What is Grind Style Calisthenics?

In Core & Abs Training, Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training by The Fit Rebel

Grind style calisthenics (GSC) is bodyweight training with an emphasis on building strength and muscle. It’s essentially the calisthenics variation of bodybuilding or powerlifting. This is in contrast to endurance or met-con style calisthenics which uses fast circuit style workouts for conditioning. It’s also different from the sport of calisthenics which uses explosive techniques for power and athleticism. All that is …

The Real Reason Calisthenics Practice Makes You Stronger

In Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics by The Fit Rebel

They say practice makes perfect, but is that really true? I can tell you from years of personal experience that practice in and of itself doesn’t guarantee results. I would even say that most of my practice in Taekwon-Do, cycling, and calisthenics hasn’t moved me forward very much. Not that those years of practice time didn’t help me get better, they …

What Calisthenics Program is Best For You?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics by The Fit Rebel

Any calisthenics program can work, but the real question is which will work best for you? One of the most important factors is how much programming assistance you need. Programming assistance is essentially the amount of structure you have within a given calisthenics program. Having more structure means there’s less guesswork on your end since the program lays out most …

View Post

Top Tips On Setting up Your Fitness Environment for Success

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

All humans are products of their environment. Disciple and work ethic is important, but far too many people struggle with their fitness goals due to environmental misalignment. Losing weight, building muscle and improving performance is incredibly difficult when your environment is working against you. The solution is pretty simple, improving your environmental alignment can make reaching your fitness goals much easier. It also …

View Post

Do Weight Lifting Methods Work with Calisthenics?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Playground Workouts, Suspension Training by The Fit Rebel

Weight lifting and calisthenics are not as different as some people may think. They both use progressive resistance to make your muscles bigger and stronger. The biggest difference between the two is in how you progress the resistance. With weight lifting, you maintain a fairly consistent technique while adjusting the weight you lift. Calisthenics does the opposite where you adjust …

View Post

Solving the Biggest Fitness Mysteries of Our Time

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Modern society has presented us with some pretty big fitness mysteries. Why can’t we create a diet that helps anyone reliably lose weight? How can two people do the same workout program, yet experience different results? Why can’t well-educated experts ever agree on the best method for, well, anything? The answer lies in the vast and complicated nature of fitness …

View Post

Getting Strong With Al Kavadlo

In Core & Abs Training, Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics by The Fit Rebel

Celebrated Coach, author, and teacher, Al Kavadlo, is back to share more of his calisthenics wisdom in this episode of the RDP Podcast. It’s been far too long since I’ve had the chance to sit down and chat with Al. Since our last meeting, he’s unleashed a couple of valuable resources upon the calisthenics world. The first is his latest book, Get …

View Post

The Source of An Effective Workout

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

What makes for an effective workout? Is the fitness tracker your wrist? How about the routine you follow? Or maybe it’s the equipment you use or the pre-workout you take beforehand. There are a lot of products and services out there promising to make your workouts more effective, but the truth is, many of these things are what truly make …

View Post

How to Begin Playground Workouts

In DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Methods & Success Mindset, Playground Workouts by The Fit Rebel

Playground workouts are an excellent way to get outside and breath new life into your stale workouts. Nothing is better than getting out in the sunshine and fresh air while unleashing your creative nature with some workouts you may not practice in a commercial gym. While a playground workout may seem simple enough, I’ve learned a few things over the years regarding …

View Post

5 Tips To Lose Weight and Build Muscle Fast

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

This week’s topic is all about helping you lose weight or build muscle as fast as possible. Quickly changing your physical body is a unique challenge. As I mentioned in my book, Fitness Independence, you can get big results, easy results, and fast results. The catch is you just can’t have all three at once. That’s why I’m a big …

