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

What “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

  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 …

The Fit RebelWhat “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

Fitness Is Not a Sport

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 …

The Fit RebelFitness Is Not a Sport

Muscles Are Dumb

  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 …

The Fit RebelMuscles Are Dumb

Training is Trying

  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 …

The Fit RebelTraining is Trying

The Value of Unilateral Training

  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 …

The Fit RebelThe Value of Unilateral Training

The Advanced Medicine Ball Push Up

  The medicine ball push up is a staple of progressive calisthenics. Like any body weight exercise, there are many ways you can technically advance from the simple and easy to the complex and really difficult. In this video, I show off some of the more advanced technical “tweaks” to …

The Fit RebelThe Advanced Medicine Ball Push Up

How Easier Exercise Makes Your Body Harder

  I have a crazy idea when it comes to fitness. I believe that achieving success comes down to making it easier to do what is necessary to achieve that success. The easier you make things, the faster you’ll reach your goals and the lofty peaks of success suddenly are well within reach. This is …

The Fit RebelHow Easier Exercise Makes Your Body Harder

Should You Work a Muscle or Train a Movement?

move or muscle As our modern fitness culture has developed and changed we’ve had an interesting dichotomy take shape. Some folks will work out based on the idea that they are working, shaping and strengthening various muscles. Other’s will proudly claim that they work movements rather than muscles. So now …

The Fit RebelShould You Work a Muscle or Train a Movement?