Weight Vest Training

Whether you are a personal trainer, strength coach or workout on your own, you should invest money in a weight vest and incorporate this exercise accessory into your routine. To the uninitiated, a weight vest...

A Treadmill or an Elliptical Machine: Which Should You Buy?

Recently elliptical machines have been giving treadmills a run for the money in the category of “Most Popular Piece of Cardio Equipment,” as the elliptical allows people to get a good cardio workout with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Shake Weight Makes an Appearance on Saturday Night Live

Our favorite, most ridiculous fitness gadget of all time has made the big time, as the Shake Weight was parodied on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live. My review of the Shake Weight has...

A Great Balance, Agility and Strength Exercise for a 6-Year Old

The old saying that, “Everything old is new again,” is really appropriate when it comes to exercises.  There are so many old school exercises that have been forgotten and forsaken and replaced with new,...

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...

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...