New Home for Global Bodyweight Training!

I’m excited to use this post to update you about GBT’s recent move to a new training space! The move was quite an undertaking, so we didn’t get to post our usual exercise of the week – but don’t worry, that will be back next week! In the meantime, I’m posting a sort video below …

Jumping and Static Frog Combination: Not Your Child’s Leapfrog!

The traveling and static frog combination in this week’s exercise gives us a new animal flow exercise that brings together some powerful traveling moves with static holds building amazing strength and control. I was inspired to introduce this move while in Truro Cape Cod this past week, where I was lucky enough to have miles …

The Tornado Jump Lunge: One Killer Leg Exercise!

The basic jump lunge is a fantastic plyometric exercise, and it gets even better with the variations we add this week to create the “Tornado Jump Lunge.” Using plyometric movements in bodyweight training is an incredible way to add variation to your program or a specific exercise. The tempo of a movement can completely change …

The Bodyweight Tricep Extension

The Tricep Extension is usually a staple exercise for anyone looking to strengthen or develop this specific muscle, and this week I’m happy to show you how it can be done using just your own bodyweight. Now, I usually prefer exercises that incorporate more complex moves that utilize multiple muscle groups. But, exercise should be …

Taking a Bodyweight Routine from Basic to Advanced

One of my favorite aspects of bodyweight training is how its underlying simplicity is so scalable, from basic to extremely advanced levels. So, today I’m going to highlight an outdoor bodyweight workout for lower and upper body that can be done at basic, intermediate or advanced levels, which was featured in an article about Global …

The Mountain Climber Complex: A New Twist

This week’s exercise starts with an old favorite, the Mountain Climber, and takes it to an intense new level with some additional movements that are great for your trunk, hips, and legs. One thing I never get tired of is seeing a client get up after completing a seemingly easy exercise with that look on …

The Horizontal Squat with Press

How do you transform a great weight loaded exercise into an equally effective Bodyweight exercise? It may take a little creativity and some basic understanding of movement but it can be done. And more often then not, the bodyweight exercise turns out to be extremely challenging and, well, pretty bad-ass. Just think about the last …

The Other Side of Abdominal Training

I wrote this article, including the video featuring the Three Best Trunk Exercises, for a post on www.dieselcrew.com a few months ago. I thought I’d repost it here in case you hadn’t seen it yet! So, I already know what you’re thinking: not another ab article, how many times can we repackage the same old …

How to do the Ninja Kip Up

When the winning video for our Advanced Bodyweight Workout Challenge included the creative push up to ninja kip up as one of its exercises, we knew right away we wanted to feature a lesson on how to do the kip up. The challenge winner, Brazilian Alexandre C. Alves, had submitted an impressive combination of bodyweight …

Bodyweight Brainstorm Workout in NYC

[singlepic id=5 float=center] While in NYC this past week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with New York’s very own Al Kavadlo (fitness guru/bodyweight enthusiast) and Rebecca Evens (Budokon instructor). It was an excellent opportunity to take three different backgrounds and styles of bodyweight training and bring them together for one intense workout! If …

Winner of the Advanced Bodyweight Workout Challenge: Alexandro Castro Alves!!!

After much deliberation, the judges finally came to a decision. Let me tell you it was no easy task. Once we decided to put up the challenge I was expecting to get some creative entries, but I had no idea was I going to see such inspiring stuff. And some people try to say there …

Advanced Bodyweight Workout Challenge: Week 5 Entries (8 days left!)

JEREMY BELTER has our favorite entry this week, showing us that bodyweight training can be practiced anywhere! Thanks Jeremy. With only eight days left in the competition, I’m happy to say we’ve had some incredible entries! The creativity and style of the videos have been inspiring and thought provoking.

THE WORLD IS OUR PLAYGROUND – COSTA RICA

Episode 2 of The World is Our Playground takes us to beautiful Costa Rica for a week-long adventure through mountains, rainforests, and beaches! It’s clear why this natural, outdoor playground is such a mecca for eco-adventurists and fitness enthusiasts from around the world. So check out what we found! PHOTO GALLERY To see the entire …

THE WORLD IS OUR PLAYGROUND-MIAMI

There are people all over the world who are conditioning their bodies outside of the average gym or health club. Whether it’s due to the geographical location of the city, or the culture of the people who live there, we want to explore non traditional styles of exercise all over the world!   Each month …

WALKING ON WATER

It’s one of the most soulful experiences you can have on the water. Just you and the ocean. Moving rhythmically with the swell. Realizing your insignificance in relation to the great mother Earth. With each swoop your navigating through the open blue.  It’s just like, well, walking on water.  I’m talking about paddle boarding of …

Smart Muscle

At any given moment, there are literally millions of people packed into gyms all over the world. Every one of them in one way or another attempting to improve their physiques, or get “in shape”.  Typically you see the ladies inhabiting the sea of cardio machines, with hopes of lifting the butt, or dropping the …