Ramp Up the Intensity to Get The Most Out of Your Workouts

The main variables that makeup training programs are intensity and volume, and there’s an inverse relationship between the two.  Understanding how to properly manipulate intensity and volume will help your workouts and allow you...

Variety is the Spice of Workouts

You need to have variety in your workout routine. You shouldn't perform the same workouts over and over again, and using a variety of different workouts over time can help keep you from getting...

The Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats

Performing one set of 20 repetitions of the squat – if done properly – is a devastatingly effective way to build strength and improve your overall fitness level. For the inaugural edition of the Health...

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They're Doing If: Routine Routine Edition

I’ve come to recognize plenty of telltale signs that a personal trainer isn’t giving a client their best effort. If your trainer does not employ a wide-variety of routines, this is a sign that...

How Do I Do a Circuit Training Workout?

Circuit training is a good way to break out of the workout doldrums.  Circuit training program design is limited only by your imagination and a well-designed circuit can be a challenging, fun and effective...

Flexibility Exercises Should Be Performed With Movement

Incorporate upper body movements when doing flexibility exercises, use medicine balls and sticks and bend, twist, lean, lunge and squat. The best flexibility routines will get boring. Plain and simple. It doesn’t matter what...

Can You Do Hang Cleans?

The hang clean is an incredibly effective exercise that will strengthen everything from your fingers to your toes, and clients of all ages and ability levels will benefit from learning and performing this movement. ...

Kipping Pull-ups Video Clip

Kipping pull-ups are a great variation on a traditional exercise that incorporates an explosive element into the movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_839bqbUAg Kipping pull-ups are a great variation on a traditional exercise that incorporates an explosive element into the...

Sledgehammer Training Video for Beginners, Part 2 – Video Fitness Tip

Last week I posted a video clip of what sledgehammer training looks like as I whacked away at a log.  This week’s video fitness tip features my sledgehammer, a tree stump and me.  I’m...

How to Introduce Tabata Intervals Into a Workout

Tabata intervals are a method of training that typically is used in extremely high-intensity interval training routines and should be employed by personal trainers, strength coaches, and anybody who exercises. This method, named after...