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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How to improve grip strength: 5 exercises that you can do to have a GI Joe Kung-Fu Grip

How to improve grip strength: 5 exercises that you can do to have a GI Joe Kung-Fu Grip

Watching this I can't help it that my hands start to perspire, my stomach gets a little tense, and I start to have a sense of impending doom. 

I recently watched another movie called "nerve", and this kid has to hang from a crane by one hand as he stares down at the city below.

I don't know that I have the grip strength or the guts to do something like that, but what I do know is how to increase grip strength, thus increasing my chances of survival should I ever be caught in either of these situations.

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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 for Men: Making Fitness a part of your life doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice something, instead, you will have time for so much more.

Weekly Workout for Men: Making Fitness a part of your life doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice something, instead, you will have time for so much more.

When I first started exercising consistently about 7 years ago, I didn't think that I had time to do it. I'm sure that I am not alone.

In fact, it seems to be one of the biggest reasons why most people do not continue with a workout routine for any length of time. There are other contributing factors, but this seems to be the one that comes up mostly in conversation.

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