The Ultimate Home Gym to Fit Your Budget: Part II ($350, $500, $1000 Budget)

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If you haven’t already, check out Part I of the Series so you can get caught up. (From Part I to recap): These days I lift at home 1-2 times each week since I work from home half the time and ideally I prefer training in the mornings anyways. And just like it is great to train in a well equipped facility, the same can be said for the convenience of not having to get in the... Read More

The Ultimate Home Gym to Fit Your Budget: Part I ($100 Budget)

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These days I lift at home 1-2 times each week since I work from home half the time and ideally I prefer training in the mornings anyways. And just like it is great to train in a well equipped facility, the same can be said for the convenience of not having to get in the car and drive to the gym. Life Get’s in the Way How many training sessions have you missed because you... Read More

Exercise of the Week: Eccentric TRX Row

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I love me some eccentric work! Although, if you are someone that stays sore for a few days after a lift, I would advise you to slowly work eccentric reps into your program. The TRX Row is a godly exercise. It is a staple in my program as well as my clients. Some weeks I might do 150-180 TRX rows thanks to having one hanging in my apartment at all times. If you are at a desk  and... Read More

Flux Programming: How to Program for Your Lifestyle

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In Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new book,  ”Total Recall,” he recounted the days when he would train 5-6 hours each day in preparation for his bodybuilding competitions. And for him, that amount of time was justified, was able to be budgeted in his incredibly busy days, and in the end proved to be worth it as he stood on stage winning six consecutive years at the... Read More

Review: Super Hero Fat Loss

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You have probably noticed that I don’t talk about a lot of fitness products on the website. When I do, it is because I think people need to check said product out. Such is the case with Super Hero Fat Loss. Yep, I am a little late to the party when it comes to talking about Super Hero Fat Loss, but better late than never, right? Let’s break it down real quick. Last year... Read More

Three Important Exercises You Forgot About (Part 1)

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Planks Remember planks? When training the, “core” was the new hotness? It seems that back then planks were enough of a challenge for us. But now we have 100 anti-rotation presses (Pallof Press) variations, all kinds of chops and lifts, rollers, the TRX, Extreme Core Trainers (for landmines), etc. Now before you start that forum post, I am not saying those are in anyway bad or... Read More

3 Deadly Complexes For Fat Loss and Conditioning

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How do people go to the gym day after day and do the same 30 minute workout on the elliptical machine? Honestly I would rather do some sprints in the parking lot outside of a 7/11 in a rival gang’s territory at 2am with nothing on but a game worn jock strap from Terry Tate. No, but seriously, I would rather challenge myself and do something different every time. That is where... Read More

Want to Maximize Your Results? This is What You Need (Part IV)

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  (I can fight with my shirt off because I did the core exercises in this blog post!) The last part of this series is going to cover the “core.” Is that word taboo? I guess it is better than saying, “Yo man, I am going to do abs today.” Now let’s be a bit more specific than just saying, “core.” When that is mentioned we are usually... Read More

Want to Maximize Your Results? This is What You Need (Part III)

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[editors note: the first few paragraphs are from part II of this series. Didn't make sense to re write it] Earlier in the week I started off this series with a post on using music to getting the right mindset for your training session. So, are you still listening to John Mayer (or techno music about abducting little boys) like my friend Tony Gentilcore? Or did you put on the, “Ruff... Read More

Want to Maximize Your Results? This is What You Need (Part II)

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Earlier in the week I started off this series with a post on using music to getting the right mindset for your training session. So, are you still listening to John Mayer (or techno music about abducting little boys) like my friend Tony Gentilcore? Or did you put on the, “Ruff Rider’s Anthem,” and hit a PR? Today, I want to talk to you about getting the most out... Read More