Benefits Of Sprint Training

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There are many benefits of sprint training. Some are self explanatory and some just make you scratch your head ans say “huh?” You probably couldn’t care any less about all the specifics of glycolosis, HGH increase, muscle adaptations, EPOC, and all that sort of stuff. Most people don’t want to read a bunch of physical […]

Secret Service Snatch Test – Is It Really That Bad

Secret Service Snatch Test; A 10 minute test of your muscular endurance and mental fortitude. The only rule is that you cannot quit. Description; Using a 24kg kettlebell (women 16kg) do as many single arm snatches as possible in 10 minutes. You may switch hands anytime. You may set the bell down if you need […]

Workout Routines For Women – Simple and Effective

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You’re probably expecting to read something like workout routines for women need to be different because… (you can fill in the blank). Sorry, you won’t find that here. The fact is workout routines for women don’t need to be different than routines for men. They only need to be different if your goals are different. […]

Workout Routines Without Equipment

Workout routines without equipment can be just as taxing and difficult as routines with equipment. There are so many bodyweight movements that the possibilities are almost endless. Add in the additional effect of plyometrics and you’re really approaching endless. Regardless of your fitness goals there’s a routine for you that doesn’t require any equipment. Don’t get […]

Jumping Rope For Weight Loss

If I had to choose between running and jumping rope for weight loss, I’d choose jumping rope every time. That’s a no brainer for me. First of all, I don’t like running. I used to hate running but now it’s just a dislike. Second, I’m going to burn about the same amount of calories jumping […]

If You Don’t Train Like Me Then You Suck And You’re Stupid

I get so amused at how angry and upset some people get if you don’t have the same training philosophy as them. It’s almost like politics and religion. If you’re confused about what I’m talking about then go into a Crossfit forum and try discussing isolation exercises. Don’t wanna do that? Then go over to […]

Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

I just saw this video from CBS This Morning about diet soda and weight gain. The headline “Can Diet Soda Make You Fat” caught my attention because I believe the answer is both true and false. CBS This Morning video (3 min) Can Diet Soda Make You Fat: No The answer is “no” for one reason […]

Exercises You’ve Never Tried – But Should

You do bench presses, shoulder presses and laterals, lat pull downs, squats and all the other usual suspects. The stuff I like to refer to as “the mirror muscles”. Here’s the problem with most people’s training routines, they lack key movements that work the posterior chain. That’s all that stuff in the back that you […]

How To Eat Less – 28 Quick And Easy Tips

Yes it’s true. If you want to lose weight you have to eat less. In other words, take in less calories than you expend. Knowing that is the easy part. But how do you eat less and somehow manage to not be pissed off at the world? Now that’s where the difficulty comes into play. Below you’ll […]

Compound Movements – Are They Better

Compound movements involve 2 or more joints and multiple muscle groups. That’s a fairly straight forward and simple definition. Now, I’m not going to sit here and write a post detailing how everyone should be doing compound movements if they want to get serious about their training. I’m not going to say that isolation movements […]