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 seated chest and shoulder press, in all inefficient iterations. First of all, anyone who has been a regular (or even semi-regular) […]

Exercise Like An Expert in Ten Easy Step, Part 2

You won’t be an expert, but you can exercise like an expert if you keep ten steps in mind. Here’s the second part of the list that I posted earlier this week. There are 10 easy steps you can follow to make your workouts as efficient and as effective as possible. The first 5 steps […]

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 and yet be less filling? Hot and cold? Where am I going with this? Hang on, I’ll tell you. Working […]

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. Think about it; you might look good in clothes but the TSA agent who gropes you or sees your full-body scan will […]

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 mini-bands you are missing out on one of the best – and least expensive fitness accessories on the market.  Mini-bands […]

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 with water and stone. It’s really quite easy and inexpensive to make the PVC pipe exercise equipment. The unstable weight of […]

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 warm-up. These exercises can be used as a warm-up or as an entire workout and provide a unique training stimulus beneficial […]

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 of bringing the old school method of kettlebell training to the masses.  His DVD, The Russian Kettlebell Challenge, is a […]

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 that you will find in any gym.  If you train with dumbbells you can adapt any exercise in at least […]

I Love Kettlebells, And You Will Too

Russian Kettlebells seem like they are only for the hardcore, but they are fantastic training tools that can help to reshape your physique and rev up your metabolism. Even if you are just a beginner. A kettlebell is a cast iron weights that looks like a cannon ball with a handle.  Known as a “girya,” […]