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The NFL is back, and we could not be more excited about it! From touchdowns to tailgates, there is a little bit of something this season for everyone. Football can bring the country together. Every Sunday, fans around America are able to chill out and relax on their couches, at local bars, or in the stadium to cheer on their team to victory. After the craziness that was Week One (we still can’t believe that Packers come back), we figured out a new statistic to add to your fantasy football league: average length of sex by each NFL fan base.

 

Fact or Fiction: Super Bowl Babies

Who can forget the infamous commercial during Super Bowl 50? Kids born 9 months after their team’s victory after their parents got it on to celebrate the victory. When a team wins, it brings euphoria and what better way to celebrate than intimate time with your significant other? Well, it turns out, that this is a real thing. New England has an experienced a baby boom in the greater Boston area from last year’s big game and on top of that, Philadelphia is predicting one this October as well. There is no doubt that babies are conceived in direct correlation with the performance of a team. Families in Boston can now thank the direct relationship of their existence due to a complete defensive breakdown in Super Bowl 51 from the Atlanta Falcons!

Length of Sex by Fan Base

Recently, we were able to take data from how long each state had sex for compared to each state’s preference on the local football team and determined which fans can score touchdowns in the bedroom. The results were interesting, to say the least. Cleveland has not won a game in over two years. They came up just short in Week One this year by tying Pittsburgh in an OT thriller. Rarely do games end in a tie, so it made it even more ironic for Browns fan. It literally ended in “The most Cleveland way possible.” On the other side of Ohio, Cincinnati didn’t fair very well either. They ended up in the last place of all 32 teams, where Cleveland ended 31st. This might not be too shocking to NFL fans keeping in mind the current trends of these teams.

On the other hand, it looks like Detroit would win the Superbowl of sex times. They come in at 4 minutes and 14 seconds, which is well above second place Kansas City at 3 minutes and 32 seconds. This may be the best thing about the Lions since always playing on Thanksgiving. They have yet to win a Super Bowl, but it might be their year according to some.

If you are looking to score more touchdowns in the bedroom, there is help out there that allows you to play harder than before and helps you to last the whole game. By helping relax blood vessels in your body and increase blood flow, you will be well on your way. If you really want to make it to 4th down, try switching up your jersey to score some more dates.

 

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When it comes to training for sports, especially at the highest level, there is an emphasis on strength and conditioning as well as explosive, functional exercises. Which begs the question, does endurance training even have a place in elite sports? 

Of course, it does! As a matter of fact, endurance training occupies a considerably large spot in elite sports. 

Naturally, endurance training brings forth a bevy of benefits. One of the most important of these is a healthier body overall, according to the ‘Top 10 Benefits of Endurance Training’ that Life Hack published online. A healthier body is one that is capable of not only performing at apex levels, but also able to withstand the rigors of any sport. For a more sports-specific context, endurance training allows athletes to be on top of their game for sustained periods. Endurance training enables athletes to perform well from start to finish in the case of the truly elite athletes, like Terrence Crawford or Russell Westbrook. 

Endurance training requires athletes to perform various aerobic exercises. Men’s Journal explains that this works to help make muscles a lot more efficient. Specifically, aerobic activities like cycling and running train muscles to “wring every last bit of energy from the body’s natural fuel sources.” Athletes are thus able to develop a higher percentage of oxidative muscle fibers that are responsible for producing more energy. In other words, said muscles can make more energy, which leads to fatigue setting in much later. The overall effect is that the athlete is able to perform at a high level for far longer. 

That being said, sports science is now giving athletes, coaches, and trainers a more nuanced understanding of endurance training, including concepts such as maximal oxygen uptake (V̇DO2 max), lactate threshold, and training heart rate. The study ‘Is Endurance Training Bad for You?’  published in 2016 even refuted the claim made by a prior study that endurance training could lead to heart damage. Instead, it reinforced the now general consensus that having larger-than-normal hearts is actually a healthy manifestation of how the organ adjusts to regular endurance training. It’s no wonder then that stakeholders in various sports are investing in sports science, with an eye clearly on improving athletic performance. Sports psychologist Bradley Busch was interviewed by Coral, and he noted the huge investments made in sports science in the past 10 years. These have allowed players in the English Premier League to cover more ground, even as matches — some of the best and most intense in the world — drag on for over 96 minutes. Judging by those games, it is safe to say that players in the Premier League are some of the fittest athletes in the world, and endurance training is no doubt part of their regimens, as in the case of Manchester United’s soccer stars

