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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.
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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...
A common complaint with most kettlebell programs is the absence of horizontal pressing. Sure you’ll get some push-ups, but who doesn’t love that feel of pushing weight away from you multiple times?
From a programming standpoint the lack of horizontal pressing is made up for in overhead pressing, but this can lead to imbalances. Chest presses aren’t just for the beach and mirror. It aids in your overall strength while building shoulder and triceps strength as well and putting more stress on bigger muscles like your chest.
There are myriad tools you can use for chest exercises. At the end of the day a weight is a weight so anything that challenges you has the potential to build strength and size. With that said here are three movements specific to the kettlebell that offer unique benefits. At the end of this article there will be a chest workout you can incorporate into your training to supplement or replace what you currently do for a...
By: Venus Lau
Strength at every angle is a motto I train by because it’s truly the difference between the average gym goer and a high performance athlete… And I truly believe EVERYONE can elevate their fitness and move like a high performance athlete!
There are endless ways to get stronger at every angle but I’m doing to talk about
5 basic ways you can start with:
Humans have been barefoot for most of their existence. It was only about 40,000 years ago humans began to wear shoes. Why does this matter? Is there any benefit to training barefoot as an athlete? Why is it essential for a non athlete to be barefoot? These are a few questions we will be examining. Training barefoot has many benefits to humans in performance and everyday health. The absence of shoes enhances proprioception, balance, stability, mobility, speed, force production, and overall health.
Before we dive into the specifics of barefoot training it's important to have a cursory knowledge of foot anatomy. Out of the body’s 206 bones, one foot contains 28 bones, 30 joints, and 100 plus nerves receptors. We have over 100 muscles, tendons, and bones in our feet. Our feet comprise over 1/4 over our bodies entire skeletal structure. The feet can act as a rigid lever, mobile adapter, a spring, and as a damage detector. It is sufficient to say the feet are an...