KBs, USBS, TGUs, & You!

ult Cory M. Cripe, DVRT Master Instructor (Creator of DVRT Movement Strength Program) Anybody who knows me knows that when it comes to the garage, I am NOT a tool man! Sure, I’ve grown up and been around plenty of people who have these lavish garages with what appears to be an endless amount of […]

Train to Live

Not necessarily live to train. Too many of us get caught up with the idea that in order to improve our physical fitness levels we must spend countless hours in the gym and kill ourselves.  This expectation stops a lot of people from even attempting to reclaim their fitness, achieve their goals, and earn their […]

2×4 Fitness

I hate to exercise!  Whoa … aren’t you always talking and posting about fitness and exercises to do to improve ourselves?  Yes.  I hate to exercise, but I love to move!  I’ll be honest, I was getting really drained out from the typical exercises and losing interest quickly in the field that I was so […]

Exercise ADD

Unfortunately, this serious problem often goes undiagnosed in many gyms and has long-term effects resulting in  inefficient workouts that do not help the affected individuals reach their fitness goals.  You will know someone suffers from Exercise ADD with symptoms that include, but not limited to, taking extended rest periods between sets and exercises, workouts that […]

Fitness Efficiency

Look better naked.  This, in essence, is what the majority of people would agree that their personal fitness goals boil down to.  Whether its the thirty-something female that wants to lose weight, or the forty-something male that would like to build some muscle.  Deep down, everyone either wants to see less of themselves, or more, […]

Sandbagging It!

I’m going to switch up gears now and talk exercise equipment, and one piece in particular today, the sandbag.  Not just any sandbag, but the Ultimate Sandbag created by Josh Henkin of Dynamic Variable Resistance Training.  I have seen videos on YouTube of people showing how to make homemade sandbags at a less expensive cost than […]

The Stability Factor

My knowledge of stability was upended by no one other than Gray Cook when he said that stabilizers do not need to be strong, they need to be fast.  Huh?  All education before that moment told me that the stabilizers’ role is to, of course, stabilize and therefore need to be strong!  Then, I started […]

Joint by Joint

On Monday I had published a blog called, Are You Flexible Enough?, and I have received a few questions regarding the Joint by Joint approach brought about by Mr Gray Cook and Mr Mike Boyle (there is no way I can take credit for coming up with this brilliant, yet simple point of view).  So, […]

Are You Flexible Enough?

This is an all too popular question that doesn’t get answered as well as it should in the fitness industry. The reason the answer doesn’t suffice is because it’s the wrong question! I Googled the definition of flexibility and the first response was: the quality of bending easily without breaking. Is that really what we […]

What is Fit?

There was a time in my life that I was able to bench press a lot more weight than I can now.  There was also a time where I was capable of heavily loading a bar across my shoulders and lowering myself so my thighs were parallel with the ground and standing back up (normally […]