Effective Grip & Forearm Training

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  Today we take a look at advanced grip training as per Convict Conditioning 2. Don’t neglect your grip training! You’re only as strong as your grip. If you can’t hold onto a bar or object how can you expect to impose your will upon it in the name of …

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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: …

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Programing Calisthenics for Endurance

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Training for endurance isn’t rocket science, but there are a few programing details you need to get right. Exercises like squats, jumping, lunges, push ups and rows are staples to an endurance program as are burpees, running, and hill sprints. The most important thing is to understand just what kind of …

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Erase Your Pull Up Dead Zones

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Dead zones are those points in your range of motion where your muscles are over loaded and even possibly turn off. This results in a shorter range of motion, slower muscle growth, less strength development and potential joint issues. The pull up is one such move that almost always has …

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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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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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What “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

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  The saying “be comfortable being uncomfortable” is a common idea in our fitness culture. Until now, I’ve kind of thought it was like a Yogi Bear-ism, you know where he says things like “Disney Land is so crowded no one is going there anymore.” Even though the saying is …

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Training for Performance vs Training for Asthetics

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Some folks like to train for high performance. Other’s are training for aesthetics and to look good naked. One objective is all about being able to change how you look and the other is all about being able to perform at your peak. There is certainly a middle ground where …

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Fitness Is Not a Sport

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Fitness is not a sport, and sport is not about fitness. The two might seem similar, but they can be very different in their approach. Performance is all about how you can score in the arena.  It’s about how well you can do under a given set of rules and circumstances. Training …

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How to Kill Workout Boredom

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  Boredom kills your ability to progress and advance your workouts. No matter how hard you’re pushing yourself, a boring workout is only slightly better than worthless. It kills you mental edge.  It kills your drive and desire. It kills your focus. Not to mention it’s also a total bear …

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4 Core and Ab Training Mistakes Everyone Makes

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Working in a gym, I often see the same 4 abdominal and core training mistakes made over and over again. Here are some of the biggest examples of such mistakes that I’ve made in the past and I continue to see on a daily basis. Mistake #1- Not working with …

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Muscles Are Dumb

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  Muscles are dumb. Dumber than Dumb and Dumber even then some. I don’t mean having muscle is dumb I mean it literally. The actual tissue of your muscles is dumb. But you wouldn’t think so with some of the muscle lingo going through out fitness culture. – Muscle confusion …

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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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Technique Isn’t Everything

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  “Technique isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” If I ever open a gym I’m putting that up on the wall in big BOLD  letters. Everything you’re looking to gain from your training boils 100% down to your technique and how well you can maintain it. If your results are …

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Training is Trying

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  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 …

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Why Abs Are Not Always Made in the Kitchen

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  There is a lot that goes into achieving a great set of abs that resemble a stack of bricks. For example, a lot of abdominal theory is really focused on getting lean and there are all sorts of ideas like “abs are made in the kitchen.”  Sure being lean …

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The Value of Unilateral Training

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  Unilateral training is any exercise where one side of your body is moving or working differently than the other side. The world of calisthenics has a rich history of unilateral training. Most body weight exercises progress through shifting your weight from one side to the other. However, walk into …

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