Can push ups really help to improve your bench press?
After all, when doing a typical push up, you are only pushing (at most), 70% of your body weight.
I tip the scales at 210. That means when I do push ups it’s like benching 145lbs. That’s not an impressive bench for a 210lb guy. I think I could have done that in junior high after a cross country meet.
I love to bench. Without question, it’s my favorite lift. I mean it. If I could get away with it, I’d do it everyday.
And I’m always looking for new ways to increase it. Always looking to get more reps at different weights like…
- 405 (it’s only at 1, but I would like to do it for reps)
But will doing push ups help? I’d never do a bench workout with 145lbs.
Can such a simple bodyweight exercise make me stronger? [click to continue…]
How To Burn More Fat With The Lunge Jump Plyometric Exercise
Fire up your metabolism with alternating lunge jumps.
Plyometric exercises are a good way to boost your heart rate and add intensity to any fat burning workout. But you have to be careful with them. Because plyometric exercises are so intense, you need [click to continue…]
3 Kettlebell Exercises For The Beginner
What’s old is new again.
Kettlebell exercises are back in favour. They’ve been in Russia for a long time, well over 350 years. Soviet strength and conditioning programs used them to train athletes and their soliders. Kettlebells have been so much a part of Russian life that it became their national sport in 1948.
It wasn’t too long after that they were seen in the US. Though it wasn’t until 2001 that Dragon Door and Pavel Tsatsouline developed the first instructor certification program in the USA.
Now you can see kettlebell gyms popping up everywhere. Even many regular comercial gyms include them as standard equipment. As much as I dislike CrossFit I feel as though they’ve created awareness and helped make kettlebell training become more main stream and accesible.
Kettlebell training is fun and effective, I’m a barbell, and dumbbell guy. With that said, there are a few kettlebell exercises I love and happily include in my training routines.
For those thinking of including KB’s in their workouts there are [click to continue…]
Transform Your Body With Bulgarian Bag Training
You may be saying Bulgarian what. It was kind of new to me too. Bulgarian Bag Training is something I was introduced to by my buddy Troy. I think you’ll love it. It’s fun, versatile, and will make the perfect addition to your home gym.
If you have never used one before, don’t worry. Troy is giving away his new eBook, Bulgarian Bag Training Basics. Read on and I will tell you how you can pick it up for nothing. You’ll discover [click to continue…]