that even subtle …

Why Heavy Weights Aren’t the Only Way to Build Size and Strength

Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous, researchers say<p>If you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told.<p>But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a meta-analysis of 13 studies …

Exercise

Rev Your Metabolism for Hours after You Leave the Gym

Add a high-intensity finisher to the end of any workout for an extra calorie burn<p>Blocking out an hour to break a sweat can sometimes feel downright impossible. The good news: You don't need all that time to rev your metabolism—just intensity, according to a study from the University of Capetown in …

Fitness

How to Talk to People You Incorrectly Assume Are Better Than You

What he learned about life and self-condfidence from making small-talk with celebrities<p>Like every other person on the planet, I am fraught with insecurities. And I’m always uncomfortable when I attend large parties where I don’t know many people. If that party happens to include famous people I …

Red Carpet

The Simple Secret to Maximizing Your Calorie Burn

This interval workout only takes 4 minutes, but you'll torch fat long after you leave the gym<p>Want to maximize your calorie burn? Then try shortening your workout. This interval routine from BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Men's Health StreamFIT</b>, takes only four minutes to complete, but it’ll torch …

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