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The Real Viking Brothers Are On A Quest To Take Workouts Out Of The Gym And Into The Great Outdoors

“Functional Fitness” Method with Unbelievable Moves Like the One-Arm Handstand Push Up Create a One-of-a-Kind Fitness Regimen

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Chances are The Real Viking Brothers look at rocks differently than most. This pair of health extremists are taking fitness to the great outdoors and back in time about one thousand years. As featured in the August 2015 issue of Maxim magazine, the Real Viking Brothers a.k.a. Los Angeles actors Jacob Peacock and Paul Duke, have developed a fitness regime that replicates the highly physical lifestyle of their burly, seafaring namesakes.


To view videos – including their famous one-armed hand stand push up – or follow their story, visit the Real Viking Brothers channel on YouTube

“People are seeing the benefits of adopting a Paleolithic diet, eating foods that were native and available to our ancient ancestors before there were processed foods,” said Peacock. “Functional fitness is akin to going paleo with your exercise routine, eliminating machines and exercises that don’t necessarily build practical strength.”

Building muscle mass and health is only part of the appeal of functional fitness for the Real Viking Brothers, their workout regimes – which includes exercises like hurling 20 pound rocks and scaling a tree with a rope – have shaped their physiques into accurate depictions of men from centuries ago.

The two actors, who share a passion for historic series and films like “Game of Thrones,” “Braveheart” and “Vikings,” are stacking the deck in their favor for period roles that demand a certain look. Peacock and Duke tower over most anyone at 6’5″ and 6’6″ respectively, and can turn their easygoing smiles into surly sneers at a moment’s notice.

Peacock and Duke will appear in future issues of Maxim or follow them on Instagram @therealvikingbrothers, Tumblrthevikingbrothers.tumblr.com or FaceBook www.facebook.com/thevikingbrothers.