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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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MMA Club Training Videos 9.7.14

Here are some recent training videos from a workout at the the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  We’re just getting started, but we have five regular members who train in Shohei-Ryu karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Take a look and let us … Continue reading

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Karate in the Snow

I live in New England. Temperatures have been below freezing almost all winter. It’s snowing, again. Do I need any other reason to post some of the best videos of intrepid karateka training in the snow?  I like to work … 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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Fitness Tips for the Sleep-Deprived

If you follow this blog, you know why I’m writing this post. I’ve been a dad for a little more than a month now, and I’ve come to realize two things: 1. I love my son unconditionally even though he … 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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Dumpster UBE Machine

I went for a bike ride today, and, as usual, my legs were completely fried. I often work some reps with light weight to even out the workout, or I do some pullups and dips. This time I tried something … Continue reading

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The Missing Links: Training the Hands, Neck, and Core

This is a mini-review of Ross Enamait’s new DVD, The Missing Links.  For those who are unfamiliar with his methods, Ross is a master at “low tech, high effect” training.  His other materials completely changed my exercise philosophy.  A few … Continue reading

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