Improving flexibility is a major challenge that faces most trainees. The real problem however, is a lack of understanding of the purpose of stretching and mobility drills. As a result people stretch all wrong and never make progress. The most important thing to understand while training for flexibility is that real improvements in flexibility do…

In this post I want to talk about how you can get big and strong using just your bodyweight. I am going to flesh out some of the fundamental considerations while trying to get big using bodyweight exercises only. I am assuming here that the reader is familiar with basic bodyweight exercises and their variations.…

In the previous post about the power rack, we spoke about how to use it in order to overcome sticking points. In this post we are going to talk about overload training. Overload training is very simply using more weight than you can normally handle in the target exercise. Typically trainees perform 2-3 sets of…

In the previous installment of Everything about pushups, we spoke about the benefits of the push up, what constitutes good technique and regressions that can be used if you cannot perform push ups perfectly at the moment. In this installment we will cover some of the more difficult variations of push ups. Do not attempt…

This is a common question that plagues all who train. “How many exercises should I be doing? Am I doing enough?”- I hear this almost every day. The truth is I can’t tell you until I have met you and analysed your program, but chances are you are doing too many exercises and not working…

The ultimate builder of health and fitness in my opinion is the bridge. Here is a very basic list of the benefits of the bridge- 1. It strengthens the spine in a manner which no other exercise can. This is because of the range of motion involved. During a traditional back squat or a deadlift,…

The push up is the ultimate upper body exercise. Everyone touts the bench press as a superior exercise but this is a fallacy. People may disagree with me but here are my reasons- Push Ups can be done everywhere and require zero equipment. Push Ups do not stress the nervous system and joints as much…