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Tracking Fitness With the "Heart Rate-Running Speed Index"

Finnish scientists propose a simpler alternative to lab testing.<p>This post isn't as complicated as the graph below might seem at first glance. The basic point is this: as you get fitter, your heart rate at a given running speed should decrease. (Or, conversely, your running speed at a given heart …

Tough Treadmill Workouts That Will Kick Your Ass

Stuck inside for your run? These 6 routines are anything but run-of-the-mill<p>If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever.<p><b>Turn Up Your Tempo</b> Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set …

The Best Moves for a Hard Core

Chisel your middle and sculpt real-world strength with these three exercises<p>Shredded abs might boost your attractiveness quotient, but that's not their primary purpose. In everyday life, your core has one directive: to stabilize your spine. That makes the three exercises below the ultimate gut …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

Are Back Squats Safe?

Top strength coach Mike Boyle no longer uses this classic exercise. Should you?<p>The barbell back squat has been called the king of all exercises. When done correctly, it is tremendous for building strength and muscle. Which is why it’s been a mainstay in athletic training for decades.<p>But back in …

Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Share Large Files With Friends?

Dear Lifehacker, I share a lot of large files with my friends, but it seems like everyone uses different services. What's the easiest way to do it? …

Make 46 Inexpensive Meals In Four Hours

With just a few hours of your time, you can make enough meals to cover you for weeks. And you can do it really inexpensively.<p>We've mentioned freezer …

Gift Guide: Gifts For The Bicycle-Borne Road Warrior

Odds are that there's at least one cyclist on your list this year, given the rapid increase in bike riders of all sorts. Here's a gift guide for that …

10 Desk Accessories Designed From A Single Slab Of Wood

Desktop accessories might be a bit of a dying breed, but, dammit, it's still nice to have a place to keep your phone, change, pencils and pocket …

The Best Hidden Settings You Can Unlock With OS X's Terminal

Macs aren't known for their customisation options, but there's a lot hiding under the hood if you're willing to dig into Terminal. Here are some of …

The 10 Best Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Excel is a powerful spreadsheet, but you can't call yourself a power user until you've mastered the essential keyboard shortcuts. Here are the 10 …

How To Opt Out Of Google Using Your Name And Face In Ads

Last week Google updated its terms of service to allow it to use your name, face, reviews and social networking activity (such as +1s) in ads …

How To Plan A Trip Itinerary Using Custom Google Maps

Itinerary planning seems to be one of those things you can't efficiently outsource to a computer just yet. It generally requires a couple of things: …

This Week's Top Comedy Video: Everything Is Samuel L Jackson's Fault

Other than being beautiful (not that Samuel L is beautiful) and rich and powerful, being a celebrity must be really crappy. Can you imagine all the …

Earn An Extra Crust On Election Day By Signing Up As A Polling Assistant

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is currently looking for temporary employees to help out on election day. Available positions include …

How I Experimented My Way To Losing 45 Kilograms

I have lost more than 45kg since last September, and I have many mixed emotions about it. You would think that I'd be proud of the hard work that …

Top 10 Ways To Clear Wardrobe Clutter

Can't find anything in your wardrobe because it's too cluttered and disorganised? We've gathered expert advice from our colleagues at POPSUGAR …

How Clothes Should Fit Keeps You From Looking Sloppy

We've all worn clothes that fit horribly before, and often it's just because we're terrible at finding the right fit. How Clothes Should Fit is a …

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Exercise face-off: Pullup vs. chinup

Pullups are notorious for being one of the most difficult bodyweight movements, providing an intense challenge regardless of strength levels. …

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John Cena's Guide to More Size

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