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5 Unilateral Leg Exercises for Kettlebells
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5 Unilateral Leg Exercises for Kettlebells

Building powerful legs with kettlebells is as easy as standing on one foot.  Check out these 5 Unilateral Leg Exercises for Kettlebells.

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The 5 Best Drills for Training Grip Strength: for Beginners
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The 5 Best Drills for Training Grip Strength: for Beginners

Grip strength is a lost art that most people ignore. Here are 5 drills to help you start building crushing hands and forearms,

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Unleash the Beast – 5 Lifts That Improve Your Deadlift
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Unleash the Beast – 5 Lifts That Improve Your Deadlift

Want to become a deadlifting beast? Use these 5 exercises that are sure to improve your deadlift and make you a monster in the gym.

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Kettlebell Sport – A Brief History and Explanation
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Kettlebell Sport – A Brief History and Explanation

Kettlebell Sport is a sport unlike any other currently in the world today. Kettlebell Sport is a strength – endurance sport where the athlete will be underload for a duration of 10 minutes. Here Donica Storino explains all about it… she’s a master after all.

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Featured Trainer: Who Is Will Chung?
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Featured Trainer: Who Is Will Chung?

We polled our readers to see who the best unconventional trainer in the world was. After 95,000+ votes, Will Chung came out victorious. meet the winner.

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The Best Trap Workout For Building A Thick Neck
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The Best Trap Workout For Building A Thick Neck

Traps are the new abs in the fitness industry. Use the Tyler Perez “Best Trap Workout” program and your neck will be thick in no time.

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4 Elements Every Obstacle Course Training Program Must Have
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4 Elements Every Obstacle Course Training Program Must Have

Want to crush your next Tough Mudder or Spartan Race? Make sure your obstacle course training program includes these elements.

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4 Kettlebell Squat Variations For Powerful Legs
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4 Kettlebell Squat Variations For Powerful Legs

The Kettlebell squat is an incredible exercise with an endless number of variations you can do to build leg strength and mobility. Here are four great variations to get you started.

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Go Ballistic and Heavy If You Want To Build Mass
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Go Ballistic and Heavy If You Want To Build Mass

Look up tips to help you build mass and you’re likely to get lost in endless discussions about supersets, protein timing and a whole host of other debatable topics. The truth is, the basics of building muscle are simple. Here are the three things you need to consider if your goal is to get swole.

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5 Essential Fitness Abilities for Self-Defense
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5 Essential Fitness Abilities for Self-Defense

Want to survive your next street brawl or the zombie apocalypse? Work on developing these 5 essential fitness abilities.

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Grip Strength for Combat Athletes
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Grip Strength for Combat Athletes

Grip strength is incredibly important for combat athletes and those that work with their hands. Though sadly this is often overlooked during training, resulting in weak handshakes and skinny forearms. Here are a few suggestions for building monster hands and forearms so you can control your next opponent.

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What is the Unconventional Training Mindset?
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What is the Unconventional Training Mindset?

Unconventional training is more than a clever marketing gimmick; it is a philosophy that is often hard to fully define. Here are some insights into the mindset behind it and how to adopt it for yourself.

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Which is Better: Single or Double Kettlebell Workouts?
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Which is Better: Single or Double Kettlebell Workouts?

Both single and double kettlebell workouts offer a variety of benefits, but which one is better? Here are a few questions to consider before deciding which is best for you.

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Double Kettlebell Workout For Mass and Strength
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Double Kettlebell Workout For Mass and Strength

This double kettlebell workout is designed to blast the entire body to help you build the strength and mass.

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4 of the Best Kettlebell Shoulder Exercises
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4 of the Best Kettlebell Shoulder Exercises

Though the shoulders are frequently engaged in many kettlebell exercises, they still need regular work to remain strong and stable. Use these kettlebell shoulder exercises to build bulletproof shoulders.

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The Steel Club – The Best Training Tool You’re Not Using
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The Steel Club – The Best Training Tool You’re Not Using

Steel Club training is rapidly re-gaining popularity. If you are into unconventional training, you probably already know about them, but in case you don’t, here is what you can expect to gain by adding Steel Club exercises into your current routine.

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5 Reasons Everyone Should Be Able To Do 5 Pull-ups
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5 Reasons Everyone Should Be Able To Do 5 Pull-ups

Let’s face it; pull-ups are tough, which is why we often avoid them in the gym. However, there are many reasons that everyone should train and be able to do at least 5 of them. Here are some of those reasons.

