Get Ready for the Fall Pull Up Challenge

Pull ups are one of the most functional bodyweight exercises you can do.

We know that you want to be able to do them (or do more of them!), which is why we’re super excited to bring you the Fall Pull Up Challenge!

As cool as pull ups and chin ups are, they can also be quite intimidating. We can’t tell you how many people, and especially women, we have met who are convinced that they can never do a pull up. Throughout the month of October, we’re here to break this myth. You absolutely can do a pull up, no matter what you’ve been told or what you may have always believed. It just takes a lot of consistent work!

This 4-week Fall Pull Up Challenge is meant for beginner and intermediate athletes to help you:

1. Build strength to work towards your first pull up or chin up
2. Break past plateaus if you can already do one or a few pull ups

Get ready to work hard and have fun!

Note: This is not a specific training program. If you’re already very close to doing a pull up or a chin up or you can already do a few and you want to take your training to the next level, check out our Pull Up Mastery program instead or to do along with the challenge.

No matter where you are at in your pull up journey, you are of course welcome to take this challenge and use it as a great way to strengthen your upper body and core!

Read on for all the challenge details:

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New! The Bodyweight Strength + Power 90-Day Program

We’re super excited to announce that our newest 90-Day program, Bodyweight Strength + Power, is now available!

Get ready to push your fitness to a whole new level and challenge yourself like never before. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone?

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Get Ready for the 5-Day Summer Jump Rope Challenge

We’re super excited to bring you guys another mini challenge! Next week we’ll be starting the 12 Minute Athlete 5-Day Summer Jump Rope Challenge.

As you probably already know, we’re huge fans of jump ropes because they’re just about the simplest and most effective workout tool and one you can easily bring with you wherever you go. They’re fun to use and you can get in an amazingly sweaty workout by using just a jump rope and your own bodyweight.

This summer, we’re teaming up with Crossrope to bring you a short but sweet 5-Day Summer Jump Rope Challenge. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned jumper, this week will challenge you and push your limits!

We’ll also be giving away a jump rope Plus Set from Crossrope (a $128 value!) to one super hard worker!

Read on for all the challenge details:

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New: Get More Workouts in the 12MA App

We’re excited to let you know about a new feature for the 12 Minute Athlete HIIT Workouts app released today: additional workout packs!

Although the app already includes nearly 200 workouts when you first download it, many of you have been asking for more, varied workouts based on your specific fitness or health goals. Which is why we’re pretty excited to be able to offer these workout packs for as little as $0.99 each.

We’ll constantly be adding more in the future, but here are some of the current workout pack options:

  • Beginner HIIT Workouts
  • Boxing HIIT Workouts
  • Calisthenics Workouts
  • Upper Body Strength Workouts
  • Lower Body Workouts
  • Conditioning Workouts

And tons more.

Each workout pack comes with at least 15 super efficient, ass-kicking workouts.

Note: Additional workout packs are currently only available for iPhone users.

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Get Ready for the April Smoothie Challenge!

Spring is finally here and as the weather gets warmer, cool and refreshing smoothies are making a comeback.

If your blender has been tucked into the back corner of your kitchen cabinet for a while, it’s time to wipe the dust off of it and blend up some great smoothies!

There are a bunch of pretty awesome reasons why we decided to kick off springtime with a smoothie challenge:

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Introducing the 12MA Beginner Handstands Course

We’re excited to announce that our newest skill-based course, Beginner Handstands, is finally here!

We know you guys have been looking forward to a handstands course for some time for now, but we wanted to be sure that the course included the very best skill, strength, and flexibility exercises to help you build up to a freestanding handstand—so we took a little extra time to be sure that it’s the best it can be.

The brand new 12 Minute Athlete Beginner Handstands course is for everyone who wants to learn this gratifying skill.

So what are you waiting for?

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12 Minute Athlete No Excuses December Accountability Challenge

No Excuses December Accountability Challenge

The next 12 Minute Athlete Mini Challenge is here! 

The goal of this No Excuses December Accountability Challenge is to help keep you accountable and get your workouts done during what for most people is the busiest time of the year.

The holiday season is already here, and we’re surrounded by delicious cookies and other yummy treats pretty much 24/7. As much as we try to follow the 80/20 rule, the reality is often that during this time of the year, we end up eating a bit more than 20% worth of treats and other fun holiday foods.

That’s why it’s so important to keep a consistent workout routine throughout the month of December. To help you do that, we’ve put together a mini challenge for you, and we hope you’re up for it!

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Black Friday Weekend Sale on all Things 12MA

Black Friday weekend sale on all things 12 Minute Athlete

December is the time of the year when so many people allow themselves to completely fall off the health and fitness bandwagon.

But since you really don’t need anything other than your own body and 12 minutes to work out, and it really isn’t that hard to eat healthy most of the time if you follow the 80/20 rule, it’s really not as difficult to stay in pretty good shape, even over the holidays.

So now through Cyber Monday, check out our once a year sale on all things 12 Minute Athlete. Get motivated and ready to have a kickass rest of 2016!

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Introducing the 12 Minute Athlete Apple Watch App

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It’s been quite the journey but today I’m stoked to announce that the 12 Minute Athlete app is now available on the Apple Watch!

Here’s what you can expect when you download the 12 Minute Athlete App right on your Apple Watch:

Full Workout Mode

Just like the 12 Minute Athlete app on the iPhone, the full workout mode offers three different types of workouts: 12 Minute, 16 Minute, and Challenge Workouts. Choosing a workout is simple and intuitive:

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New Course: Rock the Pistol Is Here!

Rock the Pistol Workout Program

Last week, we talked all about what makes pistol squats so awesome and why you should learn to do them, no matter what your current fitness level is.

We hope you got excited, because as promised, we’ve put together a brand new pistol squat course for you!

Because whether you’ve been working on your pistols for a while now, or whether you still believe there’s no way you’ll ever do a pistol squat—here at 12 Minute Athlete we believe you can do anything if you work hard and put your mind to it.

And our newest skill-based course, Rock the Pistol, can help you get there.

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