Weight Training

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When Can Teenagers Start Lifting Weights?

How To Gain Weight For Muscles

There are few topics that cause as much conflict between myth and fact as climate change, but this one comes really close:  at what age should a pre-teen or early teenager start lifting weights?  Will lifting weights stunt the growth of a teenager?  If you research the topic online, you will see many opinions like "it may stunt growth," but ... more

Multitask Your Muscles with the Perfect Pushup

Multitask Your Muscles With Perfect Pushup

Contributed by Marcus Colburn Here's an interesting question about how to combine two different pieces of exercise equipment, dumbbells and the Perfect Pushup. My SEAL buddy Marcus Colburn, an expert on innovative exercise routines, stepped up to answer it. Thanks Marcus! Question: I'd appreciate your advice on what I should do to incorporate... 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

Run and Leg PT

Run And Leg PT

Exercising your legs is very often overlooked by even the most avid weight lifters and exercisers. Many people simply cannot and should not perform some of the more basic leg exercises like squats and lunges due to knee and lowerback injuries. But, that does not mean you have to neglect the pillars of our bodies' foundation. Doing leg workouts n... more

Pull-up Alternatives

Pull Up Alternatives

I often receive questions from people who are trying to substitute pull-ups with other similar exercises that work the same muscle groups. This gentleman asks: "I am always trying to add muscle and do not have access to a pull up bar or lat pull down machine. I work out at home and have dumbbells. What is an alternative exercise to pull-ups in... more

Women's Fitness

Womens Fitness

I typically group men and women into the same workouts, especially if they are applying for positions in the military, law enforcement, or fire fighting careers. My opinion is that women can perform to the same standards as men (they don't have to) with a little extra work and proper training. I have experienced this personally throughout my yea... more

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