Wood chopping as exercise

If you're looking for a unique and challenging way to get in shape, consider incorporating wood chopping into your fitness routine. Not only is it a great full-body workout, but it's also a fun and satisfying way to burn calories and build strength.

Wood chopping is a primal exercise that activates nearly every muscle in your body. It requires strength, endurance, and coordination to swing the axe and split the logs, which makes it an effective way to challenge your body in new ways. Plus, the repetitive nature of the movement can help improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn a significant number of calories.

In addition to the physical benefits, wood chopping is also a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind. There's something inherently satisfying about taking a piece of wood and transforming it into something useful, and the rhythmic motion of the axe can help you focus and unwind.

At Ass Kickers United, we offer wood chopping options at all of our locations with complimentary axes and mauls to use.

So why not give wood chopping a try? It's a fun and effective way to mix up your fitness routine and become a total ass kicker. Join us at Ass Kickers United and experience the benefits of this ancient and powerful exercise.

Sunday, December 4 2022

2022 Burro Days

This year, Ass Kickers United is participating in the 73rd Burro Days race. Never done burro racing, but this sounds bad ass.

The first year of the World Championship Pack Burro Race in 1949 saw 21 entrants with only 8 finishing the race. These days there are nearly 100 racers and burros that take on this historic challenge. Some choose the “lower altitude” short course of approximately 15 miles while others take on the long course and attempt the grueling climb to the top of Mosquito Pass and back, 29+ miles and an elevation change of 3,232 feet! The racers start at 9,953 feet in Fairplay and hit the halfway point at the top of Mosquito Pass, elevation 13,185!

Sunday, January 30 2022

If it's not worth measuring, it's not worth doing

We have a saying at Ass Kickers United...if it's not worth measuring, it's not worth doing. The challenge is, when it comes to boxing and kickboxing, there aren't great options on the market for boxing activity measurement. The options are either way too expensive, or don't have a rich feature set, so Ass Kickers United set out to solve the problem. We are in the process of beta testing a mobile app for tracking boxing activity, and are looking for additional beta testers.

Our app PunchTrackr is currently in beta testing for iPhone users, and is styled and modeled after the activity tracking app on iPhone. It allows users to track historical workout progress measuring the number of punches thrown, average force of each punch, and adds enhanced social sharing of your workout details.

To sign up for the beta, add your email address via the "Join the Ass Kickers United movement" form at the bottom of this page.

Here's a short preview of what you will see:

Saturday, February 22 2020

Fighting (boxing) is your favorite sport

You come to an intersection, on four corners, there are four different events taking place. On one corner there is a football game, a pickup game of football, and another a pickup game of basketball, and on a 3rd corner kids are playing stickball, and on the 4th corner there is a fistfight, where is the crowd...if you are at that intersection what are you watching?

-Max Kellerman

Thursday, October 3 2019

Now Shipping: Ass Kickers United High Performance Boxing Gloves

Ass Kickers United High Performance Boxing Gloves are now shipping. For limited time, through October 4th the boxing gloves are selling for $29.99 and have free shipping on Amazon for Prime members.

The AKU boxing gloves provide 3 layers of foam protection for your hand, and reinforced wrist protection. I've been using these for about a month 3x a week hitting heavy bags, sweating, and all out kicking ass, and the gloves have held up better than gloves that cost twice as much. I guarantee you will love them!

Checkout the product detail page for more info.

AKU Branded Gloves

Order your gloves here today.

Tuesday, October 1 2019

Introducing the Ass Kickers United High Altitude Training Camp

Ass Kickers United just closed on a 3 acre property with a cabin in Jefferson, Colorado and will serve as the Ass Kickers United High Altitude training camp. Situated at 9,500 ft of elevation, and modeled after Rocky's training camp in Rocky IV, the new training camp is the ideal location for training for your upcoming fight, bike race, ultra distance race, or outlining your new writing project. The camp is entirely off the grid with no power, running water, or cell reception, giving you a distraction free training experience.

