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10 Extreme Workouts You Won’t Believe People Are Actually Doing

Reader's Digest Logo By Jenn Sinrich of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: Yes, we're talking about hurling axes across a room or outdoor area. It's an arm-burning exercise rooted in Viking and Native American traditions that's taking modern-day fitness centers by storm. It's hailed for its ability to strengthen and tone the shoulders, back, arms, and <a href="http://www.rd.com/health/fitness/ab-exercises/1">core muscles</a>. Certain gyms, such as <a href="https://urbanaxes.com/index.html">Urban Axes Philadelphia</a>, in Pennsylvania, and <a href="https://www.got-archery.com/throwdinijan15/">Gotham Archery</a> in Brooklyn, New York, are dedicating their business to the very sport. You pay an average of $20 for each hour of hacking hatches—that is, after an intense safety course, we hope!

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If you think your latest gym routine is tough as nails, just read through these intense—and slightly insane—exercises.

Yes, we're talking about hurling axes across a room or outdoor area. It's an arm-burning exercise rooted in Viking and Native American traditions that's taking modern-day fitness centers by storm. It's hailed for its ability to strengthen and tone the shoulders, back, arms, and core muscles. Certain gyms, such as Urban Axes Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, and Gotham Archery in Brooklyn, New York, are dedicating their business to the very sport. You pay an average of $20 for each hour of hacking hatches—that is, after an intense safety course, we hope!
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