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Stomp the Yard: A Bodyweight Workout

The other day, I spent 13 hours filming 24 videos for my Lift Weights Faster workout library. (If you’re not signed up for the [free!] upcoming ecourse yet, click over to and make it so!) We had to turn off the heat in the gym, though, because it was interfering with the audio, so the whole crew […]

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If You Don’t Like It, DON’T DO IT

Every six months for the past several years, one of my former teammates and longtime friend from the U.S. national rugby team, Pam Kosanke, asks me to enter some sort of endurance event with her. Among her requests have been an urban adventure race, a Tough Mudder and a half-marathon, to name a few. Last […]

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Hot Hibernation: An Indoor, Bodyweight Circuit

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