Strong Summer Body: Summer Salutation Program Week Two
Build a strong, lean and toned body to get after all of your favorite summer adventures with this quick, but potent total-body workout.
Build. Your. Own. Box. We'll make this short and sweet because I never seem to be able to do anything that way. Plus you're probably tired of hearing me rant every other day. So here it is. A 20" x 24" x 30" box to do your box jumps for your at home WODs! Supplies 1 sheet 3/4" plywood Wood glue Nails or wood screws Hammer or drill Go to Home Depot and get your piece of plywood. Have the lumber man cut 2 pieces into 20"x30", 2 pieces into 22.5"x30", and 2 more pieces into 18.5"x22.5". Make…
DIY Gear: Dip Station
Here is a homemade dip station. Soup testifies that all is sturdy and ready for rigorous use! All is made from 2" Schedule 40 PVC piping and fittings, for about $40. That's all! Below are the materials: 30ft of pipe (6x 60" pieces) 8x elbows 6x Ts primer and cement Dimensions: Keep in mind that Soup is what we call a Little Guy, so taller folks might have to lengthen the uprights. His top bars (the ones you grip) are at about elbow height for him. Base is made with 2@24", 2@17", and 4@3"…
Sandbags: Unconventional Tools for Functional Strength
Not every athlete has the luxury of having a professional coach train them multiple times a week. Location, cost, work... View Article
Gym Equipment Explained: Toning Bars
Have you noticed the long bars with colorful ends tucked into the corner of your gym somewhere? Ever wonder what the heck they are or how in the world you use
Hold the bar overhead with hands shoulder-width apart, palms facing forward. Then step into a wide lunge (right knee bent, left leg straight, and left foot turned out). Lower the bar while straightening your right leg, and then lift your left leg straight behind you while you simultaneously lift the bar in front of you. Return to the lunge stance and do five reps per side.
How to Lift Smarter: An Intro to Conjugate Training
GUEST POST: Strength coach and trainer Jordan Syatt explains how people from powerlifters to pickup basketball players can train for speed, explosiveness, and strength, all with the same program.