Category Archives: Writing

Athlete, Soldier, Officer, Bodyguard

When you think of Ray Lewis, you don’t think of bodyguards. After all, what protection could anyone possibly offer the 12-time Pro Bowl-er that he couldn’t provide himself? But if you were pressed to choose someone to fill the role … Continue reading

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Muscle Food: Joe Manganiello

This month,  Muscle and Fitness magazine features Joe Manganiello, the shape-shifting werewolf from HBO’s hit show True Blood, on its cover. Actors are required to alter their physiques for demanding roles all the time, but I think that Joe’s taken … Continue reading

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Boxing Training: What To Expect

Some of my friends have recently started taking up boxing. This has got me thinking about my own experience with boxing training. Last year, writing for Men’s Fitness, I set off on a mission to write a first-person boxing story. … Continue reading

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Amazing Races

By Dean Stattmann Most people are content with regular workouts and the occasional run or bike ride. Maybe even a marathon or triathlon for some. But for others, that simply isn’t enough. It has to be an adventure. There needs … Continue reading

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Almost Identical

By Dean Stattmann This story originally appeared in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue of Men’s Fitness. Twins share everything, including genetics, of course. But that’s not always a good thing, especially if they also share being obese. Growing up, Justin and … Continue reading

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i got published in @Esquiremag via @twitter

Journalism students are taught that the internet has “lowered the barrier to entry” for publication. An example of that could be this blog. But while the internet has enabled writers and marketers alike to interact directly with their audience, it … Continue reading

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this is the end, my friend

Right now I’m ecstatic about the recent approval of my US work visa. Unfortunately, there’s a clause somewhere in there that prevents me from freelancing on the side. As a result, this month’s Dec/Jan double issue of Men’s Fitness will … Continue reading

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train like lance armstrong

By Dean Stattmann You might want to train for a 100-mile ride. Or perhaps explore a few local trails. Maybe you’re looking to just save money on your commute, burn a few extra calories, or strengthen your heart. Whatever the … Continue reading

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MF Gets in the Ring: Day 3 – A New Hope

By Dean Stattmann Last week I realized that I needed to up my endurance. I’ve been strength training for years, neglecting cardio for the most part, and when I got in the ring for four-plus consecutive rounds, I felt it. So I … 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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