Weekly Workout for men: The Iron Triathlon

Weekly Workout for men: The Iron Triathlon

A few years ago I was training for triathlons. I used to search online for all sorts of information on how to get better or what equipment was needed, or what a potential time to complete a triathlon was.

I was really into it. I was riding my bike 30-40 miles on Saturday’s and other days throughout the week, then I would run 20 miles and swim 1 mile, almost every other day.

Yes, I was an endurance machine, and it felt good to be able to run 30 miles no problem.

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Weekly Workout For Men: Learn the Power Clean, one of the best movements for your traps muscles

Weekly Workout For Men: Learn the Power Clean, one of the best movements for your traps muscles

I first learned of Power Cleans, Hang Cleans and CrossFit when I had stumbled across a video of Annie Thorisdottir performing a workout called DT.

“DT” is by definition:

5 Rounds For Time

This workout is a Hero WOD (“Workout of the Day”), done in memory of a fallen soldier, Law Enforcement or Fireman. DT is done in honor of US Air Force SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. 

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Weekly Workout For Men: This is the time of the year to bulk up

Weekly Workout For Men: This is the time of the year to bulk up

This is the time of the year to beef up.

While most men hibernate and stay cuddled in their beds to get warm, you will be beasting it up in the garage or gym that you go to.

In order to do that though, you need to prepare yourself for the long haul. It’s going to be a grueling winter that is going to be punching you in the face. Not to mention, the holiday parties, with all the Christmas cakes and cookies that will be beckoning you.

You must resist.

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Weekly Workout For Men: CrossFit can change your life, and how to do 100 pull-ups in under 3 minutes

Weekly Workout For Men: CrossFit can change your life, and how to do 100 pull-ups in under 3 minutes

One year ago I started CrossFit, competed in the CrossFit open and learned how to do muscle-ups, Olympic lifts and double-unders among other things.

I still struggle with certain movements but have gained 13 pounds of muscle, gotten stronger, more agile and feel a better sense of overall health and wellness.

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Weekly Workout for Men: A grueling test of physical and mental endurance, plus some gymnastics

Weekly Workout for Men: A grueling test of physical and mental endurance, plus some gymnastics

A thruster uses the entire body to move a barbell from the bottom of a squat to shooting it overhead, it is impossible to do without using your legs, hence "Thrust".

Why am I telling you all of this, and why should you care?

Well, it is quite possibly one of the best workouts to do. You simply finish it, when you finish it. However, when the body pushes at 90-95% of it's total capacity, something crazy happens. You start to produce HGH or Human Growth Hormone, when this occurs you start burning fat and building muscle, and that is why this workout and almost all Cross Fit workouts are better for you than anything you can do at the run of the mill gym.

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Weekly Workout: A couple women, Rucking, Bench Press, Double under and Hang Cleans.

Weekly Workout: A couple women, Rucking, Bench Press, Double under and Hang Cleans.

Most people make fitness far more difficult than it needs to be. It’s a lifestyle, a marathon so to speak. Unfortunately, a lot of people have turned it into something it isn’t, and they prey on peoples insecurities to sell them a product.

The truth is that if you do something every day, and do it in a progressively more challenging format you will inevitably reach your goals. Consistency and discipline are the keys to everything.

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How to build your own workout program: A comprehensive guide to kicking your own butt

How to build your own workout program: A comprehensive guide to kicking your own butt

I get asked this question all the time; “I don’t really know where to begin. How should I workout, where do I start?”

I love this question for two reasons.

  1. The person is interested in improving their lifestyle and health. They see that they are not meeting their goals, and want to do something proactive about it.
  2. It means that the sky is the limit. They don’t have something built in their head as the precise way to do something, they are willing to listen to advice.

If you find yourself asking this question, then I am so glad because I have a guide on how to help you answer this depending on what you’re fitness goals are.

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Rise of the Machines: Why free weights and garage gyms are the better option if you want to build strength and muscle

Rise of the Machines: Why free weights and garage gyms are the better option if you want to build strength and muscle

Have you ever walked into a gym and had no idea where to begin?

I have, in fact I did it for pretty much my whole life until around the age of 30.

I didn’t really know how to “work-out” or “exercise”. Up to that point I had just played sports, but never lifted weights or made physical fitness a practice in my life.

When I did start making it a practice, I tended to stay on the treadmill and weight machines. I wasn’t even using the machines correctly.

I was the guy in the gym fail videos you see on the internet.

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