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The Kettlebell Swing Mistake You’re Probably Making
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The Kettlebell Swing Mistake You’re Probably Making

While the Kettlebell Swing exercise is one of the most popular kettlebell drills, it is also one of the easiest to make mistakes with. With all the kettlebell articles out there, there is one point that doesn’t seem to be making headlines, and that is the mistake you might be making.

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5 Advanced Pull-Up Variations
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5 Advanced Pull-Up Variations

Now that you’ve mastered the basic pull-up and chin-up, it’s time to take your pull-up game to the next level. Here are 5 advanced pull-up variations for doing just that.

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The Other 23 Hours: Cultivating Healthy Habits
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The Other 23 Hours: Cultivating Healthy Habits

Developing habits to workout, eat well and sleep properly are easy, but there are many areas of our life where cultivating healthy habits is essential to our long term well being. Here are 4 additional areas of your life focus on.

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5 Pull-up Variations Every Beginner Should Master
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5 Pull-up Variations Every Beginner Should Master

Doing more pull-ups is a goal everyone should strive for. Here are 5 pull-up variations to help you build the foundational back strength needed to increase your pull-ups.

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3 Kettlebell Windmill Stances to Improve Athleticism
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3 Kettlebell Windmill Stances to Improve Athleticism

The Kettlebell Windmill is an excellent movement for improving core strength and spinal mobility, but is not commonly varied. Here are three different stances to vary the difficulty and impact of this great Kettlebell exercise.

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5 Exercises That Enhance Pull-Ups (that aren’t pull-ups)
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5 Exercises That Enhance Pull-Ups (that aren’t pull-ups)

Pull-ups are arguably the king of body weight tests of upper body strength. If your goal is to develop elite level pull-up strength, make sure you are adding in these exercises into your program.

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What is Your Fitness Level?
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What is Your Fitness Level?

You may think that you’re “in shape,” but the truth could be much farther from reality than you think. If you want to find out what your fitness level REALLY IS, use this guide.

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Upper Body Kettlebell Strength Workout
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Upper Body Kettlebell Strength Workout

This upper body kettlebell workout utilizes a series of super sets to help you build immense strength in the shoulders and core.

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Why You Should Be Doing Kettlebell Swings Daily
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Why You Should Be Doing Kettlebell Swings Daily

Kettlebell Swings are a powerful exercise that can transform your body and your training. The problem is you’re probably aren’t doing them enough. Here are a few good reasons to start doing them daily.

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Don’t Face Plant: How To Fall Foward Safely

Don’t Face Plant: How To Fall Foward Safely

Learning how to fall is one the most important skills anyone can learn. In fact, a significant percentage of adult injuries are caused by falling during normal everyday activities and could be avoided with a little skill and training. Here are a few tips for practicing for the most common fall.

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Crawling Exercises – The Hottest Trend In Fitness?
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Crawling Exercises – The Hottest Trend In Fitness?

Crawling exercises are one of the fastest growing fitness trends going into 2017 and are one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health and fitness. Here’s why and how to start doing them.

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3 Reasons To Do Bear Crawls Every Workout
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3 Reasons To Do Bear Crawls Every Workout

Bear Crawling and other crawling exercises are quickly being recognized as one of the most valuable training tools for improving total body fitness. Check out these three reasons you should be doing Bear Crawls during each workout.

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Essential Tools For Building A Garage Gym
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Essential Tools For Building A Garage Gym

Working out at home and building a quality garage gym does not have to be expensive. In fact, if you use an unconventional fitness system like ours, these essential tools are all you need to build a strong functional body.

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Sandbag Exercise: Deadlift
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Sandbag Exercise: Deadlift

If you’re wanting to build incredible strength in your posterior chain, no sandbag exercise is better than the deadlift. In addition to building strength and muscle, the deadlift is an important exercise for bulletproofing your back from injury.

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4 Sandbag Squat Variations for Functional Leg Strength
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4 Sandbag Squat Variations for Functional Leg Strength

The Sandbag Squat is a great tool that poses endless versatility and variety. Due to their constantly shifting load and awkwardness they build powerful strength from all different positions. Sandbags are also one of the more brutal training modalities out there and teach mental toughness in addition to physical toughness.

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Are You As Battle Ready As Your Ancestors? – Part 2
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Are You As Battle Ready As Your Ancestors? – Part 2

Ancient warriors were immersed in a culture that forged physical perfection and the ability to fight. Use this workout program to get battle ready.

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Are You As Battle Ready As Your Ancestors? – Part 1
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Are You As Battle Ready As Your Ancestors? – Part 1

Your ancestors were battle ready almost every day of their lives. If they had to pick up a club or sword in a life or death situation, they would grit their teeth and fight until the battle was done. Are you battle ready?

