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Essential Strength: 6 Reasons You Should Pursue Strength

Essential Strength: 6 Reasons You Should Pursue Strength

The original publishing date of today’s article on essential strength was back on November 26, 2015. I thought this would be a great article to bring out of the archives for today to help your mental game as you get close to closing out the year.

I think you’ll find today’s article a helpful post and one that will remind you to stay on the grind as you strive to get better 1% daily. Read and apply.

The days are long, it’s raining, it’s cold, it’s too damn hot, I don’t have a gym membership, and the list consists of every reason as to why your pursuit of strength should NOT happen! Today I’m going to go against the grain and change the attitude of why essential strength should happen in your life! Trust me, this one is an essential read.

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4 Common Misconceptions About Push-ups

4 Common Misconceptions About Push-ups

  1. Do you include push-ups into your training on a regular basis? 
  2. Do spend the time to develop muscular proficiency with your bodyweight by incorporating different push-up variations? 
  3. Do you often hear people knock push-ups by implying that you can’t build serious strength with such a bodyweight exercise? 

Today I’m going to explain why the almighty push-up is one of the best bodyweight exercises you can perform. Contrary to this belief is where a false belief exists with some that will say you can’t develop a strong, lean, muscular body with push-ups. This is complete BS and today I’m going to set the record straight.

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An Explanation Of Sets, Reps, And Intensity For Strength Training

An Explanation Of Sets, Reps, And Intensity For Strength Training

  1. So are you confused about sets, reps, and intensity when it comes to your strength training? 
  2. Are you looking to find a better understanding of how to achieve strength goals in your training program? 
  3. Are you training with the appropriate volume and intensity with your workouts? 

So today I wanted to shed some light and help to explain to you about what type of training results you can expect with certain sets, reps, and intensity concerning your training. You may get slightly different recommendations on this from some people, but the following breakdown of rep ranges is widely accepted in the strength and conditioning field for repetition protocols as they apply to the strength spectrum.

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Examining The Single Arm Kettlebell Swing

Examining The Single Arm Kettlebell Swing

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on August 13, 2015.

The single arm kettlebell swing is a unique lift that can provide a ton of benefits to your strength program. Once your technique is locked in you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about as you’ll notice huge improvements in your forearm and grip strength, as well as your core stability for having to square your body during the movement.

I know you’re going to appreciate today’s article. Read and apply.

The kettlebell swing is a commonly used weapon in many strength coaching circles. The lift itself fortifies the body in a special way by calling on the trainee to perform some of the most dynamic movements the human body is capable of producing.

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What Are The Top 10 Best Strength Exercises

What Are The Top 10 Best Strength Exercises

Question: Coach what do you think are the best strength exercises to get optimally fit?

Well, I just recently got this email question from a reader and strength student on the blog. I’ve written about this before, but I thought it was worth covering here again. I suppose if you held a gun to my head and forced me to pick the best exercises to build optimal fitness I would go with this list.

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