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…

Exercise of the Week: Renegade Row

The Renegade Row will certainly challenge you. So much that many will want to start with 5-10 pound weights or even consider working at it without any loads at all. This challenging exercise will certainly engage the muscles of your upper back once you start using weights that are heavy enough. The real challenge, though, is at…

The Secrets Behind A Real Before and After

Before and afters are eye-catching, aren’t they. I’ve always found seeing a body change to be fascinating. When I was younger, say 14-15, it was because I figured it would just lead to more attention from the opposite sex. It does. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve also realized that there’s more. To the opposite sex. And to…

Exercise of the Week: The Kettlebell Swing

Without question, one of the biggest movements the fitness industry has seen over the last decade is the growth in popularity of the kettlebell. Those balls with a handle you’re now seeing more of in every gym you walk into are here to stay – for good reason too, they can be a really a nice…

Exercise of the Week: Stability Ball Leg Curl

The stability ball leg curl is a key exercise and it finds its way, in some shape or form, in many of the programs I write for my clients. I provided you with several great exercises to work the backside of the body in my article HERE, which focused largely on movements that occur directly…