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A Link to the Past

Remember the forest where you get the Master Sword in the SNES classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past? If not, here’s the clip I’m thinking of. Thanks for indulging my 90’s video game geekery. That’s probably … Continue reading

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How to Get a Big Belly and Why It’s Important

Fit or Fat? Martial artists are often considered some of the most highly skilled and best conditioned athletes in the world. Many maintain peak fitness and regularly undergo grueling training sessions. All attempt to practice and healthy lifestyles. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Ouch! (A Story of Neglected Training)

Remember gym class?  If you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you were probably part of a group of kids who had to start writing essays instead of running laps.  At least in Massachusetts, where I grew up, the … Continue reading

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Greater Farmington Valley Fitness

I’d like to take a moment to tell you about a new opportunity to challenge yourself and to get in the best shape of your life!  If you’re a student at Gracie Farmington Valley, you probably already know that we’ve … Continue reading

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DIY Sandbag Trap Bar

Here’s a quick twist on working out with an old toy. I repurposed my heavy sandbag into a trap bar for deadlifts and shrugs. First, I used some old ratchet straps from the wing chun dummy I made a few … Continue reading

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Top 5 Martial Arts Exercises for Seniors

Here’s another great guest post on martial arts and how they can benefit senior citizens.  Take a look and let us know what you think.  If you have some suggested exercises, please share them in the comments! __________________ Top 5 … Continue reading

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Fun Size Facebook Fitness!

Have you bought your Halloween candy yet? I just got mine at BJ’s and have so far resisted the urge to bust open the bag. We’ll see how long that lasts! Inspired by the candy I’d like to eat, and … Continue reading

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DIY Deadlifting Kit

I’ve been focusing more on training strength and power since winter–especially exercises requiring multiple muscle groups like squats and bench press.  As athletes improve these movements, they often need to use pretty heavy weights.  But having big dumbbells, Olympic bars, … Continue reading

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Resistance Tubes Review

Here’s a quick post about a find I made a few weeks ago.  I wandered into Sports Authority on a whim and found a whole rack of resistance tubes! I didn’t have the mind to take a snapshot, but here … Continue reading

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