Archive for July, 2011


How To Do More Pull Ups

Once you’ve gotten past the initial phase of how to do a pull up, then the next obvious question becomes, “How do I do more pull ups?” It’s a good question, because the vast majority of people out there can do somewhere in the neighborhood of 0-3. The good news is, within 3 weeks of […]

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How To Do Burpees

Getting in great shape requires much more than just building a lot of muscle or getting stronger. You also have to burn calories and increase your cardiovascular fitness as well.
One of the best ways to do that from a bodyweight training perspective is by performing burpees. If you are like most people, you don’t like […]

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How To Do A Chin Up

Chin ups are a classic exercise. They’ve long been used by military boot camps and other high performance organizations because of their effectiveness. They really are killer way to strengthen and tone the muscles of the upper torso.
They are often mistaken for pull ups though, and those two terms are sometimes used interchangably, even though […]

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Single Leg Squats

A lot of people think that body weight training does not offer enough of a challenge when it comes to training the legs and the lower body. To those people, you can say three simple words: single leg squats.
Single leg squats are one of the most challenging lower body exercises you can ever do. It […]

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Power Systems Pro Series Glute Ham Raise Machine

Before you say something like, “Wait, this is a machine? What does that have to do with bodyweight training?” Hold on, let me explain.
Even though this is a piece of equipment, and a large one at that, performing a glute ham raise is still a bodyweight movement—you just need a glute ham raise machine to […]

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Plyometric Push Ups

As if performing proper push ups was not difficult enough, as you get stronger, you can add in even more punishment by making your push ups plyometric! Adding an explosive element to your push ups is a great way to add power and speed, as well as carve an impressive chest and shoulders.
Most people think […]

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Hanging Knee Raises

So, you are on a quest for those six pack abs. You’ve done a million crunches, and a million sit ups, but still nothing.
Or perhaps you even tried the hanging leg raises, but those were a little too challenging for you. Not to worry, because hanging knee raises will provide much of the same benefits, […]

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Pistol Squats

If you are looking for a killer variation on the single leg squats, then look no further than the pistol squat.
This variation takes the intensity and challenge of the movement to the next level! It will also bring several stablizer muscles into the equation, including your abs and hip flexors. Do them with the right […]

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Power Systems Premium Power Plyo Boxes

If you are interested in plyometrics training and plyometrics exercises, then the time will come when you need to invest in a good set of plyometric boxes.
Whether your goal is to be leaner, or to improve explosiveness, vertical jump, and athleticism, you need a good set of boxes that will grow with as you get […]

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Dragon Flags: Hardcore Ab Training

Ok, so you are ready to take your ab training to the next level. You’ve been training like crazy, your abs are looking good, and they feel really strong.
Great, so what’s next?
The answer is simple…dragon flags! It’s pretty accurate to say that dragon flags are one of the three best exercises for the abs you […]

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