Everybody wants to build muscle and lose fat. If that's true, you could say we all want to be bodybuilders, at some level.
With that said, let me tell you about the movie, Generation Iron.
Generation Iron is amazing film. A visual masterpiece with a powerful story about the sport of modern bodybuilding.
Bodybuilding is a different kind of sport and Generation Iron is a different kind of film. From the stories, to the scenery and filmmaking, to the drive, desire, and passion of all the athletes, this film is a journey.
This new modern day bodybuilding documentary recently became available on DVD and it’s already a classic.
There's a lot of great exercises for the abs and, in my opinion, none of them have anything to do with sit ups or crunches.
The key to abdominal strength and development is about training the whole body to stabilize at a high level.
What I mean is stabilizing in functional movements, not training to actively flex our trunk (as with sit ups and crunches).
One the best ways to develop abdominal strength is with basic barbell lifts.
Exercise technique, exercise selection, and optimal nutrition are all critical components in our training success.
To get the results we want, we've got to do the the right things.
Of course, we have to know what it is we want.
Assuming we do, there is something that's so important to our success, yet it's not discussed nearly enough, in my opinion.
There's an exercise I have new respect for.
A seemingly simple exercise that actually provides many benefits.
The problem is many of us undervalue the exercise, shrug it off, or just flat out hate it.
I'm here to make a strong case for the burpee.
The burpee has incredible value in strength and conditioning when performed properly and when programmed correctly.
If you and I were sitting down talking right now, this is what I'd tell you about how to get results.
These are the 3 things you need to get exactly what you want.
Sorry, but it does require effort and a bit of thinking.
No BS, no fluff, just the honest truth.
There's a few common kettlebell swing mistakes that can prevent you from getting the results you want.
These aren't mistakes made by the newbie, either.
Take a read through to make sure you're not making any of these easily avoidable swing errors.
Here's 7 of the most common things I've seen with the Russian-style kettlebell swing.
Density training is the amount of work completed (rounds, sets, or reps) in a given period of time.
Here's a simple example.
Let's say you have a 2 exercise combination of opposing exercises, push ups and pulls ups.
Your rep sequence may be 10 reps of push ups and 5 reps of pullups and you work to complete as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of this combination in the 10 minute time period.
You track the total reps done (or rounds) in this given time period.
This is density training.