View Post

3 Big Muscle Building Advantages Of Getting Older

In Core & Abs Training, Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

They say you can’t build muscle when you’re older. HA!!! That’s total Bullshivick! In fact, there are 3 massive muscle building advantages that can only come with age. These aren’t just any a few minor advantages either. I’m talking super-massive black hole size muscle building advantages that can make all the difference in the world! The best thing is, these …

View Post

4 Myths About Workout Progression

In Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics by The Fit Rebel

Workout progression is the key to building muscle, strength and performance. All of the other stuff, like your routine, exercises and equipment you use are merely details. It’s the progression of your exercises and routine that gets you what you want. There are a number of myths surrounding workout progression that I wanted to address today. These myths can create …

View Post

Is Fitness Success More About Hard Work or Luck?

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Fitness success comes in many forms, from champion athletes and cover models to someone successfully coming off of medication. Anyone can achieve at least some degree of success, but the question of the day is how much of success comes down to hard work or just blind luck? The case for hard work Hard work undoubtedly plays a very important …

View Post

Using Calisthenics to Get Jacked with Adorian Moldovan

In Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training by The Fit Rebel

Adrian Moldovan is the man when it comes to building muscle, especially with calisthenics training. His practical down-to-earth strategies are effective as hell and a refreshing dose of muscle building reality in a world of fads, hype, and dogma. I recently had the honor of sitting down with Adorian over Skype so I could pick his brain over some of his …

View Post

Are You Hurting Your Training Progress?

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

I receive a lot of questions about training progress, especially when it comes to calisthenics. People want to know if, and or ready they are ready for the next step and how they would know when they are ready. The truth is, your training progress is a creative process and like all disciplines of creation, there is never absolute certainty in where you’re …

View Post

Lose Weight Faster and Keep it Off With a Multi-Faceted Approach

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

I highly recommend using a multi-faceted approach to weight loss if you’re looking to shed some body fat. While it’s not the most common approach, it does offer several big advantages that make it easier to not only lose more weight but to keep it off as well. What is a multi-faceted approach? A multi-faceted approach is where you combine …

View Post

Which Muscle Group Helps You Look Your Best?

In Core & Abs Training, Leg Training, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

This week, I’m exploring which muscles help you look your best for the beach or the bedroom. In a world of functional and athletic training, working out for the sake of appearance is still important. Don’t let the nay-sayers say it’s vain or shallow to desire a good looking body. It’s perfectly understandable, and reasonable to want to look your …

View Post

6 Common Misconceptions About Convict Conditioning

In Core & Abs Training, Leg Training, Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training by The Fit Rebel

I’ve been reading and applying the lessons in Convict Conditioning for over 7 years now and I couldn’t be happier with the results. That’s why I continue to recommend it to anyone who’s interested in building muscle and strength through bodyweight training. Over the years, I’ve noticed a few common misconceptions about Convict Conditioning that pop up within our fitness culture. …

View Post

Building Self Confidence for Fitness Success

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Building self-confidence is a crucial ingredient for fitness success. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or improve performance, a healthy belief in your ability to accomplish your goals will help you more than any supplement or program. But what if you’re lacking in the self-confidence and self-esteem department? Facing that sort of situation is kind of a catch-22 because …

View Post

Overcoming Diet and Exercise Resistance

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Diet and exercise resistance can make achieving your fitness goals very difficult, if not impossible. It’s just like riding a bike with the brakes rubbing. It makes you work much harder while gaining little benefit. This week’s episode fo the R.D.P Podcast is all about the 3 biggest sources of resistance that can hold your potential in check. The first …

The Link Between Your Muscle and Health

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Muscle and health go together like peanut butter and chocolate. In many ways, it’s very hard to have much of one without the other. However, a recent comment on my YouTube channel got me thinking that the two may not always be linked. In some ways, the artificial pursuit of muscle could be even an unhealthy pursuit through the abusive use …

How Technical Erosion Effects Your Muscle Growth

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Technical erosion is the process when the quality of your technique breaks down as you train. It could be a shift in body position, a decrease in range of motion or even how you apply tension in your muscles. In either case, the quality of your technique is slowly eroding like a sandcastle in the surf. In some cases, this …

