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3 Deadlifts for a Stronger Low Back and Better Glutes

There are three things that can turn somebody’s day (maybe even life) around: ’80s love ballads. Bangs. (My training partners call these “PR bangs.” I’m sure it’s a coincidence that whenever a member of our team cuts bangs she starts killing her lifts — or is it??) Deadlifts. Am I joking? Ehhh, I might not […]

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

I’ve been on the road a lot lately, with my travels involving pinging around the States from California to Texas to Philly, to just wrapping up an absolutely outstanding 10-day excursion to Ecuador. Each trip was eye-opening in its own way and each one gelled perfectly with my favorite mantra by Albert Einstein: “Learn from […]

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Cardigan Mark’s Thriller Workout

Note from Cardigan Mark: I am the MTV generation. Before reality television, MTV used to actually show music videos. And these video’s defined my generation. Songs I sang, love notes I wrote, and dance moves I copied can all be traced back to channel 29, MTV. I was in the first grade when I first […]

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Action Over Angst

I am most of my friends’ and clients’ least favorite person to complain to, because I have a near-zero tolerance for it. In the vast majority of cases, I believe action wins out over angst, and so the first question out of my mouth is usually, “So what are you going to do about it?” […]

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Fit But Flatulent? Food Sensitivities Might Be Holding You Back

When it comes to food sensitivities, I have been there, done that with dairy. My symptoms were belly bloating, a severe, acne-like rash all over my forehead and chin, general lethargy, and intense, hourslong bouts of pain in the middle of my back (this turned out to be related to gallstones, and resulted in a […]

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How to Lose

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 a despicable evasion, an insult to the sporting spirit.” Let me be clear, however: I did not throw a tantrum. I did not kick anything […]

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