Vacation and Exercise

What kind of exercise should you do on vacation? Should you exercise on vacation?  Answers to these questions, and others, if you read on. I’m always asked about my thoughts on vacation and exercise.  In general, I...

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...

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...

Strength Training for Triathletes

Despite current research that points to the positive role that strength training can play in the preparation of endurance athletes, there is still a misconception among triathletes – and runners and cyclists – that...

A Weight Vest is One of the Best Fitness Accessories You Can Buy

There are a lot of fitness gimmicks and gadgets out there, but one of the “Can’t Miss” products that every fitness enthusiast should have is a weighted vest. If you’ve been a regular visitor to...

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...

Strength Training for Yoga

Yoga enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their lessons should include strength training in their routine. Yoga’s popularity has exploded over the past decade and many people have dropped traditional forms of...

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...

Dead Lift and Box Jump Superset Workout

If you’re looking for a high-intensity workout to shake you out of the doldrums, give this dead lift-box jump superset workout a try and make the most out of a short period of time. This...

Kettlebell Snatch and One Legged Box Jumps Superset

The Kettlebell snatch, one-legged box jump high-intensity superset will improve explosiveness and overall conditioning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Fx8P45Uv0 I’m a big fan of high-intensity/low-volume workouts, as this kind of workout is way more efficient and effective than low-intensity/high-volume workouts. ...