Exercises & Routines

The Workout Routine and Eating Plan For The Total Newbie

I sometimes forget that some of you have really never done any serious exercise and most of my advice is for beginners, or possibly intermediates.  But you might be pre-beginner (what I call a newbie).  If that’s you, or if you have a loved one who needs something really simple to get started, this article is for you.  In...
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Time-Crunched Workouts: Quick Exercises to do at Home or the Office

Last month I shared with you some tips for lunchtime workouts.  Now I’ve got an article from Mike Geary with a totally different take on how to squeeze fitness into a busy day!  This is unusual, but he gives LOTS of details in this article (it’s longer than he usually writes).  Enjoy (and post comments!). by Mike Geary, Certified...
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Exercises & Routines

Abs and Squats

You might remember a while back an article by Tom Venuto on the front squats. Today I’ve got a new take for you – from Mike Geary.  I’ve been doing front squats for a while now, and I’ve gotta agree with Mike about how amazing front squats are as a full-body exercise.  Here’s what he has to say: by...
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The 35,000 Pounder Workout

Here’s a fun workout that will help you break up boredom you might be experiencing as you progress in your lifting program.  It’s called The 35,000 Pounder, and as the name implies, you’ll lift 35,000 pounds today.  I’ll tell you how I came up with it. But first, let me be clear that this is NOT for a regular...
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Lunchtime Workouts

pic: How to maximize weight training in a short time? “Darrin, with my schedule, the only time I can lift is during lunch.  I can do cardio in the mornings, but I don’t have a home gym so lunchtime is when I lift.  The gym is 30 minutes away from home, but right across the street from my work. ...
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Why Do Lifting Routines Assume A 7 Day Week?

…………. Sounds like a silly question, right?  I mean, a “real” week is 7 days, so shouldn’t our routines be based on “reality”? Actually, after years of lifting and running, I’m starting to come to the conclusion that in many cases, our bodies don’t care about “real weeks”.  Our bodies care about the balance between stimulation and recovery. The...
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Another Pull-up/Chin-up Secret

….. A couple months ago I did a full article on how to improve your pull-ups/chin-ups.  Here’s one more technique I think you’ll love. It’s just a simple ladder.  This is for people who can do a few pullups/chinups – say 4 or 5 max, though it might work for people who are already doing 10 to 20 who...
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How To Do Arnold Presses – Killer Shoulder Exercise


Those of you who have ever bought any of my lifting programs know I always include shoulder presses, in various forms.

I adamantly believe that the standard barbell vertical press (a/k/a barbell shoulder press, a/k/a military press, a/k/a some other names) is the best form to be doing throughout the year. That said, I hate monotony and include Arnold...
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