The following is a guest post from Nick Smoot, a friend, strength coach, and owner of Smoot Fitness. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” Einstein said that. And, it’s one of my favorite quotes because it illustrates knowledge acquisition as it relates to fitness perfectly. Most people? They spend more time reading… [Continue Reading]
A common excuse for a lack of physical activity and exercise is “I’m too busy.” And, that makes sense doesn’t it? Most of us have jobs, classes, children, families, friends, hobbies, and a million other things that are all tugging at our most prized and precious commodity: time.
Bodyweight exercises are not just for beginners. They’re great for building size and strength for people of all fitness levels. When incorporated properly into a workout, bodyweight exercises can be great complements to any weight lifting program. In addition, they are natural movements that minimize strain on the joints and tendons. Here are my nine best bodyweight… [Continue Reading]
The other day I was browsing through the Fitocracy feed and saw a post from a user who was freaking out about what rep range she should use. After reading her post, I just had to say something. This was my response…
You have a busy day today. You wake up thinking about all the things you have to do. Instead of working 9-5 at your job you have to stay an extra hour because, well, your boss says so. After work you then have to pick up your kids from basketball practice. Then right after that, you have… [Continue Reading]
Want to put size on your arms? Other than working on your triceps, start doing more chin-ups (palms facing you) and pull-ups (palms facing away from you) and less bicep curls. Too many people spend too much time doing endless number of curls. Biggest mistake ever. Isolation exercises like dumbbell curls or cable curls don’t… [Continue Reading]
In order to get the six-pack abs you’ve always wanted, there’s more to the story than just doing situps and crunches. Unfortunately, there has been so much inaccurate information circulating the fitness industry for years and years now that people are still constantly making mistakes with their workouts.