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4×4 Circuit Workout w/ TGU and Thrusters

4 exercises rotated 4 times through: That’s the definition of a 4 x 4 circuit workout. For this variation you’ll do barbell thrusters, single arm preacher curls, kettlebell Turkish get-ups, and V-ups. Be sure to warm-up for 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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13 Minute AMRAP Workout

Here is a good 13 minute burner, designed in the AMRAP fashion. You’ll set a timer for 13 minutes and try to hustle through as many rounds as possible of the four exercises shown in the image below. Do the … Continue reading

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The ‘Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia’ Is Coming!

Support the ‘Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia’ on Indiegogo. I’ve got big news to share: The Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia crowd-funding campaign is now live on Indiegogo. But, you need to hurry up to support it, because it is only running through July … Continue reading

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Full Bore Circuit Training!

For this circuit training workout we are reverting back to our old-school structure of 2 warm-up activities, followed by 4 circuit exercises, and 2 “cool-down” movements. Rotate 3 times through the circuit exercises. Legs, back, chest, core… you name, it’s … Continue reading

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12-minute AMRAP Workout

Four exercises: Barbell push press, toes-to-bar leg raises, medicine ball cleans, and squat jumps. Do ten repetitions of each one. Rotate continuously through all four movements as quickly as you can for an entire twelve minutes. It will be hard. You … Continue reading

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30-minute Workout

I just bought my first squat rack, so you know I had to throw in some back squats in today’s workout! Without a squat rack you are really limited in how much weight you can squat, by what you can … Continue reading

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30-minute Garage Workout

Monday’s workout was heavy on the upper body pulling, so today we’ll opt for some intense pressing motions. How intense? How about a strict barbell shoulder press? No push-pressing. Strict. Tighten those calves, hips and trunk, then fire that bar … Continue reading

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Circuit Training Workout

Need some inspiration for your next circuit training? Gather up the following equipment: gymnastics rings, barbell, dumbbells, and a medicine ball. If you have each of those items, you’re in luck. Put them in the order shown below and you … Continue reading

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15 Minute Workout: December quickie

Here’s a quick, 15-minute workout to try this weekend: You’ll rotate 3 times through 4 exercise circuits, and will need a barbell, kettlebell, and something to do pull-ups on. Make sure to warm-up a few minutes before jumping into action. … Continue reading

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The Rain is Back! Indoor Circuit Training

The rain is back in Portland with a vengeance, but that can’t stop us from working out! For today’s circuit training burner, I want you to warm-up with a few minutes of jumping jacks, then do 30 reps of lunge … Continue reading

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