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The Isometric Bodyweight Squat Challenge | Men's Health

You also increase the time your muscles are under tension. The result: bigger, stronger glutes and quads.<p>Here’s how it works: Hold the bottom of a bodyweight squat for 30 seconds, and then stand up and perform one full squat. Then do a 30-second hold again, but follow it up with two bodyweight …

The last 58 days at the University of Missouri

<b>Someone called the student body president the N-word.</b><p>As the Missourian notes, the outcry at Mizzou can be traced back to Sept. 12, when Missouri Students Assn. President Payton Head posted a note on his Facebook page about how a man on a pickup truck repeatedly called him a racial epithet while he …

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What Training for an Ironman Taught Me About Getting Older

I had a lot of anxiety about hitting the big 3-0—until I met Jean.<p>The first thing I saw when I woke up in the back of the ambulance, confused and in …

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Is it Better to Get Thirty Minutes of Exercise or Thirty Minutes of Extra Sleep?

Here's a simple quality-of-life question: If you had thirty minutes of extra unexpected free time in your day, would you use it for sleep or exercise? I asked this last week to friends and colleagues, and they all said the same thing: "Who in the hell has these thirty minutes of free time, and are …

15 Things Happy People Avoid At All Costs

Some people would rather be miserable.<p>Sure, if they had more time or money to do the things they enjoy <i>then</i> they’d be happy.<p>But that’s never gonna …

I Wore a Fishnet Bathing Suit in Public and Got Shamed for It All Day

I felt and looked hot, but society actually hated it.<p>These are the things I'm not:<p><b>Sexy.</b> If I could pick from the (many) labels women are given based on physical appearances — stunning, regal, "manly," to name a few — I'd file myself under cute<i>.</i>• <b><br>Petite.</b> I have an athletic build — that's how I've …