Training For Stength vs Building Muscle

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

All forms of strength training are great for both building muscle and growing strength, Despite the similarities between the two goals, building muscle and improving strength (or any other aspect of performance) actually require different training methods. In this week’s podcast, I discuss some of the major differences between building muscle vs building strength as per Coach Paul Wades advice …

3 Things Every Effective Workout Must Have

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

An effective workout needs just 3 things to help you lose weight, build muscle and improve performance. Anyone can acquire all three with relative ease but very few ever do which is why most people fail to achieve the results they want from their workouts. In this week’s podcast I discuss each of these three things in detail. I also …

Is Your Workout Effective or a Waste of Time?

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I received a great question on the RDP  YouTube channel the other day asking “how do you know if your workout is effective?” This is a very important question because it calls for brutal honesty in understanding if your workout is really effective. Chances are if you can’t say for sure that your workout is effective it probably isn’t. If it …

Does Muscle Fatigue Really Make You Grow?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The recent science seems to suggest that muscle fatigue is the primary stimulus for muscle growth. reputable sources like strongerbyscience.com and even Paul Wade’s C-Mass, point to muscle fatigue as the primary reason why a muscle grows. The evidence is compelling. It seems that as long as you bring a muscle to a high state of fatigue then it will grow …

Improve Your Physical Performance in Anything

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Your physical performance is the foundation of your workout. Whether you want to burn fat, build muscle or Just move better, your physical performance is the key to making those things happen. That’s why it’ important to strive for better performance even if you’re not a competitive athlete. This week’s podcast is all about how to train for better …

Do You Really Need a Workout Routine?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A workout routine is a staple in the diet and exercise world, but how important is it to the calisthenics athlete?  Do you even need a strict routine at all? Some folks claim you must have a routine and that doing random exercises will only produce random, and inconsistent results. Other’s seem to have a bit more of a freestyle …

Switching from Weights to Calisthenics 4 Things You Need to Know

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

So for whatever reason, you may be thinking about making a switch from weights to calisthenics based workouts. Maybe you’re looking for something new, or perhaps life isn’t allowing you to get to the gym. Whatever the reason, the pull-up bar is calling your name and the barbell feels like it’s less appealing each week. Despite the allure of not needing …

How Stress Makes You Fat and What To Do About it

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Stress and fat are best friends. Where you find one, you usually find the other. This is why many of the best weight loss strategies are just as much about controlling stress as they are about controlling fat. The link between stress and fat Both mental and physical stress can influence how your body functions which in turn can alter …

Understanding the Source of Fitness Stress

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Dogmas are the biggest source of fitness stress. They restrict your ability to make the best diet and exercise choices for your body and lifestyle. In other words, they prevent you from doing what’s best for you while forcing you to adhere to rules that place stress on your body, mind, and lifestyle. Like with all things in life, overcoming …

The Myth of the Muscle Building Rep Range

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The muscle building rep range is hallowed ground for anyone looking to get jacked. If you want to get bigger that coveted 8-12 reps is home base for your workouts. Heaven knows I’ve spent most of my time there, and the results have been great. Lately, I’ve been putting some pieces together and it’s making me question if the existence of …

View Post

Use Peak Set Training to Know How Many Sets You Should Do

In Methods & Success Mindset, Playground Workouts, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

There’s a lot of debate regarding how many sets you should do to build muscle. On one hand, you have examples like Mike Metzer and Dorian Yates who endorse using only one or two work sets. On the other, you have guys like Arnold who embrace volume training and grind out many sets. Science and empirical evidence have shown that both …

How Chronic Fitness Stress Kills Your Progress

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness stress is the #1 enemy in your quest to build muscle, burn fat and improve performance. It erodes emotional motivation while beating up your body. Almost every challenge you face in fitness is due to stressful diet and exercise habits. Wait, isn’t some fitness stress necessary for progress?   Yes, some types of fitness stress are important. You won’t …

