One Leg Exercise for Strength and Mass Pt. 2

In part two of this blog series on the split squat,we are going to cover how to challenge the movement further.  If you did not read Part 1 you will want to get on that because it will have in detail, the movement and patterns to keep yourself challenged and progressing.  You can read Part…

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Do You Even Read, Bro? 1/26/15

Here we go again! Another week to look forward to .  Another week to crush some goals.  The wife and I have used this past weekend to take a step back and start putting a little more effort into our fitness and healthy eating.  Having a soon to be 2 year old, definitely changes things.…

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One Leg Exercise for Strength and Mass Pt.1

One exercise that could arguably be called the “King of Exercises” would be the Back Squat.  It is one exercise that will use the whole body, get the heart rate up, and can draw attention from every eye when an incredible amount of weight is on the bar.  It is a measure of strength to…

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Do You Even Read, Bro? 1/19/15

It’s another “manic” Monday and the start to another week.  It’s National Chest Day! Which is why I do squats on Monday.  Momma didn’t raise no fool, you see.  Plus it’s when I give my favorite fitness articles for the week!  (See Monday is already getting better and better) I also have started something new…

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Do You Even Read, Bro? 1/11/15

Wow! Almost two weeks into the new year already, only 50 more to go!  So how are all of the new year resolutions coming along.  If you are a part of the 92% that have or are starting to fall off the wagon, these couple of articles may help.  Change is hard, and needs to…

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1-Arm Overhead Kettlebell Press

An alternative for dumbbell overhead presses is the 1-arm overhead kettlebell press. By having the bell above, it will challenge the shoulder stabilizers and forearm muscles to control weight more than a regular dumbbell where the weight is in your hand. Also by doing the exercises with one arm you will challenge the whole lateral…

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Do You Even Read, Bro? 1/5/15

Happy New Year! (I know it’s January 5th, but it’s the first edition of Do You Even Read, Bro? for 2015).  The start of a new year can still be pretty busy with the holidays winding down, getting back to a normal schedule and all of the new year resolutions that we have put on…

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Predicted Top 20 Fitness Trends of 2015

ACSM has a released a survey of what fitness trends will be popular in 2015.  To some surprise for some, bodyweight exercises were number 1.  Not to pat myself on the back and say I told you so, (since I never said it out loud or blogged about it, dang it!) I did not notice…

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Full Body Workouts vs. Split Workouts

Should you do full body workout vs. split workouts? Well, depends on your goal and situation. Here are 7 situations when doing full body workouts is a good idea. http://www.theptdc.com/2014/11/the-benefits-of-full-body-workouts-vs-split-workouts/

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Proper Snatch Movement

Great article and videos by jtsstrength.com to get your body prepared to properly do a snatch.  Each video breaks it down piece by piece so you can use each one as an individual exercise for mobility or stabilization.  Good breathing techniques as well.  See the full article here  

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