Building muscle is about learning how to train your body in the most optimal way possible.  In the gym, these are by far the biggest muscle building misconceptions I have encountered and continue to encounter not only from newcomers but also from intermediate lifters as well. 1. Longer Workouts Produce More Results False.  And here’s why: A solid workout should last between 45 minutes and an hour.  If a normal workout for you greatly exceeds this time frame, you need to step back and take a look at how you’re spending your time...

I've never been a scrambled eggs fanatic.  My only experiences with them were those fake, spongy, "eggs" you get from any fast food place that sells breakfast and the brown, dried out, overcooked eggs I had grown up with at home.  Instead, my favorite breakfast has always been the common 3-4 eggs cooked over-easy, a few pieces of toast, and an ungodly amount of thick-cut bacon. That is until I discovered Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs method.  His method makes the creamiest and most delicious scrambled eggs I've ever had the damn...

Sunglasses, or prescription glasses, can either complement your face or turn you into Groucho Marx.  It's essential to pick out the right sunglasses that go well with your face shape.  The frames of your glasses need to complement your facial structure because your eyewear will be the first thing other people see when looking at your face.  Like a shitty haircut or an ugly beard, glasses have the potential to make you look like an absolute douche.  Here's a guide to picking the right sunglasses. What's Your Face Shape? The first step...

Shish kebabs are a fun and painless way to grill a variety of meats and vegetables together - mixing flavors and catering to the taste buds of every single person at a picnic.  For me, it's an incentive to eat more foods that never had a mother by alternating chicken, bacon, beef, and pork with some peppers, onions, tomatoes, and even pineapples.  There's really no wrong way to arrange them, but here's are some tips on grilling some damn fine shish kebabs. Pick Your Ingredients You can't go wrong adding a variety...

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true." - Charles Dickens Before spending time on the intricate elements of social interaction, I have to discuss one of the most dangerous and delicate elements a Gentleman has to handle, his digital presence. The only thing more dangerous than to think you understand the Digital World is thinking you understand women. Unlike the real world, where your voice and actions endure in memory alone, where slips in logic are...

All work and no play makes Jack a real pain in the ass. So if your days tend to rival those of Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day, maybe it’s time you get yourself a hobby – but not just any hobby. Leave the golfing and bowling to the guy next door and up the pastime ante with a manly quest like the five super cool and slightly extreme hobbies listed below. B.A.S.E. Jumping B.A.S.E. jumping consists of hurling your body off of four major categories of fixed objects, including: Buildings, Antennas,...

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist, short story writer, active member of the Fabian Society and a co-founder of the London School of Economics who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.  George Bernard Shaw quotes taken from his plays and other written works are some of the wittiest and thought inspiring observations on society made in the last 150 years.  Shaw can certainly teach us all a thing or two about how to best live our complex lives with some...

A "Black and Tan" is a blended, or layered, beer made from two a pale ale and a dark stout or porter.  The original and classic black and tan is poured with Bass (pale ale) and Guinness (stout) on top, but Harp (lager) is sometimes substituted for the pale ale and called a "half and half."  The drink originated in Britain and developed a following across the pond in the United States with several different variations. How It Works Stouts and porters in general have a lower density than ales and lagers,...

We can all learn a lot of life lessons and morals from playing or even watching a game of hockey.  Often considered one of the most badass sports any man or woman can play because of its hard-nosed style of play, hockey can offer individuals lessens that extend beyond the ice rink. Dump & Chase When the head on strategy doesn't work to get you closer to your goal, consider flanking the opposition with a dump and chase.  In hockey, when teams play an effective trap defense that prevents an offense from...

In the summer of 1990, at the Sports Palace in San Francisco, legendary Romanian weightlifter Nicu Vlad unintentionally revealed to the world one of his strength training secrets. The lift, which was later dubbed the "Romanian Deadlift" had never been witnessed in the USA until that summer when he toured the country for training for the 1990 Goodwill Games. Part of the clinic was Nicu doing a workout where he cleaned and jerked around 220 kg to 230 kg, and then he proceeded to do this lift, a combination stiff-leg deadlift and...