Category Archives: Fitness

6 Reasons to Incorporate the Bridge into Your Workout Routine

The bridge is a simple yet challenging maneuver that offers a multitude of athletic, aesthetic and therapeutic benefits.

Many great athletes, trainers, coaches and fitness enthusiasts in general have made it a staple to their training programs, and it is still widely considered to be the king of all exercises throughout the East.

Here are 6 important reasons why you should be bridging on a regular basis:

1.) Stretches and Strengthens Multiple Muscles at Once

Standard Bridge with Bird

 

The bridge impacts almost every single muscle group in your entire body. Continue reading

7 Reasons Calisthenics are Better than Weight-Training

Maintaining optimal physical fitness has long been a major priority of mine. I put a great amount of time over many years of my adult life towards studying and routinely practicing with several different strength and muscle building programs. However, it wasn’t until just a couple years ago that I decided to venture away from the weight-room for the first time and instead see what strength-based calisthenics could do for me.

What I found was that doing these holistic bodyweight exercises enabled me to function, look and feel far better than any of my previous weight-training endeavors ever did.

Steeveau legs

Plus, I no longer needed to spend an exorbitant amount of my time training, cooking and eating in order to make such progress. Continue reading

Ditch The Gym And Build Strength The Old-Fashioned Way

One of the biggest misconceptions held among the modern fitness community is that you need to lift weights in order to pack on some muscle mass and build any real strength.

This is just plain false. As a matter of fact, the best results can come about from ditching the weights altogether. I know I’ve certainly never been so functionally and aesthetically impressive since doing so:

front strength

No flexing or “pumping up” before hand. No goofy lookin’ fake tan or special lighting. Just a casual picture I recently took after returning home from work one day.

I got to this point exclusively using bodyweight exercises, also known as calisthenics. No gym, no weights, no machines. Just my body and gravity. Continue reading