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 …

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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 …

Programing Supplemental Calisthenics Moves

In Leg Training, Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Push up Training, Suspension Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Just like traditional weight lifting methods, calisthenics includes both basic compound movements as well as single joints moves like curls, shoulder raises and grip work. Even though you may not need these moves, they can shore up a few weak points and round out your physique. The trick is knowing how to fit them into your program so they don’t …

Programing Calisthenics for Fat Loss, Muscle Building & More

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

Calisthenics is a fantastic training method, but it can fall flat if you don’t know how to program your routine to accomplish what you want. The squat is a good example. You can use it to pursue any goal from building muscle to explosive training and even fat loss. It’s just one move but it can used to accomplish many …

Programing Calisthenics for Endurance

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

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 endurance you’re training for. Training for a half marathon is …

Programing Calisthenics for Strength

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Calisthenics is a fantastic vehicle for building strength. After all, have you ever met anyone who can do a ton of handstand push ups or single arm pull ups who wasn’t strong? But don’t expect to build that kind of strength doing endless push ups and crunches. You gotta know how to program your workouts so they challenge your strength.  …

The Perfect Diet and Exercise Program Myth

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  “And they lived happily every after……” It’s the ending of every classic fairy tale. Once the main characters have found each other, vanquished their foes and made everything perfect, they go off to a life of perfection. It’s an idea that saturates our modern day culture. If you can find the perfect mate, drive the perfect car and work …

The Art and Science of Exercise Progression

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Progression is the essence of success. It’s the very thing that causes your fitness to grow and mature. Without it you’re stuck. It doesn’t matter how hard you work or what your program looks like. If you don’t have progression, you don’t have……well…..progress. You  just end up working your tail off to stay where you are. In this week’s …

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What We Can Honestly Expect From Diet and Exercise Programs

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

Yes, great changes are possible! Here’s the fine print: Never before has the hype around diet and exercise programs been so…..well……hyped up. Everything out there is the latest and greatest with promises that seem too good to be true. To a degree, these promises do seem possible. After all, we do live in a time where new information about the …

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The Body Builder vs. Athlete Dichotomy

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

The drive to both train for performance as well as appearance is a big obstacle on the journey towards Fitness Independence. Sometimes the two just short circuit the results you really want. Other times it just causes more confusion over how to get what you want. This is one of the best podcasts I’ve done. It will clear up a …