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 …

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6 Questions That Will Change Your Body and Your Life

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I want to present you with 6, simple yet profound questions that have the potential to change your body and your life. These 6 questions are part of the new Smart Bodyweight Training Digital Workbook which you can download here for free. This workbook is a quick-start guide to help you get the most out of my recently released second book, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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 …

7 Myths About Progression

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Progression is the essence of what makes your fitness habits effective for fat loss, building muscle and improving performance. If you want your body to change in any way, then progression should be the focus of everything you do. Simply put, you get the results you want when you progression your training and fitness habits. If you fail to progress your …

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 …

Top Fitness Myths in the Media

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Fitness myths abound and many of them are fueled by the media that’s all around us including the internet, TV, and magazines. Many of these myths are not created as a way to purposely scam or con you. Most of them are the by-product of years of subtle, almost subliminal, messages you’re told about how losing weight or getting in shape …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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How to Use Peak Set Training for Optimal Workouts

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

This week’s topic is something I like to call peak set training. The benefits include improved recovery, less stress on your joints decreased nervous system fatigue and ultimately, more muscle growth. Sound good? Then let’s get started. How does peak set training work? Phase 1: Warm up sets Peak set training uses the natural bell curve that occurs when you …

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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 …

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Do You Need to Eat After a Workout?

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Do You need to eat after your workout? The knee-jerk answer is “of course you need to eat after a workout! If you don’t you might seriously handicap your ability to recover!” You may not need to eat anything at all. The first reason is that your workout may not be a very big influence on your daily calorie and …

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The Simple Truth About Abs

In Core & Abs Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Building up your abs and core strength isn’t very complicated yet a lot of experts seem hell bent to make it seem like it is. Each year there are new books, products, and gadgets that turn a simple process into a complicated mess. Some of these myths are half-truths that have been warped by time and bro-science. The old adage …

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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 …

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My Quick Ab and Core Workout

In Core & Abs Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

You don’t need a long abdominal workout to get great results. You don’t even need a lot of exercises done for countless reps either. All you need is one, maybe two, exercise that you do for a few super hard sets. Take my latest core workout for example. It only uses one primary exercise (leg raises) for a few hard sets followed …

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2 Muscle Building Rep Strategies

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Building muscle goes far beyond how many sets and reps you do. It’s not always about the numbers on a spreadsheet, but what the reps are doing to your muscles. You can do the same number of reps and sets, yet cause different levels of muscle stimulation. Take for example the following strategies: One involves going all out and pushing …

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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 …

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Advance Your Calisthenics w/ Leverage

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Leverage is one of the most powerful ways you can advance your bodyweight training. It can instantly load very high amounts of resistance on your muscles while keeping joint stress to a minimum. The best thing about using leverage is you can adjust the tension on the fly. You don’t need to stop a set or adjust equipment to change your …

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Advanced Centerline Calisthenics

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The centerline of your body holds the key to building muscle, blinding performance and even fat loss. Examples of the potential of the centerline have been a secret performance enhancer for centuries. Ancient forms fo martial arts, dance and even manual labor have long used the centerline as a guiding principle for power and control. Using your centerline involves more …

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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, …

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3 Best Strap Exercises for Bigger Biceps

In Pull Up & Biceps Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I love doing biceps exercises on suspension straps. I even preferred them over free weight curls back before I was made the switch to progressive calisthenics. There are many biceps exercises you can do on suspension straps. Over the years, I’ve found 3 moves that work a lot better than all of the others. These include the scoop curl, the …

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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 …

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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 …

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Top 6 Suspension Trainer Exercises for Building Muscle

In Suspension Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

A simple suspension trainer can really help you build muscle with bodyweight exercises. They can mimic nearly any classic gym exercise. They bring more progression and regression to any move, and they can help you set up a “gym” almost anywhere. They can also open a pandora’s box of variety because you can do hundreds of movements on them. Over the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Progressive Overload Myth

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Progressive overload and progressive tension are two popular muscle building strategies that are very closely related. They can even be mistaken for being the same thing, but they are different. They are different goals and thus require different mindsets that focus on different results.

