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Fitness

Martial Arts Ruck March Training

What would happen if you combined military-style PT, an adventure race, and a karate class?  You would get the Meriden Martial Arts Club’s first experiment without outdoor ruck march training.  We only made it out for a few hours, but we loaded up … Continue reading

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Sandbag DIY Dead-Squat Combo Lift using GORUCK and Mystery Ranch Packs

Here’s another post in the “Silent Ninja Workouts” series.  This is a lift inspired by the Dead-Squat bar. It is meant to combine a deadlift with a squat. In this video, the deadlift is done with a 150lbs. GORUCK sandbag … Continue reading

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GORUCK Sandbag Deadlift

I wrote a post about DIY sandbag deadlifts a long time ago.  Here’s a new one using some new, better performing gear.  This is a 5×5 deadlift demonstration.  There are approximately 330 pounds of sand and plates loaded into a … Continue reading

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How to Do CrossFit While Practicing Martial Arts Skills at the Same Time

Martial artists need to hone their skills every day. But we also need strength, agility, endurance, explosiveness, and flexibility. Training even one of these attributes can take a lot of time out of your day. But as Bruce Lee said, … Continue reading

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Popular Workouts for Martial Artists

There’s a neat review of some popular, efficient, and effective workouts posted on our sister site, Jacked Dad you might enjoy.  These workouts are great for martial artists looking to improve performance, to supplement their conditioning, and who don’t have … Continue reading

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Coconut Water: The Hype is Real

The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Drink For over a year now I have been full–steam ahead on the coconut water hype train. If I don’t have a stash of the stuff in my fridge, I feel like a drug … Continue reading

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Best Post-Workout Treatments

We recently discussed recovery on our sister site, Jackeddad.com, but here’s a complementary piece written by Virginia Cunningham, a fitness writer and yoga practicioner, that offers another perspective.  Enjoy! – Bill __________ Best Post-Workout Treatments When you do over ninety minutes … Continue reading

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Getting Stronger Without Gaining Weight

I’ll start with a reblog from our new site JackedDad.com. It’s about weight training and goal setting, and I think you’ll like it. You could also consider “Getting Stronger” the first part of this post entitled “Getting Stronger Without Gaining … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Recovery Cocktail

I think I post some version of recovery drink at least once a year. Here’s my newest combination of goodies meant to make training harder and more frequently a lot easier on your body! I’ll start by making a heretical … Continue reading

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The Perfect Workout?

If you’re like me, you probably focus more on merrymaking (i.e., sleeping and eating) than training over the holidays.  I’ve been trying to be really good in terms of diet and exercise leading in to the inevitable, cheerful sloth in … Continue reading

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