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Don't Let Fear Rule You, But Don't Ignore It EitherBy Ben Checketts

A Coloradoan gym owner professional athlete husband entrepreneur. Yep, that's a run-on title, but Matthew Lloyd packs it all in. Born in South Africa, Matt been moving at light speed ever since. He climbs, he trains, he adventures and he does his best to spread the psyche in the process. We ch...
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how to improve flexibility through yoga in 15 minutes By manflowyoga

This week, we've teamed up with Man Flow Yoga to bring you a specially curated 10-minute flexibility workout. Founded by Dean Pohlman, who had been in and out of physical therapy for over a decade due to various lacrosse injuries, Man Flow Yoga is (as you can likely gather) for men.  Men are typ...
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sweat for the slopes: a pre-ski season workout By brock reichert

Skiing is just plain awesome. Where else can you fly down a 45-degree slope strapped to a couple chunks of wood and plastic at 30 or 40 mph? The skier's high is on another level of thrilling. It doesn't matter whether you're a weathered ski guide or a recreational novice, the first day on the slo...
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the 2017 gift guide for the practical guy By rhone team

Generally speaking, most guys like gifts, but don’t know what they like, so it’s hard to know what to give. Who wants to give yet another mug or set of coasters? Who wants to receive another mug or set of coasters? As employees at Rhone, a premium men's activewear company, all of us are on the lo...
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4 ways to be the most interesting man in the room By bebe gene

Whether you’re at a networking event, business meeting or grabbing cocktails at the rooftop bar, there are many ways to shake up the dynamic-- and in your favor. Think of the most interesting man you know. Do people notice when they enter a room? When they talk, are they talking about themselves ...
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sweet squash shake recipe By hurom

Fall is coming, and with it, all of the dietary regrets from summer. Burgers, popsicles, cheat day after cheat day, and so. much. sugar.  Luckily, we've partnered with HUROM for this article to bring you a detox Sweet Squash juice recipe, bringing you that perfect balance of refreshing taste and ...
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learn to do anything in 20 hours By austin holt

10,000 hours has been drilled into our heads as the benchmark for learning. What if we could sacrifice expertise for proficiency while saving...9,980 hours? Do you remember the Telephone Game from elementary school? One person would whisper something into someone else’s ear, that person would whi...
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perform like a pro By ben checketts

Given that a fall crisp is in the air, the greatest show on turf has returned and your body is looking down the barrel of a holiday hangover, we decided to bring you 3 workouts that will give you a taste of how a pro football player trains. Disclaimer: This training regimen is meant to be a sampl...
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4 healthy eating tips from nfl players By ivan dimitrijevic

National Football League Players are considered to be some of the most capable athletes in the world. Although this may seem like a dream job for aspiring young people who would like to be a football star when they grow up, this career comes with many risks. In order to be on the top list of NFL ...
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an emom for the eclipse By ben checketts

Well, it's official. The Eclipse has taken over this week and what better way to celebrate the moon covering the sun for a few seconds than a good old fashioned EMOM. If that term sounds more like a Star Wars character and less like a workout, you are in for a surprise. EMOM stands for "Every min...
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The Shadow of the Moon: Monday’s Solar Eclipse of 2017By Ben Checketts

It’s been 38 years since the last total solar eclipse swept across America, and nearly a century since we’ve had a coast to coast event like this. You’ve probably already marked the upcoming solar eclipse occurring August 21, 2017, on your calendar, and it’s a phenomenon not to be missed. Million...
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the hotel hiit workout By ben checketts

Taking a vacation this summer with no access to a gym? Never fear, this workout can be done anywhere from a parking garage to a hotel room as it requires no equipment. HOTEL HIIT WORKOUT 30 seconds work / 15 seconds rest / 3 sets Complete each movement in round 1 and then start back at the top f...
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summertime sand sprints By brendan micik

The summertime is the perfect season to take your training outdoors. The beach is always a great idea on a hot and sunny day. The sand texture provides training grounds for elite competitors, from Olympic Athletes to Navy Seals. The resistance will challenge your steps and strengthen your legs an...
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4 moves for 4th of july By ben checketts

Working up a sweat on the 4th of July has classically been achieved through the over-consumption of red meat, but this year is going to be different. Sure. You have the day off of work and will likely eat your weight in watermelon later on in the day, but why not start it off right with a simple ...
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burning the fuse on both ends: an interview with scott swendsen By m.h. shepherd

Balancing work and hobbies is no small feat. A select few are able to make their hobby their work, but the majority of us can’t feasibly make money gardening full-time (that used to be called farming). But Scott Swendsen is a man who has been able to do both his dream, and his other dream. A man ...
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what fatherhood means to me By nate checketts