Moreover, endurance training clears and strengthens the mind, mainly by boosting one’s mood and alleviating stress. It even changes the brain to some extent, helping it improve its ability to retain information and to think things through. These latter benefits are particularly important to elite athletes who often need to process a multitude of information at any given time. A wide receiver like Antonio Brown, for instance, needs to remember his route, assess how the defense is playing him, and adjust on the fly — all in a matter of seconds. Such split-second processing of information is only possible with a sharp, focused mind, which athletes can actually have by routinely performing endurance exercises.

Without a doubt, endurance training has a place in elite sports, but given all this information, another question worth asking would be: What can we learn from all these?

The price of greatness is steep. Anyone who dreams of excelling in their chosen sport will have to put in the work. Of course, that includes the nitty-gritty of endurance training, which can sometimes become a bit of a chore. After all, who likes running suicides for 30–45 minutes every day, right? 

But you want to be elite, don’t you? Then it’s time you incorporate endurance training into your fitness regimen. Getting either the Dude Pins-recommended Rogue Sr-1 Bearing Speed Rope or the Concept2 Ski-Erg would be a good start, as they can help get you fit in no time. 

 

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Once every four years, the world is blessed with the biggest sporting event on the planet. Wars stop, political differences are set aside, and people stand to support their respective nations. Football can change individual lives and bring entire countries together both on and off the field with moments that will last forever. You will always remember where you were when your team scored the game-saving goal. The feelings of elation and joy shared by the players to their fans can also transcend off the field and outside of the stadium, sometimes in the form of sex. Below are some birth rate patterns that, coincidentally, occur about the World Cup.

Vuvuzelas and Baby Boys

South Africa became the first African country in history to host the World Cup in 2010. For the nation, this was a prestigious honor and a momentous milestone, and they did not disappoint in their hosting duties. Some may call South African native Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal against Mexico the highlight of the tournament that year. He performed one v. one breakaway that he scorched the upper 90 with. As hosts, the country did an excellent job with the tournament. No one in attendance or who watched at home will ever forget the noise of the vuvuzelas, which they made infamous. Buzzing around the stadium like a swarm of hornets, the sound has become associated with South Africa. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament and that comes with being the host nation, an interesting figure occured nine months after the tournament. 1,088 boys were born in South Africa at that time, majorly disrupting the trend of male to female births. Researchers pointed at the World Cup as being the reason behind the change.

The Viking-Thunder Clap

Iceland is the newest country to take the football world by storm. They are entering into their first World Cup ever next week, and many eyes will be on this nation which has the smallest population of any that qualified for this year’s tournament. Iceland’s team is famous for its long last names and unique celebration, known as the Viking-Thunder Clap. Whereas they do not have an increase in birth rates from a World Cup (yet), their famous victory over England on June 27 in the 2016 Euro created a baby boom. Nine months after that win, doctors reported having given the most epidurals at the hospital for a weekend. With Croatia, Nigeria, and World Cup favorite Argentina, standing in their way at the tournament, it will be exciting to see what moments they have on the field to create a new baby boom.

Going Head To Head

In the end, all of these nations will be competing on the field. However, we want to take a moment to discuss the competition off the field. Much like the odds of winning the Cup are different among each team given their abilities, average penis size varies different from country to country. Colombia will be hoisting the trophy this year, and Japan will be packing up early and heading home. The average size of all nations combined would come to be 5.79 inches. The United States, who failed to qualify this year and broke the hearts of many fans, fell below average, much like in the actual tournament, at 5 inches. As you gear up to watch the World Cup this year, if you want to be able to perform off the field and gain more confidence, check out Hims for information on all your personal men’s health needs.

