Monday, November 25, 2013

Mark Twain - Quote

"If everybody was satisfied with himself there would be no heroes." - Mark Twain

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Back Hybrid Move - Inverted Rows

One of my favorite finishing back moves is the inverted row using your own bodyweight. It is a hybrid between pull-ups (chin-ups) and row. So you get the best of both !!

In a power rack, place the barbell slightly above arms’ distance from the floor. Lie on the floor underneath the bar and grasp it. Keep body in a straight line and heels on the floor, arms extended. Contract your back muscles and bend your arms to pull yourself up to the bar. Touch your chest to the bar. Then lower yourself back down and that is a rep.

There are many variations you can use: underhand grip, wide grip, narrow grip. You can also elevate your feet on a bench or seat to make more challenging.

STAY TUNED………………….

Thursday, November 14, 2013

30 Squat Challenge - Russia

I often do bodyweight squats to relieve some work frustrations. Just stand up and do some, especially if you are traveling and you need to work out some energy in the hotel room. This is a great exercise. Go DEEP.

Related to this, I found this interesting article…….. In support of the upcoming Olympics, in Russia you can do 30 squats in exchange for a free subway ride. What a great promotion and a super way to motivate people to exercise.


Stay tuned…….

Thursday, November 7, 2013