Since moving back to Connecticut (Equinox opened 6/17), I’m missing my squat rack, pull up bar, dumbbells, and bench in that cozy Upstate NY basement. I haven’t worked out in the gym since getting back. The gym is 40 minutes away round trip from me and there is no longer an office where I can […]Read more "Working Out in a post-COVID-19 World"
High speed running (sprinting) involves two phases: acceleration and max velocity. The ability to accelerate and reach highest velocity possible in shortest time is determined by mechanical components of neuromuscular system. Sprinting is a full body workout. Everything from the neck down needs to be tight, engaged, activated, and primed. Apart from speed, there are […]Read more "No Equipment Workout #9"
Depending on your current situation, change is hard. If things are going well, good for you. If not, make a change. In order for change to work for instead of against you, it needs to be managed effectively. This quarantine presented new changes and with it different challenges. Maybe you’re going through a break up, […]Read more "Managing Change through Routine"
Warm up: 30 Neutral spine sit up 20 Hollow rocker 10 Ab circles total 10 SL bridge/side Main set: AMRAP in 8 minutes 10 180° burpees 10 V ups 10 side plank leg abductors/sideRead more "No Equipment Workout #8"
At 6:30pm EST today, @jbernard123 and myself will go live on IG to play the classic basketball game P-I-G. Instead of a basketball, it will be exercise of course. UPDATE: I ended up with P-I and Jenna won with only P. Then we lost video connection. Here’s the play-by-play. We’re doing it again tonight. 6:15pm […]Read more "Instagram Live P-I-G Challenge April 13th"
In my previous post I explained the reasoning to organize workouts based on intensity. While heart rate based training is the gold standard for measuring intensity, this type of training is more useful in repetitive endurance activities. For weight training, a typical set lasts less than a minute, and heart rate isn’t consistent during that […]Read more "What is Intensity? Part 2"
This workout takes 14 minutes. Also, it’s snowing again, midway through April. Warm up Strong salutation, Core 1 min/side Elbow to knee oblique crunch, Side plank x2 Main set 10 burpees, 10 push ups, 10 rear foot elevated split squats Complete as many rounds as possible in 8 minutes.Read more "No Equipment Workout #7"
Warm up: Perform each exercise for 1 minute. Wall sit- Hips and knees at 90°. Hands off legs. Arm circles-P90x style Overhead sumo squats-Squeeze biceps against ears with fingers interlocked and elbows locked out. Reach high, squat low. Inchworm to hip opener- Start in high plank w/wide stance, walk hands backwards while bending knees to […]Read more "No Equipment Workout #6"
The majority of gym goers don’t have any equipment at home. Since the pandemic shut down all gyms, body weight exercises have come to the forefront. The burpee is the king of those exercises. It involves the most muscles, raises heart rate, and requires the most range of motion to complete correctly. Starting on the […]Read more "Breaking Down the Burpee"
Perform each exercise for 1 minute. A1. Elbow to knee crunch (Athleanx does a good YouTube video on this. It’s just hidden somewhere in his ab videos, there isn’t a separate demonstration video and I can’t upload videos on here. A2. Hollow rockers (if low back gets tired, pause and do 1 bridge hold for […]Read more "No Equipment Workout #5"