Category: HARD WORKOUT

NO CRUNCHES PLEASE: A 3 CORE WORKOUT

You can get a great core workout without ever doing a sit-up or crunch. Many people hate crunches and even more find that they aggravate their lower back or neck. Follow along as I take you through a full-body workout with a heavy core emphasis. I’ve crafted this 3-phase workout around movements and positions that demand strong engagement. You […]

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WALLS, BANDS, AND BENCHES: ADAPTABLE WORKOUTS FOR CHAOS, LIMITATION, AND VARIETY

Adaptable Workouts Variety: Routines are essential for sustainable success, but sometimes your plan blows up. When this happens you must remember that exercise is too important to concede defeat. Sure, missing one day’s plan isn’t the end of the world, but it sacrifices the opportunity to adapt. Paradoxically, it is often life’s limitations that prompt the […]

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MAKE YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE A TOTAL KNOCKOUT

Exercise Routine: Grappling is my first and forever love. That will be an awkward conversation with my future wife. My love of grappling eventually led to an appreciation and fondness for other forms of unarmed combat. It didn’t hurt that I had Bruce Lee movies and Rocky to watch as a kid. I grew up in […]

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Knee pain? 5 simple exercises modifications

5 Simple Exercises Knee probs? We got you, girl! We’ve been getting a bunch of questions lately about what to do when you have knee pain, so we wanted to put a few simple modifications together just for you. Whether your Q is “Why do squats hurt my knees?” or “What’s a good alternative to lunges?”, remember […]

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You Shouldn’t Train Like The Pros To Build Muscle

Build Muscle: Most men come to the gym with the goal of improving their aesthetics. Often they look for guidance through various channels of information, the most common being Google, YouTube, or a fitness blog. These can be a great place to start, but all beginners and many intermediates run into the same fundamental problem. […]

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USE THIS EXERCISE TO BLAST YOUR CHEST AND CORE

Although it looks a bit funky exercise to take your chest and core strength to the next level.  Essentially you’re combining three of my favorite techniques into one exercise namely the “T-bench” technique, “head off” protocol, and “half-body off” position. There are several reasons why this is so effective: 1. Performing chest presses widthwise on […]

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Make Pullovers Better With The Trap Bars

Pullovers with trap bars are one of the best exercises for targeting your entire upper body and core. If you want to ramp up the intensity a step further try performing these two unique pullover variations using a trap bar as demonstrated by one of my awesome clients Ben Lai and myself.   Besides providing […]

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You Shouldn’t Train Like The Pros To Build Muscle

Most men come to the gym with the goal of improving their aesthetics and to build muscle. Often they look for guidance through various channels of information, the most common being Google, YouTube, or a fitness blog. These can be a great place to start, but all beginners and many intermediates run into the same […]

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Walls, Bands, And Benches: Adaptable Workouts for Chaos, Limitation, And Variety

Adaptable Workouts Routines are essential for sustainable success, but sometimes your plan blows up. When this happens you must remember that exercise is too important to concede defeat. Sure, missing one day’s plan isn’t the end of the world, but it sacrifices the opportunity to adapt. Paradoxically, it is often life’s limitations that prompt the most […]

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You Need More Than A Training Template

Training templates are for sale, usually as an ebook or a PDF downloadable file with illustrated instructions. The pitch includes that it’s easy to understand, to do, and promotes consistency. It’s often a twelve, sixteen, or twenty-four-week program that you can repeatedly do without much change. And that’s the big selling point—that it’s simple, therefore […]

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