TPI performance test 6: Single leg balance test

 This post is the sixth in a series about a few important tests that TPI fitness professionals can use to diagnose your golf strengths and weaknesses by observing your body's strengths and weaknesses.

Want to fight? Best get a good base!

Ready to start your boxing career? First you will need to get a great "base" to work with. What? I take on new boxers or boxers that used to box and want to get back into it. What you need is to get some functional training under your belt to strengthen all of your muscles and your balance. Think you don't need functional training? Think again! Just check any boxing(ex. website and you will see that they sell the same functional training equipment that I will use when training you!


Todays gyms are filled with machines that can help you isolate every muscle group and really get a targeted workout. However, this has caused the most versitile tool in the gym to begin to become under utilized. Dumbbells are a great way to keep bones and joints strong, as well as develop strength and gain size.The human body adapts its form according to its function. Using dumbbells encourages stronger bone densities as well as joint and ligament health when used regularly and with proper posture.

Karate Mysteries

I cant't count how many times one of my friends, co-workers, or relatives have told me that they have or know someone in martial arts. To be more specific, they use the phrase " my so and so does karate." When I ask what style they reply with Kung Fu, Tae Kwondo, or even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The problem is that none of the aforementioned are types or styles of Karate-Do. Karate styles either originate from mainland Japan or from Okinawa.

Karate Mysteries

Karate approach to calisthenics

In my new YouTube video below, I demonstrated some exercises that strengthen the wrists, fingers, knuckles, and grip, in addition to the muscles of the upper body. Allow a realistic time frame for working up to the more difficult exercises. If you have already worked through basic progressions for pushups and pullups, and have good flexibility in your wrists, you're ready for hand specializations.

My arms and shoulders workout (May 7th)

Decline bodyweight rows - 10 Drop set of horizontal bodyweight rows - 5 Drop set of in

Chocolate peanut butter banana protein shake

This makes a great post-workout meal. Because I have a huge appetite, and have a high activity level, I doubled the serving size.

Minimalist Abdominal Workouts

You can get an insane abdominal workout in 15 minutes or less just using a picnic table. No machines, weights, or special equipment are needed, period.

The Many Health Benefits of Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning can provide many health benefits. Many households are covered in debris and microorganisms that can negatively impact health in a number of ways, but steam cleaning is capable of removing just about all debris and killing just about all species of bacteria. Not only, has that, but steam cleaning also provided these further health benefits:
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