Why does bodyweight training rock so much? Let me count the ways… 1) It is the ultimate test of body control and coordination. Unless you walk around with a weight glued to your hand on the daily - which I sincerely doubt - the primary physical challenge you'll face is moving your own body through free space with occasional bouts of moving other things around. Bodyweight training teaches you how to dominate gravity and control your body in all manner of ways in challenges that go above and … [Read more...] about The top 5 reasons why *you* should be obsessed with bodyweight training
I could really go on and on about why calisthenics - as a serious pursuit - is the missing link in most people's training, but instead, I'll break it down into 5 simple, no BS reasons why:1) It is the ultimate test of body control and coordination. Unless you walk around with a weight glued to your hand on the daily - which I sincerely doubt - the primary physical challenge you'll face is moving your own body through free space with occasional bouts of moving other things around. … [Read more...] about The Top 5 reasons *you* should be obsessed with calisthenics
Start with these, then create a million more of your own. First, let me just say that literally ANY sort of movement you do - whether it's gardening a few times a week, going for walk or a hike, or yes shudder even Zumba, is light years better for you than filling in the butt-groove of your favorite La-Z-Boy. If your idea of a marathon is watching as many episodes of House of Cards in a row as humanly possible, this post probably won't make any difference.If, however, you see the value in … [Read more...] about Top 5 reasons why you should get strong
"The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine."-Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I’ve thought of probably about a million different ways to start this article (well, at least half a million), but some conversations I had over the past few days spurred me to write something, ANYTHING, about a topic I think is really important. What are you doing to protect your spine? crickets chirping Anything? I mean, if you injure your arm, your … [Read more...] about Un-Jack Your back
(This post originally appeared on Pat Flynn's legendary ChroniclesOfStrength.com) NOTE FROM PAT:The following is a guest post by that scriptural varmint Aleks Salkin, or The Jew Hammer, as he’s known, a miscreant, it must be obvious, of the most rascally sorts. But because he writes a very plain and deeply beguiling English, and uses short sentences and the words of everyday, unlike so many of the rambling, incoherent streams of Germanic nonsense churned out by the nub of my pen, I suspect … [Read more...] about What is Fitness Minimalism?