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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For most of us, getting our first pull-up is sort of like climbing Mt. Everest. It takes months—even years—of training and preparation to finally get the chin to find its way over that damn bar. But when you get to the top of that mountain, when you eventually get your first pull-up, you realize that […]
When undertaking any fitness program, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your goals to help determine what type of program is best for you. When starting a strength training program, it’s important to understand the different types of strength and how each type of strength is developed.