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A Workout Routine for the Busy Holiday Season

by Joe Lawrence November 14th, 2018| 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 7th, 2018| 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 24th, 2018| 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 17th, 2018| 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 10th, 2018| 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 3rd, 2018| 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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Avoid Chest Routine Injuries

by Joe Lawrence September 26th, 2018| 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 19th, 2018| 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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The Heavy Bar is Still Relevant to Chest Routines

by Joe Lawrence September 12th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
In my past few articles I have discussed the benefits of using dumbbells. They help with breaking down mental barriers we place on ourselves and build stability muscles. Although they are my favorite tools for the job, there are also benefits to hitting the heavy bar.

I was taught a
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What Do You Bench?

by Joe Lawrence September 5th, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
Go to any gym in the world and it is a given that there will be somebody on the flat bench trying to see what his one rep max is on bench. For some odd reason, this is the one statistic that you will be asked if you tell
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Take a Squat For a Firm Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 22nd, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
Many of us have a desk job where we sit all or most of the day. Sadly, this builds up the stress in our bodies as we instinctively want to be out and about. Another problem is that while our bodies are completely engulfed by the chair, we are
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Get a Mountain Climber Butt!

by Joe Lawrence August 15th, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
Working out your gluteous maximus does not have to be a chore or even a boring task. In fact, it could be as fun as climbing a mountain.

Going back to my martial arts days, brings back memories of my instructor telling us something similar. We did many exercises and

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