Fitness

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How to Perform a Muscle-Up: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

During this Rings 101 week, we’ve covered the basics of equipment, how to grip the rings, and a beginner’s workout to get you started with using the rings to build strength and fitness. As you gain more skill and confidence on the rings, one likely goal you’ll start aiming for is successfully performing the muscle-up. […]

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Gymnastic Rings 101: A Beginner’s Routine & FAQs

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest series from Ryan Hurst.  Welcome to day three of our series on using gymnastic rings as part of your exercise routine. On Monday, we covered why to get into rings and offered tips on which rings to get and where to hang them; on Tuesday, we covered how to grip […]

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Gymnastic Rings 101: How to Grip the Rings

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest series from Ryan Hurst.  Today, we’re continuing our series on using gymnastic rings as part of your exercise and strength-building routine. Yesterday, we introduced you to the rings and offered recommendations on what kind to get and how and where to hang them. Today, we’ll provide a primer on […]

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Gymnastic Rings 101: Why to Use Them, How to Buy Them, and Where to Hang Them

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest series from Ryan Hurst. If you’ve been following the Art of Manliness for a while, you know how Brett and Kate have worked hard to bring us back to a time when the qualities of being a man meant strength, integrity, and pulling your own weight. And the last […]

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Know Your Lifts: The Power Jerk & Split Jerk

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weightlifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the High-Bar Back Squat, Deadlift,  Shoulder Press, and Clean. (They’re all available as posters in our store as well.) In today’s edition we take a look at another Olympic-style lift that’s become popular among average […]

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Ditch the Pavement: Trail Running 101

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Doug Hay. Running is the most primal of sports. Just you, your legs, and the distance they can cover. For many, it’s that simplicity that draws them in. When we strip away the smooth roadways, bike paths, and wide sidewalks, we’re left with something even more fundamental, […]

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4 Bulletproof Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald. The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that number at an eyebrow-raising 74% — or in other words, higher than professional football. Browse any running message board and the most passionate posts are cries for help from […]

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The Santa Claus Workout [VIDEO]

by Santa Claus

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus here. With just a week to go until the Big Dance, things are hopping here at the North Pole. While the elves make their final preparations, I’m busy preparing myself physically and mentally for my grueling 24-hour work shift delivering toys to boys and girls around the world. Yes, I […]

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Know Your Lifts: The Clean and Power Clean

by Brett

“Know Your Lifts” is an illustrated guide series that shows how to perform basic weightlifting exercises. Check out our previous guides on the High-Bar Back Squat, Deadlift, and Shoulder Press. On the docket today is an Olympic style lift that’s become popular among football players and Crossfitters: the Clean (or Power Clean). The clean is a full-body […]

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Wind Sprints for Your Arms: 15 Battle Rope Exercises

by Brett

When it comes to cardio, I’m one of those people who like to get it done as fast as possible. Jogging long-distance or spending thirty minutes on an elliptical isn’t my thing. That’s why I love high intensity interval training (HIIT). The basic idea of HIIT is to alternate between periods of short, intense anaerobic […]

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How to Turn Your Garage Into a Home Gym

by A Manly Guest Contributor


This post is sponsored by Ram Trucks. Do you have a garage in need of an overhaul? Enter here for your chance at being one of three lucky winners. What’s this? How to turn your garage into a blacksmith and woodworking shop.

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You May Be Strong . . . But Are You Tough?

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen. As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness (much like a certain former president). For a long time, I thought I was just doomed to be pathetic, until my dad took me canoeing. In the mucky, hot, poorly maintained trails […]

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Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre. “A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is fought and won, the tendency is for society to relax, enjoy life, and exercise less. … It appears that as societies become too enamored with wealth, prosperity and […]

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Balanced Strength: A Primer on Single Limb Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anthony Yeung. In our quest to sculpt a powerful and masculine physique, balance and stability are often overlooked. Sure, we want to add plates to the bar, grunt, and move heavy objects – but if our fitness rests atop wimpy foundations, we’ll limit our strength and make […]

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Don’t Be a Dummy: How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). After a hard day’s work you head over to your local gym. Unfortunately, so does everyone else in town who works the same hours. Soon the place is buzzing with people and there is a waiting line for nearly […]

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as American Ninja Warrior (and not so seriously in The Office) as well as in movies like Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum. If you’ve played Assassins Creed or Mirror’s Edge, you’ve even done it, virtually, at least. I’m talking about parkour. Yeah. That sport where you jump from buildings and vault over walls. Many men are […]

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Hurts So Good: A Beginner’s Guide Self-Myofascial/Trigger Point Release

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.
What’s this? Who knew a piece of foam could be so painful?

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How to Perform 4 Kettlebell Exercises: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Onnit. Check out Onnit’s line of supplements and fitness gear including the Onnit Primalbell, a 36-pound kettlebell in the shape of an angry monkey head. An illustrated guide to 4 basic kettlebell swings.

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The Playground Workout [VIDEO]

by Brett

Spring is in full swing and the weather is finally warming up nicely. So instead of going from one air-conditioned, fluorescent-lighted box (work), to another (the gym), why not take your workout outside? When you get creative, and, well, think outside the box, you can get a great, intense, completely free bout of exercise from your […]

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