Do This Lunge Variation For Total Body Strength

Compound exercises are great to recruit multiple muscle groups. This is great to get a quick workout in, burn fat, and stimulate and grow a lot of muscle mass. This exercise in particular will not only require strength, but a ton of stability to pull it off. I present to you…. THE LUNGE OFF FLOOR…

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3 Safer Ways to Lift HEAVY

     In the fitness world some exercises get labeled as “king”.  These are normally your compound lifts you try to lift heavy such as squats, deadlifts, and the bench press. Which is why “how much you bench?” or “how much you squat?” are pretty frequent questions by any meathead, or info put into a…

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5 Reasons You Should Try Intermittent Fasting

People dread “dieting”.  Even if they go into it fully motivated and ready to make drastic change, it is normally short lived.  You do have those freaks who can muster and grind things out through will-power, but for the most part those people are few and far between.  They are also normally not enjoying their…

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Exercise of the Week: Cable Torso Rotations

This week’s exercise is the Cable Torso Rotation.  I have been wanting to increase my core and rotational strength for jiu jitsu and started adding these into my core routine.  The variation I show in the video is a slow and rather heavy version.  The opposite of someone doing a fast set of Russian Twists.  You…

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3 Muscle Building Trap Bar Exercises

I have been incorporating the Trap Bar more into my workouts lately.  It has brought a nice change of pace and a new dimension to some old lifting staples.  Today I want to share with you, three Trap Bar variations to some old, basic exercises that I am sure you are already doing.  Give them a…

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Exercise of the Week: Half Turkish Get Up

While I’ve been writing up this blog post the Half Turkish Get Up has been on my mind so much, that I was actually doing them in my dreams last night.  I must say Dream Kevin has a lot better looking abs than Reality Kevin, so I think my subconscious mind is telling me something.  So…

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5 Carry Variations to Build Strength

How Can Something So Simple, Be So Effective Pick up weight and move it from point A to point B (properly of course).  It can’t get any easier than that,…. well simpler than that. (It shouldn’t be easy!) So simple, people look at you funny the first time you demonstrate it to them.  By the…

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Exercise of the Week: Banded DB Front Raise

The Banded DB Front Raise is a great way to increase shoulder stability while turning an old exercise into a new super intense version of the original.  The key is to keep pushing your hands apart during the duration of the exercise.  This will activate the muscles surrounding the shoulder cuff.  I use a slightly…

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No Space, Little Money? My 5 Picks for Building A Home Gym On A Budget

With the holidays and New Years right around the corner, I am going to assume that a lot of fitness goals are going to be made and a lot of people are going to need to make a decision on how to go about achieving their results.  Some may hire a trainer, join a gym,…

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Exercise of the Week: Lunge Off the Floor

The Lunge from off the floor is a great exercise and variation of the ever-popular lunge.  I really love this exercise because it can help the client feel more stable in the bottom, weakest position and give them a better feel for pushing back up through the heel.  Its great exercise that will work the…

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