Top 5 Best Fitness Gear for Men

Hannah —  November 10, 2016

Fitness gear has come a long way since spandex and stationary bikes. Nowadays, there are plenty of options and top-notch fitness equipment, as well as modern functional apparel. Do you want to know how to transform your body? Go ahead and take a look at the following fitness gear.

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The Best Fitness Gear You Can Use

1.Rogue Sr-1 Bearing Speed Rope

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If you have not jumped a rope since high school, you do not know what you are missing out on. This old-school physical activity improves your cardio, movement, and coordination. This particular jumping rope has high-precision cartridge ball bearings.

 

2.Concept2 Ski-Erg

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Running and cycling have plenty of benefits for your body. This fitness gear relies more on your upper-body strength. Your arms, chest, and abs will work intensely.

3.Casio G-Shock

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This special watch helps you keeping track of your workout intervals. It can be programed to beep at certain periods of time. This watch is tested to military standards, so you can be rest assured of its quality.

4.Goruck Ruck Plates

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Walking with a weighted backpack is a simple exercise which crushes calories and protects your back. These plates slide perfectly intro your laptop’s bag or any other backpack you own.

5. Airex Balance Pad

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This is a gym accessory that you will constantly utilize. It is useful when you want to find the right depth on a rear-foot-elevated split squat or enhance your mobility.

What Should Not Miss from Your Fitness Wardrobe?

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  • A good hoodie. This is a classic piece of fitness clothing that never goes out of style. Buy one that fits you well and you will never need a technical warm-up jacket every again.
  • A stylish T-shirt. If you want to follow the trends, buy a fitness T-shirt that combines both style and functionality. It can be so cool that you can use it even at a brunch after your work out.
  • A fitness tracker. This is a great fitness gear if you want to measure your heart rate and burned calories. When it comes to fitness trackers, go for a black simple and elegant wristband.
  • A pair of versatile shorts. Pick a pair with multiple pockets. This way you can keep some of your personal belonging with you if you do not want to leave them in the men’s locker room. Go for subtle patterns. Choose shorts that are comfortable but do not show too much leg when you are doing your squats.

All in all, whether you are new to exercising or you are a workout pro, the fitness gear presented above will help you improving your gym abilities.

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Research indicates that regular short sessions of exercises make the perfect workout because they have numerous health benefits. Even if you cannot find time for a daily workout routine, there are several innovative and effective exercises including pushup workout and ab workouts that do not require much time to perform.

Neutral Back Exercises

You don’t need to get out of bed to try out back exercises. First, lie on your back and then heave your stomach in as you squeeze your abdominal muscles. Next, lean on your pelvis so that your back rests flat with no space between the back and the bed. Maintain this position until you start feeling some pain on your abdomen and then relax. This simple exercise can strengthen your back and relieve moderate back pain, especially if you feel tense, tired, and uncomfortable after work.

Get Fit At Work

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Avoid sitting up in a straight posture and tightening your abs while sitting at the office. You will find that it is quite difficult to maintain the straight posture throughout the day. Consider using your core muscles to prevent slouching and reduce the risk of back muscle imbalance and pain. For more benefits and added challenge, swap your desk chair with an exercise ball for some time. The exercise ball will force you to sit up straight, which will encourage you to use your core muscles. This is one of the most effective ways to work out if you do not have time for regular visits to the gym. Always take the stairs.
Taking the stairs instead of the lift will give you the chance to work out while at work. It will also help improve your blood circulation. Focus on working your abdominal muscles by squeezing the muscles in your midsection and standing upright as you lift your knee in each step. Raising your legs higher with each step you take will help work your leg muscles more effectively. This exercise will not only work your leg muscles, but it will also work your abdominal muscles. It is important to keep your hands off the stair railing as you take the steps on the stairs. Make sure you balance with each step to maintain your stability.

Luggage and Suitcase Workout

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Did you know that even traveling gives you a chance to work out? Well, carrying luggage is just one of the easiest ways to work out while traveling. However, it is important to maintain good posture, especially if you are carrying a messenger or duffel bag. Ensure that you wear the bag strap across your chest. This will help prevent you from leaning to either side. It will also ensure the stability of your body. Carrying luggage is one of the most effective shoulder workouts, back workouts, and leg workouts. Lifting luggage and putting them onto racks also helps to work out your abdominal and core muscles.

