Monthly Archives: June 2013

7 Rules for Effective “Metcon” Workouts, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we learned what metcons are, why people love them and why you might want to do them. We also discussed four rules to make metcons more effective. To recap: Pick simple exercises Use full

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7 Rules for Effective “Metcon” Workouts, Part 1

High intensity workouts are all the rage. CrossFit. P90x. Insanity. Boot camps. People love them, and it’s not surprising. People love instant gratification. That’s why the aforementioned workout programs are so popular. People want to feel like they went 10

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3 Exercises to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

We all know the famous quote by bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman: “Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift this heavy-ass weight.” But something similar could be said about the bench press: “Everybody wanna bench press a house, but

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Deadlift Tip: “Unweighing” the Bar

Deadlifting is hard. That’s why not a lot of people do it. It’s uncomfortable. It takes practice. If you don’t do it right, you’ll probably get hurt.┬áPlanet Fitness won’t even let you do it in their gyms. Such is the

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How to Leg Press without Feeling like a Sissy

I used to be that guy. Every damn plate in the gym loaded on either side of the leg press. Hands on knees, quads quivering, spotter at the ready. That’s right, I used a spotter on the leg press. Knees

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