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Nice article on 10 exercises that might help you

15th January 2011

Not that you should do only these but the 1-sided exercises listed here should be part of most exercise routines (depending on your goals of course). My favorites would have to be the DB snatch, the pistol (1 leg squat) and the Turkish getup.

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punching technique especially for P90x Kenpo people

15th October 2010

If you’re doing P90x like I am, you’re throwing a lot of punches when you do Kenpo. If all you care about is getting your heart rate up and burning calories then you can do whatever you want but if you want to train your muscles to punch correctly, these are the 4 videos you […]

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Jerry Rice workouts

20th September 2010

I remember watching Jerry Rice as a kid and I remember an announcer saying that he was the best because he worked the hardest. He spent more time practicing than his teammates and so on. Here are some more details on Jerry Rice workouts:

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p90x and deadlifts – what does Tony Horton do for hamstrings and lower back?

11th September 2010

I just completed my first week of the famous 13 week program p90x. Good workouts, buring calories, hitting my whole body, or am I? I miss deadlifts. I feel my hamstrings are being neglected – lower back too to a lesser extent. I have a question on the p90x forums now about my missing deadlifts […]

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Some amazing jump rope skills!

27th June 2010

This is one of the most impressive athletic performances I’ve seen: This is the Firecracker jump rope team made up of 4th through 8th grade students.

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Good deadlift instructional videos from Mark Rippetoe and Crossfit

27th June 2010

Great explanation on how to position yourself for a deadlift here: If you don’t already know the exercise well, this alone is not nearly enough to start pulling real weight off the floor safely. I’m not going to try to teach the deadlift (especially online) but there are plenty of videos if you want to […]

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Ankle stability exercises

29th May 2010

Interesting article here with some exercises for ankle stability. This is an issue for me (martial arts stress my ankles) and the article gave me a couple of additional ideas: Tree pose (yoga) – a bit harder than simply standing on one foot. Juggle on one foot – probably a bit more advanced than catching […]

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Lower Rectus Exercises: dead bugs and more

27th April 2010

Here’s an article that talks about some exercises for strengthening the core. These are done in addition to ab isolation exercises like crunches and in addition to glute activation work and are said to improve core strength, posture, and physique: The goal of glute activation work isn’t just getting the glutes firing; it’s actually fixingthe […]

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Protein shake before or after cardio when cardio follows weightlifting?

11th April 2010

So we’ve all heard to do cardio after weightlifting to burn fat. We’ve all heard to drink a protein shake after lifting to build muscle. But what if we want to drink the protein shake to build muscle and do the cardio to lose fat? Two ways of looking at the problem: drink the shake […]

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Rest time between sets & prohormones vs. steroids

18th September 2009

This article concludes with the obvious “vary your workout routine for best results” but it does survey some interesting research on rest time between sets. For a few weeks you can spike testosterone and HGH with shorter (1 minute) rests between sets. However the difference declines by 5 weeks into a routine. Over 10 weeks, […]

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