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 […]

Health and Fitness Advice Conditioning Gauntlet For Men, Level 2

After you’ve completed the first level of the Conditioning Gauntlet for men, give level 2 a try. If you’ve been around the site you should know that I don’t care if how much someone can bench press or if they do Zottman curls. The scale can’t measure a person’s fitness level and weight loss […]

About Doorway Pull Up Bars

We all remember having to do pull-ups on the pull up bar in gym class, and many of us hated them.  The truth is, however, that all of our gym instructors were right – pull-ups are one of the best ways to build and strengthen your muscles.  However, as an adult we tend to forget […]

Health and Fitness Advice Conditioning Gauntlet For Women, Level 2

Level 2 of the Conditioning Gauntlet can serve as a real challenge for even the fittest women. Last month I posted an item detailing the first level of a conditioning test that I use with both my athletes and regular clients. If you’ve tried it and aced it, or looked at it and thought […]

Health and Fitness Advice Conditioning Gauntlet For Men – Level 1

Guys, try to complete the first level of the Conditioning Gauntlet for men. I don’t care if how much a person can bench press, or if they know what Zottman curls are and I don’t use the scale to measure a person’s fitness level.  I don’t think weight loss is an indication of improvement […]

Do You Get In Shape for the Spring?

If you use the coming of spring and summer as an incentive to get into shape, you better get started. I don’t think that people should just get into shape just because the warm weather is coming.  However, I do recognize that people use the change of seasons as motivation for starting to exercise or […]

Strength Training for Yoga

Yoga enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their lessons should include strength training in their routine. Yoga’s popularity has exploded over the past decade and many people have dropped traditional forms of exercises, like strength training and running, so that they can devote their energy to yoga exercises.  However, people who want […]

What Does Better Shape Mean?

Every exercise and diet plan, personal trainer and nutritional guru, promises to get people into better shape but just what constitutes this amorphous concept? There’s no doubt that for the consumer and the personal trainer/fitness professional getting into shape, better shape or the best shape possible can all mean different things.  Strength training, body building, […]

Video Fitness Tip: Sledgehammer Strength Training With a Twist

Sledgehammer strength training offers a unique and challenging way to improve your level of conditioning and personal trainers and do-it-yourself weekend warriors will benefit from strength training the sledgehammer way. For this workout I combined sledgehammer swings with a non-traditional exercise that I call “Cliffhangers,” and pull-ups.  As you can see in the video clip my deck […]

Strength Training Should Be a Part of Everyone's Exercise Program

Strength Training is not just for athletes, as people of all ages and ability levels can benefit from lifting weights.  Strength training is not just lifting heavy weights, as a wide-range of exercises – both with and without weights – can contribute to improving strength and ultimately improving your fitness level. The basic, traditional strength training […]