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...

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...

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...

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...

The Ramble: More Things You Should Stop Doing in the Gym, Immediately

There is an epidemic sweeping the country these days. No, it's not the obesity epidemic, or the drug abuse epidemic, or the Glee epidemic. The "Doing Stupid, Waste of Time Stuff in the Gym...

About Doorway Pull Up Bars

We all remember having to do pull-ups on the pull up bar in gym class, and many of us hated them.  The truth is, however, that all of our gym instructors were right -...

Video Fitness Tip: Outdoors Workout In the Snow

Here’s an outdoors workout that proves that snow and freezing temperatures don’t have to keep you cooped up indoors.  Grab your kettlebells and sledgehammer.  Training has never been this simple and effective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Svolb4AnY After a couple...

Every Gym Should Have An Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a life saving device and every gym/fitness related facility should have an AED program and at least one defibrillator... According to statistics provided by the American Red Cross there...

Squats and Dead Lifts w/ Dumbells & Kettlebells- Video Fitness Tip

Squats and dead lifts are two exercises that most people think can only be done at a gym.  This video fitness tip will show you how you can perform these two effective exercises as...

One Handed Lifts Will Help to Make You Stronger

Get the most out of your workouts and train with one hand tied behind your back.   It’s incredibly simple and incredibly effective.  Intrigued?  You should be.  This isn’t a circus trick, but just another...