Category: Strength Training

Fat Loss 12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

12 Books You Should Read If You’re into Health & Fitness

Reading changed my life. I loved to read as a kid but replaced books with games and other hobbies as I grew older. In my early 20s, however, I slowly became a voracious reader. I owe most of that to fitness, as my reading obsession began with scouring fitness and nutrition blogs and articles. Eventually, …

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Fat Loss What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

What You Can Learn About Weight Loss and Fitness from a Man Who Lost over 100 Pounds

We should spend more time celebrating the success of others. In this case, it’s Tyler Richmond, who has managed to lose over 100 pounds in the past year, all while earning his Masters degree. When Tyler shared his story on social media, I had to reach out and congratulate him. Little did I know he’d feel …

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Strength Training 7 Things You Need to Know About Building Muscle and Training for Hypertrophy

7 Things You Need to Know About Building Muscle and Training for Hypertrophy

I love exercise science as much as the next guy or gal, but it can get a bit complicated. For instance, building muscle becomes the science of muscle hypertrophy. What is hypertrophy anyway? Hypertrophy: the enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in the size of its cells.  Going by that definition, we can …

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Strength Training How to Teach Yourself to Hinge for Kettlebell Swings and Deadlifts

How to Teach Yourself to Hinge for Kettlebell Swings and Deadlifts

The hinge is one of the key movement patterns in humans, enabling us to bend and extend at the hip like when we sit or stand. Not to mention, the hinge is the movement pattern used during exercises like deadlifts and kettlebell swings. Unfortunately, the hinge is a difficult movement to learn and one of the easiest …

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Strength Training 11 Lower Body Exercises You Can Do at Home with Kettlebells, Dumbbells, or Your Own Body Weight to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

11 Lower Body Exercises You Can Do at Home with Kettlebells, Dumbbells, or Your Own Body Weight to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

It’s amazing how much you can accomplish from the comfort of your own home in 20-30 minutes with minimal equipment. Below you will find eleven exercises you can do at home with bodyweight, kettlebells, or dumbbells. Following the exercises, I’ve included a few examples of workouts you can do and a quick guide on how …

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Strength Training 37 Exercises You Can Do with a Kettlebell for a Full Body Workout at Home

37 Exercises You Can Do with a Kettlebell for a Full Body Workout at Home

There will be days you simply don’t want to go to the gym. I understand, and I’ve been there. That’s why I put together this video of 37 exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Working out at home alleviates the temptation of skipping workouts. For these exercises, you can use …

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Strength Training Five Tips for Mastering the Deadlift and Getting Stronger Than All of Your Friends

Five Tips for Mastering the Deadlift and Getting Stronger Than All of Your Friends

The five tips below are excerpts from my book, Deadlift Mastery. If you find this article helpful and would like to download a copy of the book, click here to get a $10 off coupon. My math ain’t great, but I reckon’ that’s 100% off. Here is a brief overview of what you’ll find in the book: …

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Program Design How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program Like a Pro

How to Design Your Own Strength Training Program Like a Pro

The Pareto principle, or the 80-20 rule, states that 80% of your results will come from 20% of your efforts. In other words, your most important task will yield nearly all of your results. This principle is often emphasized in the business and sales world, but it also applies to training and fitness. A lot …

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Strength Training Three Ways to Build a Bigger Bench Press

Three Ways to Build a Bigger Bench Press

This one will be short and sweet. There’s no time to waste when it comes to making gains. 1. Hit the Bench More Often A wise man once said, “To press a lot you have to press a lot.” Meaning, there’s a strong correlation between an increase in bench press training frequency and an increase …

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Athletic Development Want Your Kid to Be a Professional Athlete?

Want Your Kid to Be a Professional Athlete?

Nearly 90% of players drafted in this year’s NFL Draft played multiple sports in high school. The team over at Tracking Football, a site for compiling data on high school athletes, put together a really interesting graphic after the most recent NFL Draft came to an end. Check it out. High school multiple sport participation …

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