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Squat Triangle Pyramid Workout

Squat Triangle Pyramid Workout

THIS WORKOUT. Only after finishing this workout for the first time did I realize what a serious lapse in judgment I had when I decided pyramid training was a good idea for increasing my squatting skillz. I’m pretty sure the workout gods were laughing at me from who knows where as I started that first set. Source Just kidding. This workout brought my back squat one-rep max from 190 lbs. to 225 lbs. in a month. So if you’ve hit…

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10 Tips for Cranking Out More Push-Ups on a Military PT Test

10 Tips for Cranking Out More Push-Ups on a Military PT Test

Once upon a time I HATED push-ups. And when I say I hated them, I mean I loathed them, and not in a love-to-hate kinda way. I just sucked at doing them. But guess what? Push-ups are by far my favorite exercise now, even over the squat, which says a lot coming from someone like me who lives for the power rack and sprints. Source Push-ups are a total body movement, and I didn’t master the movement overnight. I learned…

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Yoga Workout Playlist No. 3

Yoga Workout Playlist No. 3

If you ask me what it’s like to be an Army officer candidate and a law student at the same time, I’ll give you these responses . . . I love that there’s a cup of coffee in that photo because I’m totally guilty of caffeinating while stressed. The goal is to be jittery and motivated enough to conquer a mile-long to-do list while sleep deprived. Don’t get me wrong. I like school and have come a LONG way in…

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Lately + 5×5 Circuit Workout

Lately + 5×5 Circuit Workout

Words can’t even begin to describe everything that’s happened since I last stopped in. A lot of good stuff. Some bad stuff. But that’s life, right? The good . . . competing in the Army ROTC 6th Brigade Ranger Challenge competition! Photo by Taryn Boyer Ruck running 30 miles in two days with added challenges along the way is, without a doubt, the most grueling thing I’ve ever done. I’m SO grateful to have had the opportunity to compete as…

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10 Goals to Improve Overall Fitness in 2015

10 Goals to Improve Overall Fitness in 2015

What’s one way to ensure you achieve fitness goals? Share them with thousands of people . . . Below you’ll find 10 goals I’m pursuing to improve my overall fitness in 2015, in no particular order of importance. Some goals are easy “check-off-the-list” things or habits I plan to change. Other goals are HARD and are going to take serious commitment. These goals are personalized to my life, but please tweak them to fit YOUR life, whether you’re a seasoned…

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