Archive for April, 2009

Do-It-Yourself Parallettes for TACFIT

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

What are Parallettes? Parallettes are mini-parallel bars used for strength and conditioning. Many people mistake them for pushup or dip bars. They certainly can be used for conventional exercises like pushups, dips, wall and handstands, L and V seats, but they also can be used for more sophisticated exercises like dog ...

Win the Battle - Lose the War Fitness: STOP!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Practice something daily better than the day before, and mastery becomes inevitable. Nothing can resist this self-evident law of conditioning. Not even imperfect practice can withstand that maxim, fortunately for me. Swimming upstream from the shallow end of the gene pool, I am no accident. I'm not gifted, advantaged or ...

Cross-training or TACFIT (Tactical Fitness)?

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

There are approaches on the market which have done a great job at popularizing high-intensity interval training: Crossfit, Parisi, Athletes Performance. Now, I agree that we've become such an overly-PC exercise society that people rarely push themselves hard enough. But sometimes the pendulum swings too far the opposite direction in ...

Why Will You Fail (if you haven’t already)? The 100 Day Challenge

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Why will you fail - if you haven't already in your 100 Day Challenge? Do you know? I do. I've failed more than most people ever will in their entire lives. And because of all of those failures, I've also achieved more than most people ever will. Desperation pushed me. ...

4 Steps to a Bootylicious Beyonce Body

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Beyonce tends to be a focus for many women in regaining their youthful shape. But let's take a look at her approach to fitness so we know WHY it works for her. Step 1: To drop some of her initial weight, she followed the Master Cleanse Diet for a week. This detox ...

SPOILER ALERT: Why I didn’t want to release CSTGX!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

May I spoil the surprise of what's coming, what you're about to receive? If not, then just Go Here for the elementary benefits. If you want to delve deeper, then brave the spoilers you're about to discover and read on.. I felt very reluctant to release CSTGX because honestly, it magically ...

What’re Your Fitness Process Goals? 100 Day Challenge

Friday, April 10th, 2009

In the first installment of this series (Who’s Your Fitness Advocate?), I advised that you find a fitness advocate to provide specific support and accountability in your 100 Day Challenge. In this follow-up, I talk about the biggest mistake people make when goal setting and why they, as a result, ...

Who’s Your Fitness Advocate? Who’s Got Your Back?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

What do 85% of successful fitness programs I've seen succeed? Why do group exercise classes, group training teams, sports teams and even personal training coaches provide more consistent results compared with people who even regularly attend the gym on their own more often than the group participant? Who's Got Your Back? Who's ...

CST Group eXercise Sensation! Now On DVD!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Circular Strength Training® Group eXercise Our New Website is Finally LIVE! www.CSTGroupX.com I'm not known for sitting still. I beat all my competitors whether on the mat or in the boardroom, but training and working while they slept cozy in their beds, by pounding the books and studying every science possible from neuroscience ...

10 Fast Tips to Superior Strength Gains!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

When it comes to strength training, you must return to the basics. And if you want to get strong fast with the basics (or at least not waste time diddling around when you could be getting stronger), then follow these 10 universally acknowledged recommendations: 1. When on a strength cycle, train ...