Versa Loops Resistance Band Training

Is your workout program slowly killing you?

Sometimes, we just aren’t that smart.

We do something over and over, even though the feedback from our bodies says, “Hey knucklehead, that hurts! Knock it off!” Most of us just aren’t that good at listening to this type of feedback.

It isn’t hard—our bodies are excellent at giving appropriate feedback when necessary. We just like to hold onto maxims like, “No pain, no gain.” Sure, a little soreness is going to creep in, and you shouldn’t be afraid of that at all.

But when things start getting chronic, that’s when it’s time to take note.

What’s funny (or sad, depending on how you look at it) is a little resistance band training can go a heck of a long way in curing and, better yet, preventing this kind of pain. Read More…

Periodization And Bodyweight Workout Programs, PT. 1

It is so important to constantly mix things up. It doesn’t matter if you are training for the Olympics in weightlifting, trying to get to the elite level in powerlifting, or building functional strength and trying to look your best with bodyweight style training programs.

No matter what your personal reasons for training are, the fact remains the same—the human body adapts incredibly well and this adaptation will kill your progress.

The answer is to keep things fresh, yet still have a plan behind what you are doing.

The answer is periodization. Read More…

Lebert Equalizer

Every now and then, I will try something and say to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

That’s exactly what happened when I was introduced to the Lebert Equalizer. This is a simple, portable, yet heavy-duty bodyweight training aid that will help you reach a new level of fitness.

With the Equalizer, you will be able to do exercises you once thought were only possible by joining a commercial gym—and you will be able to do them right at home without having to wait or deal with the crowds.

Everything from agility drills to dips, L-Sits to reverse push ups, this simple piece of equipment will get you moving in ways you didn’t think were possible.

Let’s take a quick look at this amazing and simple piece of equipment… Read More…

Doorway Chin Up Bar

For some people, getting their pull ups and chin ups in can be tough if they are working out at home. Not everyone wants to have a ceiling mounted chin up bar, and that’s totally understandable.

Nonetheless, chin ups are a key component to any bodyweight training program, that’s why I really believe in a doorway chin up bar.

Not only are they great for around the house, but if you travel, they are a must because you can break them down and set them up easily in your hotel room. Read More…

Bodyweight Circuit Training

Reap The Fat Loss Benefits Of Bodyweight Circuit Training

One of the ways to make your bodyweight training regimen even tougher is to start adding circuit training methods to it.

Circuit training allows you to train a target muscle group intensely, then change to a different muscle group and allow the first to rest—you will continue on in this fashion until you have completed the entire circuit.

One time through each exercise in the circuit counts as one set.

Circuits can be anywhere from three exercises to as high as ten. Anything lower than three isn’t technically circuit training, and anything above 10 starts delivering diminishing returns.

Let’s take a closer look at bodyweight circuit training and have a look at a few sample workouts… Read More…

TRX Pro Pack And Door Anchor Review

The TRX Pro Pack and Door Anchor are the perfect solution for a home gym with little space requirements

Sometimes, people give up a little too easily. They think, “I live in an apartment so I can’t have a home gym,” and they join the thousands of people paying for a gym membership that never use it.

The excuse of not having enough space is gone—thanks to the TRX Pro Pack and door anchor.

All you need is a room with a door, and you have a ready made gym in a box, that will allow you to do everything you can in a commercial gym…if not more!

If you are ready to ditch the gym, and the excuses, then keep reading because the TRX Pro Pack is definitely for you! Read More…

Why “Revolutionary” Should Not Be A Part Of Your Fitness Vocab

Unfortunately, the world of fitness is also the business of fitness.

That’s why extraordinary lengths are walked to get you and I to buy into the latest program or supplement.

It seems every other day something new is coming out and being tagged as “revolutionary.” Every new product on the shelves promises to change your body and the way we view fitness itself.

Incredible promises are made to get you to part with your cash…

Things like, “Only 5 minutes per week,” or “lose weight without changing your diet or exercise.”

If those sound utterly ridiculous (hint: they should!), I have some good news and bad news. First the good news, you are NOT an idiot! If those sound too good to be true, then you have a discerning ear.

Now, the bad news. Those are actual pitch lines from fitness and nutrition products on the market today. I won’t name them, because I am not into mudslinging, but it makes my skin crawl! Read More…

Bodyweight Squats

Are Bodyweight Squats Enough To Build Strong Legs?

Typically, when people are doing squats in the gym, they are going to do sets of 6-10 reps if they want to build big, strong legs. So the question comes up, “Are bodyweight squats enough to build strong, athletic legs?”

Even someone who is not in good shape, after they have learned how to squat properly, can most likely do at least 30 bodyweight squats.

Doesn’t that mean the exercise is too easy to be effective?

I think you can already see where I am going with this, but first let’s look at the benefits of doing squats without any additional load whatsoever. Read More…

3 Pull Up Variations To Improve Grip Strength

Pull ups are one of the best exercises you could possibly do for your overall strength. They can be incredibly challenging on a lot of different levels.

Training the grip, and improving grip strength is one of the most overlooked aspects of good training.

Put the two together and you can use some outstanding pull up variations to improve grip strength, while building your back and arms at the same time.

If it sounds like a win-win proposition, that’s because it is! Read More…

Foam Rolling

Feel Great For A Couple Of Bucks!

Most people focus on the same things when it comes to their body. They look at muscle size, muscle strength, body fat percentage, etc.

They keep tabs on all these things meticulously, but forget something very important—the quality of the muscle tissue.

Hard bodyweight training, and any type of muscle building, tears down the muscle tissue so it can be built back up stronger. But this process creates scar tissue.

Foam rolling can break down and get rid of your scar tissue easily—yet most people don’t do it!

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