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Learn to feel your adrenaline

When fighting or training heavily you can get a great rush from adrenaline. Learning to control that burst, and level it out over the length of your training while increasing your intensity can really drive your body. Some people feel nervous, as their body begins burning more energy and breathing r...

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Sit-up during the commercials

If you're watching a show and get interrupted by the commercials you have a great opportunity to pop off some quick sit ups, push ups, squats or leg raises. By choosing an activity that doesn't require any special tools, you can squeeze in a bit more conditioning that will make a difference week aft...

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Keep Asking

If you're looking for someone in your social circle to train or work out with you, you may have to ask more than one. The more specific the training, the more people you have to ask, so keep at it if you want company or need someone to train with (e.g. Boxing, fencing)

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Breads make you loafy

While there are numerous advantages to complex carbohydrates, simple carbs and breads always leave me feeling sluggish. I suspect this has to do with the relatively low nutritional density of breads, noodles and sugars, for while they are rich in callories, they're low in macro nutrients.

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