Category Archives: Fitness

Renegade Total Body Exercise

This advanced exercise is so tough, after finishing a set, people in the gym might be thinking to themselves: “What kind of wo/man trains like this?”  Walking lunges. Double push-ups. Renegade rear delt raises. An optional burpee.  The “not-for-beginners” combination works legs, core, chest, and shoulders, (not to mention the cardiovascular output).

Training Tip: On exercises like this, rather than doing all of them in one spot, use the entire gym —it makes each rep feel more substantial, and each set a real accomplishment.

Music Credit:  Killer guitar loop is from Florence + the Machine’s  single, What Kind of Man. Pre-order the forthcoming album, entitled How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe) and get the track instantly.

Six Secrets for Self-Motivation

Are you struggling with self-motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet?

We all struggle with motivation from time to time. But building self trust through a healthy dose of motivation, coupled with a little determination, will get you almost anything in life.  This post will explore six secrets to motivate yourself. Think of them as little “mind tricks” that you can use to lock onto your goals.

First, what are some signs that you’re genuinely motivated?

  • Motivation tells you to get out of bed for an early workout.
  • Motivation nags you to put down the doughnut.
  • Motivation makes passing on French fries a reflex.
  • Motivation makes a sweat drenched workout exciting.
  • Motivation constantly reminds you WHY  you do WHAT you do.

Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks….

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Burpee Chin-up 2X Pushups [(B-CU-P)  Bee • Cuhp ]—are my challenging multiple-joint exercise which uses almost every major muscle group in the body. Explosively plyometric in nature, they also demand flexibility! Your heart and lungs will be working harder than your typical gym-goer who plods along on a recumbent bike for 45 minutes. Try adding 10 at the end of your workout.