Rocky Marciano was a slow, stocky kid, with short arms and stubby legs. He wasn‘t the kind of kid you‘d pick to one day be an elite boxer, yet he went on to become the only undefeated heavyweight champion in boxing history. In the process, Marciano became a cultural icon in 1950s America, rubbing shoulders  The post Podcast #442: Rocky Marciano‘s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you haven‘t been living under a rock, you‘ve likely seen headlines about the tumultuous atmosphere on many college campuses in the United States, which primarily centers around what is and isn‘t okay to say or express. The interesting thing is that not too long ago, it was the students who were protesting against the  The post Podcast #440: The 3 Great Untruths That Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure appeared first on
When I started lifting weights back in high school, I was told that the proper way to breathe when doing it was to inhale while going down on the lift, and to exhale on the way up. So when I squatted, I‘d breathe in while I lowered my thighs to parallel to the ground, and  The post How to Breathe When Lifting Weights appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
We‘ve highlighted the benefits of sport coats numerous times here on AoM: they lend you a fitter, more masculine silhouette regardless of your body shape; offer plenty of pockets to stash your stuff; and give you a removable layer that helps you adjust to changing temperatures. Perhaps best of all, these versatile garments allow you  The post The 4 Sport Coats of a Well-Rounded Wardrobe appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Do you feel like you‘re putting your nose to the grindstone andworkinglonger and longer hours, but not getting anywhere with your career? My guest today makes the case that if you want to be a top performer and advance in your job, you need to startworkingsmarter instead of harder. His name is Morten Hansen and  The post Podcast #441: Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you found yourself in a situation with a violent attacker, would you know what to do? While it‘s easy to think you‘d instinctivelymake the right decision, the truth is, if you haven‘t been formulatingand practicing a plan ahead of time, you‘ll likely make the wrong, and possibly deadly, choice. My guest today has spent  The post Podcast #438: Developing Real-World Situational Awareness appeared first on The Art of Man
In an ideal situation, rappelling is a calculated, well-secured activity that comes at the end of a successful climb. Such a situation should not only be safe, it should be fun. But sometimes, rappelling isn‘t just the final ride at the end of a day of climbing. Sometimes, it‘s a survival strategy necessary to help  The post How to Emergency Rappel appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Engaging in small talk with anyone can be a little nerve-racking - you‘re on an improv stage for two, and have to think of things to say on the fly, avoid awkward silences, and come off as at least moderately charming to boot. Engaging in small talk on a first date can be especially anxiety-ridden.  The post How to Ask Better Questions on a First Date appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Sandbags are one of the most effective ways to deflect water when storms and heavy rains cause flooding. Arranging sandbags into a wall can direct the flow of water away from buildings, roads, or any sensitive structure that might be damaged by a deluge. Keep in mind that a sandbag wall is not completely waterproof.  The post How to Make a Sandbag Wall appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
You may have a plan for your week, a plan for your workouts, a plan for your finances, and even a plan for your leisure time. These plans help you get the most out of your time and resources the most out of your life. But have you ever thought about having a reading  The post Why You Need a Reading Plan appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
You‘ve probably read or heard about the benefits of meditation, but you‘ve never given it a try because it all seems a bit too woo-woo. You‘re not alone. My guest used to be a skeptic himself, but after falling into drug use and suffering a nervous breakdown on national television, he gave meditation a try  The post Podcast #439: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Below you‘ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of 500). My Picks This Month 1. Proof Strong Shirt. A hard-working button-up shirt that combines the softness of a washed chambray with the  The post The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: September 2018 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Welcome back toour series on The Spartan Way, which seeks to illuminate the lessons the ancient Spartans can teach modern men not in theirdetails, but in thegeneral principlesthat lie beneath, and can still be extracted and applied today. ‘the Spartiates constituted a seigneurial class blessed with leisure and devoted to a common way of  The post The Spartan Way: Brotherhood Is Born in Breaking Bread appeared first on The Art of Manlines
Welcome back toour series on The Spartan Way, which seeks to illuminate the lessons the ancient Spartans can teach modern men not in theirdetails, but in thegeneral principlesthat lie beneath, and can still be extracted and applied today. At its peak, the Spartan army was the most dominant, and feared, military force in ancient  The post The Spartan Way: The Mindset and Tactics of a Battle-Ready Warrior appeared first on The Art of Manliness.