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Fat Loss Workout Mistakes You Might Be Making

Fat Loss Workout Mistakes You Might Be Making

High intensity circuits, high intensity interval training (HIT) and fasted cardio are all popular calorie burning methods. But which strategy is best for you? HIIT   If you look at any fitness intensity chart from the 80’s and 90’s, you’ll see a zone referred to as the fat loss zone, which corresponds to roughly 60% ..read more..

Top 5 Bodybuilding Rules You’re Not Breaking

Top 5 Bodybuilding Rules You’re Not Breaking

Some bodybuilding rules are meant to be broken. Apply these five rule breakers to your training and take your muscular development to the next level! 1) Only do functional exercises (free weight, multi-joint)   “Functional training” is a buzzword as of late that is scaring people away from tried and true bodybuilding methods and turning ..read more..

Hybrid Density Training: The Best Fat Loss Workout You’re NOT Doing

Hybrid Density Training: The Best Fat Loss Workout You’re NOT Doing

Well, it would be a lie if I said that this week was anything shy of spectacular. I had my debut article on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official website, titled Hybrid Density Training (HDT): The Best Fat Loss Workout You’re NOT Doing. It was a hit and received 10,000 LIKES! HDT is a high intensity training program ..read more..

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results in the Gym

Below is a guest blog post from a good friend of mine and fellow colleague, Chad Landers. After over 20 years in the personal training business, I’ve come to realize that many people still have problems achieving their personal fitness goals. While this is good for my business, the vast majority of people will be ..read more..

Russian Revolution: Enter the Kettlebell

Russian Revolution: Enter the Kettlebell

Unfortunately, I have some sad news for you. Robert Kennedy Publishing, producer and distributor of Oxygen magazine, Reps magazine and MuscleMag has filed for bankruptcy and has closed their doors. As you may know, I was a regular contributor to all of these magazines. In fact, I submitted a training feature on kettlebell training that ..read more..

Strategic Exercise Pairing for More Size

Strategic Exercise Pairing for More Size

In most beginner exercise textbooks, it’s common to prescribe multi-joint movements (e.g. squats, bench press, deadlifts, etc.) at the start of your workout, and follow with isolation-type exercises (e.g. biceps curls, leg curls, triceps extensions, etc.). However, in the 1960s, Arthur Jones suggested the opposite (an isolation exercise performed immediately before a compound exercise) and ..read more..

Top 5 Tips for Being a Fit Mom

Top 5 Tips for Being a Fit Mom

This is a guest post from my friend Tiffany Lee Gaston – she is a National Figure Competitor, freelance writer, Paleo chef, wife and mother of three children, based out of Arizona. She is an advocate for health and fitness and aims to help inspire and educate others along their journey and I truly admire ..read more..

Ultimate Sandbag Leg Complex 2.0

Ultimate Sandbag Leg Complex 2.0

I have a new Ultimate Sandbag Complex for you to try this week. This week’s workout uses a 30kg Burly Ultimate Sandbag. Here are the complex details: 1. Staggered Clean 2. Staggered Front Loaded Squat 3. Staggered Good Morning 4. Staggered High Pull Perform 5 reps of each exercise per side. Perform 5 total sets ..read more..

Would the Real Tabata Please Stand Up?

Would the Real Tabata Please Stand Up?

If you are new to the fitness industry or have been around the block a few times like I have, I’m sure you’ve heard the Japanese name “Tabata” being used just as often as the words “set”, “rep” or “interval.” This Japanese last name has become famous (almost legendary) and is commonly used as a ..read more..

5 Tips on Getting a Badass Physique

5 Tips on Getting a Badass Physique

*this post first appeared on my friend Travis Stoetzel’s blog. I normally get asked how to build muscle and burn fat; rightfully so, as most dudes I see training in community gyms don’t have a clue. Most guys want a rippin’ 6-pack, cannon-ball delts and to be stronger than their old man but are all ..read more..

Favourite Fat Loss Exercise

Favourite Fat Loss Exercise

Going to the gym and throwing around some iron is actually pretty easy. Most gym-goers have a general idea of what a pushup looks like or how to use the leg press machine, but what’s lacking, is the knowledge in deciding what exercise choice makes the most sense. Choosing the best exercise based on your ..read more..

3 Surprising Benefits of Olympic Lifting

3 Surprising Benefits of Olympic Lifting

Olympic lifting (the clean and jerk and the snatch) are valuable training methods for increasing full body power. The ability to recruit high-threshold motor units or type II muscle fibers (fast twitch fibers) means you’ll be able to produce more force in a shorter amount of time, be able to sprint and accelerate faster and ..read more..