A while back at Tastefully Driven, I wrote a post where I claimed that all you need to get into great shape is running, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups. Well, I’m going to back that claim up and design three intense workouts using only those four exercises. Each workout builds on the one before it. My suggestion is to try each workout once per week and cycle through them. For example, Workout A can be performed on week one, then Workout
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The summer of 2007 was a crazy time for me. I was motivated to start Shah Training, become a Marketing Consultant, and finish up my Full-length Script. All my accomplishments so far are all a cause of one singular event. But out of all those accomplishments, nothing is as great as losing the 15 lbs I did during that summer. Most people end up gaining an incredible amount of weight during the summer times. I lost weight. Looking back, I
In years gone by I have hit the road countless times just running for 30-45 minutes, although I found this fun I was always naturally inclined to throw in things like sprints and pushups but wouldn’t as I had been brainwashed into ‘Jogging’ which is slow monotonous and simply painful. As time went by I discovered the joys of what I like to call a “Playful Run.”How to Run PlayfullyI go about my playful runs by simply putting on my
The other day my friend said he wants to join the military to pay for Law School. He then asked me if my workouts would be able to prepare him for military. I did some research and found out that basic training for all branches of the military focuses on four exercises: Pushups Pullups Situps Running I don’t know why they don’t test squats, because that is one of the most important movements for both average joes and military men.
There’s a brand new show about to be launched in December on Discovery Health titled, “Could You Survive?” The show takes ordinary participants and puts them through a real-life disaster situation. Once the participants have “woken up” to the fact that their fitness levels are not enough to survive a natural disaster, they undergo a grueling 4-week diet and training program to help them get into “survival” shape. This show has an interesting concept to it, and something I’ve written
A few years ago, I bought a book about the Navy Seals and how they worked out. There were four main parts to the Navy Seals program: upper body training, core training, stretching, and cardio. For some reason, the book did not talk about lower body training. Either way, the workouts presented in the book were very minimalist and 100% bodyweight exercises. I remember in particular the format of the workouts. The used a pyramid style of training. For example,
Image by MobiGates I’ve gone through dozens of intense bodyweight routines in the past. A few of them have made onto the YouTube. I wanted to showcase some of my most interesting workouts in one single post. Here they are: Density Training This workout was very recent and was a simple experiment in Density Training. Density training is where you steadily increase the number of repetitions performed per set, while decreasing the number of sets. The idea is to perform