Health & Sports

Thumbnail image for Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre. “A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is fought and won, the tendency is for society to relax, enjoy life, and exercise less. … It appears that as societies become too enamored with wealth, prosperity and […]

40 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training

Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anthony Yeung. In our quest to sculpt a powerful and masculine physique, balance and stability are often overlooked. Sure, we want to add plates to the bar, grunt, and move heavy objects – but if our fitness rests atop wimpy foundations, we’ll limit our strength and make […]

24 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Don’t Be a Dummy: How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells

Don’t Be a Dummy: How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). After a hard day’s work you head over to your local gym. Unfortunately, so does everyone else in town who works the same hours. Soon the place is buzzing with people and there is a waiting line for nearly […]

34 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as American Ninja Warrior (and not so seriously in The Office) as well as in movies like Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum. If you’ve played Assassins Creed or Mirror’s Edge, you’ve even done it, virtually, at least. I’m talking about parkour. Yeah. That sport where you jump from buildings and vault over walls. Many men are […]

37 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.
What’s this? Who knew a piece of foam could be so painful?

47 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Perform 4 Kettlebell Exercises: An Illustrated Guide

How to Perform 4 Kettlebell Exercises: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

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 the shape of an angry monkey head. An illustrated guide to 4 basic kettlebell swings.

26 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Playground Workout [VIDEO]

The Playground Workout [VIDEO]

by Brett

Spring is in full swing and the weather is finally warming up nicely. So instead of going from one air-conditioned, fluorescent-lighted box (work), to another (the gym), why not take your workout outside? When you get creative, and, well, think outside the box, you can get a great, intense, completely free bout of exercise from your […]

37 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Train Like an Ancient Hindu Warrior: The Steel Mace Workout

Train Like an Ancient Hindu Warrior: The Steel Mace Workout

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including their new steel mace. Looking for a new workout? How about one that was used by Hindu warriors over 2,000 years ago and still used by Pehlwani wrestlers today? The gada, or heavy mace, was the weapon of […]

79 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for 7 Reasons to Become a Gentleman Gardener

7 Reasons to Become a Gentleman Gardener

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from John Porter. With warm weather upon us and summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about gardening. “Gardening?” you say. Yes, gardening. If the mention of it has you thinking of aged ladies in big hats and frilly gloves gently nipping blooms from their roses, […]

51 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for How to Build the Ultimate Bodyweight Gym (Using Only PVC Pipe)

How to Build the Ultimate Bodyweight Gym (Using Only PVC Pipe)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis. Men strive for efficiency. We are creatures that look for ways of getting the maximum amount of benefit from the least amount of time invested. We look for the straightest path to achieve our goals. That’s why I am always confused why so many men wake […]

58 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Start Your Day Off Right: The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout

Start Your Day Off Right: The 15-Minute Bodyweight Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and were bummed that exercising that day was a wash? Or maybe you have a tough time getting started in the morning and feel sluggish throughout your […]

77 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Know Your Lifts: Overhead Press

Know Your Lifts: Overhead Press

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weight lifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the High-Bar Back Squat and the Deadlift. On the docket today is another essential and beastly lift: the Overhead Press. The overhead press (or shoulder press, or strict press, or just “press”) […]

41 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Testosterone Week: How I Doubled My Testosterone Levels Naturally and You Can Too

Testosterone Week: How I Doubled My Testosterone Levels Naturally and You Can Too

by Brett

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward to. Today I’m going to share what I did during my 90-day experiment in order to double my total and free testosterone levels. I’m afraid I have no […]

329 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Testosterone Week: What’s a “Normal” Testosterone Level and How to Measure Your T

Testosterone Week: What’s a “Normal” Testosterone Level and How to Measure Your T

by Brett

Welcome back to Testosterone Week! If you’re just joining us, I recommend checking out our two previous posts in the series: the benefits of testosterone and a short primer on how T is made. Today we’ll be taking a look at what’s considered a normal testosterone level and how you can get your testosterone levels tested. […]

157 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Testosterone Week: A Short Primer on How T Is Made

Testosterone Week: A Short Primer on How T Is Made

by Brett

In yesterday’s post we discussed the benefits of maintaining optimal testosterone levels and why you should care about your T. Today we’re going to look into the different kinds of testosterone that exist and how our body produces it. Grasping how testosterone works will help us understand why our own levels may be low and […]

41 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Testosterone Week: The Benefits of Optimal Testosterone

Testosterone Week: The Benefits of Optimal Testosterone

by Brett

Welcome to the first installment of Testosterone Week! Based on the reaction from yesterday’s announcement post, this is a subject that many of you are both interested in and passionate about. I’m looking forward to reading your constructive contributions to the discussion. I know many of you are clamoring for the “how-to” part of this […]

73 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T

Testosterone Week: The Declining Virility of Men and the Importance of T

by Brett

At the end of last August I decided to start an experiment on naturally increasing my testosterone levels. Kate and I had just finished a month-long series called Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days. We cranked out a 2,000-4,000 word post every day for 31 days straight. Writing over 75,000 […]

105 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for 5 Myths About Distance Running

5 Myths About Distance Running

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jason Fitzgerald, a USA Track & Field certified coach. Hey Skinny, looks like it’s time for some push-ups! So, you live on pasta and bagels right? Running isn’t a real sport! After more than 14 years of running experience – in high school, college, and ever since […]

65 comments | Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The GORUCK Challenge: A Review

The GORUCK Challenge: A Review

by Brett

It all started with an email from Andy at Huckberry. They were doing an offer that week with a company called GORUCK. Andy wanted to introduce me to Jason, its founder. I’d read about GORUCK before, and knew they had a really cool story. Jason had served in the Army as a Green Beret and […]

41 comments | Read the full article →
Site Meter