Running and Cardio

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Running and Cardio Workouts for Winter


Stew, I noticed that you have been posting your winter workouts that involve more weights than PT.  What kind of cardio are you doing in the winter? The system of periodization that I have been using for over 15 years helps break up the year so I do not overdo any particular element of fitness.  So, during the winters I focus more on lif... more

Lose the Love Handles

Lose the Love Handles

I received an email titled, "LOVE-HANDLES!! Help me lose them." I have been working on a routine that incorporates exercises that will help you work your love handles (the oblique region of the torso) over time and effort. Personally, I like to work my "obliques" on days I work my legs, so I created the Legs and Love Handles workout seen below.... more

Make Fitness a Hobby

Starting Fitness Plan

I have had many questions about yard work compared to exercise and other rigorous activities common to the Spring Season. I have found that the caloric expenditure in many of these outdoor activities is comparable to running, walking, and even calisthenics / weight training. The problem that many people face with seasonal "hobbies" is that a goo... more

Spec Ops: Who's Toughest?

Specops - Who's Toughest?

A future Special Ops Soldier asks: "I am not sure which branch of service I would like to join, but I do know I want to do something in the Special Operations. Which one is the toughest and best trained?" This is the question I normally do not answer as the only people, in my opinion, who can answer which training programs are the best or toug... more

Quick Exercises for the Morning

Quick Exercises For Morning

Stew - I have only about 15 minutes in the Am to workout and I want to start mixing in more things into my workout - weights, PT, cardio. Any tips? Here are some ideas for those of you who only have a few minutes a day to exercise. Often I tell people if they do not have time to workout - they are doing too much - and that applies to a good maj... more

Preparing for a Marathon Run

Preparing For Marathon Run

Stew, I'm active duty Navy and am planning to run a marathon this November in San Antonio. I was looking at a more all-around fitness plan this time, and would like to use a hybrid of one of your plans along with the intermediate plan from the website. I've found that cross training seriously reduces my running injuries plus helps me lose weight... more

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