Written on - Feb. 26, 2015
Longevity Checklist: 12 Principles for Longevity
by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD
Recently I came across an article titled ‘Graying of America’
in the New York Times
. The article indicates that, “by 2050, 83.7 million Americans will be 65 or older, compared with 43.1 million in 2012, the report said. Fewer than 10 percent were older than 65 in 1970.” Another statistic often thrown around is that 10,000...
Written on - Jan. 29, 2015
Shoveling Wisely, Save Your Back by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD
Living in the Northeast we expect a certain level of snow, thus the dreaded shoveling and possibility of days of back pain and muscle soreness thereafter. This past week ‘Snowmaggedon’ was predicted to pound the East Coast with snowfalls expected to reach historic levels not seen in years. Today as my wife was shoveling the driveway (she’s a...
Written on - Jan. 21, 2015
Self-Assessment in the New Year by William Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD
This past week I was bending over to pick up my 1 year old son and as I was doing this my back tightened up. Nothing unusual about this by any stretch, yet the fact it began tightening up throughout the day struck me as odd. This ‘pulling’ sensation got me thinking “why would this happen now?” Okay,...
Written on - Dec. 08, 2014
Holidays Winter Workout
by Hugo Rivera, BSCE, CFT, SPN
Last week, I gave you 10 tips for gaining muscle during the holidays
. The 10th tip was to try out my special Holidays Winter Workout Routine which I've outlined below.
While I am not advocating to continue going to the gym everyday like the most hardcore of us will do, I am advocating to continue lifting weights at least 3 times...
Written on - Dec. 02, 2014
Build Speed and Agility - New Fitness Testing in Military and Police
by Stew Smith
A few of the events in the Tactical Fitness Test highlighted in my new book Tactical Fitness
include sprints, shuttle runs, and agility tests. More fitness programs in the military and police as well as special operation groups of both are focusing more on speed and agility than longer distance runs.
Fitness tests are evolving...
Written on - Nov. 24, 2014
10 Tips for Gaining Muscle without Fat during the Holidays by Hugo Rivera, BSCE, CFT, SPN
The holidays are here. They are a time of joy and happiness. It is, however, during this time that most people tend to forget about their workouts and diets. If you think you might veer away from your health goals during the holidays, let me remind you that the only road it will lead...
Written on - Jun. 19, 2014
Now that summer has arrived, it’s the perfect time to begin a new workout plan or to boost the workouts that you’ve already been doing. Fitness professional, kettlebell expert and author Roger Hall has these tips to make your workouts fun and more effective.
Take it outside and keep your workouts fun and interesting. Keeping your workouts engaging is the key to staying dedicated to fitness. Take advantage of the...
Written on - Feb. 12, 2014
The Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout
is an exciting new exercise program from former Navy SEAL and bestselling author Stewart “Stew” Smith. Stew Smith, author of The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness
, now presents a new workout plan designed to get followers strong and fit following the challenging regimen of Navy SEAL training.
The Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout
represents the Navy SEAL commitment to being at...
Written on - Jan. 07, 2014
Kettlebells are a surprisingly simple and incredibly effective tool for a full-body workout. Unlike traditional dumbbells, the true power of the kettlebell lies in its unique shape.
Body Sculpting with Kettlebells for Men
gives readers a comprehensive guide to using this unique fitness tool, complete with workouts for all fitness levels.
Because the kettlebell’s center of mass is extended beyond the hand, more muscle groups are utilized in the swinging...
Written on - Dec. 05, 2013
WATCH this video to learn how to get a quick and effective 7-minute calf workout in the privacy of your home with the help of Hugo Rivera, author of The Body Sculpting Bible for Men
and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women
is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, engineer and international best selling fitness author with over 20 years...