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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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2 More Squat Myths That Need to Die

  Welcome back! In the last post I discussed 2 classic rules that are commonly applied to squats and why these rules may need to bend, or even break when it comes to doing body weight squats as nature intended. So let’s keep this party rock’n with 2 more squat …

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2 Squat Myths That Need to Die

The squat is one of those moves that I have long held a love / hate relationship with. On one hand I love having strong legs and the feeling of tension surging through my body in a big powerful way. On the other hand, I hated having that damn barbell …

The Fit Rebel2 Squat Myths That Need to Die

4 Essential Muscle Building Skills

I’ve learned the hard way that muscle building is a skill. I spent years believing that I would become big and strong if I could just work hard enough. That approach did work for a little while, but once I grew beyond the beginner stages I ignored the fact that …

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Double Your Back Strength With This Pull Up Tip

The pull up is the king of back exercises. Nothing else moves your full shoulder joint through that much range with so much resistance while also keeping your spine and hips stress free. As incredible as it is, it’s full potential is seldom realized by many who practice it. I’ve …

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The Center Line Principal of Advanced Calisthenics

Understanding the center line principal is crucuial if you want to build more than just an average level of strength and muscle with calisthenics. Moving your limbs towards your center line had many advantages. It places more tension on your target muscles so they get bigger and stronger. It helps …

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How to Master The Strait Bar Dip

Few exercises will build up your upper body strength and muscle like the strait bar dip. Unlike it’s 2-bar sibling, the strait bar dip requires substantial more coordination and strength in the arms, shoulders, chest and even the core. It is a staple of playground workouts the world over for …

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The Very Best Place to get in Shape

 Without a doubt, I believe the very best place to get some exercise is outdoors. It saddens me that fitness has slowly become an indoor activity. When I was a kid my mother always used to tell me to get outside.  It didn’t matter what I did, just as long …

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4 Facts About Muscular Tension

Tension is the primary thing that causes muscle growth. Growth doesn’t come from weights, supplements, diet or even your routine. All of that stuff is just a means towards being able to control the tension on a muscle. If building muscle is a goal of yours then creating and using …

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