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Endurance Upper Body Bodyweight Workout
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Endurance Upper Body Bodyweight Workout

This upper body bodyweight workout utilizes a series of super sets to simultaneously test your strength while pushing your muscular endurance limits.

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3 Primary Benefits of Sandbag Training
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3 Primary Benefits of Sandbag Training

Sandbag training is one of the most overlooked unconventional training modalities. Here are 3 reasons why you need to be using this great strength tool.

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Kettlebell Exercise: 2-Hand Swing
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Kettlebell Exercise: 2-Hand Swing

The 2-Hand Kettlebell Swing does more than build muscle; it builds power, explosiveness and cardio vascular endurance. Use this exercise and you’ll be a workhorse in no time.

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Intense Upper Body Endurance Sandbag Workout
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Intense Upper Body Endurance Sandbag Workout

Nothing challenges core stability like the Sandbag. This Upper Body Endurance Sandbag Workout will exhaust your core and challenge the stamina of your shoulders with a series of intense intervals.

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The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Women
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The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Women

Building strength, stamina and burning fat can be a challenge. However, use a few of our favorite kettlebell exercises for women and you will have the body you want in no time.

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Club Training: Unlock the Benefits of This Ancient Tool
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Club Training: Unlock the Benefits of This Ancient Tool

Early man discovered swinging a tree branch was useful for war and survival. Modern man still recognizes this and has evolved this knowledge into what is now modern club training. Discover how to build shoulder strength and overall athleticism with this ancient tool.

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Bodyweight Exercise: Squat
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Bodyweight Exercise: Squat

Looking to increase hip mobility, build leg strength and do an exercise that will carryover to all areas of your life? Start with the bodyweight squat.

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Don’t Fear Bulking Up: Why Women Should Train With Kettlebells
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Don’t Fear Bulking Up: Why Women Should Train With Kettlebells

Fear of bulking-up keeps most women out of the weight room. However, fear no more. Train with kettlebells and you can achieve the lean, athletic body you want, without fear of building a manly physique.

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Extreme Upper Body Endurance Kettlebell Workout
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Extreme Upper Body Endurance Kettlebell Workout

Real upper endurance requires more than strong arms, you need a strong core too. The Extreme Upper Body Endurance Kettlebell Workout blasts your arms and core with a series of challenging supersets.

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The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Men
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The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Men

When it came to selecting the best Kettlebell exercises for men there was a lot to consider: strength, testosterone increase, endurance, etc. Though there are many options, here are the four kettlebell exercises we feel every man should do regularly.

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3 Bodyweight Workout Challenges to Test Your Fitness Level
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3 Bodyweight Workout Challenges to Test Your Fitness Level

Personal Records and 1 Rep Maxes are fine for measuring strength in specific movements, but they are not the best gauge of overall fitness. Here are three bodyweight workout challenges to help you gauge how fit you truly are.

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The 4 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Building Mass
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The 4 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Building Mass

Kettlebells may not be the first tool you think of when it comes to building mass. However, if used properly kettlellbell exercises can provide an incredible stimulus for building muscle and making your shirts look smaller.

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5 Exercises to Prevent and Alleviate Low Back Pain
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5 Exercises to Prevent and Alleviate Low Back Pain

The average person will deal with low back pain at some point in their life. You may not be able to avoid every cause of it, but there are many things you can do to prevent it, including these exercises.

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What Are The Benefits of Kettlebell Workouts?
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What Are The Benefits of Kettlebell Workouts?

Kettlebells have made a giant surge toward the forefront of fitness culture in the last few years. The rise of unconventional gyms, kettlebell gyms, and the enormously popular Crossfit have help bring light and fame to this ancient tool.  Find out why you should be enjoying the benefits of kettlebell workouts.

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3 Unconventional Kettlebell Conditioning Exercises
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3 Unconventional Kettlebell Conditioning Exercises

To fully gain that stop-go-recover quality of your muscles you must add in some type of strength endurance training, one that pushes your heart rate and generates muscle fatigue. These three kettlebell conditioning exercises will push you to your physical limit.

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The Bodyweight Workout You Must Try at Least Once
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The Bodyweight Workout You Must Try at Least Once

Bodyweight training has traditionally been seen as the foundation on which all other skills must be built, and the primary measure of fitness separating the elite, from the weak. Try this bodyweight workout and see how “fit” you truly are.

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How to Get the Best 15 Minute Workout Possible
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How to Get the Best 15 Minute Workout Possible

Getting in 3 or 4 full workouts a week can be tough; especially when you are juggling kids stuff, work, happy hour and social priorities.  Regardless of how busy you are though, I’m positive you can find time for a 15 minute workout to get some blood and oxygen pumping. Here are some of the most efficient ways to workout when you only have 15 minutes to do so.

