Every man needs a routine and there’s no other dude that guys can model than surfer Laird Hamilton. And don't worry, they don't involve carrying massive amounts of weight across the bottom of the local swimming pool or lake!
According to Men’s Journal, here’s his 7 tips that keep him ready to tackle the big waves that he’s known for:
Everyone is wanting a strong core and most of the exercises you find online today just aren't cutting it---they waste your time, your energy, and frankly, both are hot commodities, right?!
So let's that core working right now, with these 5 exercises:
1. Landmine Twists (via MensFitness)
The core is the body's great stabilizer, and landmine twists engage the entirety of the muscle and tone the obliques, which are crucial to protecting your lower back and spine. Located near Santa Barbara, Peter Park trains Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins rightfielder and 2016 Home Run Derby king. Thanks to Park's tutelage, Stanton has built up enough core strength during his seven-year career to launch 200-plus dingers, and Park explains how to implement landmine twists into a workout session.
HOW IT WORKS
Start off slowly. While Stanton typically handles 45-pound plates, a beginner—or anyone who isn't capable of generating a bat speed of 90-plus mph (as Stanton is)—should first use a 10-pound plate and increase the weight as you go.
1. Load a bar in your gym's landmine unit (or, if one doesn't exist, wedge the bar into a corner with a towel around the end to prevent any slippage). Grasp the opposite end of the bar with both hands, with a stance that is perpendicular to the bar, your feet shoulder-width apart, and arms extended.
2. As you pivot with your right foot, twist your torso to the left, then explode back to a neutral position.
3. Repeat, twisting to the other side. You should perform between four sets of 5 to 7 reps.
It's that time of year again!
This evening we'll be taking our kids out trick or treating. As they get older it seems to become more and more fun.
Are you heading out trick or treating?
Do you have any family Halloween parties?
Regardless, for many fitness enthusiasts sometimes it means having a bunch of candy in the house which can mean nutrition pitfall temptations for the next 3 weeks while all the candy gets finished up and we parents have to help "finish" up the candy that doesn't get eaten...
It's a tough job but somebody has to do it, right?
Well, to help keep you on track, my daughter Chloe and I created a fun Pumpkin Workout you do this evening after the Trick or Treating fun!
Be sure to check it out over on my Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/3ngFgS5sU54
Have fun this evening and be safe! And be sure to post a picture of you and your family enjoying Halloween over on my Facebook page---we'd love to see the creative costumes!
P.S. We have a new program and Challenge Group launching today---comment if you want some info or check out the link below to get your Challenge Pack. The workout is wicked awesome!
Core De Force Challenge Pack
Core De Force Digital Challenge Pack
P.P.S. The links above may not go live until noon eastern today so depending on when you read this post, you may have to check back multiple times on availability!
Yoga… the four letter word that strikes fear and dread into men everywhere. Feelings of stretching, calmness, quietness start to rise up and contradict everything that we as men feel a typical workout should be.
I remember my first introduction to Yoga was in the old Tony Horton Program P90X. If any of you have tried this, it’s 90 minutes of being patient, endless vinyasas, downward dogs, cranes, sweat, and even Ohms at the end. I mean, seriously, who likes doing Ohms??? And if you’re trying to get a workout done in the morning, I always felt weird trying to project out 5 nice long Ohms when my family is quietly sleeping just down the hall…
When it comes to Pre and Post Workout meals, I'll admit, we "fitness experts" can go a little overboard. We talk about the Post Workout window for getting nutrients in, we talk about nutrient timing in order to avoid gaining fat from carbs, and we debate how important fueling up before a workout really is.
And as fun as taking pre-workout supplements can be...
It sometimes gets a little confusing with all of the different ingredients, how soon to take it, and what the heck is with the "tingly" feeling that it gives you?
So here are 3 simple and fun Pre-Workout Meals to get you ready for your workout if supplements aren't quite your thing:
Have you ever played Call of Duty? If you haven’t, you check out what it’s like here but basically it’s a “Shoot Em Up” video game I tried to do a few years ago. But here’s the one problem…
I’m awful at video games…
I just don’t do well with the controllers and I don’t have the patience to play for hours on hours to really get good at it.
But I always wondered, “If there was a real life version of the Call of Duty Game, man, I think I would do really well!”
Well, this weekend, the thought became a reality..
When guys start to hit their thirties it's not uncommon for them to start feeling unmotivated, lethargic, and just plain tired! Don't worry, though, I have your back, gentlemen! There are a few culprits that could be causing this and some simple fixes that you can start doing today to boost those energy levels and fight fatigue. Read more below to start feeling like the Alpha Male once again!
Do you ever get stuck in a rut or just can't seem to find the motivation to workout? Don't worry, that happens to me once in a while, too, and I know how frustrating it can be!
Trying to find the motivation to get yourself out of bed (like I did this morning! Ugh!) or to spend time away from your kids to get your workout in can be tough!
Sometimes it's great to have an event to train for, like a 5k, a Spartan Race, a Warrior Dash, something with some team camaraderie and you know a bunch of others are going to be doing, too!
That's where the Bod-a-thon comes in!
Since you can't schedule a Warrior Dash or a 5k every weekend, Beachbody is starting to create these day long events every few months where we are all doing this "Marathon" type workout to help prepare for the big day! They even put out a training schedule and keep the "Challenge De Jour" as part of the preparation.
The next Bod-a-thon workout is October 31st and the workout for that day looks like this:
P90X Core Synergistics
Body Beast Total Body
21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme
Insanity: The Asylum Relief
The cool thing is that all of these will be available in the OnDemand the day of the Challenge so you can jump in!
Do you want to do this with us? Comment below and let's get you started on your training or just grab a Beachbody OnDemand Challenge pack here to get rolling!
Pre-workout supplements are some of the most popular supplements out in the industry right now. Ranging from everything from Cellucor's C4 to BPI's One More Rep (1MR) these supplements are supposed to help kick start your workouts and help you get more out of each workout by helping you push further.
But with all of the added ingredients that are sometimes put in these pre-workout supplements to either make them more effective or make you think they are more effective, sometimes they can do more harm than good.
In this post I wanted to share with you the dangers of taking a pre-workout supplement and then I'll also give you my recommendations for my favorite pre-workouts, when you should use them in your training, and my favorite whole food options as well.
I was touching base with one of my clients a week or so ago and she had some awesome results---she had lost 13 lbs, she felt amazing, and had been consistent with her workouts for the past 60 days! She had hit her goal!
But here's the dilemma... Now what?