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500 Bodyweight Workout Challenge You Can Do Anywhere

Who doesn’t love a challenge? This 500 Bodyweight Workout Challenge requires no equipment so you can take it with you anywhere. Great for fat loss, developing movement skills, improving cardio and general conditioning. Practice the exercises first and progress slowly, perhaps completing the challenge with only 10, 15 or 20 reps of each exercise. When you are ready take on the challenge. Record so far 11:31. And no it wasn’t me, my best time is 11:47. Enjoy! You will need to take a days rest after completing the challenge. Warning: if you are a complete beginner then some of these exercises are not for you, please use the alternative exercises listed beneath each exercise. 1. Fast Mountain Climbers (50 reps each leg) 2. Jump...

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Spartan Warrior “300” Workouts

When the “300” movie came out, I was so impressed and fascinated with the physiques of the actors portraying the spartan warriors…especially King Leonidas (Gerard Butler). I don’t remember any other movie having the amount of actors with such incredible physiques. “When describing the workout, it is more accurate to say that it requires strength, power endurance and aerobic fitness, as it is generally a person’s inability to continuously produce the power needed to do the movement over and over again.” With the release of the movie, Mark Twight of Gym Jones released the fitness test he used for the actors called the “300” workout. So, of course I had to try it and oh, was it brutal. On paper it looked easy,...

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The 1,000-Rep Home Workout Challenge

Go big and stay home We’ve all had a couple of weeks to adjust to exercising at the gym, so hopefully you’ve begun to hit a groove. Which means you’re as ready as you’ll ever be to tackle this mean 1,000-rep workout that can be done in your living room, without any equipment, from personal Coach Lee Duance. “It works the entire body for a comprehensive workout that you try to complete as quickly as possible,” says Lee. “You start with 20 reps of the five exercises, then go down to 19 reps for the second round. Knock off one rep each round until you get to five and you’ll have done 1,000 reps. “There’s a huge emphasis on core...

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Can Resistance Bands Help You Build Muscular Strength and Endurance?

There’s a single piece of equipment you’ll find in just about every gym and physical therapy office around the world. It’s used to help patients build muscular strength and endurance, increase mobility, and ultimately recover from an injury or surgery. Know what it is?Anyone who’s ever had to rehab a shoulder, has probably used this for weeks, long before cranking out barbell shoulder press reps. But it’s not exclusively used by physical therapists. You can use this same piece of equipment to workout when you don’t have access to weights. Or you can use it in the gym to turn a barbell or dumbbell workout into a serious strength training session.  It’s a resistance band. If you’ve spent time in the...

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