Learn How To Leverage Bodyweight Training To Burn Fat And Get Lean At Home In This Insightful Interview With The Bodyweight Coaches, Adam Steer And Ryan Murdock
Ryan Murdock & Adam Steer – The Bodyweight Coaches and Creators of the Bodyweight Burn Program
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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Steer and Ryan Murdock, who are known around these parts as the “Bodyweight Coaches.” I’ve known these fellas for awhile now, and have actually interviewed them both separately in the past (Adam’s interviews are here and here, and Ryan’s is here). But it’s been a few years, and truth be told, I’ve been meaning to get both of them on the phone for awhile now.
You see, these days, Adam and Ryan have been collaborating on a variety of projects in the bodyweight training realm. And given that a lot of you are interested in both bodyweight training and fat loss, I thought it would be good to get both of them on the phone to talk training for a bit. More specifically, to talk bodyweight training for home fitness and fat loss. And that’s just what we did. I sent them a list of questions, got on Skype, and we talked for over an hour to give you some ideas on how to leverage bodyweight training combined with some key nutrition and lifestyle strategies to help you burn fat and get lean at home.
There’s some really good info, a few key insights (aka golden nuggets), and tons of ideas to help you in your efforts to create a healthier, stronger, leaner you – right from home. Plus, perhaps most valuable of all, is some good ol’ fashioned perspective (aka a reality check). So, if that’s something that would interest you, have a listen! Continue reading Interview with Coaches Steer & Murdock About Bodyweight Burn
Get The Most Out Of Every Strength Training Repetition With These Simplified Tips About Repetition Speed
Much has been said about strength training when it comes to repetition speed and tempo considerations. There are a zillion and one different opinions out there and many different formulas to try, and I think most of them are pure garbage – not because they’re not effective, but because they aren’t personal (ie individualized to a specific athlete/trainee). In my opinion, they only add to the overly-complicated nature that strength training already suffers from. And the last thing people need is yet another variable to keep track of in their workout program.
So, in an effort to help you achieve your strength and fitness goals as quickly and healthfully as possible, I’m going to present to you a simplified explanation on the different repetition speeds and tempo considerations – free from any arbitrary standards to which you must conform yourself to – and suitable for practically anyone besides elite professional athletes and Navy SEALs.
This was all inspired by a question I received on my pushup technique video by Youtube user, Nico Enders. He said, “Great video, just one question. What should your rhythm be like? Slow or fast continuous motions, and does it make a difference? Cheers.” So, I filmed this video to answer his question and provide you with a simple blueprint to manage your repetition speed – and clear up any confusion about a subject that really shouldn’t be confusing, except to so-called fitness gurus.
Learn The Best Ways For How To Workout The Butt With This Hand-Picked Collection Of Butt Exercises That Will Help You Build A Strong And Attractive Behind
OK, I know what you’re thinking…
John Sifferman is doing an article on getting a great butt? Really? I mean, he’s never cared about physique goals or (gasp) body part training. And the butt of all places? Has he no shame?
Well, before you get your panties in a bunch, let me be very clear. I am NOT about to go on and on about the various benefits of the popular Brazil Butt Lift Workout Program. Hardly!
Now, I do think having a strong and shapely bottom is a great thing for anyone to work towards. It’s not something that I particularly emphasize in my own training programs, per se, but it is something that’s important for a lot of people mainly because we have a weak butt epidemic on our hands. Yes, an epidemic – like the bubonic plague, just not as severe. Not only are the vast majority of butts too big, they are also too weak. And in many cases, the glute muscles simply don’t function the way they’re supposed to, due to something called sensory motor amnesia. Essentially, the muscles stop activating due to nervous system malfunctions in the glute area. It’s almost like they get short-circuited from misuse, disuse, and non-use.
And gee, I wonder why? I mean, it’s not like we sit around on our butts all day – doing practically nothing with one of the largest, most powerful muscle groups in the body. That couldn’t be it!
The truth is that our butts hit rock bottom a long time ago, and it’s time to change that. So, while I will be giving you the keys to what you want (a great butt), I am also going to sneak in some of what you probably need (a strong, functional butt). And don’t worry, this article will be written in typical Siffer-rhetoric – full of anecdotes, opinions, and relatively useless information.
But first things first, you should know that I am truly qualified to impart this advice to you simply for the reason that my wife tells me I “have a perky butt” – whatever that means. And believe me, she is the most qualified person on planet Earth to make a statement like that. And now that I think about it, having a perky butt practically levitates me to butt training guru status. I mean, why not? Most of the other glute training gurus label themselves experts.
So, call it what you want. Regardless of whether we’re talking about your back end, backside, behind, bottom, bum, butt, buttocks, derrière, fanny, gluteus maximus, haunches, hindquarters, rear, rump, or tush, we’re about to get into some serious butt training strategies to help you fill out those buns with sheer muscle. Continue reading The Top 10 Exercises to Get a Strong and Shapely Butt
Skyrocket Your Pull-up and Chin-up Performance With These Expert Tips to Help You Master Bar Calisthenics And Beyond
Just last week, I got on the phone with none other than Al Kavadlo. In case you don’t know him, he’s a personal trainer in New York City who has carved out a reputation for specializing in bodyweight training, and in particular, what he calls pullup bar calisthenics.
And when I say he’s carved out a reputation, what I mean is that the guy is a bodyweight training beast. He can do some unbelievably challenging feats of strength, on the pullup bar and off it. But more importantly, Al has a talent for not just inspiring and empowering others, but for teaching them how to achieve these challenging feats of strength, too.
When we first got on the phone, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, but I quickly found out that Al is not only a really genuine guy, but he also has a no-nonsense approach to fitness. He also has a knack for simplifying complex ideas into easy-to-understand and usually actionable solutions – a good quality for a coach.