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Stop Lying to Yourself – The Goal of Exercise Intensity Is Not to Get Tired
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Stop Lying to Yourself – The Goal of Exercise Intensity Is Not to Get Tired

As a culture we have distracted ourselves with the belief that getting tired is the goal of exercise. Getting tired is somehow the magic path, which many give another name. Intensity. But if we are to make real progress and build actual skills we have to stop lying to ourselves about the goal of proper fitness.

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3 Kettlebell Exercises You MUST Do Outside
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3 Kettlebell Exercises You MUST Do Outside

Kettlebells are awesome and powerful tools that yield big time results. Most kettlebell workouts are suitable for indoor training, but these three kettlebell workouts MUST be done outdoors.

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Exercise Variation is the Key To Smashing Your Fitness Goals
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Exercise Variation is the Key To Smashing Your Fitness Goals

There is a saying that, “The best fitness program is the one you are NOT doing right now!” Your current program maybe working for, but knowing how to properly vary your program will be the key to your long term success.

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The Animal Ability Kettlebell Carry Workout
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The Animal Ability Kettlebell Carry Workout

If you want to get highly conditioned and really build bulletproof strength, then you need to be adding a loaded kettlebell carry variation into your routine. This Kettlebell Complex may look easy, but it is no “walk” in the park.

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5 Push-Up Variations You’ve Never Tried
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5 Push-Up Variations You’ve Never Tried

Doing the same push-up over and over again is boring. Here are 5 push-ups you have never tried that are sure to challenge you, get you going and motivate you.

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Why Your Lack of Exercise Recovery is Destroying Your Results
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Why Your Lack of Exercise Recovery is Destroying Your Results

If your program is lacking exercise recovery, get ready for long term plateaus, skimpy gains, and a suppressed immune system! Learn what exercise recovery is, how to know if you’re lacking in it, and how to improve your results by using it properly.

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5 Exercise Mistakes that Lead to Elbow Pain
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5 Exercise Mistakes that Lead to Elbow Pain

We can all agree that exercise and training are important aspects of life whether it is to reach a specific goal or to simply live and move well for the rest of our lives.

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6 Exercises for Building Real Dad (Old Man) Strength
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6 Exercises for Building Real Dad (Old Man) Strength

How do you build serious dad (old man) strength? Your kids think you’re superman, and there is no reason that you shouldn’t be. Use these six key exercises to building real dad strength.

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Zen Archer – The Number One Mobility Drill You Aren’t Doing
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Zen Archer – The Number One Mobility Drill You Aren’t Doing

The Zen Archer is an innovative mobility drill that delivers results like few mobility drills can. Find out what the Zen Archer exercise can do for you.

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Super-Slow Weight Training for Superior Muscle Growth
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Super-Slow Weight Training for Superior Muscle Growth

If you’ve never tried super-slow weight training, you’re missing out on a superior method of muscle growth. Learn more about this effective training method and what “super-slow” really means.

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9 Reasons Why Bodyweight Training Could Be The Best Option For You
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9 Reasons Why Bodyweight Training Could Be The Best Option For You

It turns out that you may not need any equipment at all to get in the best shape of your life. Bodyweight training could be the key to full body fitness that you’ve been looking for.

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The Junkyard Workout – Using Odd Objects to Get Really Freakin’ Strong

Believe it or not, you can use a pile of junk to get just as strong and fit as you could using a million-dollar gym. Get ready to build real strength with the Junkyard Workout.

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The Value of Progressions and How to Master the Lizard Crawl
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The Value of Progressions and How to Master the Lizard Crawl

The Lizard Crawl is a challenging animal walk exercise that requires full body effort and coordination to execute. Here Mark Smith discusses three different levels of the exercise and how to master them.

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4 Essential Mass Building Tips for The Hardgainer
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4 Essential Mass Building Tips for The Hardgainer

How can a hardgainer build serious mass? It is possible, but it requires a much different approach than your typical lifter requires. Use these essential tips to start putting on real mass.

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Top 5 Advantages of Outdoor Workouts

If the idea of going to a stuffy, fluorescent-lit space filled with treadmills humming isn’t for you, then it’s time for some outdoor workouts! Here are 5 advantages of heading outside for your next training session.

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Part 1: An Introduction to the Animal Ability Method of Training

If you’re ready to rejoin the animal kingdom (at least in terms of physical ability), then it’s time to learn more about the Animal Ability Method of Training.

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