"Exerecise Must Be Recreation, Mental as Well as Physical"

I’m reading a book about health and fitness – shocker! – and came across this passage. “Man is made with a body containing certain separate parts, each of which must be kept in proper use or the others will suffer. This becomes a troublesome question in complex modern life…Exercise, to produce it’s best effect, must […]

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 […]

Are You Bored With Your Workouts?

When I go to the gym to workout I talk to a lot of people and lately I’ve been hearing so many of these folks complaining about having to workout. When I ask them if they enjoy training or have fun during their workouts most people look at me like I have three heads. During […]

How to do a Pull Up When You Can Not Do a Pull Up

Pull-ups are one of the best exercises that you can do, but so many people don’t do them because they can’t do them.  Is Yogi Berra in the hiz-ouse? In this article we are going to explain how to How to do pull-ups for beginners, and how to do pull-ups properly, even if you cannot do […]

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 […]

Try Mixed a Mixed Distance Shuttle Run Workout

Mixed distance shuttle runs are a great way to improve your conditioning level.  If done properly, they can be much more efficient and effective than other kinds of cardiovascular training, and certainly are better than distance running, jogging or any kind of machine-based cardio. Mixed distance shuttle runs should be an integral part of any […]

Sledgehammer Training Is Not For The Faint of Heart

You might think I’m crazy, my neighbors probably think I’m crazy and if you listen to me your neighbors might think you’re crazy.  And you might be crazy if you listen to me, but you will be in better shape.  Try sledgehammer training. In the effort to get fit you don’t have to rely on […]

A Great Outdoor Workout

The weather is getting nicer, so get off the treadmill, Stair Master, stationary bike and elliptical trainer and get outside where you can actually move the human body the way it’s meant to move.  If your goal is to get in great shape so that you can give yourself the chance to look your best, […]

Can You Do Hang Cleans?

The hang clean is an incredibly effective exercise that will strengthen everything from your fingers to your toes, and clients of all ages and ability levels will benefit from learning and performing this movement.  Whether or not you work with a personal trainer you should be able to perform hang cleans. These guidelines are provided […]