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Outdoor Workout: Squat Thrust Variations Using Weighted PVC

When the weather gets nice I try to do as many of my workouts outdoors as possible.  Check out this video where I incorporate PVC pipes, weighted with water and stone, into my calisthenics...

Sledgehammer and Kettlebell Workout Routine

Here’s a great 30-minute workout that features my two favorite pieces of fitness equipment – a sledgehammer and a kettlebell – along with push-ups. Not only will this exercise program kick your butt, but you’ll also get...

TSA Airport Security Pat-down Workout

If you're planning on flying anytime soon, and want to look and feel your best when your Fourth Amendment rights are being violated, you might want to think about getting yourself in shape. ...

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...

Does Your Personal Trainer Have You Squat in the Smith Machine?

Personal trainers who have clients squat in the Smith machine are lazy, ignorant or an unflattering combination of both. The squat is the king of exercises and I have written about the importance of working...

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...

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...

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...

Sledgehammer Training With a Weighted Vest

A weighted vest is a simple but effective way to increase the difficulty of your workouts.  Wear a weighted vest during a sledgehammer training session and feel the difference 20-pounds can make. A weighted vest...

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...