View Post

Should You Always Train To Your Limit?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Physical change requires hard work, but do you always need to train to your limit in each workout? I always believed the body only changed when you pushed it right to the edge of what it can do. Holding back, even a little bit, would fail to stimulate any change. This sentiment has been echoed in internet memes and social media …

View Post

Circuit Training for Muscle and Strength

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Circuit training is very popular these days and for good reason. It’s very efficient which makes it easier to fit into a busy schedule plus it provides a variety of benefits including strength, endurance, and mental stamina. But what if you want to focus on building muscle and strength? While circuit training can build those qualities, it usually isn’t done in a …

How to Change Your Fitness Set Points

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness set points can seem pretty scary. The idea that your fitness destiny is predetermined by your genetics threatens the promise of making positive changes. What’s the point of even trying to lose weight or build muscle when your own body will default to the same set point? While there is some debate over whether such set points exist, it’s hard …

How to Achieve Infinite Calisthenics Progress

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Calisthenics progress is often perceived as something that’s very limited. Even well-educated fitness experts will claim that, while calisthenics is a sound training method, it can only take you so far. This perception is one of the reasons why many people don’t want to devote their time and energy to calisthenics. Why invest yourself in a limited system? The reality …

View Post

The Cure for Long Workouts

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Is your workout swollen and bloated? Is it growing painful to fit into your busy schedule? Well, I have the cure for your long workouts right here my friend. Like a long shower or meal with family, long workouts are great for an occasional luxury but stressful when they are a necessity. In our busy modern world, it’s difficult to …

View Post

Is Your Healthy Lifestyle too Stressful?

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The Red Delta Project was created from the belief that a healthy lifestyle should improve your quality of life rather than compromise it. Unfortunately, the common belief is that you must adopt stressful diet and exercise habits to get in shape. There are a lot of memes out there portraying the idea that you’re supposed to suffer for your results. it’s …

View Post

5 Fitness Beliefs Holding You back

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Your fitness beliefs hold the key to your success as I explained in last week’s podcast.  Some beliefs lurk in your subconscious sabotaging your fitness at every turn without you even knowing it. They can handicap your weight loss, muscle building, and performance regardless of how your diet or exercise plans. While you may be able to temporarily achieve some success, your deeply held beliefs …

View Post

The Unstoppable Power of Fitness Beliefs

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Your fitness beliefs make or break your success in everything from weight loss to building muscle. Even though the Henry Ford Quote about “whether you think you can or can’t your right” is becoming a bit old hat, it’s absolutely true. Your success hinges more on what you believe than what you may know. In this information age, we’re told the key …

View Post

Maxick’s Muscle Building Wisdom

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Maxick’s book, Muscle Control, is filled with muscle building wisdom. In it, he makes a strong case for improving muscle control to enhance the effectiveness of exercise. One of the biggest points he mentions is the importance of focusing on using your muscle as opposed to just getting the work done. Maxick spent time working in manual labor and he observed how many …

View Post

How to Find Reliable Fitness Information

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Despite having more diet and exercise information than you’ll need in 10 lifetimes, it can be pretty hard to find reliable fitness information on the internet. Even simple questions like how much protein you should consume or the difference between split and full body routines can lead you down an endless rabbit hole of debate. How are you supposed to comb …

View Post

Do You Need Sore Muscles to Make Gains?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Nothing beats waking up and feeling a little stiff and sore from your workout. It lets you know that you really pushed yourself and maybe even stimulated some muscle growth. As satisfying as a little DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is, it can be quite elusive. You can crush a workout and not feel a thing the next day. Other …

View Post

How to Build Strength & Muscle in the Same Workout

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

  Your strength and muscle size are closely correlated to one another, but you improve each through slightly different means. Strength is more about how many motor units, and thus muscle fibers, you’re contracting during a unit of time. Muscle size is caused more by how much of the chemical energy you use in the muscle fibers themselves. This causes you …

