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...

A Fourth of July Fitness Tip

What better way to commemorate a holiday – Hallmark or National – than to use a fitness tip that will help to break a sweat while exercising?  Don’t waste your time going to a...

Strength Training for Golf

Strength training can offer benefits for golfers.  Golfers who lift weights will improve every aspect of their game. Until very recently conventional wisdom held that strength training and golf just didn’t mix.  This misconception was...

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...

Great Exercise Equipment From Perform Better

Perform Better is one of the leading providers of high-quality fitness accessories and equipment.  Here are some "must-have" products that you can find at www.PerformBetter.com, also known as Exercise Bands - If you've never used...

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...

Forget How Much Weight You Can Lift, Work On How Much Work You Can...

Too many people are concerned about how much weight they can lift.  Just as when dealing with body weight, weight lifted has nothing to do with a person's fitness or capability level… Weight is an obsession, not only...

Exercise Like An Expert in Ten Easy Step, Part 1

Just to be clear, you won't be an expert, but you can exercise like an expert if you keep these ten steps in mind. Can something be both complex and simple? Can it taste great...

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...

Attention Joggers! Weight Train to Improve Your Running Economy

There is a wealth of data that shows weight training has a wide-range of positive effects on distance running performance, with Running Economy at the top of the list of running-related improvements.  But before...