Monthly Archives: April 2014

Training Obliques without Rotation

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I can think of a lot of traditional exercises used to target the obliques. These muscles are located on the sides of the torso and, when visible, create a V- shape. This is a desirable look for a lot of gym goers. The typical exercises used to train the obliques are crunches with a twist, […]

5 Muscles that Need More Attention

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By no means am I going to pretend to be a tech savvy person. The mere fact that I have put up a website is nothing short of a miracle. That being said, WordPress has updated on me so I am trying to figure it out. All that means is that if some things look […]

Exercise Technique- Pallof Press

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When it comes to training the core, I try to avoid flexing the torso. If the spine was meant to flex, our anatomy would look a whole lot different. Therefore, most traditional ab exercises are out of the window for me. No crunches, situps, toe touches, side bends, bicycles, etc. The list could go on […]

5 Awesome Lower Body Exercises

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Developing a strong lower body is one of the best ways to build a great physique and lose fat. Those that ignore legs and try to hammer on the rear delt flys tend to struggle with their fitness goals. Leg day usually tends to be the day that gets forgotten and sometimes running is even […]

The Best Way of Training

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There are so many different types of equipment and training protocols that it can be hard to pick one and go with it. Everyone is concerned with which one is going to be the best for getting them the results they want. Who can blame them? Too often, inexperienced gym goers have ADD when it […]

Controlling Intensity, Med Ball Sprints, and Low Back Flexibility

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1.      Building strength is a simple process. Step 1: Lift things that are heavy Step 2: Repeat I always find it difficult that people call strength training anything that is done with weights. Most people do not try hard enough to really strength train. Lifting for strength has many benefits including getting stronger, losing weight, […]

Sit-ups and Crunches Will Not Give You Abs

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If you want a lean midsection, sit-ups and crunches are not a good choice. Many people go to the gym because they want to improve the way they look. Who can blame them? Look good, feel good. The only issue is the amount of outdated and misinformation that surrounds the industry. The problem is that […]

If Columns Were Meant to Bend, Your House Would Collapse

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Greek buildings have been around for thousands of years. They have stood the test of time and all incorporate one feature: the column. Just take a look at the Parthenon in Athens. This thing was built in 438 B.C. That was 2500 years ago. It is barely standing now but the main structure of the […]

Fed Up and Quad Dominance

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1.      My girlfriend showed me a movie trailer for Fed Up the other day and I found it interesting. On the surface it appears to be a plea against processed, sugar laden foods. A topic that I am all for. The documentary comes out on May 9th and I am interested to see how it […]

Do You Need Supplements?

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I am not the biggest fan of supplements. For me, it comes down to money and I want to get my money’s worth. I have tried protein, creatine, pre workout, thermogenics, amino acids, etc. They have all gotten an honest shot with me. Supplements are supposed to supplement one’s diet, not consist of the entire […]