Do This, Make Gains in Muscle & Strength

There is only one thing you should focus on when you workout.  If you get it, you make gains. If you don’t you stay stuck. That thing is called progression. Problem is,there are 101 other things that are supposedly so darn important. Diet, supplement, routine, sets, reps, weight, lifting temp, rest periods, equipment selection, heart …

The Fit RebelDo This, Make Gains in Muscle & Strength

My Calf Building Secrets

Building a large set of calves is not easy, but many folks are making it 10x more difficult than it needs to be. Inefficient technique and poor equipment choices are largely to blame which is why I made this unique piece of equipment that’s simple, cheap and greatly enhances your …

The Fit RebelMy Calf Building Secrets

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

The Center Line Principal of Advanced Calisthenics

Understanding the center line principal is crucuial if you want to build more than just an average level of strength and muscle with calisthenics. Moving your limbs towards your center line had many advantages. It places more tension on your target muscles so they get bigger and stronger. It helps …

The Fit RebelThe Center Line Principal of Advanced Calisthenics

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

The Muscle Building Window

In the past, I’ve believed the opportunity to tell my muscles they need to be bigger and stronger lasted throughout my workout. Now I believe there is a very narrow window of opportunity where I can pull that muscle building trigger. The muscle building window is a rather small amount …

The Fit RebelThe Muscle Building Window