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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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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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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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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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Have You Got the Power?

Service Interrupted After more than a week of snow shoveling, firewood gathering, and brush clearing, things are finally getting back to normal here in Connecticut. I know some towns had it much worse than where I live, but here’s a … 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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Density Day

Strength, endurance, power, flexibility.  These are some of the main components of fitness that we strive to improve every day.  Athletes at all levels may excel at some while struggling with others.  Most of us recognize the importance of fitness … Continue reading

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Random Poll

It’s another snowy day in CT.  How do you keep up with martial arts when you can’t get to the gym/dojo?

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My Secret Weapon

Who would have known a rolled up bathmat could be so handy?  I was using this to block a draft from the back door of my garage where I train, but Home Depot had a nifty heavy-duty draft stop that … Continue reading

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