Learn to do the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up in 2 Minutes

000000The Kettlebell Turkish Get Up is arguably the world’s best exercise for all the benefits it offers. It trains: Overall strength (if you go heavy enough) Core Stability Flexibility Shoulder strength and mobility and Balance It takes time to master, but here’s a quick primer so you can learn all the components quickly and start practicing. Be sure to start with a light bell so you can learn the moves without risk of dropping the bell.  I suggest starting with a 10 or 15 lb kettlebell then progress up once you’ve gotten the moves down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1wlUOqYIQk  ...
Outdoor Workouts Rule!  Especially in a Nice Neighborhood Park.  Here’s a Great One!

Outdoor Workouts Rule! Especially in a Nice Neighborhood Park. Here’s a Great One!

000000I’ve been a gym rat for a long time.  There’s no doubt a well stocked gym can keep a gym rat like me occupied for a few hours at least.  But, getting outside in nature is literally a whole other world.  Outdoor workouts just feel different.  They can be kick ass hard core or relaxing.  When you take your workout  outside to a beautiful park, you’ll feel your energy is on a whole other level.  It’s more calming without fluorescent lights, mirrors and people with poor spacial judgement getting up in your zone.  And, you don’t have to “work in” with anyone. The best part is, you don’t need anything when you get your fitness on in a park.  Here are some creative lower and upper body exercises that only require a sturdy picnic bench.  You can do any of these exercises for time or for reps.  Enjoy, and let me know what you think of these moves!...
20 Minute Workout with Tabata Super Sets (Cuz they’re more fun that way!)

20 Minute Workout with Tabata Super Sets (Cuz they’re more fun that way!)

000000Tabata Super Sets?  Got 20 Minutes?  This can be better than a 45-minute workout! If you give this 20-minute workout your all, and it will be better than a 45 minute half-assed or comfort zone endurance workout.  I’m doing Tabatas, but as a super set.   That means instead of doing all 8 rounds of Tabata with the same exercise, I’m alternating between 2. In this video I give you 5 great exercises to alternate between for a short, semi-sweet, intense workout you can do almost anywhere!  I do most of these outside and bring my own portable gear. Exercise swap out: Biceps:  If you don’t have dumbbells, use resistance bands. Triceps:  If you don’t have a Lebert, use dumbbells for overhead presses or a chair / bench for dips. Back:  If you don’t have a Lebert Equalizers for rows, use dumbbells for bent over rows or resistance bands criss crossed around your feet for seated rows or bent over rows. Dead lifts:  No sandbell?  No prob.  Use a heavy medicine ball, kettlebells or dumbbells.  Or do jump...

Got Back Pain? 3 Great Exercises for Back Pain Sufferers (Video)

000000Got lower back pain?  Most back pain sufferers know they should strengthen their core muscles.  But another smart move to help mitigate flare up is to strengthen the posterior chain muscles – the muscles that run up the back of your body.  Primarily focusing on your glutes and hamstrings.   I’m an expert in living and exercising with lower back pain. I’ve been compensating for, and training with Spinal Stenosis for years.  I have multiple disc bugles.  And as an added bonus, I also have lots of nerve damage thanks to a bad accident.  Many of the nerves running down the right side of my body ever bothered regenerating.  Anyway, I thought I might have to give up my fitness career years ago, but I persevered. I learned from my doctors, my therapists and lots and lots of clinical trials of one. I had 2 spine surgeries after that accident happened in 2003 and have been working on being in the best physical condition possible ever since!  Check out this short video and make sure to add these 3 back saving exercises into your routine...