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The Bike Erg

Napoleon Bonaparte said, “The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”  Endurance reigns supreme—it always has, and always will. Therefore, dear readers, you cannot ignore the importance of regularly running and rowing and biking and swimming. To become the athlete you daydream about, cardiovascular endurance needs a […]

The Undeniable Importance of Zone 2 Heart Rate Training

When it comes to fitness, most folks think that high intensity reigns supreme. But as it turns out, the turtle was right: slow and steady really does win the race. 🐢 There’s a time and place for high intensity. But there’s also room (in fact, a lot of room) for steady-state cardio. Heart rate zone […]

How to Get Your First Bar Muscle Up

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  So… Step one: Believe you can do it. Tell yourself that with the right program and a boatload of consistency, your first-ever bar muscle up […]

How to Progress to a Pistol Squat

Ah—the dreaded pistol squat. It sends shivers down the spines of even the brawniest brutes. But, as the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither is your pistol squat ability.  If you want to progress your pistol squat, treat it like the girl or guy you’re trying to move out of the […]

How to Get Your First Handstand Push-Up

The handstand push-up is sort of like the amex black card—it’s a sign that you’ve made it. It’s a signal to the world that you’ve worked hard enough to achieve the one thing that most people will never achieve.  It’s a highly difficult movement that requires strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. But that shouldn’t scare […]

The Air Bike

Ah—the air bike. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with this pain-inducing machine. Let’s do a deep-dive into all things air bike, and learn about everything the air bike has to offer.  What is an air bike?  An air bike, also known as a fan bike, is a heavy-duty exercise bike. Unlike other fitness […]