Archives for Strength Training

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Push up Variations

by Joe Lawrence March 17th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
When it comes to exercise, there are two things I look for to compile my list. They are variation to keep the routine exciting and the ability to do the exercise without special equipment. I want to be able to do the exercise anywhere I am, whether it is
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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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Get a Flat Stomach for the Summer

by Joe Lawrence March 3rd, 2014| Core, Strength Training
Summer is just around the corner and we all want to look our best for the beach. There are many new diets and exercises popping up this time of year and people are trying them all. It almost feels like a deadline to get a paper in on time
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Perfection in 15 Minutes

by Joe Lawrence February 24th, 2014| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Years ago, when I was teaching Tae Kwon Do, I would periodically shift the entire focus of the class to perfecting a very basic technique. Martial arts have traditions that go back thousands of years and each are passed down from generation to generation. If one of us messes
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Push and Pull for Upper Body Strength

by Joe Lawrence February 17th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
We all work our major muscle groups by isolating them. Some work just chest, just back, just abs, etc. Most people combine muscle groups like back and biceps or chest and triceps. We all vary the workouts to maximize the amount of time off in between and the ability
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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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Lower Back Attack!

by Joe Lawrence February 3rd, 2014| Core, Strength Training
Years ago, I was in a car accident and hurt my lower back. To make an odd statement, I am thankful it happened when it did. I was in pretty good shape at the time and the thus the damage was minimal compared to how it would have been
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by Joe Lawrence January 20th, 2014| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Unless you have been under a rock in the desert, you have heard about CrossFit. This is the fitness craze that is sweeping the nation and globe. It is the best regimen out there aside from martial arts training.

First, I say martial arts training is the best because as

Shake Up Your Arm Routine

by Joe Lawrence January 13th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
Arms are one of my favorite areas to exercise. They are so simple to isolate and seemingly little effort goes a long way. However, as with all muscle groups, it is easy to get to a plateau and lose motivation. Here is an exercise I like to shake things
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Shock Your Legs

by Joe Lawrence January 6th, 2014| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are like me, you have spent countless hours in the gym doing squats, lunges, etc. trying to build sculpted pillars of steel. It gets old having the same exercises and the same routines over and over again. Then why do that to yourself?

Years ago, my friend and
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Food is the Core Issue to Getting a Stronger Core!

by Joe Lawrence December 30th, 2013| Core
I was a very athletic teen and young twenties guy. I was blessed with a great metabolism and loved to work out. Subsequently, I had a strong core and was fairly tone. Sadly, this genetic advantage did not help me to learn good eating habits and I was a

15 Minute Dice Workout

by Joe Lawrence December 23rd, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
The other day I was cleaning out our play room and decided to look inside the game boxes to make sure all the pieces were there. When I opened a box with dice in it, I had an idea. The rip deck workout is popular where cards dictate the

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