The Defranco Agile 8

Think back to your days taking that lame old gym class in school.  Remember that gym teacher with the polo shirt, track pants and a clipboard who looked either way too skinny to even appear to be remotely in shape, or like he was never in shape at all?  You might or might not recallContinue reading “The Defranco Agile 8”

Try This Resistance Band Training Circuit!

Welcome to another quarantine edition of the blog here!  I hope you’re all staying safe and inside.  Remember, the sooner the curve flattens, the sooner those gyms open back up.  In the meantime, here’s a brand new workout designed by yours truly, consisting entirely of resistance bands.  But before I show you this routine, here’s aContinue reading “Try This Resistance Band Training Circuit!”

Six Ways To Work Through Isolation

So in the last 24 hours, Social Distancing protocols are officially extended until April 30th.  That’s certain to put a damper on a lot of things for many of you who might be reading this.  Whatever plans you might’ve made in advance that involve a social gathering of sorts will most likely be postponed.  WereContinue reading “Six Ways To Work Through Isolation”

Stuck Without A Gym? Try This!

How’s everybody?  If you’re reading this I really do hope you’re safe and healthy. If you’re living anywhere in New York (state and city), New Jersey or Connecticut, then you know by now that all three of these states have ordered that all gyms and fitness centers are to close indefinitely, possibly for the nextContinue reading “Stuck Without A Gym? Try This!”

Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo

Resistance Bands.  It’s been not even a year since I last wrote about the benefits of these amazing contraptions popularized by Louie Simmons and the boys at Westside Barbell, including but not limited to continued tension throughout an exercise and compartmentalization, as you can take them everywhere you go.  I even offered a few exercisesContinue reading “Variations In Band Pull Apart Tempo”

Glute Bridge Modifications

In my last article, I spoke about the benefits of the Glute Bridge, along with a tutorial on the exercise.  Now, we’ll further discuss modifications that can be made to the move to further work the Posterior Chain by simply elevating your feet.  Along with further strengthening your hips, this simple modification will also strengthenContinue reading “Glute Bridge Modifications”

The Glute Bridge

  If you’ve been following me for the last year, then you already know that I’m a big believer in isolating and strengthening the lower back, especially before performing a major compound lift.  It’s why I perform Back Extensions every workout, and most recently wrote an article about it.  But there other exercises that youContinue reading “The Glute Bridge”

Resistance Bands For Shoulder Training

It was December 2017 when Brandon Lily told me that the underlying issue holding me back from holding a stable bench press was my lack of rear delt training.  He was partially right, because in truth I wasn’t training rear delts at all.  And it’s easy to understand why, considering your Posterior Deltoids are, asContinue reading “Resistance Bands For Shoulder Training”

Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!

Reviewing The Basics Of The Back Extension The 45 Degree Back Extension Station.  You’ve probably seen one or two in almost every commercial and independent gym you’ve ever been to.  You probably are aware by now that Back Extensions really are a fantastic exercise for strengthening your entire posterior chain.  So not only does itContinue reading “Back Extensions For A Stronger Workout!”