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Why Bodybuilding is Healthy

danny kavadlo back pull up

Yes, you read that right. Although I’m always preaching about functional strength and focusing on the quality of movement, I think there is a time and place for bodybuilding type training. But not for the kind of reasons you might think.

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A User Guide for Predesigned Workout Routines

park bench

Admit it: You love to read lists of exercises with lots of numbers in front of them. Maybe you even like to write them down in your notebook, put them in your calendar or bookmark them in your browser. But with all the best intentions, you’re probably still doing it wrong.

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10 Minute Zero-Equipment Home Workout

home workout

Fitting exercise into your daily schedule can be challenging at times. What if you don’t have the time for an hour-long session of warm-up, strength training and stretching? Could you get by with just 10 minutes a day?

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The Neat Guide to Sprinting

sprint workout

I’m presenting to you an exercise that’s neglected by most gym rats. Not because they don’t know it exists, but because they are not aware of the huge benefits they’re missing out on. Besides, gyms are the worst place to perform this magical exercise.

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DIY Mobility Routine for Joint Health and Movement Quality

twist hold

Most calisthenics exercises require mobility that is above average. Besides that, having stellar mobility ensures that you can actually use all that strength you acquired during your training. But which mobility drills are the right ones for you? What’s the best mobility routine?

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Do You Even Live, Bro?


Because you’re reading this first paragraph after seeing the ridiculous headline, I’m assuming you’re familiar with internet fitness terms. That indicates that you’ve come across multiple fitness blogs, videos or photos (and if I’m your first, I’ll try to be extra gentle).

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From Zero to Hero: Beginner Bodyweight Workout Plan

beginner bodyweight exercises

Do advanced exercises like one-arm push-ups, pistol squats and dragon flags look impossible to you? Are you new to bodyweight training or strength training in general and need a starting point? Then this beginner bodyweight workout plan, Zero2Hero, is for you.

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Enter the Dragon Flag

dragon flag progression

The dragon flag is a skill that I’ve been trying to perfect for some time now. This is my favorite exercise for rock-hard abs. I often get the question “So, what’s a good exercise to get a six pack?” My answer is usually this: 5 sets of eat-less-crap and progressing to be able to do a dragon flag.

Besides the aesthetic aspects, learning this move will give you incredible core strength that has lots of carry-over to other movements that involve core stability (which is basically almost every bodyweight exercise). And Bruce Lee did it, ’nuff said.

If you want to tap into the secret of Bruce Lee’s powerful abs, read on.

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The Neat Book Club: The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning

encyclopedia of underground strength and conditioning

I decided to do a little experiment. Because I’m such a huge fitness geek, I read a ton of books about strength training and fitness. I thought it might be of value if I shared my thoughts on these books and give you a little bit of inspiration. This will probably be a monthly thing.

This month’s pick is Zach Even-Esh’s Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning.

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Office Habits for the Fit Nerd

lego nerd desk

This article is an homage to one of my favorite websites, Its creator, Steve Kamb, is one of my heroes and a huge inspirational force behind my decision to take on fitness blogging. Enjoy.

If you are an eager Nerd Fitness reader who puts words into action instead of collecting underpants, you might already have many of your health issues figured out.

In the best of cases, you already are doing regular resistance training, even if you are a woman. You’ve got your diet pretty much in check and know how to cook healthy, homemade meals instead of eating out or buying processed crap. You are a pretty active nerd who walks a lot and takes the stairs instead of the elevator.

Yet, the singular actions we take – like working out 3-4 times a week – might not be enough to counter all the daily sitting.

With this article, I’m giving you a handy guide to making the most of your office situation.

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