The quiet discipline of strength training is sublime…

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The background music in this post is my daughter Ana, practicing on the piano. She’s a brilliant musician with a great ear. The song itself is from a classic movie about Philippe Petit, the man who walked between the trade center towers of New York on a high-wire – a secret mission that no one knew about until he was up there, dazzling us with his courage and commitment to life itself. Because, as Philip put it, “I just had to do it.” Likely a call from his guides who knew it would inspire those who discovered his story to follow their own dreams and callings with the same kind of relentless pursuit.

“If you want something, nothing is impossible.”

The quiet discipline of strength training can help you get there…
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Fitness is a journey…watch this video

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Fitness is a journey

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I started this process in the late summer last year. I was getting too heavy and too lethargic and my family wasn’t shy about telling me what they thought. And they were right.
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So, I got back to work and I’ve been a fitness professional my whole life so I knew exactly what I needed to do. I also felt compelled to begin sharing the experience with all of you; and I appreciate all the feedback I’ve received from YOU along the way. We’re just getting started!
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Fitness is a lifelong journey. It won’t always go perfectly and you won’t always be perfect and if one more instagram promo pops up in front of me with someone’s useless before and after photos and their story about how they have all the secrets, I think I’m going to puke. It’s all a lot of non-sense. YOU have to make a decision to do this. YOU have to make a decision to commit. YOU have to decide that YOU are worth it and then you have to be willing to keep coming back!
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But remember, I have no secrets. Only inspiration and expertise to share with you! You decide.
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Big thanks to @keanureysoto for the move that inspired this post.

-John

10-minute Workout with Dumbbell Power Cleans and more

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10-minute Workout with Dumbbell Power Cleans and more

This workout is advanced. At least it was for me. Took me more than a few days to recover. Always amazing how hard you can really go in a short amount of time. Watch your back. –John


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[workouts] Try this Warm-up Workout before YOU go clear snow today here in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Try this Warm-up Workout before you go clear snow today here in Madison, WI

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Here’s the exercise list for this program

Crunches on the ball
Opposite Arm & Leg on the stability ball
Round down and round up back and hamstring stretching
Standing upper trunk rotation with hands behind your head
Forward Bends
If you only have time to do one stretch do this one – 6 min mark in this video
Side Lunge for Hip Mobility – 10 minute mark in this video
Arm Swings
Arm Swings with feet apart and toes pointed straight ahead
Simulates Shoveling for range of motion warm-up
Rip Trainer Squat facing anchor point
Rip Trainer Squat facing away from anchor point
More Crunches on the Stability Ball – no weight this time
Body Lastics Band Row seated on the stability ball – 16:15 minute mark: one of my new favorite moves.
Body Lastics Band Row seated on the stability ball with a leg extension as you pull
Leg Extensions on the Stability Ball
…OK, you’re ready. Time to get to work 🙂 -John
have fun!!

-John