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Great Power Tower Workouts for 2018

Great Power Tower Workouts for 2018

For those of you who’ve invested in a Power Tower workouts machine during 2017, you’re in luck. You’ve no doubt already started putting your tower to use.

Dips, leg raises, pullups and chinups are some of the key exercises you can do with a pullup and dip station. But if you don’t program your workouts and get yourself off the couch, that pullup station’s going to sit there in the corner of the room like it did for me!

Read on for a few Workouts of the Day (WODs) to get you going.

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Out of Shape? Join a Fitness Studio

Out of Shape? Get Your Ass to a Fitness Studio

I’m sorry. Maybe that’s a little harsh.

Bear with me – I’ll explain why.

Maybe you’re too sedentary and you know it. (This was me…..)

Maybe you’re going to a traditional gym like an LA Fitness but you’re doing the same routine over and over and not making progress.

Maybe you just don’t even know where to start.

There is an answer.’

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Bodyweight Back Exercises

Bodyweight Back Exercises

Calisthenics are an effective form of strength training that requires no equipment to improve one’s balance, power, endurance, speed, and coordination. But most people think primarily about their arms and legs. You clearly know better, though, because you’re here looking for info on bodyweight back exercises!

Exercises for the arms and legs are obvious. How do you improve your core and your back? Be aware–if you don’t focus on these areas, your overall strength and your ability to do other exercises will diminish!

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You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises – Book and App Review

You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises Book (and App) Review

When it comes to implementing a fitness program that is as self-sufficient as calisthenics, some folks give it a go on their own with a stack of YouTube videos and experimentation.

When you really want a comprehensive program that includes everything you need to know–including how to sequence all your bodyweight exercises and progressions as part of a cohesive fitness program– you’ll want to give in and bend the ear of an expert.

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Is Bodyweight Right For You?

Bodyweight Fitness Roundup – January 2017

Greetings friends! This is my first Bodyweight Fitness Roundup for 2017.

Let’s take a moment to recognize that with the new year comes resolutions–some of you may have started bodyweight recently, or added more calisthenic moves to your weekly routines. Good luck no matter what that looks like for you!

Lots of great content awaits–let’s get to it!

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Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup – Halloween 2016

Hey guys, it’s the Halloween edition of the Bodyweight and Calisthenics Roundup! Hope you had a great Saturday night and didn’t rip your fitness goals apart.. but even if you did, let’s get right into it.

Stretch When Your Pet Stretches

This post by Antranik caught my eye this week on a tactical and a philosophical level.

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Bodyweight & Calisthenics Roundup – Summer 2016 Edition

Well, I’ve sure fallen off the wagon!

Life got busy and, much to my chagrin, I stopped writing. I even slowed down my workouts.

I’ve changed jobs and handled a challenging family situation, and now I’m climbing back on since fall is approaching. I think this will become a monthly series going forward, but this edition in particular covers everything since the last one in…..March.

With all that, it’s time for another edition of the Bodyweight Roundup! Let’s have a look at recent content on clean eating, bodyweight fitness and smart supplements:

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Bodyweight Squats

5 Reasons to Do Bodyweight Squats Every Day

The bodyweight squat is a core exercise for strengthening the posterior chain.

But there are obvious questions. Given that there is no lifting of external weight involved, what’s the point of doing air squats? Is there really benefit to doing bodyweight squats every day?

Not only are bodyweight / air squats effective for muscle building as well as for strengthening soft tissues, but you can make them super challenging by taking on single-leg squats like the shrimp squat and pistol squat.

Maybe you’re doing weighted squats at the gym. Could it be that simple dual-leg air squats are beneficial enough that it made sense to do them on your in between days? Thereby giving you, effectively, zero rest days?  They are.

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Standing Ab Exercises & More for your Standing Desk

Did your employer recently invest in standing desk furniture? If so, it’s time to think about doing some standing desk exercises from time to time throughout the day.

Because you’ll need low impact exercises during the workday, bodyweight exercises are ideal for your standing desk.

Let’s take a look!

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