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Exercise

Divided, You’ll Fall

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I recently posted an article about functional strength training. I felt that this type of training needed explanation because (1) it is the best way to exercise, (2) it’s a far cry from what’s popular today, and (3) there’s a lot of misinformation from mainstream fitness sources about what “functional” workouts are, and what they […]

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Functional Strength Training

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Although it’s only popularly gone by that name for the past few years, functional strength training is as old as the human body. It may be difficult to understand, since it is so far removed from today’s popular views of health and fitness, so I want you to try something. Imagine a tiger. Picture his […]

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Tired of Just “Burning Calories?”

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A lot of people think about getting into better shape, but they can’t bring themselves to do it. They think about all that restrictive eating, and all those endless, boring hours at the gym before you start to see any results. Those people might learn something from my girlfriend’s dog. Her name is Leila, and […]

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Ah, Pull Ups

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Whenever I work out in a gym, I always marvel at the newfangled, unnecessary equipment — thousands of dollars in fancy contraptions clogging up perfectly good floor space. In fact, you could add up the practical value of every balance ball and weight stack in the building, and you still wouldn’t match the utility of […]

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