Chest Supported Row “Countdowns”

I’ve been riddled with the flu this past week and just got back to being a normal human again this past weekend. This has been a very frustrating past couple weeks for me training-wise, and if I’m really honest, my training hasn’t been where I want it to be for the past couple months. Training is like that though. After your first few months or even your first few years of training hard, progress stops being linear and you go through those periods of weeks or months where it just doesn’t pan out how you’d hope. The key during these [...]

2014-03-31T08:02:32+00:00

Total Body Iso Hold Circuit

Today I just want to share a “fun” (well I think it’s fun, but I realize I’m not exactly normal) circuit involving all isometric holds. Unfortunately, I tweaked my back recently using a leaf blower of all things (isn’t it funny/annoying how it also seems to be stupid, random stuff that sets backs off?) so I’ve been laying off the heavy lower body work. Instead, I’ve been doing a lot of Bulgarian split squat iso holds as a way to continue to work my legs without pissing off my lower back. Anywho, I digress. The circuit. Start with a 30 [...]

2014-03-19T18:44:50+00:00

Great Alternative to Traditional Cardio

I mentioned last week in a blog post that my friend Jen Sinkler is releasing a really cool product called Lift Weights Faster. Well, she released it today, so it’s now available for purchase. I’ve looked over the entire product and even contributed a few workouts, and I really, really like it. As the name suggests, the product is a database of cardio-type fat-loss workouts, only rather than do traditional gerbil cardio, you’re using weights…faster. For people like me that abhor regular cardio, this is a very cool idea and makes the thought of going to the gym a lot [...]

2014-03-18T09:44:10+00:00

Quick, Simple, and Effective Full-Body Workout (plus a challenge)

Today I want to share a simple full body workout that I really like that works well when you’re short on time and/or equipment. I certainly didn’t invent this workout by any means, but it’s something I’ve used quite a bit with myself and my clients and something that can be easily adapted for different levels, circumstances, and goals. It’s three exercises: chin-ups, skater squats, and pushups—preferably done in that order. Like I said; it’s very simple, but effective nonetheless. These three exercises give a quick full-body workout when you’re short on time, and they don’t require much equipment at [...]

2014-03-12T16:27:18+00:00

Unconventional Trap Bar Exercises

I had a new article published on T-Nation this morning called Unconventional Trap Bar Exercises. Bet you can't guess what it's about? If you guessed unconventional trap bar exercises...you'd be correct. I think/hope you'll like it. You can read it here: http://www.t-nation.com/training/unconventional-trap-bar-exercises

2014-03-07T09:45:04+00:00