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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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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: Dumbbell Burpees + Upside-down Push-ups

The Strength Mob garage was full tonight, with 6 returning people plus a newcomer.  We rocked the warm-up with jump rope and dumbbbell swings, before getting into a wicked circuit of good morning lifts, box jumps, dumbbell burpees, and jackknife … Continue reading

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Garage Workout – single leg jumps and goblet squats

Tonight’s garage workout has a rather wicked warm-up of 100 knee-to-face leg lifts, performed in the quadruped position.  I’m thinking of renaming them “Portland Butt Lifts”… they really work your glutes and hamstrings. After the warm-up, you’ll do Half Moon … Continue reading

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Circuit Training: Shoulder happiness

Today’s Strength Mob garage workout pumps the shoulders pretty hard – be prepared.  Following a brief warm-up, the circuit training starts with a barbell clean, which requires a strong shoulder shrug to initiate the lift. Then, it’s on to overhead … Continue reading

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Fun with my new weight vest: rings, parallettes, & plyo-box

Here’s a quick video I threw together out in the garage, prior to Valentine’s dinner tonight.  I had just picked up a new 16 lb weight vest and wanted to see what it was like to workout with.  I submitted … Continue reading

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Circuit Training – split deadlifts and offset lunges

The women out numbered the men 3 to 1 in the Strength Mob garage this evening, and boy did they hustle! For today’s circuit training, we threw in a couple of new movements, including an offset dumbbell forward lunge and … Continue reading

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Explosive Leg Strength for Skiing, Snowboarding and Parkour

Whether you’re popping off a jump, sucking up the moguls, or compressing from a big leap, you need to have solid leg strength to snowboard, ski or do parkour.  Of course, skill training is critical in terms of learning safe … Continue reading

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Circuit training ideas – Strength Mob Workout

Time for a little circuit training fun! The following Strength Mob workout can be done at home, in the backyard, the garage, or even *sigh* a regular old gym. You’ll need a jump rope, a barbell, a kettlebell, perhaps a … Continue reading

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Garage workout: Shoulder lifts and trunk twists

Today’s Strength Mob garage workout begins in classic style with a few minutes of jumping jacks and then 4 sets of burpees, prior to launching into the next 4 circuit training activities.  After some barbell front squats, you’ll do some … Continue reading

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