Awesome 5-Minute Workout Challenge

Back in the summer I shared an awesome workout challenge consisting of chin-ups and pushups that I aptly called the “Chin-up/Pushup Countdown Challenge.” It’s pretty simple but damn hard, and I’ve received a ton of great feedback in the past six months from people who’ve tried it really liked it. You can read that here: https://benbruno.com/2013/08/fun-workout-challenge/ I must say that I personally love a good challenge and love ditching the script every once in a while and just seeing what the hell I’m made of. Thing is, a lot of workout challenges are dangerous and involve exercises with a high [...]

2014-02-25T17:04:58+00:00

Cool (Advanced) Chin-up Variation

As you well know by now if you read my blog with any regularity, I have a not-so-secret affinity for chin-ups and do them on the regular, usually at least 2-4 times a week. As such, I’ll often vary the rep scheme and/or the volume, switch between weighted and bodyweight chins, or do different chin-up variations. One variation that I like to do sometimes is something that I call “Pull Apart” Ring Chins. Again, as it typical with me, it’s a boring name, but it’s a good exercise so that’s all that matters to me. Rather than do a tradition [...]

2014-02-23T12:46:20+00:00

8 Tips for Bigger Shoulders

I had a new article published on T-Nation yesterday sharing eight tips for building bigger shoulders. Hope you like it. You can read the article here: http://www.t-nation.com/training/big-scary-delts

2014-02-19T09:17:59+00:00

Power Pairings

Hey all! I promise I haven’t vanished off the face of the earth. I’ve just been super busy at work the past couple weeks and haven’t had time to blog. A few days ago though I had a new article published a few days ago on Bodybuilding.com called Power Pairings. It shares exercise pairings that work well together logistically to allow you to get a great workout in a hurry for those times when life is busy and you’re short on time. It’s all just practical stuff that’ll allow you to get a good workout quickly without hogging a whole bunch [...]

2014-02-17T11:14:32+00:00

Ring Chins with a twist

I mentioned recently on my blog that in the past four months since moving to California and starting my new job, I’m still doing a lot of chin-ups on a weekly basis, but I’ve switched to doing all of my chin-ups on the rings. I’ve always liked the rings a lot, but before I had to hang the rings from the power rack each time, and due to laziness I often just did them from the chin-up bar to save time. Now that there are rings hanging at all times, it works logistically a lot better for me, and I [...]

2014-02-04T17:26:39+00:00