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Archives for 2020

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Punches for a Great Cardio Workout

by Joe Lawrence December 2nd, 2020| Cardio, Indoor
There are many great fitness routines you can do to get the heart pumping. I think I have done a great many of them, but always seem to go back to my martial arts training. I am going to do share an upper body cardio routine derived from this
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Turn Your Body Into a Metabolism Machine

by Joe Lawrence November 25th, 2020| Strength Training
The holidays are just around the corner and that means so are all of the good foods and snacks. The parties, pastries, drinks, and all the other calorie packed treats are only an arm’s length away. Even those with the strongest will power can’t say ‘no’ forever. Something has
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Exercise is the Best Medicine This Holiday Season

by Joe Lawrence November 18th, 2020| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
There is no secret that the holiday season increases the stress levels significantly. We have parties to plan, meals to cook, gifts to get, and a myriad of other things to do. It is no wonder that many people claim this as the most stressful time of the year.
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A Workout Routine for the Busy Holiday Season

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2020| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Staying fit during the holidays is very difficult. There are 1,000 reasons and excuses to break your day-to-day fitness routine. Although, exercise is the best remedy for the ensuing holiday stress, we still tend to find reasons to ignore exercise. This made me think of my off-week program I
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Holiday Ab Preparation

by Joe Lawrence November 4th, 2020| Core, Strength Training
Everyone loves the holidays. Spending time with family and friends celebrating our religious beliefs and all the traditions that go along with them is a great way to boost morale and bring everyone closer together. The best way to bring people together is with food and many of us
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Martial Arts Leg Strength

by Joe Lawrence October 28th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
I have always been a fan of building useful muscle. Being in the military, I have worked with many young studs that have muscles on top of muscles. However, these guys are not always the best workers as their strength is not always practical. For example, changing a component
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Soccer Leg Strength Exercises

by Joe Lawrence October 21st, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
Recently, I wrote an article about how to build your leg muscles like a Parkour pro. Not only do I love to explore how to cross train other sports workouts into my own, so did a lot of friends whom I shared the information with. This week I am
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Practical Leg Strength

by Joe Lawrence October 14th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
It is funny how things evolve. In my late teens and 20s, I wanted to become a beast with muscle upon muscle. I took all sorts of supplements and spent hours in the gym. However, once my 30s hit me and children appeared…life changed. I was no longer able
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Everyday Leg Exercises Using Body Weight

by Joe Lawrence October 7th, 2020| Lower Body, Strength Training
Legs are an odd creature in the fitness realm. They are probably the simplest muscle to work out, but they are the most dreaded for the same reason.

We do not do anything throughout our day that does not require the use of our legs. Walking, stairs, standing, sitting, dancing,
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3 Interesting Chest Exercises

by Joe Lawrence September 30th, 2020| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my previous article about building upper body muscle, I told you to avoid benching for the one rep max bragging right. This is where people go and focus only on boosting their ability to complete a “respectable” rep on the flat bench. The problem is that is a
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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 23rd, 2020| Strength Training, Upper Body
The harsh reality to any fitness program is an injury can happen. Injuries are more likely to happen during the infant stages of a new program or when you begin to plateau and decide to push yourself extra hard without proper rest. Chest muscles are a very common area
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Quick Chest Workouts

by Joe Lawrence September 16th, 2020| Strength Training, Upper Body
The hardest part about getting into shape is finding the time to do it. When I was younger, I could spend hours at the gym and never skip a beat. However, now I am in my 30s, married, two kids under five…it is almost impossible to work out. I

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