The issue of manly hugs has come up before among my brothers and I think this tutorial is the perfect tool to help those who are not comfortable or familiar with the idea of the manly hug. Special thanks to SamShua for pointing this out.
One note of additional info not fully covered by the video, the hug should be firm, like a bear hug, but not too hard (it shouldn’t hurt). You’re not hugging grandma, let them know you are genuine by hug. Your hug should feel as if you’re going to lift them up off the ground (DO NOT lift them off the ground). This differs from the intimate hug you give your wife where you are trying to “squeeze” her closer to you.
How have you struggled with the man-hug?