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 – 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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The Importance of Proper Recovery

When approaching the topic of training, it’s really very easy to be caught up in the enthusiasm and hunger of starting a new program and grinding out the days doing reps and sets, heading out for practice every other day and getting better at your sport or martial art by spending hours and hours on the field or mat. But that’s not good for you. […]

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August 5th Update: First Interview, and New Weightlifting Program

This’ll be the last update for the first week, and after this, I’m gonna take a nice long two days break. I’m just starting out so taking the weekend off is basically going to be essential for my recovery. I’ve even ordered myself a massage for Sunday, something I haven’t done in what feels like a million years. A new potential topic. Recovery is extremely […]

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August 3rd Update: Benching Again

So today was day three, and after starting a little late — I either completely blacked out and forgot that I turned off my alarm, or simply didn’t hear it — I had to push my training around a little to accommodate work and food (wouldn’t want to puke all those expensive nutrients right back out!) I ended up doing a calisthenics program at around […]

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The Case for Varying Reps

So, today marks the day that I get started with my new training program and everything. To mark that occasion, I’d like to talk about a key concept I’ll be using to try and build strength, not get bored, and continue keeping my endurance up! But before we begin with that, it’s important to talk about what my goals are, and the inspiration for this […]

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Day One! A new beginning.

Today it begins — I started my new training program, got the website in shape, and even signed up to Twitter! Freaking Twitter! Pretty sure this is my fourth attempt at that. I’m making good progress though — it’s barely been 24 hours and I’m already listening to Kanye. My day one. That aside, the important part of today was the training — here’s the […]

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