Sweep Squat for Hip Mobilization

The Sweep Squat is a great exercise that manages to help build strength, while also helping improve your hip joint’s range of motion. Why is this so cool? Well, most clients or athletes that I work with have restricted internal or external hip rotation that can seriously hinder performance. We can help combat this issue …

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 …

Learning the Parkour Kong Vault

The Kong Vault is a great Parkour move, and we’re lucky enough to have David “Young Flip” Rodriguez from G4’s Jump City show us exactly how to execute this maneuver. In our featured video Flip takes us through a step by step progression on learning the Kong Vault. He is a professional freerunner, member of …

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 …

Foam Rolling for better performance

It seems as if there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I know we all attempt to walk the delicate balance between work, relationships, responsibilities, workouts and of course a little bit of fun when we find the time.  Even with these busy schedules, most fitness enthusiasts make the time to get their workouts …

Assessing Conditioning Needs for a Soldiers Workout

A couple of weeks ago I received this email from Jonathon Hamilton I am in the Army National Guard and am preparing to deploy to Iraq a second time. The Army is beginning to change it’s fitness philosophy to adopt a more full body workout. However, while deployed, most soldiers still just hit the gym …

Shoulder Rehab Exercises for Better Bodyweight Training

Hey guys, this is a guest post and video I did for Logan Christopher’s site Legendary Strength. Logan is an incredible athlete and can perform some seriously impressive feats of strength.  He also happens to be a mentor who helped me get started with this blog years ago.  You can also learn more about Logan’s …

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 …

RESURRECTING THE SQUAT

If you want to learn a thing or two about movement, just observe how a child plays. To get down low, whether grabbing a toy or petting a dog, he or she doesn’t lazily bend from the waist with straight legs and a rounded back.  No, they squat down low, put their weight in the …

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 …