View Post

The Freedom of Exploratory Progression

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Most calisthenics methods use a method of progression that’s like those old-school video games that progress from point A to point B. They work in levels with the idea that you ascend in a number of steps.   It’s a good method, but it sometimes forces you to fit a square peg into a round hole. progression requires improving many skills …

View Post

Is There a Perfect Workout Routine?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I’ve never been a big follower of following a specific workout routine. You won’t find me staying up at night researching the latest science on what ingredients go into a great workout routine. I’ve always taken a much more liberal approach towards workout structure. Sometimes, I’ve been a little too carefree and my workouts have lacked the structure to produce …

View Post

The Trap of Over Qualifying Exercise

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Over qualifying exercise is one of the biggest reasons why you may be struggling to get the results you want and it’s easy to fall into this trap. At first, you learn about the “best exercises” to reach your goals. Then a buddy tells you about the “optimal rep range for muscle growth.” Then the pro body builder in the …

View Post

How Much Muscle Can You Build?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Muscle building potential can vary greatly from one person to the next. Some people can build a lot of muscle fairly easily. Other’s are going to have a hard time putting on just a little bit. So the big question is, how much can you hope to gain?  More importantly, how much can you also hope to maintain? Also, …

View Post

Advancing Bodyweight Training w/ Time

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Time is a crucial element in the progression of your bodyweight training. You can use it to burn fat, improve performance and burn fat. Check out these simple ways you can change the time you train to influence the 3 key principles of exercise science. #1 Progressing S.A.I.D for better skill and performance Learning skills and being able to perform …

View Post

3 Push Up Progressions to Build Muscle

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Book 1 of the Red Delta Project is now available so now I’m working on book 2! In this book, I’ll be detailing how you can build muscle, strength and burn fat through bodyweight training. The key to doing this is to use what I call the table of progressive elements. These elements work just like weight plates on a barbell …

View Post

Build Muscle With Your Mind

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A lot of people who go looking to build muscle and strength never find the results they want. Much of the reason is that they are looking in the wrong places.   We’re told that the key to getting bigger and stronger is in the latest routine or the best equipment. Maybe the key is in the diet or the …

View Post

The Source of Muscular Change

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A lot of experts will tell you that the key to building muscle and strength is in having the right routine, doing more reps or adding more weight. While these things are certainly important, they are not the root cause that is in charge of your muscle training. Things like reps, and the equipment you use are influences towards the …

View Post

Why You Should Build a Custom Routine

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fail to plan and plan to fail. That’s what they say, and for good reason. You’re not going to get very far without a well thought out diet or exercise plan. Unfortunately, many good plans turn into a rigid dogmatic approach to how you should “eat right” and exercise.  While any plan is better than no plan, super strict approaches …

View Post

Easy Fitness Part 2 Exercise

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

In the last post, I talked about the virtues of seeking the path of least resistance when it comes to diet and exercise. The basic idea is the path of success is forged by finding ways to make the necessary work easier to accomplish. In this post, we discuss strategies on how you can apply this philosophy toward your workouts. …

View Post

Easy Fitness Part 1

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Easy is not a word commonly associated with a successful diet and exercise program. If anything, many experts will decry the very mention of the word and insist there are no short cuts. I sure used to be such a person, but I’m learning my lesson. Not only is striving for the path of least resistance possible, but it’s also possibly …

View Post

Muscle Confidence for Muscle Mass

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A lot of trainers talk about keeping your muscles guessing and “confused” in order to shock them into growing. While such tactics can work, I propose something that can work much better and produce results that last a lot longer. Rather than seeking muscle confusion, I propose you do exactly the opposite and seek muscle confidence. Muscle confidence is just …