Fatherhood can be a complex word and topic, one that is often based on a wide landscape of possible experiences.  But this Father’s Day weekend I wanted to share my own personal experience and thoughts on what fatherhood means and has meant to me.  We’ve all heard the age old debate on whether o...
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8 inspired moves By tone house

This week we are getting a look behind the scenes of New York City's toughest workout, Tone House. Start by checking out our sit down with the founder of TH, Alonzo Wilson, found here and then get a small sampling of what this workout is like by following the routine outlined below. As always, be...
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a sit down with alonzo wilson By ben checketts

With a litany a fitness studios in New York City it is very difficult, if not impossible, to stick out from the crowd. Tone House takes a different approach to fitness by incorporating elements of real athletic training, like plyometrics, speed work and agility drills into a class setting. I lear...
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16 leaders share 16 secrets of success By ryan hawk

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve recorded over 200 conversations (for my podcast The Learning Leader Show) with some of the greatest leadership minds in the world: CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes… I look for those who have done two things: 1) Sustained excellence over an exten...
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5 great spots for an outdoor workout By ben checketts

With Spring quickly approaching and Summer not too far behind, we are all looking for more excuses to be outside. One of the best ways to branch out is to swap your views of sweat-drenched treadmillers for the sunshine and fresh air. In other words, take your workout outdoors. We thought long and...
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move over overeating By andrew k.

Am I going to hit my number this month? Did I send that follow up? Is the client happy? Those are the questions that run through my head on a daily basis. I’m in sales, at a startup. Needless to say, it’s a stressful gig. When I first started doing sales at startups, there were days I’d be so...
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The "Not-So-Sweet" SixteenBy Ben Checketts

If you're anything like me, your bracket is busted, your ego is bruised and the only round you are looking forward to is the next pizza to show up at your door. Sure, your sister who has watched .000001% of the basketball you have is issuing a soul-crushing defeat with the fury of 1,000 suns in y...
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30 days, 0 sugar By tigh buckles

Sugar. It’s in everything. From obvious things like baked goods and ice cream to bread, cured meats and even gum and tea. It’s safe to say that Americans are addicted to sugar. Like abusive drugs, sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain which can lead to a full-blown ...
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Pull Up Power UpBy Ben Checketts

The infamous pull-up. I have a faint memory of a 5th grade gym class where most boys in my class weren't able to do more than 3 pull-ups. I mustered a healthy double and dropped down feeling ok about myself until a tiny female gymnast named Kristen climbed with ease up the rungs, gripped the bar ...
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Don't Skip This Leg DayBy Ben Checketts

We all know the guy that walks around the gym, happily swinging his shoulders and puffing his pecks. He probably spends most of his time walking back and forth between the incline bench, the preacher curl and the mirror to take another selfie. Don't be like this guy. Muscles are great and upper b...
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15 minutes of fitness is all you need By philip levi

Here's a myth that needs some debunking. Fitness is some secret code and you must spend at least 60 minutes a day 6 days per week if you even hope to see any type of positive result. What I say is that fitness is an ideology but the requirements much less and are subjective to the user. You can ...
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my little brother By brian kohout

All you have to do is Google “Chicago Crime” and you’ll quickly see that my beloved city is in the middle of a violent crime epidemic. More than a month into 2017 and the City of Chicago has reported a staggering 60+ murders and 360+ shootings. In the calendar year of 2016 there were more than 4,...
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boulder shoulders By kenton boutwell

Sure, we all want our arms to be the main attraction of the “Gun Show.” However, if you really want to steal the show, then those guns need to be connected to grenade launchers and include the shoulder and trapezius muscles. I’ve got just the trick for you to turn those peashooters into grenad...
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the mad man's lunch break By evan laveist

“Yeah, I see a difference in my body and energy when I workout, but I never have time to get into a gym to workout.” Does this sound familiar? Most guys complain about not having time to get into the gym to fit in a workout. I am here to tell you that all you need is 30 to 45 minutes and access ...
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my story By craig towler

This week we learned that about a member of the Rhone community named Craig Towler when he tagged us in the following video on Instagram. We invited Craig tell his story in his own words and he graciously accepted. What follows here will change your life, if you let it. Be sure to visit Craig's G...
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the key to crushing your next obstacle course race By philip levi

I get asked a lot how I do some of the things that I do. How do I run up to the peaks of the mountains at Lake Tahoe? How could I carry a 60 pound bucket of rocks with no handle for 75 minutes without putting it down? How do I just "go"? The answer I usually provide is in the form of a question....
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get a grip By ben checketts

