“If it’s important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.” – World famous wrestling coach Dan GableMore often than not, when people ask me “what should I be adding to my routine?” I tell them to stop adding and start subtracting. If you can get rid of all but a few key moves (swings and getups come to mind), why add more? I think most people reading this blog would probably agree that doing more with less kicks more ass than vice versa.As always though, there’s an … [Read more...] about What’s a joint like you doing in a person like this?
There's a good time for it and a bad time for it. Is it ever okay to hop programs?Hell yes it is!But first, let's qualify when it might NOT be all right:1) You're bored.Oh, boo frickety hoo. Boredom is not a sign that a program is somehow ineffective. In fact, some of the best results I've ever gotten were from programs that bored me to tears and really forced me to stick to the plan. If it's entertainment you want, there are better ways to get it than through fitness training. A personal … [Read more...] about When should I jump to a different program?
There are a million reasons. Here are just a few. If you can't move your body adequately - and indeed effortlessly - through free space, what business do you have trying to make progressively heavier poundages go airborne when your own fair flesh barely stands a chance under your power?There's no clearly demarcated line at which you should start weight training, so don't make the mistake of thinking that it's some sort of elite-level activity requiring elite level preparation. Lifting … [Read more...] about Why bodyweight training is important
If it's not hard, what are you resisting, exactly? Wanna know what works for physically transforming yourself?Resistance training.Resistance is defined as "the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding." The harder you have to work to physically resist something, the more your body necessarily and physiologically has to change to meet the challenge. That means burn more of that fat you encouraged it to store, build more of that muscle you let get soft and mushy, and lift up that … [Read more...] about Why you *must* make your resistance workouts harder
Shocking, I know, but 100% true. To get fit and strong, you do NOT need a gym.You need proper guidance, a goal, and a clear path.A gym doesn't hurt, for sure, but it's no guarantee for success, either. All too often you see people who's only real, stated fitness-related goal is "I need to get to the gym more often." If that were all you needed, the secretaries and janitors there would be walking, talking Greek statues! Not to mention a greater amount of the patrons there, as a cursory … [Read more...] about You don’t need a gym to get fit