Why Real Food is Far Better Than Supplements

You may not believe this but, I was once a big believer in supplements. I was even one of those guys who claimed you couldn’t even get in shape without them. My how things change! These days my idea of supplementation is making a second trip to the buffet line …

The Fit RebelWhy Real Food is Far Better Than Supplements

The Foundation to a Bigger Upper Body

  All force in the upper body travels through your back. Even if you’re doing push ups and hand stands, the work you want your pushing muscles to perform needs to travel through your back in some way. This is why keeping your back tight and stable is very important …

The Fit RebelThe Foundation to a Bigger Upper Body

Shoulder Training With Tree Handstands

Trees are God’s gift to anyone who wants to work on hand stand work. It doesn’t matter if you’re working on static poses or full blown push ups, trees offer everything you need. One of my favorite shoulder building moves is to do handstand walking or crawling around a tree. …

The Fit RebelShoulder Training With Tree Handstands

The Fixed Bar Bodyweight Biceps Curl

Some of the best arm exercises are body weight moves and this is no exception. Like tiger bends, and floor triceps extensions, this fixed bar curl keeps your hands still while moving your entire body against gravity. This creates a lot of potential tension in your biceps while also sparing …

The Fit RebelThe Fixed Bar Bodyweight Biceps Curl
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How Strong Do You Have to Be to Build Muscle?

  You don’t have to cross some imaginary threshold in order to be worthy of building muscle. Anyone, regardless of how fit they are can start building muscle right at this very moment. That said, you do have to possess some strength to make muscle building possible, but it’s not …

The Fit RebelHow Strong Do You Have to Be to Build Muscle?
You don't have to read labels and count your calories to manage them.

Weight Control Without Counting Calories

Weight control is all about calorie control, but calorie counting can be a real pain in the neck. It’s time consuming, takes a lot of personal energy and can feel awkward as you insist on writing everything down when you’re eating with others. Not to mention it’s almost impossible to …

The Fit RebelWeight Control Without Counting Calories
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Body Weight Triceps Extension

This is one of the best triceps exercises bar-none. It also happens to be one of those body weight moves that doesn’t require anything other than the floor and a bucket full of determination. Give this workout a shot: -3 sets of extensions for 15 reps with 60 seconds rest …

The Fit RebelBody Weight Triceps Extension

Better Muscle Activation For Your Push Ups

Building more muscle and strength requires developing your muscles in a balanced way. The push up is a great example of this in action. Using your chest, triceps and shoulder muscles in about a 30-30-30% ratio of work, the push up becomes a very balanced move and all of your …

The Fit RebelBetter Muscle Activation For Your Push Ups

The Bigger Chest & Triceps Workout

I’ve been playing around with a workout style that combines two classic muscle building strategies: – Pre-exhaustion – Drop sets Pre-exhaustion is a great way to give a lagging muscle group a little extra love while drop sets are a time-tested way to ensure a large group of muscles (ie …

The Fit RebelThe Bigger Chest & Triceps Workout

9 Reasons Why You Should Train Every Day

Training every day may seem a little extreme, but it may just be the ticket to making progress much faster and easier than if you only pursued your goals a few days out of the week. Here are a few reasons why training every day can super charge your strength …

The Fit Rebel9 Reasons Why You Should Train Every Day

4 Tips to Upgrade Your Grip Training

Nothing develops your grip and forearms like hanging from a towel. The soft, yet tough, design of the towel brings all of the elements of a killer grip workout into play all at once. Best of all you can incorporate them into exercises like rows, pull ups and even levers …

The Fit Rebel4 Tips to Upgrade Your Grip Training

Review of Convict Conditioning 3

  As a martial artist, skier, mountain biker and all around super hero wanna-be, I live and die by the speed I generate from my muscles. Some day’s I’m bouncing around like a gummy bear, while other days I’m a blob of oozing sludge. My issue has always been never …

The Fit RebelReview of Convict Conditioning 3

The Reality of Home & Commercial Gym Economics

Long before I was a personal trainer and fitness blogger my entire fitness career was all about fitness equipment. Building and using fitness equipment was an absolute obsession of mine. I would spend weeks contemplating the perfect set of dumbbells to buy, and I even got rid of my own …

The Fit RebelThe Reality of Home & Commercial Gym Economics

Why Quality Diet & Exercise Habits are Cheaper

Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. -Steve Jobs   The idea that fitness is expensive is highly prevalent within our society. People complain about the price of healthy eating, the cost of a gym membership and even the time it takes …

The Fit RebelWhy Quality Diet & Exercise Habits are Cheaper

Build More Muscle With Push Ups

One of the secrets to unlocking more muscle building tension in your pushing chain is in your back. Your back muscles serve as the foundation for setting your shoulders in an optimal position to ensure that beautiful muscle building tension goes right into your muscles while staying away from your …

The Fit RebelBuild More Muscle With Push Ups

Are Weights & Diets Even Necessary?

Simply put, no. Nothing that has been created within our fitness culture over the past 100 years is even remotely necessary. – You don’t need a gym membership. – You don’t need all of those supplements. – You don’t need to read the latest diet books or get caught up …

The Fit RebelAre Weights & Diets Even Necessary?

Slowing Down the Crave Cycle

The crave cycle is a never ending loop of binges and purging on certain foods that all begins with trying to rid your diet of a particular food. For example, say you decide to rid yourself of carbs. At first you get some good vibes as you decrease some of …

The Fit RebelSlowing Down the Crave Cycle

4 Fitness Struggles You Can’t Win

Fitness Shouldn’t Be A Constant Struggle. If it is something is wrong. Our current fitness culture is in love with struggle and fighting the good fight. Facebook is filled with people showing off their blood sweat and tears. There are pictures of torn hands, and people laying on the floor in …

The Fit Rebel4 Fitness Struggles You Can’t Win