Bodyweight exercises

Yet another push up variation

Posted by on July 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

One of my past posts introduced an “exercise” I called the Pushback.    I’m giving you a variation on the pushback today, and this one’s a real exercise.  The push up is a classic old school exercise that many people overlook.  To many, it just sounds too simple to be effective.  However, sometimes the easiest solutions […]

You’ve Seen the Plank, Try the Side Plank

Posted by on May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

The plank is one of my favorite exercises because it engages so many muscles of the body and it’s so simple.  After doing the plank for a while, you’ll find that you get more efficient at it and you’ll begin looking for ways to change it.  One way to change the plank is to perform […]

Walk the plank, Thai style

Posted by on March 31, 2012 at 5:34 am

I love the plank because of the combination of simplicity and difficulty. It’s simple in terms of equipment needed (read: none), but it’s not easy. And depending on the variation and your level of fitness, it can be quite a challenge. This version, called the Thai Plank, changes your position to focus more on the […]

Stability balls get a bad rap

Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 4:41 am

Stability balls get a bad rap.  Pick up a magazine from the grocery store and you’re likely to see someone doing crunches on the ball. But for many, the program ends there.  The stability ball can be used many ways to help you develop those stabilizers, develop better balance, and improve functional movement.  The ball […]

Leap Day Workout

Posted by on February 29, 2012 at 3:11 am

It’s Leap Day and here’s a workout that you’ll remember until the next Leap Day. This is a very dynamic plyometric workout with lots of jumping, so make sure you’re prepared for this intensity and impact on the body.  If you haven’t been doing plyometric workouts regularly, don’t make this one your first. Begin with […]