Spend Time with Your Kids

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You are guaranteed a great deal of fun and opportunities for quick workouts as you play with your kid. Carry your child using both hands and then slightly bend your elbows. Gently swing his/her legs from side to side. This type of exercise will work your biceps and triceps and allow you to have some fun with your kid in the process.

Stand and Work

Believe it or not, your brain will work effectively and you will feel less fatigued if you stand as much as possible as you work or study. Take these “standing breaks” after short intervals. This exercise will help you burn 25% more calories. Ensure that you don’t lean over a desk or wall while standing. Activities that can give you an excuse to stand while working include writing notes using a clip board, reading, and answering phone calls. This type of exercise can help you burn significant amounts of calories with time.To get even more of a workout don’t drive to work.Park your car at a distant location from your workplace and walk all the way to work. The best distance will be a mile or two from your office. However, ensure that the location you choose is safe to walk and easy to find parking.

Phone Push Ups and Tricep Workouts

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Try tricep and bicep workouts including, doing push-ups against your desk as you wait for an answer from the other end each time you make a phone call. If your phone does not have a speaker, use one hand to perform several one-armed push-ups. Alternate arms with each call you make.

Burn Calories

Avoid pastries during tea breaks and get out of the office to get some fresh air. Take a walk around the office block to refresh yourself mentally and physically. Walking at a speed of 4mph can help you burn 100 calories in just 15 minutes.

Pump Rubber

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Have some resistance gym workout bands at work. These are stretchy resistance bands made of latex that work your muscles as if they are lifting weight. Step on the resistance bands and perform five minutes of lateral squats, shrugs, and upright rows while on an office break. Doing these small exercises will help re-energize your body.

Volunteer

Volunteer to carry or lift anything that needs to be moved. Move the old cartons filled with office supplies, the new printer, or change the water jug at the office cooler. Some of your colleagues might think you are wasting your time by carrying out duties that you are not supposed to perform, but in essence you will be helping yourself to workout.

Working out does not have to be a time consuming exercise. There are various ingenious ways to have the perfect workout without committing yourself to long workout sessions. However, be sure to warm down or stretch after your workouts.

 

Fitness gear has come a long way since spandex and stationary bikes. Nowadays, there are plenty of options and top-notch fitness equipment, as well as modern functional apparel. Do you want to know how to transform your body? With summer knocking at the door, it is time to start looking good. Go ahead and take a look at the following fitness gear.

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The Best Fitness Gear You Can Use

Rogue Sr-1 Bearing Speed Rope

If you have not jumped a rope since high school, you do not know what you are missing out on. This old-school physical activity improves your cardio, movement, and coordination. This particular jumping rope has high-precision cartridge ball bearings.

fitness rope

Concept2 Ski-Erg

Running and cycling have plenty of benefits for your body. This fitness gear relies more on your upper-body strength. Your arms, chest, and abs will work intensely.

Casio G-Shock

This special watch helps you keeping track of your workout intervals. It can be programed to beep at certain periods of time. This watch is tested to military standards, so you can rest assured of its quality.

Goruck Ruck Plates

Walking with a weighted backpack is a simple exercise which crushes calories and protects your back. These plates slide perfectly intro your laptop’s bag or any other backpack you owe.

Airex Balance Pad

This is a gym accessory that you will constantly utilize. It is useful when you want to find the right depth on a rear-foot-elevated split squat or enhance your mobility.

What Should Not Miss from Your Fitness Wardrobe?

wristband tracker for men

  • A good hoodie. This is a classic piece of fitness clothing that never goes out of style. Buy one that fits you well and you will never need a technical warm-up jacket every again.
  • A stylish T-shirt. If you want to follow the trends, buy a fitness T-shirt that combines both style and functionality. It can be so cool that you can use it even at a brunch after your work out.
  • A fitness tracker. This is a great fitness gear if you want to measure your heart rate and burned calories. When it comes to fitness trackers, go for a black simple and elegant wristband.
  • A pair of versatile shorts. Pick a pair with multiple pockets. This way you can keep some of your personal belonging with you if you do not want to leave them in the men’s locker room. Go for subtle patterns. Choose shorts that are comfortable but do not show too much leg when you are doing your squats.

