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: 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: 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: Kettlebells, Rucking, and just generally slaying the giants in your way

Weekly Workout: Kettlebells, Rucking, and just generally slaying the giants in your way

On Wednesday morning, I didn't want to get out of bed. 

The alarm clock went off at 4:05 am, which is what I set it at every day. I lay there in my bed thinking about how tired I was, and how I could get 2 more hours of sleep before I had to get ready to leave for work if I wanted to.

Then, my inner voice took over. It said that I needed to get up because I was only cheating myself. It was telling me that I was going to feel miserable all day if I didn't get up and get my workout in, and do my morning routine. I knew this inner voice was right. Who was I trying to fool?

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Weekly Workout: For men who want to be excellent at everything (“Virtus”)

Weekly Workout: For men who want to be excellent at everything (“Virtus”)

This week was a fun one, I had a lot of time to work on getting stronger, and I am sure that you are all doing your best to become better, stronger and more aware of yourself as a man.

This is something that I have decided to do every Friday from now on, and that is to give you a weekly Workout, and weekend challenge,  Roundup Article, in case you are looking for ways to improve yourself physically, or prepare workouts for your local F3 group, or workout group.

Maybe you are training for an event that requires you to be stronger or tougher. Whatever it is these workouts will help you.

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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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