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Stay Away From Gimmicks Like Whole Body Vibration Machines

Over the past several years, the gimmicky gadget known as the Whole Body Vibration platform has come on the scene.  This expensive piece of equipment has been advertised as offering people a revolutionary way...

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...

How to Use the Stairmaster for Maximum Gain

The Stairmaster, in all its iterations, is one of the most popular and misused pieces of equipment in the gym world, so I'm going to try and set the record straight and tell you...

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...

Try High-Repetition Super-Circuit Training to Combat Exercise Boredom

Everyone gets bored of exercising as some point.  A high-rep, super circuit-training workout is quick and challenging and can cure your exercise blahs. Believe me, I never begrudge any regular exerciser who tells me that sometimes...

How to Walk on a Treadmill

I can't believe I have to write the phrase, "How to walk on a treadmill," but it is very clear that people need to read/hear it. How can so many people not know...

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...

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...

Video Fitness Tip: How to Perform the Split Jerk

The Split Jerk is a basic explosive lift and is one of the most effective and efficient lifts that you can do. Don’t be intimidated by its pedigree; competitive athletes, beginners and personal trainers...