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...

Sure, there is a time and place for a robust beer belly, but as summer rolls around, it's difficult to manage drinking a six-pack without losing your six-pack.  Alternatively, if your mission is to lose weight, you don't have to rule out beer or liquor completely.  Instead, drink smart by picking the right alcoholic drinks that get you drunk rather than fat. The idea is to consume alcoholic drinks with a high percentage of alcohol that is low on calories and carbohydrates.  Your body will need to consume less calories and...

The three essentials to maintaining a healthy and good-looking beard: beard oil, beard balm, and beard wax.  But which is the right product for your face warmer?  Each product is very similar but they all have different purposes in the realm of beard grooming.  Learn which one your beard is begging for before you make your next grooming purchase. Beard Oil Beard oil is a conditioner that rejuvenates your facial hair and gives it a healthy life.  Beard oil ingredients vary but almost all include the base ingredient: jojoba oil.  Other added...

Situps and crunches are two antiquated exercises that should have been replaced with safer and more effective abdominal muscle building workouts long ago.

Why are they bad? For one, situps and crunches are both performed laying down on your back and then repeatedly bending the spine. The spine can only take so much before back pain manifests in the form of bulging discs and disc herniations. Lower back strain is all too common because of the constant rounding of the back during these movements.

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Never overlook the pleasure of reading a great work of fiction. Some people consider it a waste of time to read stories and novels and akin it to watching fictitious movies. There is no reason, they say, to let your mind wander off aimlessly in a fantasy land when there's so much to be learned about the real world. The truth is whether you read fiction or non-fiction, the fact that you read books puts you ahead of the pack. Men who read develop their minds by not only educating themselves...

A navy blue blazer is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing a man can have in his wardrobe.  Classically, it has been paired with a white button-up shirt and khaki trousers.  However, a navy blue blazer may be worn with a plethora of styles of pants and shirts.  If there is one rule to take from this article is to make sure the last thing you wear with your navy blazer is navy trousers. Pants The safest bet you can go with is a pair of khaki trousers.  This is...

Prepare yourself for the most brutal of all row variations: the Kroc Row.  First implemented by Matt Kroczaleski for upper back development that explodes the latissimus dorsi, the Kroc row is a variation of the common dumbbell row.  There is no reason to keep doing controlled, low weight, low rep dumbbell rows when you could be doing Kroc rows instead with the heaviest dumbbells you can lift. What the Hell are Kroc Rows Matt Kroczaleski began performing his own variation of the dumbbell row when he stopped doing dumbbell rows and noticed...

A quality shelter is crucial in a cold environment otherwise hypothermia may get you before hunger, disease, or any wild predators. Building a snow cave is no easy task however, and takes several man hours with the assistance of proper tools to construct. The result however, will be one of the most comfortable and warm shelters you can build in snow. Snow caves work well because snow is a natural insulation. The inside of a snow cave is warmed by body heat and protects against cold air blowing from any side....

Decorate that bland wall with a wooden map of your favorite country. The following do-it-yourself guide is for a map of the mainland United States, but the premise of this artwork can be applied to a variety of countries and shapes. The wooden USA wall map is measured at 4x3 feet and only weighs about 5 lbs. Items Needed 10 poplar planks 2 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick Several square dowels 1/4" wide Coping saw Wood glue Wood finish Paper tracing of the USA border Adhesive strips, picture frame hooks, or nails to hang the wall map Step 1 Set up...