5 Steps to Choosing an Awesome Weight Training Program

If, like most people who are interested in fitness and working out, you are self-motivated and enjoy setting your own goals and challenges then this post may be helpful for you.  Whether you are new to weight training or are a seasoned gym-goer, choosing a training program that fits with your schedule and gives you the results you want can...

5 Partner Exercises for Valentine's Day

The day of love — or loneliness, depending on your current situation — is almost here once again. And you know what makes it better whether you're in a long-term relationship or you're flying solo? An awesome workout. This full body partner workout obviously caters to the people who have a partner in their lives, but that doesn't have to mean a...

Workout for Size and Strength

Now this one is a killer! Try at your own risk!   Start with 60% Max Weight.   Max Out Squat Dropset Reps 15, 12, 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 1, 1   Superset: 5 Sets Seated Rows: 12 Reps Wide Grip Pull Downs : 12 Reps   Superset 5 Sets Barbell Shrugs: 12 Reps Low Back Extensions: 30...

3 Ways to Progress the Kettlebell Swing

If you've ever worked with kettlebells, you're probably familiar with the kettlebell swing. And if you don't know what a kettlebell is...well, just crawl back under your rock. It's nice and safe under there. (Just kidding. But seriously, starting using them). Kettlebell swings come with tons of benefits. They teach good hip hinge mechanics, they force you to activate your...

2 Beginner Workouts for New Year's Resolutioners

  I have to admit that I feel a little bad referring to people as "new year's resolutioners." If you're one of them — and I hope you are because these workouts are going to be perfect for you — I wouldn't blame you for being offended. This term isn't often used in a respectful manner, especially by fitness professionals and people who...

How To Follow Through With Your Fitness-Focused New Year's Resolutions

  It's just about that time again... New fitness enthusiasts flock to gyms across the country with hopes of building bodies like Greek gods. Once-or-twice-before lifters decide it's time to hit the gym again — it'll be different this time, they say. That's the beginning of every new year from the eyes of a seasoned fitness professional. Often times this process...

Athlete Inspiration: ON Athlete Ali Mackinney

  Ali Mackinney is an Optimum Nutrition athlete and NPC bikini competitor.   Ali's Bio Choosing a heathy, fit lifestyle has been the best decision I have ever made. I started competing a little over 3 years ago, and shortly became a WBFF Pro Fitness Model. Recently, i have decided to turn in my pro card and begin competing in...

4 Bodyweight-Only Holiday Workouts

It's the holidays, and it's hard to choose fitness over this...   Last week, I put together a post with a few different ideas for staying fit over the holidays. It included two short workouts (jump rope and sprinting) and a dynamic stretching session, all of which are great for getting your fitness on when you'd rather spend time with your...

Athlete Inspiration: Tobias Young

  Tobias Young is an Optimum Nutrition Athlete and IFBB Pro. Check out his bio: I'm Tobias Young, IFBB Pro Physique athlete and fitness model. Currently I am the General Manager of 4 In Shape Gyms. I started working in the fitness industry 14 years ago as a personal trainer. From there, I became a Fitness Manager, and now I...

3 Ways To Stay Fit Over The Holidays

Christmas is coming up, and we all know what that means: it's time to slack off and demolish every piece of delicious food in sight.  Nobody's pointing fingers here. It's good to let loose and take some time off from your fitness goals every now and then. After all, fitness isn't life...spending time with your family and doing things you...

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