When it comes to fat loss, it is no secret that I am a big fan of HIIT. I want the biggest effect, crammed into the least amount of time. Doing an hour worth of cardio on a treadmill, crosstrainer, or anything similar is way too boring for me. It may yield some good results … Continue reading Intensity Build Up Running (IBUR)
Do you enter your gym with the mindset of having to just get through your workout, in order to get the hell out of there again? Do you feel like you just have to have been there, in order to fulfill your promises to yourself? Then welcome to mediocrity. It is better than staying at … Continue reading Visualize yourself owning the workout
So what is the best HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout? Is there a thing as the universal best - of course not. ‘Best’ will always be in the context of the person and his or her individual goals. But even with this in mind, I will still give you what in my opinion could … Continue reading Best HIIT workout?
One of the most important factors behind a good workout, is energy and a focused mind. One of the most important factors behind muscle growth and enhanced performance is adequate sleep. But could your pursuit of a good workout be limiting your ability to get a good nights sleep? I can’t really recall when I … Continue reading Trouble sleeping because of pre-workout supplements?
I somewhere, came across someone searching for an alternative to the muscle up. At first I thought it would be rather silly to look for something that replaces this fine movement, but the more I thought about it, I actually liked the idea of writing an article about it, since breaking movements down, often gives … Continue reading Alternative exercise instead of muscle-up
This is fifth part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here, second part here, third here and fourth here. So we arrive at integration. How to incorporate these more complicated movements into our existing barbell routine. This is where the fun begins, where critics and … Continue reading Having bodyweight goals with barbell routines
This is fourth part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here, second part here and third here. Now moving into the more advanced and fun parts of bodyweight/gymnastics(BG). Here you are no longer only looking for complementary exercises. You may still have aesthetics/bodybuilding rather high … Continue reading Moving on from basics, starting on straight arm strength.
This is third part of a series of posts about going from bodybuilding/barbell training to bodyweight/gymnastics(BG), the first part is here and second part here. So how do you attack the bodyweight/gymnastics movements? What is a good way to start? And probably even more important, are there any bad ways to start, that you may … Continue reading Starting with basic bodyweight isolation movements
Second post in my mini classic barbell vs. bodyweight/gymnastics series, first post is here. So, why incorporate more bodyweight exercises into your bodybuilding/barbell routine? Why not just keep it as it is. Can you find "better" exercises with bodyweight or are barbells and dumbells superior in every way? Can you build a better bicep with … Continue reading Should you incorporate bodyweight or gymnastic exercises into your barbell routine?
Over the next coming weeks, I plan on doing a little mini-series, on going from "classic" barbell strength work, to implementing some bodyweight gymnastics, to form a hybrid or perhaps go all the way and stick to only bodyweight exercises. I will touch upon the "why", giving you some pros and cons, on implementing a … Continue reading Barbell bodybuilding to bodyweight gymnastics