Blogs about Bodyweight Training

Research presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting

Trying to bring more scientific evidence to the health and fitness industry! Poster presentation at the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The top researchers in sports medicine and exercise science from around the globe are here!http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org 

Sustainable Training

 Sustainable Training

Pullups without equipment

In the below video, I demonstrate two pullup exercises using a door. All you need is a hand towel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnWRHim3MM

What is the best way to firm up and tone your body?

The best way to firm up and tone your body is through conditioning and resistance training. You can do this using bodyweight and weights. If you don’t have a specific goal of increasing strength or muscular endurance, but just want to feel tighter and look better, then the specific rep (repetition) range that you should be lifting should be between 8-12 reps. Now that doesn’t mean you lift just any weight for that many reps.

Anywhere Fitness: No Excuses!

I came across an article today that lists 50 body weight movements that one can do anywhere. As a personal trainer, I always encourage clients, family, and friends to workout outside of the studio or gym in order to burn a few extra calories, maintain motivation, etc.

Top global fitness trends under the microscope of science-based research!

39th Annual NSCA National Conference in New Orleans, LA.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPYGUM0-TIw

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

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.

Calisthenics classes

Do you want to lose some weight or get back into shape without having to spend a cent on equipment or a gym membership? If you answered yes, then calisthenics classes are the perfect solution! All ages and fitness levels are welcome and encouraged.