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...

Perform a Recovery Workout the Day After a Demanding Training Session

A Recovery Workout is the ideal way to train the day after an intense speed or power workout. Whether or not you work with a personal trainer, you can implement some tactics and techniques used...

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...

Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal: 20 Repetition Set of Squats, Part 4

The final workout of our 20-repetition set of squats was the toughest one yet and since Jill did the best job. The 20-repetition set of squats has been the one of the toughest workouts that...

A Simple, 30-Minute Sledgehammer Workout

When it comes to sledgehammer training, there’s no need for bells and whistles, fancy workout gear, a whole bunch of fancy exercises to remember, or a notebook to keep track of your workout.  All...

Should I Buy the 20-Second Workout?

The "20-Second Fitness" training program is a riff on the legitimate Tabata Interval method of high-intensity training. As a matter of fact, of all of the marketing-driven/created exercise programs that I have encountered over...

There is No Such Thing as a Toning Workout

I’m on a roll lately with debunking fitness myths and misconceptions.  One of my favorite, nonsensical fitness myths is the concept of the toning workout.  There is no such thing. The toning workout is promoted...

Use a Descending Repetition Scheme to Build Strength

There is a lot of science - and exponentially more opinions out there - as to the best set/reps scheme to use in order to build strength. And as I’ve said, I’ve used them...

A Great Way to Warm-Up For An Outdoor Workout

Instead of wasting time with static stretches, incorporate this fitness tip, a dynamic warm-up routine, into your workout program. Whether you’re a distance runner or a sprinter, a personal trainer or a weekend warrior,...

Exercise is a Great Cure for Jet Lag

There are a lot of theories, myths and “Wives’ Tales” that deal with cures for jet lag and exercise is my cure. There are a lot of cures for jet lag, from the simple to...