exercise

Adidas Shindo: Lose weight and release stress like a samurai with a wooden Japanese katana

Adidas exercise class takes its moves from Japanese samurai.

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Director told to make music video with 2,000 yen (US$18), makes hilariously bad one【Video】

This budget video has everything: artfully filmed fridge contents, poorly-synced singing, and a crowdfunded cat slideshow.

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We test out a product that promises it will make cars obsolete: these goofy looking boots

Dr. NakaMats, you’ve done it again!

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Effect of Dragon Ball-style Gravity Chamber on training studied at Chubu University

An answer to the age-old question: “Would training in a Gravity Chamber really work?”

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Flex and pose your way to fitness with the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure exercise program!【Video】

These stylish anime stretches are just the thing to beat that early morning lethargy!

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Kicking for maximum swimming speed? You might be doing it wrong, Japanese researchers say

Scientists from Tokyo and Ibaraki discover there’s a cutoff point where kicking actually starts to slow you down.

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Turn unwanted fat into next month’s rent at new exercise-themed sharehouse in Saitama

Gran Toda’s “Fat Purchasing Campaign” is certainly one of the best incentives to finally get into shape.
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Japan’s Family Mart convenience store chain adding fitness clubs to select locations

A convenient way to stay in shape.

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Mr. Sato makes his pole dancing performance debut after 8 months of serious workout 【Video】

He just can’t stop being a sexy beast, can he?

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Beautiful Chinese model is nearly 50, but looks decades younger【Photos】

Credits amazing looks to fitness regimen of swimming outdoors even in the cold of winter.

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Mr. Sato tones up dramatically in five days to become a better pole dancer

Mr. Sato was feeling in a rut with his progression as a pole dancer, so he decided to take action and improve his core strength.

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Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling

It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.

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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces take “radio calisthenics” to an interesting new level

Need to amp up your morning exercise routine? We’ve got you covered.

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Adidas collaborates with singer Rita Ora to create geisha-inspired collection

The range even includes a couple of sporty kimono.

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These workouts are a little more “personalized” than the ones your local gym offers…

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Japan can’t stop looking at modeling idol’s big, beautiful…muscles! 【Photos】

Buff beauty boasts bewitching biceps.

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Group of exercisers in China are loving it on all fours, doctor approves (Video)

In any park in China you’re bound to see people exercising, whether it’s by jogging, dancing, tai chi, or downing unmanned aircraft. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, a whole new way of working out gets born. The basic philosophy is “Why walk on only two legs, when you have two perfectly good arms as well?”

And so, recreational crawling was born. At the moment it seems to be practiced mainly by a small band of people in Henan Province, but numbers are growing. It’s also said to have health benefits beyond that of regular bipedal walking.

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Check out the incredible futuristic gear at Japan’s 2015 Good Design Awards 【Videos】

Every year since 1957, Japan’s Good Design Awards have honored products which are designed in such a way to have a positive impact on people’s lives. The award system, which is now operated by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, has recently released their list of 2015’s Good Design Best 100 award winners.

With such innovative ideas as LED jump ropes and basketball courts, these awards are truly the best place to catch a glimpse of athletics equipment of the future!

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High school students’ parody of Japanese “Wonder Core” ab-cruncher commercial goes viral【Video】

We all need to make time for exercise, even hardworking students preparing for exams. But between the pressures of class, cram school, homework, and social obligations, it can be difficult to find the time to squeeze in a proper workout, particularly if you’re constantly finding yourself caught in the middle of your friends’ madcap schemes and practical jokes.

However, according to a recent parody of the infamous Wonder Core commercial, getting pranked again and again could well hold the secret to giving you a rock-hard set of abs. Who knew!

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Women in Tokyo are cutting through stress and fat with this new “Katana Exercise” class

There’s a growing fitness trend in Tokyo, but it’s nothing new really, being based on age-old traditions: Katana Exercise.

Not only will you be taught to swing a sword like a samurai by a handsome teacher, but you’ll cut out stress and extra fat. Check out our hands-on experience of the class after the jump!

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