Body Weight Inner Thigh Exercise

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I spent years scoffing at people working hard to strengthen their inner thigh muscles. Turns out I was the crazy one for avoiding those muscles for so long especialy after discovering the inner thigh muscles are a critical part in all lower body training. Single leg squats are almost impossible if …

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Answering Your Calisthenics Questions

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I get many questions on the daily about how best to train calisthenics. All of these questions are great, they show people are really thinking and using their noodle. I love answering your questions! In this week’s podcast I tackle a collection of the best questions concerning calisthenics. I cover: …

The Fit RebelAnswering Your Calisthenics Questions

6 Body Weight Training Mistakes I See Every Day

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  These are 6 things I witness every day that hold back many people in their body weight training. Doing the opposite can help you unleash your potential. #1- Placing too much importance on reps.  “I can do 100 push ups”! “I can do 40 pull ups!” “I just did …

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Deadlift Strength From Body Weight Training

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Many claim that body weight training can’t build the type of strength you get from lifting a big, heavy-ass, weight off the floor. To a point, they are correct. After all the body develops according to the specific demands of an activity. Therefore, the only activity that builds the exact …

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Body Weight Chest and Leg Routine for Muscle Growth

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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 …

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Today’s Back, Bicep and Hamstring Workout

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these videos showing my daily workout so here you go. Keep in min mind that my routine is always evolving and growing so each workout is like a snowflake different in some way. So it’s not like I’m going to do …

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Use the Body Weight Row to Build More Muscle

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The row is a classic back exercise and like all basic moves you can always learn how to progress it to a higher level. In this video I talk about using the shoulders and upper back to shore up your weak links that may hold back your potential to build …

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Why Calisthenics Helps You Build More Muscle

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  Straight to the point; you can build muscle with body weight training. In fact, you may even find yourself building more muscle with body weight training than with conventional weight lifting.  Much of the is due to the fact that there are 4 rules that must be fulfilled in …

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3 Tools to Quantify Your Body Weight Training

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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 …

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

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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

How to Go From Weight Lifting to Body Weight Training

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If you’ve ever thought about trying to make the switch from lifting weights to focusing on body weight training then today’s podcast is all for you. 6 years ago I put down the weights and jumped up on a pull up bar and haven’t looked back. I’ve had much more …

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Are Barbell Squats Fake?

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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 …

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The Most Important Factor in Your New Diet or Exercise Program

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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 …

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I work at a Gym…and So Do You!

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I used to get a lot of folks telling me “I would be in great shape too if I worked at a gym all day.” I don’t know what these folks think about my work day, sure some days I have chunks of exercise sprinkled throughout the day, but some …

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2 Ways to Progress and Advance Your Pull Ups

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There are a million ways to progress and advance that classic pull up into a muscle-building, mass-exploding, strength-crushing move from hell. But where do you start? Many of the advanced moves are a massive leap away from the classic pull up so many folks never explore beyond the 2 arm …

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A Tottaly Biased Review of Paul Wade’s C-Mass

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Last week Paul Wade and the Dragon Door team launched their latest title C-Mass to the world. After reading the book several times I figured I would give a bit of a “review.” But first, a disclaimer: The Convict Conditioning Series alone is the spark that the entire exercise philosophy …

The Fit RebelA Tottaly Biased Review of Paul Wade’s C-Mass

2 Arm Blasting Body Weight Exercises From Hell

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  These two moves are hands-down the best way I know of for focusing and blasting the hell out of your biceps and triceps. These take a little practice to get the technique down, but once you get comfortable with them I promise you’ll be able to push your muscles …

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Exercise Technique Isn’t Everything prt2

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    In the last post I wrote about the three essential aspects of technical exercise. There are no other aspects of any exercise that are more important than position, muscle activation and balance. Now I know what your’e all thinking. What about how much weight you lift? How about …

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