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Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

Let's talk about your core for a moment: it likely needs to be stronger. You need a strong core for just about every activity, from running to dancing, from yoga to heavy lifting. This simple workout is a great way to start building strength — it's great for beginners, too. And let's review: your …

10 Things People Say to You as a Solo Woman Thru-Hiker

It is a well known fact that there are more men than women in the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that more men attempt thru-hikes than women, …

5 Ways to Make Perfect Camp Coffee

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Coffee

“Overloaded” Backpack, Outdated Gear, and Trail Names

As I rolled into Mollies Ridge Shelter in the Great Smoky Mountains on the evening of Saturday, April 12, 2014, I was pleasantly greeted by a bunch …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Sedona<p>Although Sedona is best known (and frequently lampooned) for its spiritual vibe, it’s not as if the town, with its galleries, upscale …

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader

It's not just about being authentic, showing integrity and humility.<p>If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That …

Motivation

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

US interior chief recommends changes on some protected lands

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won't seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for some boundary changes and left open the possibility of allowing drilling, mining or other …

Forests

Saving Money on Hiking Gear and Supplies

There’s nothing quite like going out for a hike to melt away your stress while getting in some solid exercise. That being said, hiking can be quite …

Hiking

DIY Hacks: Rigging with a dropper loop knot

Want to learn the basics of rigging with a dropper loop knot? Fishermen will use this rig to run bait or jigs close to the bottom, and can design …

Fishing

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Instagram Hashtags for Travel Photographers

Travel is a pretty popular photo niche, and interest in these images goes beyond the traditional photography circle. Think: travel companies, …

Mobile Photography

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Camping

Exploring Life's Trails — Metaphorically and Literally | Art of Manliness

One of my favorite things to do in life is to find and hike a trail out in the wilds. I love how a good trail gently leads you through nature. You …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida.<p>Picking 50 wonders wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each</i> …

National Parks

Torch 400 Calories in 40 Minutes With This Bodyweight Workout

Ready to kick your workout up a notch or two? Try this 40-minute workout designed to burn around 400 calories. It's a bodyweight workout, so you have no excuses! To keep your heartbeat revving, you will need to push yourself, but you got this. Grab a towel and a water bottle, then press play and …

Gear Guide: Your Perfect Campsite Setup

<b>OK—are you going camping this weekend?</b><p>Are you still looking for the right gear? Well we have it: your perfect campsite setup, complete, right …

Just In: What to Eat When Training for a Marathon

<i>Jess Barron is the vice president and general manager of Livestrong.com. A longtime foodie, she particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with</i> …

The Best Camping Sites to Visit (and What to Eat Once You're There)

Ah, camping. We’ve already discussed its more glamorous sister glamping, but some weekends call for roasting marshmallows over a fire, sleeping in a …

Treat Your Career Like a Triathlon: 11 Productivity Lessons from Endurance Athletes

Imagine adding a part-time job to your already crazy schedule. Turns out your friendly neighborhood triathlete has. Training for an Ironman—a …

Ultramarathons

London Marathon 2017: meet Gary McKee, the man running 100 marathons in 100 days

“If you want to enjoy something, run 100 metres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.“ The words of Emil Zátopek have been endlessly …

“Long live the patriarchy”: One more barrier faced by women in science

In field locations where there are no bathrooms, life can get complicated<p>Last week I peed all over myself in the name of studying climate change in Alaska. Gender barriers in science don't always take an obvious form, and they get especially perilous in below-zero temperatures. Some of these …

London Marathon runner stops 300 metres from finish to help struggling competitor

A London Marathon runner helped an exhausted competitor across the finishing line in an act of sportsmanship that increased his own time.<p>Swansea …

7 Protein-Packed Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Meat-Free

It took a serious health scare to prompt Jean-Christian Jury, an internationally acclaimed French chef, to try veganism. "After years of working …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

19 Sugar-Free Lunch Ideas to Bring to Work

You may not think of lunch as being a particularly sugary meal, but between the honey in bread, high-fructose corn syrup in ketchup and salad …

Healthy Eating

2017 Climbing Gear Guide: Editors' Choice Awards

Testers took hundreds of products from the peaks of the Tetons and the Alps to the deserts of Utah and Jordan, and found that after almost a year of …

Climbing

How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell

Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. …

Marathons

A Portrait of the Quintessential Appalachian Trail Hiker

Thousands of people will attempt to thru-hike the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail this year, starting right around now. Who are these people? Where do they come from? How can they afford six months off from work?<p>To paint a portrait of the average AT hiker, we analyzed data from a fall 2016 survey …

It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food<p>The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and they're good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.<p>Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus' south pole back in …