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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 …

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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 …

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How I Combine Calisthenics & Weight Lifting

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I’m all 100% body weight, but most of the clients I teach use a combination of body weight training and weight lifting. To ensure both methods gain an equal share of the workout I use a method based on the BIG 6 from Convict Conditioning. This ensures your workouts stay balanced, efficient and very effective. Check it out below:

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Instantly Improve Your Push Ups

In Push up Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Your push-ups live and die by your scapular control. The more control you have over your shoulder position the more you’ll control every aspect of your push-up. The issue is, achieving that control is not easy to do, but this simple trick will solve that for you:

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Cut Your Workout Time in Half

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I love working out, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend all of my time and energy training. If anything, I love the fact that most of my workouts take me an average of 20 minutes. I’m a busy person, and I bet you are too which is why this week’s podcast is all about shortening your workout time …

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How to Do Bridges Like a Boss

In Progressive Calisthenics, Pull Up & Biceps Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Bridging is one of those calisthenics exercises that plays second fiddle to moves like pull-ups, push-ups and squats. Many athletes hardly practice them at all which is a shame. If there’s one move that can improve your performance and results in calisthenics it’s bridging. The biggest reason bridges fall out of favor is because many people do “pushing bridges” where …

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The Cure for Skinny Hamstrings

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Hamstrings play a major role in both the performance and appearance of your legs. Often times, skinny legs are caused by skinny underdeveloped hamstrings. Many claim body weight training is a poor choice for hamstring, or even leg growth. I used to think this too until I started playing around with these moves and my jeans started to fit quite …

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Bodyweight Triceps Routine

In Push up Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Biceps are great, but triceps are the true source of arms that stretch out the sleeves of your T-shirt. If ya wanna be jacked ya gotta build those triceps! This simple, yet brutal bodyweight routine is a killer for that horseshoe muscle hanging on the back of your arm.

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Bodyweight Pre-Exhaust Chest Workout

In Push up Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Is there anything as satisfying as feeling your pecs all pumped up and burning? I mean, besides driving a steam roller over a mile long sheet of bubble wrap. Yea, I didn’t think so. I would take a pumped-up set of pecs over  watching a great movie or eating a fine meal any day.  Thankfully, you don’t need a long …

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Bodyweight Biceps Workout

In Pull Up & Biceps Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Pre-exhaustion has been a tried and true muscle building technique since the down of body building. It’s simply using a focused exercise on a specific muscle group, and then immediately using a compound exercise that includes that same muscle group to create a higher state of fatigue. No muscle group seems to gain more focused attention than the biceps, which …

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New Research in Building Muscle vs Strength

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Muscle and strength, the two go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Usually, the two should grow together. As you get stronger you should be getting bigger and vice versa but it doesn’t always happen that way. Some people do get stronger without getting much bigger. I’ve also known some people who are pretty big but they are not nearly …

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Veterano Plus Bridge Workout

In Pull Up & Biceps Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

When I first discovered Convict Conditioning I didn’t take bridging seriously. I thought it was a move that was more of a circus trick and wasn’t worth more than a few moments of my time each week. I now know that was a BIG mistake. Not only are bridges not just some trick, but they lay the foundation for your …

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Stimulate Don’t Annihilate Your Muscles

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The advice to stimulate a muscle rather than annihilate it is fantastic to follow. It will save you from injury, speed up recovery and improve motivation to train. It might even save your training career! The only question is how do you that? What does it mean in application? I attempt to answer this and give you some solid ideas …

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How to Love Leg Day

In Leg Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

There’s a reason why skipping leg day is a popular meme on the internet. Training legs is hard, really hard plus it sucks a lot of energy out of you. Couple that with the fact that a lot of guys just don’t appreciate leg strength in comparison to the beach muscles and you’ve got quite an uphill battle. All of …

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Veterano Plus Workout for Muscle Mass

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

It’s been a few months since I unleashed my Veterano Plus workout and the results have been nothing but positive. People are recovering faster, getting stronger and just generally having a blast with it. I’m often asked if it’s a good workout for building muscle. I hear ya, personally, I need that muscle building potential to keep me motivated. I have …

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Honest Muscle Building Facts

In DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

In this week’s podcast I pull back the curtain on what’s most important towards your muscle building exercise. I’m pulling no punches on this one and you’ll want to listen to it at least twice to get everything important from it. What happens at a cellular level that causes muscle growth. Why the workout tools you use are not really all …

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Hamstring Building Crab Crawls

In Leg Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Hamstrings are the backbone of your leg strength. If they’re weak you’re weak end of story. While bridges and squats are great, there’s still the potential or a kink in your armor to hold you back. These crawls do wonders to fill in the gaps and make sure your whole posterior chain is as strong as it can be.

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How to Breath For Faster Muscle Growth

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  Your breathing can make or break your muscle building workout. If your breathing is off you can fatigue in the wrong way making your muscle building efforts almost pointless. On the plus side, proper breathing can take your workouts, and your muscle building, to a new level.

