Don’t Be Afraid of the Gym

February 4, 2010 Health & Fitness

This is the busy time for fitness clubs everywhere, as people who made bold New Year’s resolutions to shed pounds or gain muscle make a valiant (or maybe just half-assed) attempt at their goal. Every day as I go through my workout I see my gym’s sales rep leading prospective customers on a tour. “Over […]

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Gallup Exercise Survey May or May Not Be Accurate

January 16, 2010 Health & Fitness

What is exercise? That’s the question raised by the “Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index,” compiled on a monthly running basis by pollster Gallup. In fact, the bigger question could be, what is “well-being”? According to the first question in Gallup’s poll, the definition of “exercise” is apparently “30 minutes or more of whatever you call exercise.” And […]

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The FREE Simple Starter Workout Plan E-book

January 4, 2010 Health & Fitness

Update 5/4/11: The Simple Starter Workout is now just one of the free bonuses you’ll get instantly when you subscribe to the Tao of Bachelorhood. Just enter your e-mail address to the right of this article to get your free e-book downloads, or check out this page for more. As promised, and just in time […]

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The Simple Starter Workout Plan E-book, Coming Soon

December 21, 2009 Health & Fitness

UPDATE: As of 1/4/2010, the Simple Starter Workout Plan e-book is here, with additional helpful information! Find out more here! If you’ve read much here, you’ll know I think changing your life starts with changing your body. Everything from getting hotter women to business success starts with looking and feeling better. Not long after I […]

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Men

December 18, 2009 Dressing

With one week until Christmas, you may be sweating the eventual trip to the jam-packed mall to do battle with the masses over the ugly sweaters and iPod knockoffs that remain. I have done this, and found myself waiting in enormous lines to buy pitiful crap that the recipient must then pretend he likes. Don’t […]

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I Click It So You Don’t Have To: A New Way to Use a Barbell

November 18, 2009 Health & Fitness

Welcome again to “I Click It,” where I get past a confusing headline designed to make you view a page that may be useful or crap. Today we return to Men’s Health, where today I found this waiting for me: Hmm, a new way to use a barbell? Perhaps as a weapon in some new […]

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Hump-day Links XX

November 4, 2009 Grooming

I hope you had a great Halloween. I’ve said before that it’s my favorite holiday, and this one didn’t disappoint. Good friends (in good costumes), good booze and good music conspired for an awesome night. Next up, holiday-wise: a Thanksgiving ski trip. In baseball news, the Yomiuri Giants just beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 […]

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Squats: The Ultimate Exercise?

October 9, 2009 Health & Fitness

The toughest part of your body to work out is the legs. For the longest time I dreaded “leg day.” And if I was still using Nautilus-type machines I probably still would. Leg curls and seated presses are mind-numbingly dull and don’t hit all the muscles I want to work. Then there are leg extensions, […]

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