Training articles by guest authors
Depth jumps are a great [URL="http://www.alkavadlo.com/2009/11/training-plyometrics-jump-exercise/"]plyometric [/URL]exercise, but I rarely see people doing them at the gym. I can only assume that it hasn't occurred to the average gym goer, because they are a great workout and a lot of fun!
After all, who wouldn't want to leap down off a high platform and immediately rebound onto another? (Not too high of a platform though, remember it's a depth jump not a death jump!)
Updated 03-07-2010 at 11:33 AM by birdy
The first time that I ever saw someone do a one arm chin-up was in Tompkins Square park in 2007. I was absolutely in awe and I knew I had a new challenge ahead of me. It was a very exciting time!
When learning a new physical challenge like the one arm chin-up, the beginning can be discouraging. At first just holding a one armed flex hang can be a major challenge, but I kept a good humble attitude about ol' one armie.
Updated 04-01-2010 at 10:06 AM by AlKavadlo
Whether you are training for strength or endurance, you won’t get the best results unless you push your body to the limit.
Failure training means that you take your muscle to the point where it physically cannot perform another rep–the point where your arms are visibly shaking as you desperately try to squeeze out your last push-up.
I love training body weight exercises like dips and Australian pull-ups to failure. You might only be able to do a few at first, but with
Updated 02-25-2010 at 03:04 PM by birdy
The first time I can remember hearing about circuit training was shortly after watching the Bruce Lee masterpiece, Enter the Dragon. Although Lee was well known for his muscular-yet-wiry physique, he certainly cranked things up a notch for this film.
More on the 'how' in a minute. First, a little history.
Circuit training was first developed by R.E. Morgan and G.T. Anderson
In this video I cover my 3 basic neck training exercises that I start all my athletes with.
I also cover where to start with regards to sets, reps, starting weight and when to increase weight.
Please go here for the neck training exercises video:
Updated 02-21-2010 at 11:16 AM by birdy
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