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What is Canine Fitness?

Fitness means preparedness for function. Because of this, training for fitness changes depending on what the function of the person training is. We are familiar with the functions of human beings. What are the functions of dogs? How do we … Continue reading


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What Should My Dog Eat?

As human beings, we understand the importance of eating quality food to produce quality performance of living. But, what about our dogs? God gave dogs bodies that depend on food for functionality as well. Take a look at this helpful … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Overhead Squat

Out of any exercise requiring weight to be put over head, the OH Squat is the best in its production of midline stability. This isn’t surprising considering the weight is static over your head as you squat and is not … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Dog Facing Burpees

Just like the push up, a burpee is unquestionable in its functionality. However, that functionality can be lost quickly when technique is turned into slop. You will notice this around rep number 50 or so. The two mechanics that give … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Push Up

A push up is unquestionably functional and translatable to real life activity. A kipping push up is not popular and will be utilized much less than a kipping pull up, muscle up, dip etc. A push up is just not … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Box Jump

The landing position on the box should mimic the initiation of a squat. The same mechanics apply. In fact, considering the pressure on your ankles, ankle stability is of even more importance. Keep this mind especially at a high volume. … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Press

Today I demonstrate how to perform the press.  Putting any kind of weight over your head is ideal for building midline stability. However, in order to achieve this, you must stabilize the weight with your core and not with your … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Front Squat

Today I demonstrate how to perform the front squat. During your front squat, remember to be confident in your hips and legs. When you sit down in a chair, do you first check to see if the chair will hold you? … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Back Squat

Today I demonstrate how to perform the Back Squat.  When doing a back squat, it’s important to be aware of the positioning of your back. It is easy to compensate for weakness in the hips by over extending your back. … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Pull Up

Today I demonstrate how to properly perform both the Kipping and Strict Pull Up. One thing not mentioned here is the importance of keeping your legs straight. This demonstration pull up bar is a little short, so I have a tendency … Continue reading


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Movements – Deadlift

Today I demonstrate the Deadlift movement.  In doing a deadlift, you’ll notice the heavier you go and the more reps you perform, the more susceptible you will be to rounding your back. It is important to be aware of this … Continue reading


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Movement Demonstrations – Squat

Today I begin to introduce the movements I spoke about in my previous article.  Remember that fitness is critical to your overall well being as well as your dog training.  I hope that these videos will help to benefit your … Continue reading


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Introduction to Movements

I’ve written much content on functional movements and their importance. However, I’ve only given a few examples of these movements. Now that I’ve laid the foundations of fitness, it’s time to give instruction on its actual application. This will be … Continue reading


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Introduction to Dunetos Fitness

This is an introduction to our new sister site, Dunetos Fitness. We are here to give you everything you need to get fit, in the word’s true meaning. We offer consistent valuable information, workouts, and personal training. We also offer … Continue reading


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Form Before Intensity

No matter what anybody says, form should never be sacrificed for a higher intensity. Is intensity necessary for any kind of physical result? Absolutely. But, lack of form in movement can prevent the expected result from the movement; not to … Continue reading


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Rest or Rust?

Unquestionably, in training for fitness, rest is necessary for recovery; but when, and how much? There is a point at which rest actually becomes culpable for loss of strength, loss of energy, and even an increase in body fat. How … Continue reading


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A Regimen Fit for Anyone

I assume most readers understand from my articles that I practice and endorse CrossFit. Unfortunately, many critics of CrossFit make the claim that it is only meant for athletes who are already in great shape and are devoted to fitness, … Continue reading


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Listen to Your Body

When it comes to a diet, there are always modifications for those who live different lifestyles. What is needed for the athlete who trains five hours a day for six days a week or the worker who labors manually in … Continue reading


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Fueling Our Bodies

In my latest article, I discussed proper methods of taking care of our bodies. Body maintenance is essential for physical preparedness. What is heavily disregarded is the fuel by which our bodies function. This topic sparks controversy between many people, … Continue reading


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Taking Care of Your Temple

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 … Continue reading


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Making Time for Exercise

Exercise is important, yes, but, there are so many other priorities that take precedence over it. Family, work, and daily responsibilities are just a few examples of priorities that can keep you from being able to exercise. It is important … Continue reading


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Visionary Fitness

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. -Proverbs 29:18 If fitness means preparedness, then being fit must mean having a vision. Without a vision, there is no knowledge of what … Continue reading


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Wisdom: The Core of Spiritual Fitness

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. -Proverbs 9:10 Don’t make the mistake of believing that fitness is only physical. One of the main points I have tried … Continue reading


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Fitness is More Than Physical

When you hear the word fitness, what do you think of? If you’re like most, physical exercise comes to mind. But, that is only one area of fitness. As I have mentioned before, fitness means preparedness in all areas of … Continue reading


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Laziness: The Culprit

Much of the content of my recent articles points out significant problems in today’s world of fitness; problems such as the popular kinds of movements, the strict regimen of a routine, and the low intensity of strength training. As I … Continue reading


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