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Understanding Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes

Making a move from fully automated camera mode into manual mode can be daunting for the best of us.As soon as you make that switch, your head starts …

The Best Running Shoes of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Picks from the previous two years can still be found on pages two and three.<p>In …

Only a Market Crash Can Stop Warren Buffett From Winning This $1 Million Bet

It would take a massive stock-market crash for Buffett to lose the wager<p>It was a $1 million bet: Could hedge funds outperform index funds over a decade?<p>Warren Buffett said no in 2007. Now it looks like the billionaire investor was right.<p>His chosen index fund, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral …

Investing

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Behemoth review – a paradise lost to profiteers

There is an extraordinary moment about a third of the way through Zhao Liang’s masterly documentary, <i>Behemoth</i>. The screen goes scarlet. It’s not immediately clear what we are looking at. Then, as we watch, the hellish red begins to take on a form – first, we see the flames of a furnace and then, …

Great Depression

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

Workouts

Forget about sleeping after watching the first trailer for Lights Out

Filmmaker David Sandberg made a lot of people sleep with the lights on after watching his 2013 short film <i>Lights Out</i>, which won a few awards on the …

Horror

Photography Exposure 101: A Guide

So this means if you are using a 50mm lens your shutter speed should be at least 1/50s (or 1/60s if your camera doesn’t have a the 1/50s setting). I …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

Workouts

Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

Yoga

Common Exercises Most People Do Wrong

Fix your form on these exercises, and you’ll be able to do almost anything better<p>There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she …

Workouts

6 Classic Colognes Every Man Should Own

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: Prices and links have been updated.</i><p>The word <i>perfume</i> originates from the Latin word <i>perfumare</i>, meaning “to smoke through.” …

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

Muscle

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Workouts

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

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6 Exercises to Improve Running Form

Target your glutes, hips, and arms with these pre- and postrun moves to make running feel easy and effortless.<p>Good running form happens on the roads, of course. But there are simple exercises you can do before and after you run to improve body awareness, strength, and flexibility that will carry …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Put your swaggiest foot forward.<p>12 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Real Life Diet<p>Here's how to eat like a kin—er, prince.<p>By Jay Willis19 hours …

31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

The Calorie-Killing Countdown Challenge

This cardio routine will destroy fat and improve your fitness<p>When you hear the word “cardio,” what comes to mind? Maybe pounding the pavement or rides on an uncomfortable bike seat or any form of torture. But your mindset will change after this countdown challenge from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director …

Workouts

The Iso Max Out Challenge

Build more strength and size by not moving a muscle<p>Isometric exercises can make even the fittest man’s muscles quiver. But the technique—which requires holding the toughest part of an exercise—is proven to build <b>muscle</b> and brawn.<p>“Keeping your muscle in a fixed position increases its time under …

Workouts

The Leg Exercise That Destroys Your Abs

For an epic core and quad burn, try this movement at the gym today<p>The goblet pause squat is what I call a “money” exercise. Here's why:<p><b>1. It builds the bottom of your squat like a champ.</b>And once you own the bottom of the exercise, you own everything else in between.<p><b>2. It’s easy on the joints—but</b> …

Workouts

How to Smoke Your Hamstrings with Zero Equipment

When deadlifts and leg curls aren’t an option, try this<p>You work your hamstrings with deadlifts and leg curls. But how do you work those muscles when you don’t have access to equipment?<p>Try glute-ham walks. You’ll hit the big powerful muscles that run along your backside of your body by creating …

Workouts

How to Improve Your Running Form from Head to Toe

Shares 273<p>Photo: Pond5<p>If you want to feel good while running faster and longer — and who doesn’t? — it’s all about making the most of every movement. …

A Pre-Run Core Workout Using Body Weight

<i>This piece first appeared on Women’s Running.</i>Your core is a powerhouse. Think of your middle—abs, back and hips—as the center of your movement. To …

The Right Way to Do the Burpee

Here’s everything you need to know to own the ultimate fat-fryer: burpees<p>When it comes to fat loss, the best exercises are movements that can be done anywhere and that work a ton of muscle groups at once. One of my favorites: the burpee. It’s tough, it’s efficient, and if done right, it can …

Extreme Sports

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. …

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