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New Funky Bodyweight Stuff

 If you guys got my email yesterday, then you know I just downloaded a cool new bodyweight workout with some exercises that I’ve never done before. So, not to "toot" my own horn, but I think I’m pretty good at bodyweight exercises. BUT, these exercises were kind of humbling.  And…

Video: Push-up, Burpee, Pull-up Combo

 I filmed this after practice last night since I got about 10 emails asking what this was in my previous post. This is by far one of my favorite "combo" exercises. At the studio I used to train at, they had one of those Keiser racks where the chin-up bar…

The Big Fat (Loss) Japanese Lie

True conversation that I overheard at the gym yesterday between a trainer and his 20-something female client (sorry, I couldn’t help it):   Trainer: "You’ve got to try this new 4-minute workout that I’ve got for you. All you have to do is alternate exercising for 20s and then resting…

The Death of Personal Training

 One-on-one training is dying.   That’s a BOLD statement coming form someone who’s made a living training people one-on-one for the better part of 13 years. But, given society’s new "budget-conscious" state, having a personal trainer has gone back to becoming more of a luxury item than a necessity. So,…

Your Kettlebell Revolution 7-Day Plan

One of the biggest keys to your fat loss success is planning. Writing down and knowing exactly what workout you’re going to be doing and what you’ll be eating on what day not only will ensure that you’re prepared but will also un-clutter your mind so that you can focus…

The Perfect Complement to Kettlebell Training

I was doing some push-ups yesterday and I got bored. That doesn’t happen often, because I try to keep things as interesting as possible.  The push-up, as basic as it is, has many variations…. -off-set push ups -spiderman push-ups -typewriter push-ups -handstand push-up -dive-bombers -hindu push-ups -1-arm push-ups etc, etc,…

3 Kettlebell Exercises To Do Now

I’ve noticed that there’s a certain hesitation among “regular” gym goers when it comes to trying Kettlebell Training. When I train at the gym and have my clients do some work with kettlebells, there always seems to be 3 or 4 wandering eyes really taking a distant interest in what…

6-Pack-Abs & Kettlebells

For years fitness “experts” have been telling us to do endless crunches and sit ups to get great abs. Combine that with the latest low fat diet and hours upon hours of slow boring cardio and – BANG! ¬†Instant 6-Pack Abs, right? It’s amazing how, if you say something over…