All in all, whether you are new to exercising or you are a workout pro, the fitness gear presented above will help you improving your gym abilities.

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Most guys out there want to look big and strong for many reasons. Below is a list of 5 exercise for a bigger upper body. It doesn’t require much of your time at all because you can achieve a bigger upper body in under 30 minutes a day! Taking this little time out of your day is well worth the results. Its great for your personal health and body image. Its a great way to start and energize yourself for the day. If you want a bigger upper body, these are the exercise for you!

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We know staying in shape can be tough if you also have a job (probably one that doesn’t make your level of fitness a requirement) and a personal life. But the key to getting anything accomplished is baby steps. If you’re overall happy with the way you look now (maybe with a minor adjustment or two to be done), then staying in shape should be easy, as long as you make yourself a little routine. If all you can think about when you hear ‘routine’ in regards to fitness is a boring set of push-ups, don’t worry. We have far more fun things in mind.

1. Jumping rope

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Yes, jumping rope can be quite manly too, in case you’re wondering. Nothing manages to tone the muscles on your legs and butt quite as well, not to mention that it’s also a good cardio run-up. Last, but not least, a jump rope can also be very fun. Check one out here.

2. Light weights

If all you think about when you hear ‘weights’ is Pumping Iron and you’re not sure you are actually up for it, try to reconsider. If you adjust the weights you work with to something that feels light and casual enough not to be too much bother, you’re still doing your body an immense service. Staying in shape will be much more fun after a light snack, we promise.

3. A pull-ups bar

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A bar to help you do pull-ups is easy to install and pretty cheap. As an added plus, you can totally impress both your buddies and your female visitors by displaying one in the doorway between your living and the hallway. This bar on Amazon is a good example, but you can find tons of similar models.

4. A healthy snack

Snacking is important both before and after your mini-workout (as long as you don’t end up munching on more than you actually burned off, of course). We suggest any fruit or small handful of nuts you like. Macadamias are particularly great for your muscles, since they’re low of cholesterol and high in minerals like zinc and such.

5. A basic roller wheel

Another type of fitness equipment which doesn’t occupy much space (we totally understand if you don’t want to be one of those guys who turn their house into a gym) and is also an affordable alternative is the classic roller wheel. Check out this one on Amazon, for example. You can just take it out from under the bed whenever you’re willing to get your 12 minutes a day of exercise. We promise it’s enough for staying in shape and even toning up a bit, as long as the rest of your lifestyle is overall healthy!

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Want to know the best kept secret about fat loss? It’s leptin… that’s the bottom line. So what is leptin and why should you care about it if you want to burn fat, get ripped six pack abs, and not have to worry about shedding the MAX amount of stubborn fat?

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The Pan Am and Parapan Games will bring 7,500 athletes together for one of the toughest competitions of their lives. Continue Reading…

Tyler Fernengel – an up and coming BMX star – sessions the abandoned Silverdome in Pontiac, MI, making the desolate stadium his own playground. Continue Reading…

This list might seem oddly specific, but all of these blue men’s running shoes are available in other colours.  You can click the “buy now” link to begin exploring. Continue Reading…

Golf Course Cigars

The Dude —  February 10, 2015

The Masters is on, and if the weather is good, why not join in the golfing season with some friends on your respective golf courses? If it’s not, maybe watch it on the big screen in your man cave! Either way, the weather is starting to get nicer, the sun is staying out longer, and whether you’re out on the links or at home, enjoying your favourite activity or sport with a cigar is a great prospect. Here’s what the big boys would be smoking if they were allowed to light up during the Masters. Continue Reading…

It’s almost that time again, yep, time to bring out the beers, start the nacho competition and get a little messy. Here’s an awesome video that demonstrated how NFL balls are actually made. Continue Reading…

Classic Men’s running shoes are making a strong come back, not only because they look great, but also because they are comfortable, classy and can literally be matched with any wardrobe option. We took some time to put together 10 pairs of classic Men’s running shoes you should strongly consider owning. Continue Reading…