Use Neutral Tension for More Gain With Less Pain

In Leg Training, Methods & Success Mindset, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training, Suspension Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Muscle tension is the best thing and the worst thing for you. It can break your body and build it up. It can cause muscle growth as well as muscle strains and joint pain. It all depends on how you can manage it within your muscles. Lately, I’ve been using an approach I call Neutral Tension. Simply put, it using …

View Post

Advice for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Athlete

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I believe growth and improvement should be a constant companion in your training. Something should be improving for you every week, or at least every month. This week I sat down with Girya Girl, Adrienne Harvey, to discuss the process of growth and development in training along your whole lifespan. We get deep into the most important lessons to learn at the …

View Post

Fit After 40 w/ Tommy Rembiszewski

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I’m not one of those “age is just a number” kind of guys. Believe me, age and all of it’s demons is a very real threat to your fitness and health. It’s a very serious threat that you’ll have to face sooner or later. That’s why I invited super bad-ass Tommy Rembiszewski bad for another interview so I could pick …

View Post

Break Free of Diet & Exercise Dogma for Good

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness dogma that dictates how you should eat and exercise is ever prevalent within our fitness culture. Most of the time these dogmas start out as simple ideas but grow into a mini-religion by the time they hit the masses. The issue I take with them is they both limit your freedom of lifestyle and results. It’s like locking both your …

View Post

How to Burn More Fat & Build More Muscle

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

While writing my second book (Check out my first book here) I stumbled upon the 3 key principles that govern your success towards any form of exercise. That was pretty powerful in itself, but I’ve learned something even more powerful about these 3 principals. It’s something that can help you unlock a lot of muscle building and fat burning potential. …

View Post

Integrated Activity vs Working Out

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A super successful businessman once told me; “I don’t want work/life balance. I want work/life integration.” How novel. Wouldn’t it be great it we could do the same with exercise? Instead of having an exercise/life balance we strive for exercise/life integration. I think it’s possible and I’ve been doing just this sort of integration for the past few months. Check …

View Post

Street Workout Wisdom w/ Danny Kavadlo

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

2 wonderful things have happened over the past week. 1) Al and Danny Kavadlo released their latest calisthenics masterpiece, Street Workout and 2) Danny Kavaldo was kind enough to share some of his best thoughts on training and life in the Red Delta Project Podcast. In this podcast Danny covers: 1:00 Danny’s training history. 2:46 The street workout “movement.” 5:00 …

View Post

Convict Conditioning w/ Tommy Rembiszewski

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

My guest today is calisthenics expert and Convict Conditioning disciple, Tommy Rembiszewski. Tommy has been emailing me samples of his workouts and training for almost a year now and he’s been crushing everything.  While most people just go through the motions he strives to push everything up to level 11. His approach is both hard-core and smart at the same …

View Post

3 Mental Weight Loss Barriers w/ Catherine Taylor

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

“75% of Weight Loss is Mental” -Catherine Taylor Catherine Taylor is a master when it comes to the emotional and mental side of fitness and weight loss. Understanding the science behind weight loss is only a small piece of the puzzle, and few people understand this like Catherine. In today’s podcast, I sit down with her talk about 3 of the …

View Post

How to Break Free From Your Work Out

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Have you ever considered just how artificial and confining a workout is? How about how it seems to require that you put your life on hold so you can go and exercise like it’s some sort of a chore? What if you could break free and never have to “work out” ever again? How would your life be different? It …

View Post

How to Make Fitness Simple and Easy

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Many of the struggles to build muscle or lose fat come from the needless obstacles we place in front of ourselves. We are making this whole diet and exercise stuff far too complicated and difficult. It’s not supposed to be so difficult it requires a herculean degree of motivation and will power. You also don’t need to become an expert …

View Post

How to Balance Out Emotion and Logic Dominance

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Most folks are either emotion or logic strong in their philosophy and approach to fitness. You can check out this post to learn about emotion and logic dominance but here are the cliff notes: Logic dominant individuals: Keep looking for the best and latest science and information. Over-rely on knowing the “right” way to do things or the right program …

