The right tool for the job

There’s been a lot of fitness fads that have come and gone to separate fools from their money. Please feel free to (mentally) add to this list below Shake weightThigh masterBowflexHawaii chair Sorry if you’ve been sucked in by one of those. However, you should’ve known better. And fitness gimmicks do sell for a while … Continue reading The right tool for the job

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Get into the swing

Cardiovascular exercise, otherwise known as punishment for that hamburger you ate last night, is often thought of as slogging on the treadmill while watching episodes of The Price is Right. Sounds like a blast right? Now that strange looking black cannonball thing with a handle at your gym could make your cardio tolerable. Also it … Continue reading Get into the swing

Do you (Goblet) squat?

The Goblet squat has revolutionized the way squat is being performed and taught throughout the world. If don’t know what a Goblet squat is, I’m getting Dan John to come over to your house and slap you upside the head. If you don’t know even who he is, I suggest you Google him.  Pronto. Dan … Continue reading Do you (Goblet) squat?

You’re a cardio machine

With most gyms having battle ropes, kettlebells, and medicine balls, there are more interesting ways to get your sweat on instead of being held captive by the treadmill or a elliptical. The beauty of using these tools is it saves your joints from taking an unwanted pounding on the treadmill, and with little or no … Continue reading You’re a cardio machine

Recovery training

When you hear the word recovery, you probably think of foam rolling, mobility work, fun stuff like bicep curls or just taking the whole week off. Nothing wrong with those things (except curling in the squat rack) but there’s a better way. Let me explain. Lifting uses three types of muscle contractions: concentric, eccentric and … Continue reading Recovery training

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