Dumbbells can provide a great workout without needing a ton of fitness equipment. They’re also perfect if you find yourself pressed for time. You can load a set of dumbbells and get going instead of finding the perfect gym with all the unnecessary equipment. If you’re looking to put some trapezius exercises into your training […]
Category Archives: Workout
No Gym? No Problem!
The goal here is simple: to help as many people break free of the vicious grip the gyms have on their wallets. I used to think that hitting the gym was the best thing I could do to keep myself fit. It just seemed the logical step to reaching and maintaining my fitness goals. Getting started is often the hardest part. But year-after-year I’d fall into the same old trap of get super jazzed about starting the year off “right” by getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle. I’d buy new gear, dust off my gym card, the one constant reminder that I was paying for something I never used because I saw it everyday dangling from my key chain. But as time wore on, so did my new-found enthusiasm. Days would turn into weeks and eventually months would go by before I took a stand against all the excuses. The most common ones were: work, family, friends, stress, traffic and time. And talking with most people, these seem to be universal excuses.
How This Can Help You
There’s a lot of information online. But not all of that is going to be quality. I’ve spent a lot of time researching effective methods to transform your routines as home-based sessions. I do believe that you can gain muscle and lose fat without needing to get in your car. You don’t even need a treadmill! This site is meant for someone looking to get in athletic shape. I definitely believe in adding muscle to your frame, but not at the consequence of your over-all physique. And you can finally check off your long-term muscle building goals without a gym membership. A good place to start is with these crossfit workout routines.
Why a Mentor is Important For Success
I’m no Spring Chicken anymore. I’ve just entered my 30s (I can hear the hisses as I write this) and know I can’t eat like I did when I was 21. I can’t workout, or not workout, like I did when I was 25. I don’t have the metabolism of a cheetah…but neither does the average, everyday person who’s interested in finally reaching their weight loss goals of muscle developing plans. I like to write outside of the topics you’d find in many fitness magazines. Their goal is to hook you to buy their latest protein powder or workout plan. So, my ideas my cross paths with theirs briefly, but it will always be short-lived.
In this post I will lay out a progression you can use to achieve 100 lb weighted chin-ups in your training regimen. In the first post in this series I outlined why you would want to use weighted chin-ups in the first place (to build powerful arms and back) and showed some of the results […]
Blueprint Cleanse and Diet Do you know there’s one simple method for putting on muscle or losing fat? It’s not some secret formula. It’s simply knowing the amount of maintenance calories your body needs each day. Using this piece of knowledge will let your hard-fought efforts show. Yet, with the many ways to calculate your […]
I never thought I would write about eating bulls balls, but here we go… Let’s begin with a story: About 6 weeks ago, Rusty Moore and I sat in a bar in Austin, TX, drinking, minding our own business… You know, just hanging out and having a good time. We had no idea what was […]
Here’s a full week of crossfit WODs (workout of the day), so shake things up and try something new. Check out the supplement suggestions for weight loss and enhanced workouts. Man Up Monday Set 1 – Repeat 5X 3 pull ups* 6 push ups 9 squats** Set 2 – Repeat 5X 3 toe to bar […]
I wanted to share with everyone the best serratus anterior exercises you can do at home to help make those abs you’ve been working hard on to look their best. The muscles that frame the abs, like the obliques, are just as important to develop as the actual six-pack muscles. The good thing here is […]
If you really want that six-pack to show sometimes steering your diet for fat loss just isn’t enough. Sometimes you’ll need to think about how to get rid of water weight, because more often than not it’s usually the culprit that keeps a lean physique just out of reach. In this post I’ll list seven […]
Do you think you can get a strong upper body without having the right shoulder routine in place? Well for anyone who wants to get a statuesque and sexy chest, or develop a Herculean back that looks like it’s carved out of marble, then you’ve got to have a strong set of shoulders. But putting […]
One of the first challenges I faced when I first started exclusively working out from home was that all the my routines in some way were based on equipment only accessible at the gym. And by accessible, I mean I didn’t have thousands of dollars to spend on a smith machine. Now, I like to […]
How to Bulk Up Fast With Kettlebell Routines Are you looking to add on some muscle? For anyone wanting to learn how to bulk up fast, this post will discuss a simple plan of attack that is exclusively for kettlebell routines, so you can get to the size of your dreams right from home. If […]
A simple posture hack will have a large scale impact on your testosterone and cortisol levels. Almost immediately. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard Business School gave an eye opening TED talk in 2012 on the subject of using your body language to shape who you are, or more appropriately… who you want to […]
Summary: We find that daVinci’s Vitruvian Man may have more to tell us than we initially gathered: it hides the potential for the optimal running angle (The Vitruvian Running Angle) and opens up questions about whether or not Usain Bolt’s near-perfect aesthetic ratios indeed are the reason that he is the fastest man alive. ************ […]
I’d like to propose something: The king of testosterone-and-GH-producing training movements is the muscle-up. Not the squat. Not the deadlift. That may concern some people because they may think they could never do a muscle-up. Please stop selling yourself short. If you’ve got the desire to do them, you can. There’s a simple step-by-step approach […]
Let’s talk about testosterone Testosterone is primarily a male sex hormone, though it can also be found in small amounts in females. It plays a key role in developing male musculature & bone mass, as well as forming reproductive tissues and habits. We’re talking performance here fellas. Maintaining healthy testosterone levels is important for many […]