Good Reads For the Week

Another week is now in the books, so that means it’s time for another installment of Good Reads. Before I get to the list though, I want to remind you to please follow me on Twitter at benbruno1. Ok, now I’ll get right to it before I waste too much of your time blabbering away. Here are some posts you may have missed during the week. Learning On a Budget, Revisited Work the Entire Back Side of the Body With One Move, Part 2For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 41Ok, now here are some awesome new articles on I usually [...]


Learning On A Budget, Revisited

A few months ago I made a post called Learning on a Budget where I discussed and why I feel like it’s a good site to join (click here for that post). I was happy to see a bunch of people sign up, and I have received a lot of positive feedback thus far. So why am I bringing this up again? Two reasons. First, more people read my blog now so I want to share the good word with people that may not have read the previous post and may not know about Second, I was recently [...]


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 41

I’ve got a great compilation of training videos from the past week. Before we get to it though, make sure you check out yesterday’s post with a cool exercise to work your back side.Ok, now let’s get started. We’ve got a great lineup as usual, so getcha popcorn ready!Paused 1 Leg Squats. Pausing the reps makes this exercise significantly harder by killing the stretch reflex and forcing you to control the eccentric a bit more to avoid bouncing out of the bottom. I’ve done pauses before, but I increased the length of the pause slightly this time and noticed quite [...]


Work the Whole Back Side of the Body With One Move: Part 2

About six weeks ago I made a post called Work the Whole Back Side of the Body With One Move where I showed an inverted row/hamstring bodycurl combination exercise that was very well received so I thought I would follow it up with another exercise that fits a similar description and is equally sweet. I’ll call it the Banded “Iron Cross” Glute-Ham Raise for lack of a better name, and it’s a winner. If you’ve followed my blog regularly or read by recent T-Nation article about glute-ham raises, then you know it’s probably my favorite exercise for the posterior chain. [...]


Good Reads for the Week

I hope everyone had a good week. I’ve actually had a great week, but I’m been really busy, which is why I’ve slacked a little on posting. Rest assured though, I’ve still put together an awesome compilation of good fitness reads from the past week, so sit back, relax, and get your learn on. Here are a few posts you may have missed this week. For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 40Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar Now for the rest of the list. Get comfy, because this could take awhile. Sean Hyson makes a FREE e-book available with 50 tips to [...]


Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar

Several months back I received an invitation from Jay DeMayo, strength coach at the University of Richmond, to attend the 2011 Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar. I really wanted to attend because it looked like a great lineup and I had heard Jay speak on the Strength Coach Podcast and really liked what he had to say. Unfortunetely, the timing conflicted with work and I couldn’t make it. Luckily, Jay sent me a DVD copy of the seminar and I just finished watching it. I watch a lot of DVDs, but I wanted to make special mention of this one [...]


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 40

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I definitely am. I’m running out the door for work though, so I’ll cut right to the chase. I’ve put together another awesome compilation of training videos from the past week that I think you’ll really like. Let me know what you think about it in the comments below. Getcha popcorn ready!Eccentric 1 Leg Squats. I have been incorporating these (along with 1.5 rep single leg squats) the past month or so, and I’m really liking them. It’s a great way to really fry the legs without needing as much [...]


Good Reads For the Week

Hey everyone, this week has absolutely flown by, and I can’t believe it’s over already. In any case, it’s Sunday, and that means another edition of Good Reads. It also means that it’s the final round of the British Open and the gold medal game for the women’s World Cup. Today I am a huge USA soccer fan (I know I know, I’m an admitted fair-weather fan) today and I’ll be pulling for Dustin Johnson to win the Open. I have a small interest in him because he hits the ball a country mile and I’m a big fan of [...]


Training Update

I have been receiving a lot of questions about my own training in the past few weeks, so I thought I’d mention that a little bit. Truth is, my own training really hasn’t changed much in the past year. If you have followed my blog consistently, then you probably already know most of what I’m about to write. For the newer readers, I’ll quickly fill you in on the template I use. -I ideally train 4 days a week: 2 lower body days, and 2 upper body days. If I can only train 3 days, I’ll make one of the [...]


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Take 39

I hope everyone is having a good week. I’ve put together a great compilation of awesome training videos from the past week. Sit back and enjoy!One quick note: If you want to send me links with your videos for me to post them here, please do NOT post them on my Facebook wall. Send me a message with a link to the movie. I’ve been getting a lot of junk posted to my wall recently and it’s mildly annoying. Thanks.Ok, let’s get to it. 1 Leg Skaters Squats with “1.5” reps. I have been using skater squats more than any [...]