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Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat and Outdoor Training | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.</i><p>“A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is …

How to Hack Your Mind: Using Biofeedback to Increase Resilience | The Art of Manliness

Two important skills for any man, and especially any would-be sheepdog are 1) managing stress 2) and remaining resilient in the face of extreme …

Biofeedback

Brutal Crossfit Workout: "McGhee"

20 Inspiring Quotes from John Muir

<b>Been outside lately? How about a few reminders</b> from the Poet Laureate of the High Sierra? John Muir was ecstatically writing about the mountains 100 …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

The band emerges from the strange daze of superstardom with a new album full of rage and warrior soul<p>There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, …

Eddie Vedder

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in</i> …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Hips Don't Lie: They're Stronger Than You Are

by MISSY ALBRECHT, DPT, CSCS, FMS| Physical Therapist/Coach<p><b>Do your homework!</b> [Y]ou should be improving your hip extension mobility to allow your body …

CrossFit

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Aquatic Sports

Daisy Balloon | Osaka Takashimaya (o

Skillet Peach Cobbler

When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 1/2 cups sugar<p>2 …

Hijack! How Your Brain Blocks Performance

So there you are, when suddenly you hear <i>that song</i> that reminds you of <i>that person</i>. And you’re emotionally hijacked—just like that. Good or bad, the song interacts with your neural net and triggers the emotions you have associated with it. Emotional hijacks happen every day, often unconsciously, …

Top 10 Yoga Postures for Strength

Yoga is more than just stretching and relaxation. Daily yoga practice includes a comprehensive system that builds strength in the body and mind. My journey in yoga has been from weakness to strength in every sense possible. There are some key postures that helped me access the deep reservoir of …

Yoga

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Climber Bill Tilman

<b>Often cited as one of the originators of the stylish</b> lightweight approach to mountaineering, Major Harold William “Bill” Tilman was a remarkable man …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Bit

THAT MORNING I WOKE at dawn and crawled from my tent into the big unpainted schoolroom where the members of our biology expedition slept. We were in Rat Baw, a village in the far north of Myanmar. Outside, expedition leader and herpetologist Joe Slowinski and his best friend, photographer Dong Lin, …

Tiananmen Square

Fire on the Mountain

Damien Kuhn planted a boot in the loose rock, shrugged his shoulders under the awkward weight, and steadied himself on the ever-steeper slope, halfway up a mountainside in the Hindu Kush. Just ahead, soldiers snaked single-file toward the ridgeline. More men followed behind him, sweaty faces …

Afghanistan
Climbing
Fishing