MenFitness Iron Sides Burn Fat & Blast Your Core

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Men’s Fitness Iron Sides by Mike Mahler
This workout is from the 2011 December issue of Men’s Fitness.
What caught attention about this workout were some of the similar exercises that I have reviewed in other workouts. Due to my hectic schedule I have as of late, I’ve been looking for routines that deliver on intensity and doesn’t take too much time. Maintaining all the work of have put in the last two years to loose 40 lbs and keep it off isn’t just a goal it is a obsession.
Iron Sides is a efficient, full body, core blasting and fat burning workout that is easy to remember and do.
Here are some ways that I use it to increase difficulty and burn a little extra fat.

Make it harder – Shorten the rest period between exercise to 20s, 15s, 10s, or 0.
I personally only rest at the end of the circuit.
2. After workout burner, after a workout perform two circuits to burn extra fat.
3. Vary weights to increase intensity, for example the clean press start with a 45 lb kettlebell and switch it to a 30 for circuits 3-5.

Iron Sides Workout

Complete the following circuit five times. Take 45-second breaks in between each exercise and 60-second
breaks at the end of each round


Here are some reference links I used to create this video. Note I boiled down the exercises to give a general guideline on how to do the exercise. My video is only 5 mins. In total the reference links below are about 20 minutes worth of video.

Dan John perfecting the kettlebell swing – 14 minutes

Steve Cotter Kettlebell – Steve is the the man!incredible Kettlebell videos.…
6 minutes

Phil Scarito from DV8 Fitness
2.28 minutes

Emerald Smoke MMA Part 3 Jiu-Jitsu Class

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I have a whole new respect for grappling, after taking Tomas Grinkevicius class and getting a better understanding of the art. I truly understand why it is so dangerous and effective. Tomas is a excellent teacher, he is patient and detail exactly what you need when your learning how to break joints. Enjoy the video and find more about Emerald Smoke and Tomas at
Remember if your in the area stop by and try a free class.

If your looking for a quality Jiu-Jitsu Gi and other MMA gear check out
Sick Gear.

Human Trainer Outdoor Workout

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In this video I take the Human Trainer outside for some sun and a solid outdoor workout.  I cover fourteen exercises that you can do with the multiple attachments that the Human Trainer offers. The workouts can be made easier or more difficult by simply changing the angle of your body.  Take advantage of the fresh air and change up your routine while summer is still here. Stay tune for more Human Trainer videos.

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Emerald Smoke MMA Part 2 Muay Thai Class & Techniques

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Part 2 in the Emerald Smoke MMA video series. This video features the Muay Thai class & Techniques taught by lifetime martial artist Jim Glasgow. Jim delivers a great interview and imparts some really good advice. Enjoy the video and find more about Emerald Smoke and Jim at
Remember if your in the area stop by and try a free class.

Jim also sells a line of Jiu Jitsu gi’s Sick Gear and other MMA gear.

Emerald Smoke MMA Part 1 MMA CLASS and Techniques

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Mix Martial Arts is a passion of mine. It’s a sport I can watch never
knowing the out come.  MMA has been around since late 19th century,
MMA schools have finally become more mainstream. Emerald Smoke MMA is

located in convenient downtown Chicago.
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