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Martial Arts Leg Strength

by Joe Lawrence October 27th, 2016| 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 20th, 2016| 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 13th, 2016| 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 6th, 2016| 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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Take a Squat For a Firm Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 25th, 2016| 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 18th, 2016| 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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3 Exercises to Shape Your Butt

by Joe Lawrence August 11th, 2016| Lower Body, Strength Training
The top reasons people list for starting a diet or workout is to lose fat and most of these people go on to say they want to lose the fat in their stomach and butt. I am sure this is not news. Most exercises, though, are focused on the
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15 Minute Butt Workout

by Joe Lawrence August 4th, 2016| 15 Minutes or Less, Lower Body, Strength Training
Bellies and butts are two areas that are very easy to grow, but very difficult to get back into shape. That is because they are the center of gravity for the human body and all things seem to want to stay there for awhile. Today we are going to
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Family Fitness While on Vacation

by Joe Lawrence July 28th, 2016| Lower Body, Strength Training
Vacations are a necessity! Without a break from the norm, we would all go crazy with the stresses we face on a daily basis. However, most of us fall out of our fitness routines while we are on vacation and it is a major reason that people state for
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2 Easy Exercises for Your Lower Body

by Joe Lawrence April 7th, 2016| Lower Body, Strength Training
I love re-discovering exercises that I used to do or have done in the past. It is like moving the couch and finding the lost remote. Recently, I had such an experience and it led me to think of some other lower body exercises I have filed away.

As I
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52 Weeks of Leg Strengthening

by Joe Lawrence March 10th, 2014| Lower Body, Strength Training
Recently, I have been seeing a program circulating the Internet about a 52 week commitment to saving money. It gave a chart showing how much to put into your account each week. It is called the "52 Week Money Challenge" and by starting week one with $1 and increasing
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Yoga Offers Lower Body Strength

by Joe Lawrence February 10th, 2014| Lower Body, Strength Training
Last week I wrote about doing CrossFit and about how impressive their workout philosophy is. They are a true full body fitness regime that you can do in very little time. I also said CrossFit is second best only to martial arts. This got me thinking about which art
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