The Problem With Micro-Workouts

I love the micro-workout approach to strength training. There are a lot of ways to approach micro-workouts. For me, they are a way to break up a single workout into several parts and spread those parts throughout the day. For example, a typical full-body workout for me would be three sets of push-ups, three setsContinue reading “The Problem With Micro-Workouts”

The Power of High Frequency Basic Calisthenics Training: Interview With Kyle Boggeman, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my interview with San Diego Fitness trainer and high frequency basic calisthenics advocate Kyle Boggeman. You can read Part 1 here. Steve: In my own experience, one of the biggest challenges with frequent training is how to reconcile fatigue with the concept of making “progress”. In fact, you have toldContinue reading “The Power of High Frequency Basic Calisthenics Training: Interview With Kyle Boggeman, Part 2”

The Power of High Frequency Basic Calisthenics Training: Interview With Kyle Boggeman, Part 1

Back when I started training calisthenics I was very excited about the potential for building strength and muscle with basic movements such as push-ups, pull-ups and squats. That excitement has not waned ten years later and has served as the basis for my humble little book on the subject. Although calisthenics skills such as theContinue reading “The Power of High Frequency Basic Calisthenics Training: Interview With Kyle Boggeman, Part 1”

How to Train Basic Calisthenics: A Step-By-Step Guide

In a Nutshell – This guide is for those who are just getting started and/or those who want to build muscle and strength and are not necessarily interested (yet) in complex skills such as handstands, front levers and muscle-ups. This is a summary of my book The Progressive Calisthenics Program for Everyone with video accompaniment.Continue reading “How to Train Basic Calisthenics: A Step-By-Step Guide”

Form Is Everything Interview With Philip and Martina Chubb of Mindful Mover

The most interesting, intelligent and innovative people in the fitness industry are often those who started out down a conventional, unchallenged, unquestioned path. The fitness industry is overflowing with information and a lot of it is bad. More importantly, there is a huge machine constantly churning this bad information and pushing it out over andContinue reading “Form Is Everything Interview With Philip and Martina Chubb of Mindful Mover”

Barefoot Shoes: Why Should I Care? Do They All Look Weird?

For feet, a lifetime spent in “normal” shoes is a little like a lifetime spent with no exercise and a bad diet. You can get away with it for a while, maybe a long while, but eventually it will catch up with you. For feet, this means that eventually you might experience plantar fasciitis, hammerContinue reading “Barefoot Shoes: Why Should I Care? Do They All Look Weird?”