The most common reasons people don’t exercise are: time, location, money and kids. If you are like me, you find public gyms annoying, distracting and restricting (e.g. bad bars, no heavy dumbbells, TV’s (seriously!), non-round plates, no banging weights, squat racks turned into curl racks, no chalk, no grunting and no farmer’s walk bars, no specialty bars, no rings or room to sprint, throw a med ball or do loaded carries). Beginners also often mention that they find public gyms intimating. The good news is that all of these problems magically disappear when you train at home – if you get the right stuff and know what you are doing.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Monday, 25 September 2017
After the low-fat craziness of the 80’s and early 90’s, the pendulum swung in the opposite direction. All of a sudden, carbs were public enemy number 1! The theory was simple: refined carbohydrates raise insulin levels. Insulin causes fat storage. Therefore, keep insulin levels low by eating a low-carb diet and avoiding high-glycemic foods and you will lose weight. While it seems simple enough, but is it true? Let us see what the latest research has to say…
Monday, 18 September 2017
Grip strength rocks! Whether you want to build a bone-crushing handshake for the business boardroom, improve sports performance, build functional, real-life strength, lift more weight in the gym, be ready for emergencies or never have to ask for help to open the pickle jar again, this post is for you!
Monday, 11 September 2017
Your alarm goes off. You roll out of bed and your feet hit the floor. Its pitch black outside. While the rest of world sleeps, you are off to the gym. There you join a handful of other super-dedicated, die-hard early-risers and begin the work of making your body better than it was yesterday. Then it is off to first appointment and the rest of your busy day. Early morning training can have great rewards, but it also brings up challenges and questions. What do I eat? What can I do to get the best possible results with your early morning training? If you like or need to train first thing in the morning, here are my top 10 tips to get you the best possible results!
|This doesn't have to be you in the gym at 6am|
Monday, 28 August 2017
Guys, it’s time you get the results you deserve. Too many guys waste countless hours of their life trying to build a better body and yet fail to do so. Why? Because they keep making the same mistakes as the guy on the bench next to them. Now you have a chance to be different than the next guy. To move forward with building your best body. However, you will only move forward on this quest if you take a different path than the next guy. To do that, you have to avoid these five common guy training mistakes.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Fat loss is about nutrition. However, a good exercise program can accelerate your results. Traditionally, many people have looked to steady-state cardio to melt off unwanted fat. However, over the last almost 20 years, high-intensity interval training or HIIT has continued to grow in popularity. This brings us the important question – if you want to lose fat, which is better – steady state or HIIT? The latest research may surprise you.
Monday, 31 July 2017
Push-ups are a fantastic exercise. However, like most body weight exercises, you run into a problem – you are working with your body, which is a fixed weight. As a result, many people abandon push-ups as they get stronger and miss the tremendous benefits this exercise has to offer. However, this does not have to be the case. Here are six effective ways to load push-ups so you can continue to use this fantastic exercise to build upper body size, strength, and performance.