Ab Wheel vs TRX or Suspension Trainer For Ab Work

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  The Ab wheel is one of those uncommon infomercial products that actually works pretty well. It does a fine job of helping to build up core strength and stability thus being a pretty good influence towards those coveted six pack abs. That being said, I’ll take a pair of …

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Should You Train Movement or Muscle for Your Goal?

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  Much of the confusion within our fitness culture comes from conflicting fitness dogmas which both claim to be right while the other one wrong. The down side of this black and white thinking is that when you take sides you limit your potential due to the limited scope each …

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The Best Fitness Smart Phone App You’re Not Using

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  The best smart phone app for your fitness isn’t a push up program or calorie counter. It’s the one that comes standard on your phone called “camera.” Few things teach you more than self assessment. Watching yourself through pictures and video removes much of the mental filter that distorts …

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Ring Push Up Better Than vs bench Press?

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    The other day, I was doing some push ups on my suspension straps when a rather strong looking gentleman approached me. He gave me a nod and said something to the effect that I was smart for doing such an exercise. Turns out he was an exercise physiologist …

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How to Escape From a Plateau

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The term plateau is often used to describe the case when someone stops making progress in fitness. I much prefer the idea of hitting a dead end. It’s much more apt to describe the feeling you get when you’ve come so far and now you don’t know where to go. …

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How to Get Anything You Want in Fitness

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  POOOF! The magic gene pops out of the lamp and says he can grant you any fitness wish you like.  You can have anything all you have to do is ask. There is no magic gene, but I’ve got the next best thing. It’s called the S.A.I.D principal and …

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Breaking Free From the Traditional Workout

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  One of the biggest advantages of  body weight training is the freedom to break free from the traditional workout. We humans were never really meant to condition our body through the confines of the typical workout. We were built to be active during the day, all day, every day. But working out has …

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How to Strengthen any Weak Muscle / Body part

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  We all have areas that are stubborn and difficult to train. For me, it’s long been my shoulders and forearms. For others it’s their legs or arms. Whatever your weaker areas are many folks try to “fix” the area with extra hard work and exercises that focus on that …

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The Pitfall of Relying on Others for Fitness Motivation

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  One of the biggest pit falls in fitness is relying on other people for motivation. This was one of the biggest reasons why I struggled to get faster on the bike for many years. When I would race, I needed people to help me focus and push me. If …

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3 Unique Ways to Advance Your Push Ups

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  The push up is only as limited as the knowledge and understanding you bring to the exercise. It’s for this reason that I present the following 3 videos to help you take your push up technique to the next level. Video #1: Why I threw out my push up …

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The Real Reason Why Push Ups Bring You Limited Gains

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  Many believe the myth that you can only become so strong and muscular with push ups. That they can only do so much for you and then you need to graduate to machines or free weights to truly become strong. Hogwash! The push up is an enigma that most …

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Why It’s Easier for Me to Stay Lean & Strong

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    One of my biggest frustrations is when people look at me and believe I’ve got some freak advantage when it comes to fitness. They say things like “oh sure it’s easy for you, but I’m not like you.” They don’t know it, but in that very moment they …

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The Super Power of the Loaded Pistol Squat

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  In a contest, I would take the loaded pistol squat over the back squat any day. It’s not just because the pistol requires more balance and hip control. It’s not because you don’t need a squat rack, barbell and lots of extra weight. And it’s not just because people …

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Using Your legs For More Pull Up Strength & Muscle

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Have you ever thought of your legs while doing pull ups? I know I never really did, but I should have been. Since over half of your body weight is in your legs, the use and position of your legs can radically influence the effect your pull ups have. Check …

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Strength Doesn’t Come From Muscle

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Strength doesn’t come from muscle. It doesn’t come from a supplement or a tweak in your training routine either. Strength comes from a strong mind that stays focused during each workout, during the day, the week and even the year. Strength comes from a strong diet that nourishes your body, energizes …

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Leg Use for Stronger and Safer Dips

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The dip is one of the 3 cornerstone exercises in the Triad Muscle Revolution. It’s hard to beat, but it can be made better through the use of your legs. I’m not talking about swinging or kicking your legs or anything like that. Rather using them to help your upper …

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Maslow's Heirachy of Needs

The Importance of Selfishness in Fitness

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  I cringe when people say that fitness is a selfish endeavor, that it’s something bad and sinful to want to exercise and eat healthy. Not that I disagree, fitness is a very selfish thing, but I believe that’s a good thing. A very good thing. Getting what you want …

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Using Excuses to Springboard Your Fitness Success

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  We Know we shouldn’t make excuses. We know they don’t hold any water. And yet we all still make them and they still can keep us stuck, especially when starting a new fitness project. Zach Even-esh of the underground strength gym came up with this great technique for turning …

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