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Last weekend, I lost. I am not a good loser. This is not an apology. I tend to agree with author Tim Krabbé when he writes, “Being a good loser is ...

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The world is your oyster with this week’s challenge workout! Why? Because you have options to make this challenge your best yet. For The Oyster you’ve got a one-arm complex ...

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It is true that you don’t need a wide variety of equipment to get in a good sweat sesh; in this case, all you need is a pair of kettlebells and ...

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