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How To Design an Effective Bodyweight Training Program, Part 3

Image by Rockin’ Rob In the last installment, we went over how to choose the right training split and how to organize your exercises based on that split. I hope now you have a rough schedule set up.The next step is to determine how many repetitions to perform per exercise. Use the following table as […]

How Effective is Bodyweight Training?

You ever watch that show “Ninja Warrior?” Ninja Warrior is a tournament held in Japan that has individuals try to get through a nearly impossible obstacle course. These obstacle courses don’t require brute strength and incredible endurance. What they require is the ability to move your own bodyweight effectively through space. The athletes who actually […]

Make your Quick Workout even Quicker by Setting up an Obstacle Course

Image by The Bunny Ears Network The Japanese show on the channel G4 titled “Ninja Warrior” is the perfect example of setting up obstacle courses to test strength, speed, and endurance. You don’t need complicated equipment to set up your own obstacle course. What I’ve done in the past is to take all the equipment […]

Am I a Bodybuilder or a Crossfit Athlete?

Image by Nadeem I’m not a bodybuilder! I’m not a Crossfit athlete! No matter how many times I try to tell people that I do not belong to a particular category of fitness, people still tend to categorize me! “Oh but you’re a bodybuilder,” says a customer at my Dad’s store while we’re talking about […]

Maximum Motor Recruitment with Bodyweight Training

Motor units are the functional units of a muscle. The percentage of motor units activated at a given time will determine the amount of force (power) that muscle produces. The force generated by a muscle needs to match the needs of the activity. For example, you do not want to recruit maximum motor units while […]

How to Train for Strength

Dave Tate. Photo by Elite Fitness Systems. Most trainees believe that training for muscle mass is the same as training for strength. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There is some correlation between the two. If you train for strength, you will put on a little bit of muscle mass, and if you train […]