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
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
Wouldn’t you like to leap over tall buildings with a single bound? Well, only Superman can do that, so he can save us from the dark forces of the universe. However, with a minimal time investment you can add some fun and excitement to your existing routine and then you’ll (might) be able to leap … Continue reading Power to the people
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
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
Have you ever dreamed about hitting a walk-off home run in the World Series? Or maybe you have had to sprint to catch the bus, or you’ve tried to show your friends up on the basketball court. In our imaginary and real lives, you need the ability to do things powerfully. But what is power? … Continue reading Power up your training….
You reach over to smash the alarm clock against the wall because it’s time to drag yourself out of bed. You’re stumbling around in the dark trying not to wake anybody up so you can get yourself to the gym because the scale isn’t your friend. Sounds like fun, right? So many things in our … Continue reading Put the fun back into your exercise