Let Me Show You How I Burn the Fat

It’s February 20th as I start writing this and starting tomorrow I’ll be leaning down for the next several months. I’m actually looking forward to it because life, for many reasons, is better when lean. Trust me, I’ve been out of shape at around 230 and I’ve been in really good shape at 180. Different…

Technique of the Week: Dumbbell Assisted Leg Lifts

Looking for more exercises to hit the abs? I gotcha covered. The Dumbbell Assisted Leg Lift is a nice simple move that you’ll really feel in the midsection. The challenge is to use the abs to keep your lower back flat on the floor as you control your limbs — the challenging part is the…

Technique of the Week: The Bulgarian Split Squat

  Before I get into it, I’ll just say it, I cannot emphasize enough how valuable this one is for a better looking set of legs and butt, while also making you way more athletic. But see, I’ve got a little love/hate relationship going on with the Bulgarian Split Squat. Love? I credit it with saving…

34 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Working Out

I started going into gyms regularly at the age of 14. Since then, I’ve yo-yo dieted, been on-again/off-again, hurt myself plenty and paid close attention to all kinds of things that don’t matter. I’ll stop there or else I’ll be sitting here forever finding the best possible way to describe how many mistakes I’ve made with…

Technique of the Week: The Split Squat

I can honestly say the split squat finds itself in almost every program I write for new clients. In some cases, clients aren’t ready for it on day 1, so I give them straps or bands to hold on to for support as they feel it out. Sometimes a trainee’s legs really aren’t ready for single leg…

The 4 Bottom Lines of Fat Burning

There’s a lot in this article – if all you do is take action consistently on the bottom lines, you’re good. I suggest reading the whole thing. Tracking progress, calories, strength and protein are your bottom lines Food quality, sleep and stress really only matter so much that they play into your ability to hit your bottom lines. They all…

Technique of the Week: The Push Up

I know what you’re thinking – yeah I’m gonna talk about that same old push up your grade school gym teacher made you do. Yep, same one. I wouldn’t skip over this though, the push up is one of biggest bang for your buck exercises and it can be varied in countless ways to increase the…

Technique of the Week: The Suitcase Carry

Carrying variations have risen in popularity in the fitness industry over the last decade as “Strongman” style training continues to influence strength training. The most basic of these lifts is the Farmer Carry, which is, simply put, walking with dumbbells by your side. Today, I’ll on touch on the Suitcase Carry – otherwise known as…