About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created Urbasm.com, a site for every guy.

Survivorman Les Stroud On Being a Man

What’s on Les Stroud’s bucket list? Yeah, we were a little curious too. But what we really wanted to know is… what has been on his ‘man card‘ that he has been carrying around for the last several years? Growing a more epic beard, rescuing kittens, building a log cabin with his bare hands—Nope, all […]

Ultimate Grooming Gift Guide For Guys

Movember has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that every man has already shaved off his mustache and/or beard. In fact, quite often when a guy grows some facial bliss he is welcomed into a world of new opportunities, including better health, improved relationships, higher confidence, and more respect (from others and yourself). Oh, […]

Evolutionary Biologist Answers Life’s Biggest Questions: Purpose of Life, What We Leave Behind in Death, and How to Live Past 100

In the empty silence in our beds, we all feel alone. But within that hiss of air behind your ears, there are processes going on within every cell (and atom) in your body that connect you to every other living thing from the tip of your nose to the ends of the universe. Every mystery […]

How To BBQ/Smoke The Best And Strangest Foods (with Recipes)

First, we have some bad news and some good news… and then some really good news. The bad news is that smoking food to its absolute delicate perfection that will win awards is an art that few can master. The good news is that even decently smoked foods taste delicious—and even better than that—just about […]

Colorado’s Greatest Fall/Autumn Drives and Road Trips

When was the last time you loaded up your vehicle and had a proper Fall/Autumn road trip through the Rocky Mountains? We know that Colorado used to be a hidden treasure chest of precious metals, but today most of that treasure has been cashed in. In fact, many of Colorado’s ghost towns and mining areas […]

24 of America’s Best Steakhouses

Look at this slab of juicy steak. Just imagine its texture, flavor, and the satisfaction of dabbing the corners of your mouth after demolishing all four corners of this fortress. This is an epic moment that requires concentration and perhaps just a bit of self-restraint. But not just any steak is worthy of such a description. […]

How to Build Muscle with Periodization, Tapering, and Avoid Overtraining

Building muscle, strength, and performance is more than challenging your body and then expecting great things in return. It is a combination of periodization, tapering, peaking, and active rest days. To know these techniques is to know your own body, and when you become one with your own training… well, that is when some truly […]

Shelby Cobra: A Hodgepodge that Became America’s Greatest Supercar

If you get hot while driving a Shelby Cobra, you go faster, if you need a cup holder, bring a friend; if you’re wondering if that left front tire seems a bit low, you’d better get out and check. And if you’re losing traction in the turns, well, then you’re just not driving it right. […]

Father’s Day: 20 Coolest Dad’s in Film

There are fathers you admire, fathers who embarrass, fathers you could learn from, and fathers that require decades of therapy. But the kind of father we hope you’ve had, and know you want to be – is a man who is a real softy. He may appear stiff and rugged from the outside, but inside he is actually a […]

How to Survive the Urban Apocalypse – Interview with Ex-CIA

Last year in Denver’s storybook, upwards of 5,000 violent crimes were committed, including assault, robbery, and murder. In our own neighborhoods we have witnessed drive-by shootings, car jackings, car theft, and at least one death from a teenager throwing a small boulder through the windshield of a moving vehicle. We are on the way to […]