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…

Exercise of the Week: The Yoga Plex

This week I’m coming at you from a different angle — not the usual barbell and dumbbell stuff you might expect. As a trainer I’ve been asked many times before what I think about yoga. I think it’s great – so great, in fact, that I steal from them unapologetically and place their stuff – like this…

17 Core Power Moves To Sculpt and Strengthen Your Abs

  The core. The abs. The midsection. Whatever you call it, it’s the most focused on piece when it comes to building a better looking body and it’s tough to find a fitness magazine without someone flaunting a chiselled stomach. Not only that, people just love to feel their abs in a workout. This seemingly universal truth transcends not only gender and…

Exercise of the Week: 3 Point Dumbbell Row

The 3 Point DB Row is one of my go-to exercises for the muscles of the upper back and lats.  Many people workout the muscles you can see in the mirror more often than the ones you can’t — this is a mistake. With balance of movements in your programs you avoid injury and build…

Exercise of the Week: The Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

  Note: Here’s the first instalment of “Exercise of the Week” where I’ll deliver a detailed tutorial on some of the more effective exercises I know. Feel free to shoot me requests and questions — I shot this at 3:30am Wednesday night because I think this stuff is important. I hope they help you. The RDL is…

6 Ways to Get Diet Right Without “A Diet”.

I’ve got a couple solutions for you if you’ve ever had a hard time with “dieting” or “weight loss”. First things first: quit dieting.  A diet is something that has to end at some point – a specific diet can work but it’s important to know you’ll always go back to habits. The results from…