CrossFit 101: The Ultimate Beginners Guide, everything you need to know to start buiding strength and muscle

CrossFit 101: The Ultimate Beginners Guide, everything you need to know to start buiding strength and muscle

There is a chance by now that you have heard of CrossFit by now.

In fact, maybe you have a friend, or a friend of a friend who is really into CrossFit, and they go to a local CrossFit Box (gym).

You might even be wondering about what it is, and if it is something that you could do.

Even if you aren’t the slightest bit interested, like I was, you should still read this article. I am going to break it down for you as simple as I can, which is exactly what I wanted to learn when I first heard about it.

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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: Get fit Like Jason Bourne

Weekly Workout For Men: Get fit Like Jason Bourne

“At this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking.”

I remember reading the book “The Bourne Identity” when I was going through Strike Intelligence training at NMITC in Dam Neck Virginia.

I couldn’t put it down, and I wanted to be Jason Bourne, in fact, I think every man at some point in his life has wanted to be Jason Bourne.

Maybe, I’m wrong. It happens from time to time.

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Weekly Workout For Men: Show Me Your Shoulders...The Stoics view of how we should train the body

Weekly Workout For Men: Show Me Your Shoulders...The Stoics view of how we should train the body

Suppose, for example, that in talking to an athlete, I said, “Show me your shoulders,” and then he answered, “Look at my jumping weights.” Go to, you and your jumping weights! What I want to see is the effect of the jumping weights. –  Epictetus, Discourses, I, 4 

This is possibly one of the greatest statements.

How many times have we said to ourselves, tomorrow I will buy my new weights, or get my new running shoes, or my new protein powder and pre-workout.

We do those things, but we still don’t have the thing that we really want:

  • Character

  • Discipline

  • Grit

  • Consistency

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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: 5 Ways to get a bigger, more muscular chest

Weekly Workout for Men: 5 Ways to get a bigger, more muscular chest

When I first started working out, I had no muscle definition, some serious back fat, and the love handles that were slowly turning into a spare tire…you know just in case I got a flat on the expressway.

I wasn’t really sure how to even begin structuring a workout routine. Besides, there are a million different programs out there right? Where would a person even begin?

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Weekly workout for men: The difference between what you want now and what you really want

Weekly workout for men: The difference between what you want now and what you really want

We like to go about things all wrong.

Instead of doing the work. We like to read about how to do it, or make a plan how to do it, but never actually do it.

In fact, if we could pay someone to do it, we would do it.

Lots of people want to get in great shape, and become physically fit. So they pay someone else to try and do it for them. Personal trainers know how to get you into shape, but you still have to do the work.

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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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