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

12 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle With Body Weight Training

There isn’t a doubt in my mind that you can build a substantial amount of muscle and strength through body weight training. In fact, I train with body weight exercise because there are some massive  advantages body weight training has over weight training when it comes to building muscle. Still, some …

The Fit Rebel12 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle With Body Weight Training

Are Barbell Squats Fake?

I spent nearly 15 years living under a barbell to make my legs stronger. I subscribed to the idea that that barbell back squat was the undisputed king of leg training. When I shifted over to body weight training I prayed to the gods of leg strength that I wouldn’t …

The Fit RebelAre Barbell Squats Fake?

The Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program

I often receive emails from folks who are new to fitness asking me what the most important factor is in their new workout or diet plans. I always give the same advice which is just concern yourself with establishing a consistent habit of training. Consistency is by far the biggest …

The Fit RebelThe Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program

How to Progress in Calisthenics

  I’m often asked how to make progress in calisthenics. I understand where this question is coming from. With weight training it seems easier to track progress since you can attach a number to how hard you’re working. If you lift 100 pounds 10 times and then can lift it …

The Fit RebelHow to Progress in Calisthenics

Body Weight Training on the Smith Machine

  Even though you can do body weight training almost anywhere you find yourself, the gym is still an ideal place to train. There are many pieces of gym equipment which can add new dimensions to your bodyweight training. The smith machine is just one such piece of equipment. While typically used …

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The Power of Technical Convergence

  There are 101 reasons why I absolutely love calisthenics training. One of the biggest reasons is something I like to call technical convergence. Technical convergence is what I call it when the quality of technique is married to the  intensity on the muscle.  It’s when you have to improve your technique if you want …

The Fit RebelThe Power of Technical Convergence