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Slide Bridges Build More Muscle

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Bridges just might be one of the most important exercises you can do. It’s not just because it cures almost every problem afflicting those who sit all day. It’s also trains your back to provide better support for every upper body exercise from push ups to biceps curls. So bridges don’t just make your spine, back and health better, they …

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The Veterano + Calisthenics Workout

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I haven’t been this excited about a new workout program since, well, since ever. Seriously, I’m in love with this new workout because it solves so many issues I’ve been struggling with over the years. I’ve don’t high volume training which was great at honing my calisthenics skills but it stunted my recovery and muscle growing potential. I’ve done low …

Calf Training for Size & Strength

In Leg Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Calves are one of the most stubborn muscle groups in the body, but it doesn’t have to be so. After all, they are just like any other muscle group. They can, and will, grow if you train them well. The key is knowing how to do it. In this video I detail some of the little tricks people often ignore …

Body Weight Neck & Upper Trap Training

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Today we explore what Paul Wade calls “shotgun muscle” in Convict Conditioning 2. These muscles are the supplemental muscles in the lower arms, legs and neck that complete your physique for both show as well as go. In this video I’ll focus on neck training. Training the neck is very important for both athletic performance as well as appearance. It …

The Missing Link in Your Fitness Success.

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The massive explosion of diet and exercise related information available is proof that we are not lacking for knowledge nor motivation. We know far more about countless fitness methods now than we did a generation ago. The very fact that people are searching, for and buying a ton of fitness products is also proof that the motivation to get in …

4 Moves to Restore Your Primal Strength

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

The most sure sign that you’re getting stronger is when you embrace what you’ve once feared. We modern humans move unlike anything nature intended us to. We sit too much, walk too little, slouch and hardly move with grace but rather struggle. We are becoming weak, slow, stiff, clumsy and fragile. Modern exercise isn’t helping either. Doing an exercise 1-2 times a week …

The Bigger Chest & Triceps Workout

In Push up Training, Suspension Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

I’ve been playing around with a workout style that combines two classic muscle building strategies: – Pre-exhaustion – Drop sets Pre-exhaustion is a great way to give a lagging muscle group a little extra love while drop sets are a time-tested way to ensure a large group of muscles (ie a muscle chain) gets hit extra hard. Check out how …

When You Should Skip A Workout

In Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  There are very few times when you maybe should skip your planned workout. being tired, bored, or low on motivation sure isn’t one of those times. If anything that’s when you really should workout. That said, there are times when you should skip out on your workout. Here they are and what you can do about them. #1- When …

Bragging About Your Workout Can Hold You Back

In Methods & Success Mindset, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

It’s sexy to tell other’s (and tell yourself) that you put 110% into every workout. It’s now a sign of weakness to admit that you only put 75% effort into a workout. No one brags about holding themselves back. The ironic thing is that going to that limit can set you up for a long and frustrating plateau. That said, …

Is Sugar a Super Food?

In Diet-Free Healthy Eating / Fat Loss/ Nutrition by The Fit Rebel

I’m not a fan of any sort of dietary methods that label a food as being either healthy or unhealthy. I look at foods and nutrients like I look at tools. The value and benefits they potentially bring depends upon your ability and need to use them. Any tool can be both very useful and completely worthless depending upon the …

Why Core Training is Not That Important

In Core & Abs Training, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

Core and abdominal training is great, but seriously, it’s not all that important. Back in the day,  core training was all the rage and everything that was supposedly “functional” was about working the core. Then it was about the hips, then the legs and so on. The lesson I eventually learned was that there is no part of human body …

What “Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Really Means

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

  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 contradictory you still understand what it means. Recently though I’ve …

A Better Way to Stretch Tight Hamstrings

In Leg Training, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  I’ve always been plagued by tight hips and hamstrings and it’s held me back in everything from Taekwon-Do to various aches and pains in my lower back. The funny thing was, every time I got on a dedicated stretching routine, things got worse. I actually became tighter and my muscles were all the more susceptible to pulls and strains. …

Training for Performance vs Training for Asthetics

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

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 you can train for both. After all cyclists usually have …

When to Quite a Diet & Exercise Program

In Methods & Success Mindset by The Fit Rebel

Sometimes the greatest success in fitness comes from knowing when to quit a particular diet or exercise program. Quitting is an art form. Like all things in fitness, quitting isn’t a black and white issue. If you embrace quitting you never get very far, but if you shun it you run the risk of forever sticking to methods that are …

How to Kill Workout Boredom

In DIY Fitness Equipment & Reviews, Playground Workouts, Progressive Calisthenics, Suspension Training, Uncategorized by The Fit Rebel

  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 to get through. So I say it’s time we got …