Body Weight Chest and Leg Routine for Muscle Growth

There’s nothing as satisfying as a good pump in the chest and arms. There’s also something to be said for possessing legs that feel more like a pair of cyborg limbs that can withstand anything you throw at them. Body weight training is fantastic for accomplishing these goals anytime and …

The Fit RebelBody Weight Chest and Leg Routine for Muscle Growth

3 Tips to Building Wider Shoulders

Nothing conveys strength and raw macho might like a set of shoulders that span a couple of zip codes. The good news is that you don’t have to be a big guy to build an impressive set of shoulders. The attraction factor is not so much about total width but …

The Fit Rebel3 Tips to Building Wider Shoulders

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

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

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 Planks Just as Bad as Crunches?

Do you remember when the crunch was the core exercise of choice? Everyone and their mom did thousands of the damn things for hours and then bragged about it on their My Space page. Thankfully, we’ve wised up a bit and realized all of those crunches cost far too much …

The Fit RebelAre Planks Just as Bad as Crunches?

The $25 DIY Suspension Trainer

  I’ve spent years obsessed over building my own suspension straps for various reasons: – I can build them to be exactly what I want. – I can save money. – I’m not terribly impressed with most of the trainers on the market. I’ve always believed I can, and have …

The Fit RebelThe $25 DIY Suspension Trainer

Are Isolation Exercises Holding You Back?

  My initial workouts were heavily focused on exercises that would isolate the muscles I wanted to grow. Looking back, I now believe these moves actually held back my progress even once I focused on compound movements. The tricky thing about muscle isolation is the fact that the body likes to use muscles …

The Fit RebelAre Isolation Exercises Holding You Back?

Muscle Targeting Myths

  Ever since body building hit the scene, people have been chopping the body into little muscle groups. It’s practically become scripture that if you want bigger biceps then you need to target your biceps. If you want a killer booty then you better target those Glutes. Sure muscle targeting …

The Fit RebelMuscle Targeting Myths

Volume Creep is Workout Poison

More is not always better, especially when it comes to your workout. Just adding more endless sets to your routine can cause what is known as volume creep. Volume creep is one of those false ideals that runs rampant throughout our fitness culture. It makes us believe we are getting …

The Fit RebelVolume Creep is Workout Poison

This TRX Shoulder Exercise Replaces 4 Dumbbell Exercises

  When it comes to working the shoulders, nothing beats handstand work. That said, sometimes you want to target the deltoids. With dumbbells you have a lot of exercises to choose from which can target the shoulders from different angles. It can be very precise but it can also take …

The Fit RebelThis TRX Shoulder Exercise Replaces 4 Dumbbell Exercises

2 Twists on the TRX Rear Fly

  The TRX rear fly is one of the best ways to target your shoulders and upper back. Use these two little twists to further target either the rear deltoids or the traps and rhomboids.  

The Fit Rebel2 Twists on the TRX Rear Fly

Why Your Grip Makes or Breaks Your Total Body Strength

Your total body strength is often limited by your grip strength. The other day I was at the Denver Museum of Science and Natural History and they had a fun little challenge testing your ability to hang off of a ledge. It was a neat set up where there was …

The Fit RebelWhy Your Grip Makes or Breaks Your Total Body Strength

Abs Are NOT Made in the Kitchen

  There are always a lot of myths about six pack abs and core training. Some of the latest are: “Diet is 90% of your results” “Abs are made in the kitchen” “You are what you eat” Blah blah blah… Sure diet is important and all, and yes you aren’t …

The Fit RebelAbs Are NOT Made in the Kitchen

Intense Strap and TRX Sit Ups

  Your TRX or suspension straps are one of the best core training tools available.   While this move might not look like much, it’s really a sure-fire way to blast the abs. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it for a few workouts!  

The Fit RebelIntense Strap and TRX Sit Ups

How to Avoid Junk Exercise and Workouts

  We all know the pit falls of so-called junk food, but how many folks are standing guard against junk workouts or junk exercise? Junk food can leave you feeling satisfied, it can be enjoyable to eat, but the long term progress and benefits are negligible. The same can be …

The Fit RebelHow to Avoid Junk Exercise and Workouts