Training Without a Gym – The Legs

When it comes to training the legs, there’s an almost infamous air of hesitation. Leg day, as it’s called, is hard. Notoriously hard. Squats are the best way to train your legs, and if you’re doing the right — with flat soles, heels digging into the ground, and a whole bunch of weight on your shoulders — they can easily force your entire body to […]

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Training Without a Gym – The Core

If rows and push-ups aren’t enough to satisfy your need for an iron core, or if your name is Mr. Lee or Mr. Balboa and you want a torso made of rough iron rather than mushy muscle, then you need to make sure the core is a heavy focus in your training program. In general movement, the core is indeed incredibly important. Aside from being […]

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Training Without a Gym – The Upper Body

The upper body can further be broken down into pulling and pushing movements. Pulling recruits the biceps in your arm, and your back musculature (in a very broad sense). Pushing recruits your triceps, and your chest/shoulders. The rest of your body stabilizes your movement, keeping you balanced and giving you the base and center of gravity necessary to push/pull from. Note: Here’s the spreadsheet version, […]

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Training Without a Gym – Getting Started with Strength

Part one of this little three-part series will be tackling the matter of strength. I’m young, I’m brash; when given a trio of physical attributes to amplify in training (strength, endurance, and movement) I’ll obviously start off with strength, discussing the best options for strength training at home and getting more power behind your lifts or strikes. Duh. Jokes aside, I’m starting the series with […]

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October Update: No Gym

October is here, and if you’re reading this, you’ll notice a lack of updates for the last two weeks of September. This wasn’t necessarily planned – it was more of an “uncontrollable circumstances” sort of thing. So, as I’m easing into the blog and getting used to my current workload, I’ve got some changes to make to begin the month and make the most of […]

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