I recently had the privilege of walking through Brooklyn Boulders, one of America's best climbing gyms, and could not help but stare in amazement as climbers easily scaled massive walls holding onto nothing but microscopic holds. If you're anything like me, these particular feats are impressive a...
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seize the day in 2 simple steps By kevin evans

While much is in the media about getting six-pack abs, becoming jacked, and the latest exercise trends, less attention is paid to the foundation underlying all training: the mental game. For thousands of years, human life was about not getting eaten by lions, avoiding disease, and hoping we did n...
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the treadmill drill By ben checketts

You will not find a more polarizing machine in the gym than the old, yet reliable treadmill. Functional fitness enthusiasts besmirch its good qualities and focus instead on its inability to properly train the body for "real world situations." Let's focus instead on the virtues of the old fat-melt...
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the new art of goal setting By ben checketts

It’s here. 2017. Let us talk no more of Harambe (May he rest in peace), the Election or any historically-inspired, hip hop Broadway productions. And while you stare down the barrel of another year, can I propose another term that we can eliminate from our daily jargon? Self-improvement. While the...
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10 minute kettlebell flow By james binder

Kettlebells are one of our favorite tools for supplementing your regular training regime. Whether you are big into strength training, yoga or even running mixing in a good kettlebell workout can lead to serious gains. Although increasing in popularity, this strength tool normally has a reserved s...
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work smarter, not harder: the 'just do it' myth By todd stewart

In 1988, the three most iconic words in sports, “Just Do It” were born. This well-known tagline became synonymous with every athlete, competitor, and jock as a mantra to prove one’s toughness and athletic talent. Nike, the originators of the tagline with help from the Wieden+Kennedy agency, posit...
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ego vs. injury By david rachford

I’ve had some rough injuries and long rehabilitation periods. If you train hard and compete, eventually you’re going to get hurt.  Most of us have experienced torn ligaments, tendonitis, ruptured lumbar discs, sprains, strains, muscle spasms, broken bones, and reconstructive or corrective surgery...
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30 days to lean and mean By will maloney

How often do you come to the gym and repeat the same moves, lifts and routine? If you're saying "regularly" to yourself, then you're going to love this plan I've put together. While having a routine helps, it also becomes a liability to building your body because when done long enough without eno...
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eating like a brute By ben checketts

When it comes down to it, nutrition is massive. There are no secrets here: eat right and you will see results, but no normal human can out-train a bad diet. Nothing revolutionary in those two sentences and so it begs the question, why don’t more people eat properly to achieve their goals? Is it b...
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the ultimate suck By adam gura

34 hours into the Ultimate Suck, my beaten body laid triumphant on a bale of hay. I managed to place second in one of livestrong.com’s ten most extreme races, two hours before the race typically ends. Despite the race throwing at me three miles worth of burpee broad-jumps, a 10K of five gallon bu...
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the power of a positive attitude By nate chambers

Attitude is everything and our mindset, positive or negative, has a powerful influence on outcome. Regardless of whether we like to admit it or not, we are always attempting to influence outcome in sport, business, training, or just daily life. With this in mind, we must recognize the importance...
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training like a brute By ben checketts

Over the past year I had lost nearly 40 pounds, met many of my fitness goals and completely transformed the way that I looked. But to me, that just wasn’t enough to keep me interested.
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functional strength By david kingsbury

Being strong is functional. Just because a movement is advertised as functional doesn’t mean it has any relevance to everyday activities. The term functional gets thrown around a lot with complex or “new” exercises. But being strong in my book is the essence of functional. I may bit a bit biased...
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the pistol squat - a beginner's guide By james binder

We all know the feeling. You walk into your local gym, look eagerly at the white board and audibly gasp when we see it there in big, bold letters. The one exercise that you just cannot do. No matter how much you work for it, you just can’t seem to get the hang of it. For me that exercise was alwa...
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optimize your workouts with 1 simple tip By jeff rizzo

Finding time for a workout can sometimes feel impossible. We have a million things to do and by the time we’re done with those million things there’s no way we can convince our bodies (or minds) to get after it at the gym, even though we know we will feel better at the end. As such, the day drif...
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the turkish get-up: a beginner's guide By juan lugo

What if I told you that you could work on strength, stability, mobility and flexibility all in one movement. That you could make your body more resilient and injury proof. You could get your hips and shoulders stronger and more stable. I’m talking about the the Turkish Get-Up, a total body exerci...
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an athlete's guide to meditation By dan blewett

Fitness is as trendy as it’s ever been. We have all types of workouts, with exercises designed to train every muscle and movement we can imagine. But for our minds, there is one fundamental that everyone can use: meditation. Meditation helps us reset, relax, and quiet our over-active, over-anxiou...
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