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Hero Training: The Leaping Ability Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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Hero Training: The Lift an Object Off Someone in Distress Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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Hero Training: The Carry a Person to Safety Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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Hero Training: The Pulling to Safety Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. For this series on hero training, every other week Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to tackle a heroic task. Even if you never have to step in to save the day, it’s just […]

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Hero Training: The Chase Down a Purse Snatcher Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Awhile back, Chad did an awesome series for us on the basics of boxing. Today he’s starting a new fantastic series on hero training. Every other week, Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to […]

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Unleash the Power of the Nap

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’ve detailed elsewhere how hard I worked in law school. But there was another secret to my success that I haven’t mentioned yet: the nap. In law school, I rented a carrel where I kept my books and studied in-between classes. I started learning about the benefits of napping and wanted to incorporate the nap […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part III

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Martin Schatz. In our first article, we looked into the what’s and how’s of finding a respectable boxing gym.  In our second, we covered the best ways to earn respect and ingratiate yourself into the gym environment.  In this final installment, we will describe how to put […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part II

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. Last time, we discussed what to look for when selecting a place to train.  We went through some of the positive and negative attributes of the common gym type.  Today in Part II, we will look at the training environment and explore the etiquette and […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part I

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. People come to boxing for a variety of different reasons and goals.  Some come to the sport as a tool for self-defense, some come for fitness, and some have aspirations to compete.  All are respectable goals, but this three part series will focus on those […]

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Increase Your Strength and Athleticism with Medicine Ball Training

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson. Jedd loves all forms of training and has written many articles about strength and conditioning. Check out his site, DieselCrew.com for more innovative training ideas. The medicine ball is a very versatile tool that can be found in many gyms these days. They come in […]

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Taking Aim: A Primer on Traditional Archery

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Parchman. “A long bow and a strong bow, And let the sky grow dark. The nock to the cord, the shaft to the ear, And a foreign king for a mark!” – From “The Song of the Bossonian Archers” If you like to do things “old […]

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Training Muay Thai in Thailand: What You Need to Know

by Bryan Schatz

Last week we talked about the history of Muay Thai, and I described my experience watching a fight at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok. Muay Thai makes for an engrossing spectator sport, but if you’re going to go all the way to Thailand, you might consider not just watching a fight, but actually learning the art […]

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Muay Thai: A Primer on Thailand’s National Sport

by Bryan Schatz

Editor’s note: This is a post from Bryan Schatz who has been guest posting for us the last couple of months and has now become a full-fledged Art of Manliness contributor. Welcome aboard, Bryan! *** The monsoon downpour ends just before we hop out of the cab. We pay our 85 baht, thank the driver […]

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Two Wheels to Freedom Part II: Gearing Up for a Bike Tour

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Bryan Schatz. Leaving off from the previous post on the nature of bike-touring and what to expect, the following is a basic overview of equipment and things to consider in order to prepare for a bike-tour. Invariably, the particulars of each tour will vary depending on your […]

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Two Wheels to Freedom Part I: Thoughts on Bike-Touring

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Bryan Schatz. I glanced back and there was my long-haired friend Dan just behind me, pedaling like a madman up yet another endless hill. His face was red with fury, sweat dripping onto the handle bars and his eyes fixated on the white painted shoulder line separating […]

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Never Let the Sun Catch You Sleeping: Why and How to Become an Early Riser

by Brett & Kate McKay

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with being a man. I figured once you became a man, it was a rule that you had to wake up before sunrise. My dad would be up at […]

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Boxing Basics Part VI: Punching Combinations

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. So we’ve gone over the various punches and how to defend those punches; now it’s time to get into some combinations. A single punch by itself is pretty much useless. You need a […]

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Boxing Basics Part V: Punching – Hook & Uppercut

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse who is doing a series of posts for AoM on the basics of boxing. As I mentioned in a previous article, it’s always the punch you don’t see coming that results in a knockout. And the hook and the uppercut are two punches that, if […]

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23 Bodyweight Ring and Strap Exercises

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, CSCS. Every lifter must first be able to control their bodyweight before they progress onto weighted movements. Even after months or years of training, there are always bodyweight exercises in our program. Rings and straps are a great way to increase difficulty for the advanced […]

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