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

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?

Do You Really Need an Activity Tracker?

Activity trackers are becoming much more popular through promising to help make you more aware of everything from your heart rate to sleep habits. Becoming more aware of your daily habits is critical in improving your fitness.  This is especially the case because our modern-day living can make us a bit …

The Fit RebelDo You Really Need an Activity Tracker?

3 Tools to Quantify Your Body Weight Training

One of the biggest arguments made for using weights over calisthenics is that you can measure and track the amount of resistance you’re using. This is a pretty good argument because if you’re not able to quantify and track your progress every workout is nothing more than a guessing game …

The Fit Rebel3 Tools to Quantify Your Body Weight Training

Build Your Own Sit Up Foot Straps

Sit ups are a great way to work your abs, but holding your feet down is an ever present challenge. You could find something heavy to weight your feet down, but things like weights can be cumbersome and not always hold you down when you get aggressive with your tempo. …

The Fit RebelBuild Your Own Sit Up Foot Straps

A Common Lie About Personal Trainers and Coaches

One of the biggest lies told within our fitness industry is that  we trainers and coaches don’t endorse a certain product or service someone is selling because weak and unhealthy people keep paying money to us while strong and fit people don’t. So we don’t want to get people in …

The Fit RebelA Common Lie About Personal Trainers and Coaches

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

Training is Trying

  Sorry Yoda but  there most certainly is a “try” especially when it comes to fitness. In fact, it’s this “try” that’s at the heart of an effective workout program. If there is no try  there is no progress. Training is a simple process. It’s nothing more than your brain …

The Fit RebelTraining is Trying

9 Reasons Why Hills Burn More Fat & Calories Than Cardio Machines

When it comes to burning fat and calories I always leave the gym and head for the hills. I know those fancy cardio machines might look like the ultimate fat and calorie torching weapons, but trust me, They don’t even compare to a steep grade. I know not everyone is …

The Fit Rebel9 Reasons Why Hills Burn More Fat & Calories Than Cardio Machines

Moderation is for Cowards

  In the movie, Lone Survivor, one of the characters mentions the idea that “moderation is for cowards.” He could have said moderation is for wimps, pussies, or pansies but no; he used the word coward. This statement has helped me crack a riddle that’s been bugging me for a while. …

The Fit RebelModeration is for Cowards

For the Love of God, Stop Spending Money to Lose Weight!

  Losing weight doesn’t ever require a new set of charges on your credit card. This idea is contrary to the message you hear this time of year. It’s the second week in January and the weight loss adds are everywhere.  There are all sorts of services and products being …

The Fit RebelFor the Love of God, Stop Spending Money to Lose Weight!

When to Improve or Ignore a Fitness Weakness

  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to fitness. In some cases, focusing on a weakness can take your physique and performance to a much higher level. On the other hand you could spend loads of resources trying to fix  something that’s not really holding you back. The …

The Fit RebelWhen to Improve or Ignore a Fitness Weakness