AKU Camp

At the foot of Kenosha Pass the new Ass Kickers United training camp is only a few miles from the Colorado trail and Pike National forest. The entire town of Jefferson has a population of under 1,000 and fewer than 4 people per square mile, and has miles upon miles of fishing access.

We are in the process of renovating the camp to include an outdoor punching bag, pull-up bar, and adding a wood burning stove for heat and plenty of wood at the site for you to saw and chop. If you are interested in renting the Ass Kickers United High Altitude Training Camp reach out to us via our contact page for details. Once the renovation is complete we will be listing the camp on AirBNB.

Friday, September 20 2019

No Rules: The Birth of the UFC

In the early 1990s, salesman Art Davie and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Rorion Gracie set out to answer a simple question: Who is the ultimate fighter? A wrestler? A boxer? A martial arts master? The result, the first-ever ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ (UFC), was more violent, chaotic, and electrifying than anything else on TV. In the aftermath, a multi-billion-dollar sport was born.

Amazing to think that the UFC was founded by a car salesman. Despite selling early, and not seeing the financial windfall from the success of UFC, Art has no regrets about selling, and realizes he wouldn't have been able the UFC to it's eventual success. ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast (linked above in the post title) tells the story of the founding of the UFC.

Thursday, September 5 2019

The World's Most Dangerous Man: Ken Shamrock gives a shout out to Ass Kickers United

UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock gives a shoutout to Ass Kickers United.

Wednesday, September 4 2019

Ass Kickers United Boxing Gloves Coming Soon!

Great news, the manufacturing of the Ass Kickers United branded Muay Thai/Boxing gloves is done and they are on their way to the store.

Join our mailing list to be notified when the gloves are available for sale.

Check out the sneak peak of the gloves below.

Friday, August 30 2019

The Ass Kickers United Story

It was late 2017 and I had just accepted a new role with Amazon to lead a new office in Denver, Colorado for the Devices Sales organization. The new role was great professionally, I was leading product and tech for a 45 person organization that spanned Denver, Seattle, and Bangalore, India, and I was making great money. In the job I was responsible for building, developing and bringing the Amazon culture to Denver, and as a result was traveling frequently between Denver, Seattle, Bangalore and London, often spending weeks at a time in hotel rooms and countless hours in airports and hotels. Again, the job was great professionally, I was responsible for an organization that was generating half a billion dollars and had great people on my team.

To manage the stress that the job entailed, I tried things like CrossFit, hiring a personal trainer and drinking heavily. CrossFit was a great way to get fit, but after spending 10 hours a day, 7 days a week at work managing so many people the last thing in the world I wanted to do at the end of the day was go to a class that required heavy engagement with yet more people. Personal training was great at teaching me the fundamentals of lifting heavy weights, but was extremely boring...it was a drag going to lift at the end of the day. I tried other activities to stay fit, and relieve stress including traveling to camps in Pataya, Thailand to learn Muay Thai, Boxing and BJJ. These camps were great, and highly recommended, but it requires a ton of travel. I was looking for something that would help relieve stress, get in shape, and keep me engaged without the need of a "support circle". This led to the creation of Ass Kickers United.

In the movie Rocky IV, after the death of his dear friend Apollo Creed in the exhibition match with Ivan Drago, Rocky travels to a remote cabin in the snowy mountains of Russia. This was the inspiration of the first Ass Kickers United gym, which was formed at the top of Lookout Mountain west of Golden, Colorado at an elevation of 7,300 ft. I converted a shed to a working gym, and modeled it after the cabin in Rocky IV. Outside of the gym I have an area for chopping and sawing logs, inside the gym I have a pull-up bar, olympic bar, heavy bag, speed bag, and climbing rope. The gym created an environment that would allow me to train using many of the concepts I learned in CrossFit (functional body-weight fitness) and in training Muay Thai (technique, endurance and toughness).

This is how Ass Kickers United was born.

Sunday, July 14 2019