The carry cure

Note- This post first appeared here.  This is the unedited version.  At first glance, the farmer’s carry seems simple. You pick up a heavy weight and walk. However, when you’re performing this (You do, right?) you come to the quick realization that it’s hard. Very, very hard. Your shoulders ache, your grip starts to fail … Continue reading The carry cure

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Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

Stand up exercise

We spend too much time sitting at our jobs, at home and at the gym.  Yes, even the gym. Sitting is being called the new smoking. The 2010 study by the American Cancer society, published in the American Journal Epidemiology said that women who were inactive for of 6 hours a day were 94% more likely … Continue reading Stand up exercise

Cardio strength

Note- This post first appeared here I despise traditional cardio. I’d rather pour gasoline over myself and jump into a fire than run on a treadmill. However, give me a barbell and a few weight plates and I’m happier than a pig in mud. Happier pigs make yummier bacon, and the World Health Organization should … Continue reading Cardio strength

Underrated exercises

You cannot go past the basics. The squat, presses, pulls and hinging need to form the majority of your training. However, just below that, there are underdog exercises that you tend to forget about.  Everybody loves an underdog correct? The one nobody expects to win but does just like the Eagles in last nights Super … Continue reading Underrated exercises

How to build your own training routine- Part Two

Please read Part One before continuing. This post goes into the formats you’ll be using for your training/program writing, depending on your goal chosen in part one. Use this workout card for the templates below. The templates Fat Loss training After your warm up, you’ll start with a strength exercise, lifting a heavier weight for … Continue reading How to build your own training routine- Part Two

What you should be doing on the gym- Part five – Carries

The hard part is over. You made it to the gym and that’s usually half the battle.  Now that you’re there, what are you going to do?  This is where a lot of people get stuck but don’t worry, I’ve got your back. This is part five of a six-part series that focuses on the … Continue reading What you should be doing on the gym- Part five – Carries