Alright, so let’s say you only have a kettlebell and a battle rope...how do you get a good workout?
We talk through a few methods to think about getting the most bang for your time, when you want to get a great workout at the local park with just a kettlebell and a battle rope.
Aaron breaks down battle rope set-ups, and then they jump right into the workout.
Think about a basic full body workout:
New grips help your brain and body develop more resilience, more endurance and incredible strength, through different ways to create the link between your body’s movement and your battle ropes waves.
If you have used battle ropes at all, you are probably familiar with thumb forward and thumb away crush grips that are normal to any battle rope movements you can do with your single or doubled battle rope. These are a great way to change up your training, but if you have been training with your ropes for a while, I have 9 new grips that help you improve your grip strength and create increased versatility with your training.
Fingertip End Grip
Grab the battle rope at the end of the handle with only your fingertips, including your thumb is brutal, even without trying to create movements or waves. This is amazing for anyone looking to strengthen their fingertip strength and grip strength (think climbers, combat athletes, and anyone looking to change the beginning of the...
Instead of giving you a bunch of cliche New Year New You type advice, I want to help you with just one thing that can change everything.
The greatest achievements and most coveted accomplishments I have ever experienced are centered around one word...consistency.
If I can stay consistent, I can accomplish dang near anything. Same with Marcus, he knows that it is consistency that has helped him the most in fitness, relationships, money, business, and life. We know that will be the same for you. That is the reason behind this 10 Minutes to Transform program that Marcus and I put together.
Everyone has 10 minutes per day, and if we can take that 10 minutes and build a healthy habit of consistently working out, it won't be long until you are moving better, feeling better, and looking better.
With 30 different 10 minute workouts that we showcase with a video follow-along and a printable/downloadable pdf, you will stay engaged and learn so many different ways to improve how you...
Burning fat is really more about increasing your metabolic engine, and burning more calories.
10 Minute Bodyweight Intensity with Aaron 1:20 to 11:46
These workouts are from our Minimum Space Athlete 30 Day Workout plan. Find out more about that plan here!
10 Minute Bodyweight Burner Follow-along w/ Marcus 11:46 to 22:34
10 Minute Battle Rope Burner...
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?...
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...
I had the great honor of interviewing John Brookfield, a long time friend of mine, but moreover a man with exceptional physical, mental, and spiritual prowess!
I underestimated him the first time I met him, and was immediately humbled, by quite possibly the most humble man to ever achieve so many world records and physical feats.
Here are just a few:
I have the great honor of calling Jimmy Walker a friend.
I was able to interview him, and talk about all the value he is bringing to the world around him. subscribe below and check out the Living.Fit Podcast with him.
He is a husband, father, community advocate, gym owner, combat athlete trainer, athletic coach, and a Level 4 members.
For those of you that don't know, Living.Fit offers two certification courses for battle ropes and two certification courses for kettlebells, Fundamentals and Advanced.
We also undergird those courses, by offering 4 levels of continuing education.
Jimmy Walker has gone through all of our courses and levels, and is a contributing member of our Level 4, so we decided to share some of the reason why he rises to the top.
Jimmy is deeply involved with the members of his community in the greater Chicago area, from helping the elderly to giving his time to local elementary schools and high schools.
His insatiable appetite for service comes...
Whether you love to run or you don't like running, you can improve your running with these drills.
Running is repetitive oscillating locomotion to take you from point A to point B.
We humans used to be pretty good at this thing, or if we weren't good at it, we had to use it. A lot. Both running and walking was our only mode of transportation for 100's of thousands of years...some humans were lucky enough to domesticate an animal here and there for some of that transportation.
What is the difference between the humans of yesteryear and us?
According to the SAID principle, we will specifically adapt to imposed demands. Our biology and physiology is actually pretty dang good at this adaptation...we can screw it up by overtraining, but we are still pretty good at it.
If you have been running, and you even consider yourself a runner. I would suggest adding this drills...
"Get on the bar, and come to a dead hang!" the drill instructor screamed at me when I was in boot camp. And then this became the annual call of every unit I have ever served with when we performed our yearly physical fitness tests for the USMC.
The anxiety and anticipation still gives me butterflies to this day.
In the Marine Corps, I have produced thousands of pull-ups over the last two decades. Since 1999, I have been performing pull-ups, teaching pull-ups, counting pull-ups, and helping people be able to perform their first pull-ups or adding to their maximum number of pull-ups.
When I first started helping people do pull-ups, I just assisted them by giving a lifted assist or giving them a resistance band to help propel them upward until they no longer needed my assistance, and could do it on their own.
I quickly realized that this can lead to injuries if they don't build the proper mind, muscle, and movement awareness.
Most people that can't do pull-ups or do very few,...