Matches made in exercise heaven

Note- This was first published here. This is an edited version.  Some things are better together. Like- Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in its own right, no question. But when you … Continue reading Matches made in exercise heaven

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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

Power to the people

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

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

Unilateral exercises you should be doing

Don’t you love “that” person who stands in your way of the dumbbells while doing single arm curls and making faces only his mother would love? What if I told you that he’s on to something, minus the faces and grunting? Bilateral exercises (not biceps curls) should form the foundation of your training program because … Continue reading Unilateral exercises you should be doing

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

Efficient training

When I was footloose and fancy free, I had all the time in the world to train and I acted accordingly. And before you ask, yes, dancing was a part of my pre-workout but I was no Kevin Bacon. Now being a much older dude with a wife, kids, mortgage and all the trimmings, the … Continue reading Efficient training