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The Glute Report

Everybody knows that when it comes to leg and hip development, squat and deadlift variations are king. They recruit an abundance of muscle fibers and build strength and power better than almost any other movement. But when it comes to the glutes, some times they need a little one-on-one time to make sure they are functioning correctly. We'll cover a couple of exercises that will help...

More than Being Big

I have to thank my sister for inspiration on the topic of this post. I was running on the treadmill the other day (no, I wasn't running miles, I was doing 60 second intervals). In the summer I go up to the track and run sprints but I'm not a fan of the the cold, basically anything under 60 degrees, so my options were limited. Anyway, when I got off she looked at me funny and asked why I...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Resistance training is possibly the best genre of exercise you can partake in to achieve the goals you seek to achieve. Whether you want to get stronger, leaner, more flexible, faster, have more lean mass, jump higher or simply just feel better, physically, emotionally and psychologically.....some form of resistance training can get you there. But there are a few fallacies about...

New Year’s Resolutions are a Joke

  OK, so maybe that is a strong way to put it. Obviously any time someone makes a New Year's resolution, they make it with the best of intentions....why else would you make one? And 9 times out of 10 the resolution has to do with your health, whether you want to quit smoking, quit drinking, start eating healthier, cut back on soda, start bike riding, go on more walks, get your...

7 Ways to get Results NOW!

    In the spirit of the Holidays and some New Year's resolutions I figured I'd make a short list on how to get yourself started on the path to true health. Implement some of these into your training today and you won't be disappointed. Let's take a look at what we're talking about, in no particular order:   1) Self-Myofascial Release - OK, it's really just a...

The Back Manifesto: Horizontal Edition

  So last week we talked about vertical pulling movements, the pull-up and the chin-up, for a big, strong back. Today we're going to go over a few horizontal movements for more direct rhomboid and lower trap work, building size and thickness. In my mind, if you perform these moves CORRECTLY and consistently, you will be well on your way to a big, strong back. Let's stop messing...

The Back Manifesto: Vertical Edition

Resistance training can be one of the most beneficial activities you can do to improve you body composition. As you look in the mirror over the months that you train, your body will change in ways that you couldn't imagine. But there's one big problem that people run into during there during there training......NOT training the muscles you DON'T see in the mirror. Yes, that means...

Busting the Cardio Myth

  Do you ever notice that you see the same people on the treadmill every time you go to the gym? The same people with the same goal, to lose weight. But if you pay attention, these people never really seem to change. They run and run and run and they're bodies look relatively the same as day one. So what's the problem? Are they eating too much junk? Possibly. Are they running...

Step Back Lunge

We haven't reviewed a new exercise in a while so I thought it would be a good time to introduce one of my new favorite lower body movements. Lunges are done in many different variations, but the step back lunge is one that requires not only strength, but stability, coordination and muscular endurance. When performed correctly, this lunge variation will target your hamstrings, quads and...

30 Minutes or Less

It's not always easy to find time for your workout. Whether you travel on the time for work, have children, own your own business and are busy trying to grow it, there's only so much time in one day (24 hours to be exact). So considering your lack of time, how are you suppose to juggle all of these things in your life and have time to worry about your health?!? All it takes is a little...