View Post

Emotion vs Logic Dominant Fitness Habits

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Are you working your tail off and sticking to your diet or exercise plan, but not getting the results you want? Is pushing yourself to your limits the extent of your workout plan? Maybe you’re always looking for that one diet or workout program that’s going to work for you. Are perhaps you feel you know what to do but you …

View Post

Tips For Calisthenics and Fitness Excellence

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Excellence in calisthenics and fitness is something we all want, but there are a lot of hurdles in making that happen. Some of them are all in your own mind. Some of them are all around you. Make no mistake, you can achieve far greater results than you currently believe are possible. Just imagine what it would be like to …

View Post

4 Tips to Improve Your Muscle Tension Skills

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Creating muscle tension is a skill and the better you become at generating and controlling the tension in your muscles the better your results will be. You’ll build more muscle, improve strength, accelerate performance and reduce the risk of injury. The only question is, how do you become good at turning on your own muscles? Check out this video for …

View Post

Should You Time Your Rest Periods?

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

There’s more to progressing your workouts and getting results beyond just weight and reps. There’s a lot more in fact. Take your rest period for example. If you want to improve endurance, build muscle or gain a mental edge altering the amount of rest between your workouts can be just the ticket. Just through adjusting the amount of time you …

View Post

Al Kavadlo’s Wisdom for Lifting and Life

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I recently had the great privilege of interviewing PCC Team Leader and Author Al Kavadlo. As a world leader in progressive calisthenics and body weight training, he possesses a wealth of knowledge from years of experience which he shares in his books, videos, and even a smartphone app. In this interview, Al pulls back the curtain and talks about calisthenics, …

View Post

The 3 Most Important Exercise Rules Ever

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I like to keep things simple when it comes to exercise, especially when it comes to building muscle and fat loss. It’s such a relief to take all of the fluffy information out there and distill it down into the basic principals. Not only does this greatly improve your chances of success, it also gives you the freedom and flexibility …

View Post

Why Time Under Tension Builds Muscle

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Time under tension is the most effective way to train for building muscle that I know of. This is because it directly focuses on the root cause of hypertrophy. Many criticise the idea of training time under tension claiming it’s some sort of a fad or gimmick. In this week’s podcast I discuss the science behind training time under tension …

View Post

5 Ways to Reduce Workout Stress

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

While stress is an important component in exercise, too much of it will prevent you from building muscle or burning fat.  I’m not just talking about physical stress either. Mental and phycological stress can also put a serious dent in your workout. The real shame is most of this stress is not at all productive nor is it necessary. It’s …

View Post

How to Break Your Bad Fitness Habits

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Your habits will make or break your success. They can make it easy to shed fat and build muscle, or nearly impossible to make any progress at all. In this week’s podcast, I bring a refreshing, and slightly uncomfortable, perspective on what’s really holding you back from making the progression want. Hold onto your hats because this might get a …

View Post

6 Moves to Improve Your Muscle Tension

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

All muscle building and strength success comes down to muscle tension. Your ability to control your muscles can literally make or break your gains regardless of what your workout routine and diet looks like. That’s why I created the Chain Training Ebook which you can download here. It’s a muscle tension management system to ensure your workouts are of the …

View Post

Rules of Progression & Results

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition, Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Progression is the bottom line in strength and fitness. If you have progression you get the results you want, it’s as simple as that. However, if you have the perfect routine, the perfect diet and the best equipment, but no progression, you’re stuck. So there’s a lot at stake here. With progression comes the results you want. Without it, nothing …

View Post

The Calisthenics Advantage of Earned Strength

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

“It’s so much easier to build muscle and strength with Weightlifting, you just add weight.” I’ve heard the above argument for why weight lifting is better than body weight training for years and have always thought it was a valid point. After all, when it comes to calisthenics making your muscles work harder is a lot more complicated. You have …