Weekly Write Up – 6/25

In this week’s collection of thoughts, training tips, and recommended reads; I’ll cover bear crawls, the benefits of starting with an empty bar, the utility of bear crawls, growing vegetables, link two methods of how to self-assess shoulder mobility, and...

A Complete Guide to the Pushup: Part 6 – Grease the Groove

How to Increase Your Pushups Instantly (And Everything Else!) – Grease the Groove (GTG) “How many pushups can you do?” It’s one of the most basic fitness questions out there and it’s also the basis for several fitness tests. New personal trainer clients are often...

A Complete Guide to the Pushup: Part 5 – Plyometrics

Plyometric Pushups If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting than the basic pushups, plyometrics may be for you. If you can’t do the gymnastic pushups and are looking for something new, again, plyometrics may be for you. And if you’re trying to increase the...

A Complete Guide to the Pushup: Part 4 – Variations

Variations If everything you’ve read in this series has bored you so far, this should be what you’ve been waiting for. I said that pushups were one of the most versatile and adaptable exercises, and I wasn’t kidding. Here is a list of several variations. Wide Arm...

A Complete Guide to the Pushup: Part 3 – Form

A Closer Look at Form “C’mon, everybody knows what to do a pushup and how to do one. Don’t waste your time.”Wrong. A quick look around a gym or a practice field can tell you that. Having worked with cadets for several years, I can attest to the fact that pushup...