The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Revisiting Strong Lifts Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay on October 18, 2008 · 3 comments

in Blog, Roundup

This week, I started doing the Strong Lifts 5×5 workout again. The results have been great. I feel stronger and more energetic. If you haven’t been by, go check it out. Mehdi has created some insanely useful content. He  has also updated his free Strong Lifts 5×5 ebook and has even created a slick Excel worksheet to track your progress with the program.

Now for some links
‘Bring it on, sweetie’: Man kills bear with stick (and he’s got the scars to prove it) | Mail Online If this doesn’t earn you man points, I don’t know what does.

Stop Trying to Impress Other People (@ the simple dollar) Trying to keep up with the Joneses will only put you in the hole financially.

Beat the Sugar Habit: 3 Steps to Cut Sweets (Mostly) Out of Your Life (@ zen habits) This article discusses the benefits of reducing the amount of sugar you consume and how you can do it. Very timely with Halloween coming up.

30 Days to Success (@ Steve Pavlina) Looking to make improvements in your life? Try a 30 day challenge. It’s an opportunity to experiment with lifestyle changes to see if they work or don’t work for you.

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1 A. Fischer October 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Another great program (and what is manlier than pushups) is the simple and easy to follow 100 push ups (

I got about halfway through the program and joined a gym so I changed my workout routine but its a great, low-impact, no-cost way to get back into working out (or get into it for the first time).

2 TTTimo October 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm

The Stronglifts 5×5 really works. I have been following the program from February and now am able to lift 1.5x my body weight in squats. I don’t look buff, but like you mentioned before it is more important to have functional strength than to look buff. If I had more money to feed myself more I think my progress will go even further.

Stronglifts, highly recommended.

3 RealMan October 28, 2008 at 6:37 am

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