A deadlift to the exercise kingdom is like the blue whale to the animal kingdom; biggest, heaviest and most intimidating. With notoriety comes myths, legends, hearsay and folklore. In this post … Continue Reading DEADLIFT MYTHS & FACTS
8 hours is a standard work day, and it’s been brought to my attention that the new plank world record stands at 8 hours and 1 minute. This is an … Continue Reading Planking: Why not add weight?!
Frank Medrano’s viral video ‘Superhuman Bodyweight Workout Domination’ has, as I write this, 34,948,864 views. Go watch the video. It’s timeless. Now scroll down to the comments section. How long … Continue Reading LEG DEVELOPMENT: Barbells VS bodyweight exercises – THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN
‘Conditioning’ is definitely the new ‘cardio’. Not only does it sound better, but its implications are better; when you think cardio, you’re seeing endurance, time investment and plenty of repetition. When you … Continue Reading 7 great workout finishers just for YOU
‘The Pussy Pad Neck pad’ is the official name for a controversial 2 foot piece of rubber. I can’t see out this article without acknowledging the pad’s universal name among … Continue Reading Squatting with the ‘neck pad’ – it’s OK, right?
What happened to kids loving sports and ‘hanging out’? Does the prevalence of social media have anything to do with this shift in modern trends? Hitting the gym is the new “going to … Continue Reading Teens being ripped, jacked & gym obsessed: Where was this sh*t 10 years ago?!
Bodyweight training is cool. It’s hip, it’s fun. On top of that it looks the part. So many advanced bodyweight movements make great potential party tricks. Doing a front lever is just … Continue Reading Bodyweight training only?
I am hopeless with a capital H at buying people Christmas presents. It all stems from the big picture view I have, and always have had. I’ve always been blessed … Continue Reading Fitness themed Christmas gifts and musings……
The 2014 world weightlifting championships concluded last Sunday from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In the early days of this site, I wrote some fairly extensive posts about the Olympic lifts, their benefits … Continue Reading Some more thoughts on Olympic weightlifting
They say there’s no substitute in life for experience, and in this case that sentiment rings truer than ever! The pre-exercise or pre-workout warm up: Worshiped by some, valued by … Continue Reading So, is the ‘warm up’ really that hot a topic?
The topic of rest periods in the realm of fitness and physical improvement often gets glossed over. I get it, it’s not particularly sexy……. Not as sexy as performance improvement, … Continue Reading Get the body you want: Respect the rest periods!
Stop, pause and reflect. When did you last take a small segment of time to simply take stock of everything? Everything being your journey. We spend so much time focusing … Continue Reading Stop & see how far you’ve come.
Welcome to the next movement in the “overlooked movement” series, where I apply my best efforts to remind you just how powerful and effective certain classic movements are. Last time … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Push-up variations & progressions
Few people know the standing overhead press was actually included in Olympic lifting right up until as recently as 1972! It’s as primal and basic as it gets, pick a … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Standing overhead press
We all know (or should) that the process of “working out” or “training” is only effective when carried out in the respect of a crucial equation……… The balance of catabolism … Continue Reading A super effective post workout recovery boosting routine!
With summer well and truly here, the enviable possession that is the coveted “6 pack” is all too envied and desired! With the amazing weather we’ve been having so far, … Continue Reading The best route to 6 pack abs (individual training advice)