There are MANY mistakes a new (and old) trainee can make on their path to their ideal physique and performance and most people make them. I know because I’ve been there. My goal is to help you avoid the mistakes I made to allow you to reap the benefits of your training and bypass weeks or months of fruitless workouts that do nothing more than make you sweat.
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Mistake #1: Trying to do too many things
We want it all. We want to be huge, we want to be ripped, we want to move well, etc. I see no fault in this, but trying to have everything means you really get nowhere with anything. Having a clear goal, putting all your focus into...
Living.fit is now all around the world. We've had people from Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, India, Dubai, England, Ireland, Germany, France, and the list goes on.
What is Living.Fit's big differentiator?
The two from Marcus's perspective are the amount of technical knowledge that goes into these plans, and the amount of plans.
Normally, you find a lot of not the highest quality programs, or really technical and really great programs, but you get very, very few of them. We wanted to do high quality, high quantity, so that way, there was so much to pull from. Whether you are a coach, whether you are a fitness enthusiast, dabbling with battle ropes and kettle bells, we have every base covered.
For Aaron, it is a bit different. How can you get them the ground floor, so to speak, and be able to go all the way up to the highest levels? Or if you're at the highest level, how are you gonna get benefit?...
Every amazing day, starts with an amazing morning routine!
Why is a morning routine so important?
No matter the time that you wake up, your morning routine can set you up for success, without having to get sucked in to other people's problems with the news, social media, etc.
How do you start small and win big with your morning routine?
Just like beauty,...
If you’ve picked up even the slightest bit of kettlebell knowledge you’ll have learned about the Get Up. Not only is it a powerful, full body strengthening exercise, but it’s a great way to assess core, shoulder, and leg strength as well as mobility and coordination. There’s time under tension from the second you start until you bring the bell down safely to the ground.
Traditionally you’ll be starting from the ground with a bell overhead and work your way up through a series of positions until you’re fully standing. You’ll then reverse the movement and make your way back to the starting position on your back on the ground.
If we’re talking efficacy and functionality it’s a fantastic movement. Practicing getting up from the supine position is enough for most. Adding in load makes it significantly more challenging. Why is it so effective? For one thing it’s multiple movements in one. For a standard get up...
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This is a program that you can do, whether you have equipment or you don’t have equipment, whether you are just getting started or you have been training for years, whether you want a short and sweet workout or you want to get in the zone for an hour each day...this program is for all of us that are looking to lose fat, build strength, and improve mobility.
It is a one time purchase and you have access forever! Repeat the plan as many times as you like!
5 Benefits with Bodyweight Workouts
5 Mistakes with Bodyweight Workouts
We are about to release another incredible 30 day program, and this time it is a bodyweight program, which everyone can benefit from. I wanted to talk through 5 biggest benefits and the 5 biggest mistakes that I have seen training thousands of people over the last two decades.
Benefit #1 - Your Body is Your Fitness Equipment
Whether you are stuck in a quarantine or you are traveling, it is nice to be able to continue to build power,...
Why Carry Heavy Things?
Whether you’re an aesthetics seeking lifter or functional purist carries will do you a load of good. As far as exercises that benefit you in multiple ways loaded carries can’t be beat. Carrying heavy things in a variety of positions has the potential to make you a stronger, more resilient person.
The farmer walk is the go to when it comes to loaded carries whether with one implement or two. You can load it heavy and you can do it just about anywhere to build Herculean strength. While this may be one of the best things you can do with heavy weights it’s just one of the MANY variations of loaded carries you could (and...
Here are the guidelines to keeping programming simple:
For examples of the way we build our workouts using these programming principles, check out some of our follow-along workouts here: Workout Plans
The keys to making the above programming guidelines working for you is to make sure you include:
Marcus Martinez, the Kettlebell Master Coach, and Aaron Guyett, the Education Director and Battle Ropes Master Coach, break down the programming...
Join me in trying out some of my favourite ways to get the heart pumping using two of my very favourite tools- your own body weight AND (of course) battle ropes!
Lateral Bear Crawl with Shoulder Taps: Fire up that brain power! Begin this exercise in a bear position (shoulders over wrists, hips over knees), ensuring that you have a neutral spine and knees are close to the floor. While maintaining a neutral spine (draw your belly button in) start to move laterally using bilateral movement (opposite arm and leg moving simultaneously) for 3 or 4 steps. Pause, tap each shoulder and repeat in the opposite direction.
Rotational Stationary Lunge Pulse: Start this exercise lunge position with the front leg bent at 90 degrees (watch that front knee doesn’t sneak over your toes!). Place you hands at your ears, or rest them on your hips. As you lower you back knee as close as you can to the floor, begin to rotate through your torso, so that your body begins to turn toward the outside of...
Whether you are traveling or you are sequestered, if you don’t have time and space, it seems impossible to improve your mobility and strength.
That is why I want to help you find your way to mobility and strength with just 5 minutes and your own body weight.
I have broken down 3 bodyweight workouts for you to improve your mobility and strength. Here they are:
Workout #1 - Strength in Motion
Workout #2 - Elegantly Strong
Workout #3 - Grounded Mobile Strength
Notice that each workout trains mobility and...