How To Spot When Social Media is Spreading Fitness Misinformation

Wow. I thought Twitter was filled with diet and fitness garbage, which it is. But it's nothing compared to the behemothic fitness dumpster that is Pinterest. I'd been out of the social media loop until recently and when I checked back in I was...

Ridiculous Exercises: Seated Chest and Shoulder Press

There are a lot of ridiculous things going on in gyms out there, things I feel compelled to speak out about, and against. This week's rant will focus on the ridiculousness that is the...

Exercise Like An Expert in Ten Easy Step, Part 2

You won't be an expert, but you can exercise like an expert if you keep ten steps in mind. Here's the second part of the list that I posted earlier this week. There are 10...

Exercise Like An Expert in Ten Easy Step, Part 1

Just to be clear, you won't be an expert, but you can exercise like an expert if you keep these ten steps in mind. Can something be both complex and simple? Can it taste great...

TSA Airport Security Pat-down Workout

If you're planning on flying anytime soon, and want to look and feel your best when your Fourth Amendment rights are being violated, you might want to think about getting yourself in shape. ...

Great Exercise Equipment From Perform Better

Perform Better is one of the leading providers of high-quality fitness accessories and equipment.  Here are some "must-have" products that you can find at www.PerformBetter.com, also known as Exercise Bands - If you've never used...

Outdoor Workout Part 2: Squat Thrust Variations With Weighted PVC

Last week I posted part 1 of a workout using my home-made weighted PVC pipe exercise equipment.  In this week's video I do squat thrust variations with a 40-pound, 3-inch wide PVC pipe weighted...

Outdoor Workout: Squat Thrust Variations Using Weighted PVC

When the weather gets nice I try to do as many of my workouts outdoors as possible.  Check out this video where I incorporate PVC pipes, weighted with water and stone, into my calisthenics...

Pavel Tsatsouline is the Brains and Brawn Behind the Kettlebell Resurrection

Kettlebells have been around since the 18th century, but thanks to the efforts of Pavel Tsatsouline, giryas (kettlebells) are a 21st century phenomenon. Russian Master of Sport Pavel Tsatsouline has been the number one proponent...

How Dumbbells Offer Unparalleled Training Versatility

Whether you workout at home or at a commercial gym you should be spending the vast majority of your time weight training with dumbbells. Flat out, dumbbells are the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment...

I Love Kettlebells, And You Will Too

Russian Kettlebells seem like they are only for the hardcore, but they are fantastic training tools that can help to reshape your physique and rev up your metabolism. Even if you are just a...

Use a Descending Repetition Scheme to Build Strength

There is a lot of science - and exponentially more opinions out there - as to the best set/reps scheme to use in order to build strength. And as I’ve said, I’ve used them...

Weight Training is Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

A study published in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine weight training can help minimize the effects of lymphedema, a build up of fluids that causes painful swelling in the...

Sledgehammer Training for Lacrosse

Sledgehammer training is a great non-traditional method that can improve functional strength for lacrosse. Regardless of the phase of training, sledgehammer training is a low-tech, inexpensive, highly effective sport-specific method of training for lacrosse.  The...

The Amazing Benefits Of Kettlebell Workouts

One of the latest phenomenon’s taking the exercise world by storm is the kettlebell.  A kettlebell is an iron weight that looks like a bowling ball or a cannonball with a built in handle. ...

Does Your Personal Trainer Have You Squat in the Smith Machine?

Personal trainers who have clients squat in the Smith machine are lazy, ignorant or an unflattering combination of both. The squat is the king of exercises and I have written about the importance of working...
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