How to Maximize Results At A Bad Gym (or no gym)

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Most emotions aren’t real. Fear isn’t real, it’s merely a perception of a situation. Sometimes fear can be a good thing, like when it gives us more energy and a heightened awareness so we’re able to better defend ourselves. Other times fear can be crippling, paralyzing any chance we have of living a successful and [...]

3 Exercises That Boost Hormones & Build Explosive Power

How to Build Explosive Power

The following is a guest article from Rich Thaw. There are only two ways to burn fat, build muscle and kick anabolic hormones into high gear, fast. 1) Lift heavy weights 2) Sprint Most guys fail to lean down because of a simple flaw in their training program. They end up only doing 1 of [...]

3 Tips to Train Like a UFC Fighter

The first time I stepped into a boxing ring, I fell in love with the sport. The training, the battle in the ring physically, and in your soul when you’re in the ring, makes any combat sport the purest form of competition there is.  The world’s best conditioned athletes are fighters. The following is a guest [...]

The Brotherhood

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I remember walking into the ring for my first fight, I almost couldn’t breathe. The butterflies were unlike anything I’d ever experienced. And it wasn’t because of the likelihood of pain or that chance that I could get hurt, it was because of the notion that all of the hard work I’d put in preparing [...]

The Legendary Man

Legendary Man

If you make yourself more than just a man. If you devote yourself to an ideal. And if they can’t stop you. Then you become something else entirely… A Legend, Mr. Wayne. The Legendary Man The fight to become a Legendary Man is an arduous one. It’s multifaceted. There’s the physical and the physique, the mind, and [...]

How to Have a Legendary Workout When You’re Lazy as Shite

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It’s Sunday and watching football has kept me horizontal for the past three hours, rising only for the essentials: to drink water, to expel water, and to refill my bowl of ice cream (cheat day). Sunday is my lazy day. I did, however, still get up at 5 am and hit the ground running, but [...]

Three Reasons to Back Away From the Barbell

Three Reasons to Back Away From the Barbell is a guest post by Anthony Mychal.  Building a body that matters means spending a lot of time in the gym among the clam and clatter of barbells and iron. And while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing (big weights do build a big physique after all), a [...]

Power in Small Packages: Rocky Marciano & Mike Tyson

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Boxing, or any form of fighting, is life broken down into 3-minute rounds. Life is truly lived when we experience both highs and lows, triumph and failure. Happiness isn’t as appreciated if we haven’t already experienced pain or sadness. Success isn’t as satisfying if it isn’t preceded by failure. In a fight, there are moments [...]

Fight Training: 24′s

Rocky Training

What set’s a Legendary fighter apart from a good fighter, or even the average guy? It’s not necessarily more talent, although it helps. It ain’t a head start in life, that’s for sure. It’s a combination of hunger and a will to succeed, as well as some Legendary training. Even in fictional character’s like Rocky, it was [...]

Leave Your Mark

I am the Greatest

I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. ~ Muhammad Ali Want to leave your mark? To be great? Act as if. Here are 5 ways, and things you can do to leave your mark on every area of your life. 1. Dont do anything half-assed. I recently read an [...]

How to Make Every Workout Legendary

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Mediocrity is useless. There’s no point to it and yet that’s what we aim for in so many areas of our lives. Our training is no different. Some of that has to do with how we approach our training. But a lot of it has to do with the lack of understand just how important 1 [...]

The Ivan Drago Workout

Ivan Drago

Ivan Drago, from Rocky IV Rocky IV has one of the best training sequences in movie history. The battle between Rocky Balboa, and Ivan Drago is Legendary. The stark contrasts of each of their training styles – and fighting styles – gives even more drama to the fight and to the storyline. Rocky is unpolished. [...]

10 Awesome Things

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Count the awesomeness: my journal (left), the Locman sitting on the Esquire Mag on the right. Every now and then we come across gems; things that enhance our lives. Their effect can be great, or very minimal, but they have a positive effect and do so for a long time. In the last couple of [...]

How to Get the Perfect Body

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At it’s base, training can be broken down into 4 categories: 1. Powerlifting 2. Cardiovascular Training 3. Olympic-Lifting 4. Bodybuilding You could also add in training for athleticism, but that would be more of a hybrid of all of the above. When you’re training to improve your athleticism, you’re training for athletic power (Olympic Lifting), [...]

Leap Tall Buildings In a Single Bound

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In the last article – How to Become a Legend – I talked about how to become a hero or legend from a mental or courage standpoint. Facing our fears is immensely important in becoming the best person we can possibly be. In this article I’m going to give you some great tips on how [...]