Training Tips

6 Tips to Do More Pull-ups & Chin-ups (part 2)

Last week, guest writer John Sifferman shared the first part of his advice on how to increase the number of pullups you can do.   Have you started using his tips yet?  If not, click here for part one. A quick summary is: Tips for Beginners (0-5 Reps) In the beginning, the key to success is building skill-specific strength by...
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Training Tips

6 Tips to Do More Pull-ups & Chin-ups (part 1)

I get a ton of questions online as well as from my in-person trainees about chinups and pullups.  There are a lot of people out there still trying to get their first legit chin.  Maybe that’s you.  Maybe you aren’t comfortable admitting it.  It’s odd because some really strong men and women sometimes struggle with chinups and especially pullups....
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Weight Lifting 101

Best Tasting No-Wheat, Low-Carb Bread That’s Easy To Make

I’ve been experimenting with making “bread”.  I put that in quotes, because I didn’t want mine to have any wheat in it.  I wasn’t going for gluten-free per se, but really wanted to avoid grains.  It turned out to be quite a challenge but I finally got things right – the result is super easy to make, tastes great,...
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Weight Lifting 101

6 Major Differences Between “Core” Training and “Traditional” Training

Guest Author:  Cameron Stache.  Cameron is a veteran fit coach for The Rush Fitness Complex in North Carolina.  He has experience in multiple types of training, fitness sales, and even trained managers for the company.  He is a certified Nutrition Coach through Dotfit and has trained people ranging from teenagers to seniors with goals as varying as weight loss,...
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Overtraining

I started writing this article 2 weeks ago, and it is now two days before my Spartan Beast race.  See my initial Spartan training plan but that quickly morphed into additional endurance sessions – but still no days off.  Hence, this article. I’ve always been skeptical about the concept of overtraining. I get questions all the time, usually from...
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Weight Lifting 101

It’s Time to Take Your Worst Picture Ever

Are you planning to get in shape, but haven’t quite started yet? If so, I have an assignment for you. Go into your room and take all your clothes off. That’s right, strip down to nothing but your briefs, your boxers, your lingerie, whatever you are wearing underneath. Go and do it right now! This is your last chance...
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Weight Lifting 101

I Respect the Little Guy with Good Form

I saw something interesting the other day at the gym. I saw an average-sized guy in his mid 20’s who was obviously trying to build up some muscle. He looked like he had some padding (weight) on him, but he didn’t look too out of shape. The thing that caught my eye is what I saw him doing. He...
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