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...

The Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal, 20 Repetition Set of Squats Part 2

The flu bug has messed up my plans to present Jills’ progress with the 20-rep squats workout, so this week you’re stuck with me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if4kgTt-opM One set of 20-repetition squats – if done properly - is...

Make the Press Throw a Regular Item in Your Weight-Training Arsenal

The “press throw” is a little known move that can really ramp up the intensity of your weight training sessions, and as a result make you stronger and more capable.  And what’s even better...

Squats and Dead Lifts w/ Dumbells & Kettlebells- Video Fitness Tip

Squats and dead lifts are two exercises that most people think can only be done at a gym.  This video fitness tip will show you how you can perform these two effective exercises as...

Kettlebell Snatch and One Legged Box Jumps Superset

The Kettlebell snatch, one-legged box jump high-intensity superset will improve explosiveness and overall conditioning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Fx8P45Uv0 I’m a big fan of high-intensity/low-volume workouts, as this kind of workout is way more efficient and effective than low-intensity/high-volume workouts. ...

Strength Training During Your Competitive Season Keeps You Strong

Whether you are a professional athlete with a personal trainer or a weekend warrior, you can reap big benefits if you follow a strength training routine during your competition phase. Believe it or not, I...

Strength Training for Triathletes

Despite current research that points to the positive role that strength training can play in the preparation of endurance athletes, there is still a misconception among triathletes – and runners and cyclists – that...

Sledgehammer Training w/ Barbell Thrusters – Video Fitness Tip

This week’s video fitness tip features a superset that consists of sledgehammer training combined with the hang clean-front squat and press that’s performed with Apollon’s Axle, a 2-inch thick bar. The thicker bar totally...

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...

Beginners Must Learn to Move Properly Before Lifting Weights

Regardless of fitness level, there’s much more to exercising than lifting weights. Beginners need to learn how to move properly before they start lifting weights. Despite the popular perception, there is a lot more to...