Category Archives: Sport

raw strength in watchung, nj

Last month I took the train to Watchung, New Jersey with Sean Hyson, the fitness editor at Men’s Fitness magazine, to train at Renegade Gym, a hardcore strength and conditioning gym owned by strength-training guru and all-round badass Jason Ferruggia. … Continue reading

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MF Gets in the Ring: Day 2 – First Sparring Session

By Dean Stattmann I arrived at Chelsea Piers yesterday for my second training session with CP boxing coach Jason Lee. Once again, Jason wrapped my hands, but this time in tandem with a lecture about how I should have learned … Continue reading

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MF Gets in the Ring: Day 1

By Dean Stattmann Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man. That was tough. After arriving at Chelsea Piers and making my way to the boxing ring, I found my coach, Jason Lee, who got things moving right away… First, … Continue reading

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Fight Quest: An MF Hardgainer Prepares to Get in the Ring

By Dean Stattmann For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to do a first-person combat story. Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai – Anything! There’s just something about chronicling the process of developing as a fighter that really attracts … Continue reading

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Working Out with Chuck Liddell, DeMarcus Ware and Jerricho Cotchery

By Dean Stattmann On Wednesday, April 14 I headed up to the Reebok Sports Club/NY in Manhattan to attend a Reebok media event for the brand’s latest shoe – the ZigTech. UFC light heavyweight hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell was in attendance, … Continue reading

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Interview with Chuck Liddell

THE ICEMAN ON HIS DIET, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER AND UFC 115 By Dean Stattmann From appearing in TV shows and movies to taking on some of the toughest badasses in the UFC, there’s not much that legendary fighter Chuck Liddell can’t … Continue reading

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laurent gras: juggling five workouts, 400 bike miles and a 90-hour work week

THE WORLD-RENOWNED CHEF AND OWNER OF CHICAGO’S L20 RESTAURANT TAKES US THROUGH A “NORMAL” WEEK. By Dean Stattmann You have low body fat. How hard is it to maintain that while working with food all day?I’m pretty skinny right now. … Continue reading

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