DIY Fitness: Your Renovation Project

What is “DIY Fitness”?    With the popularity of home improvement shows in the last few years, DIY projects are a familiar concept. We’ve all felt the tug to renovate or have spent the capital to plan and complete improvement projects that we can do ourselves in our homes.    What I’m calling DIY fitness follows that same framework. A

A Simple Kettlebell Training Guide

What is Kettlebell Training?   Kettlebell training is a mode of exercise that uses the ultra-versatile, extra-portable, and compound-movement friendly kettlebell for your training goal. Using this cannonball with a handle can completely transform your training, as it did mine.    Almost a year ago, I was stagnant in my home gym routine. I wanted to add some weight into

A Theology of Exercise: Work and Movement

A Theology of Exercise   The Bible doesn’t have much to say about going to the gym. While Samson sure had Samson strength, Judges 13-16 doesn’t give you a systematic theology of exercise or explore the motivation for Samson hitting the weights after a hard day of wrestling lions.    Paul references bodily training in his letter to Timothy (read

Modesty: Fitness Culture Has No Clothes

Modesty, Flames, and Fitness Culture   These days, writing a blog post on modesty is like wandering into a room full of flaming candles while holding a gasoline can. One step in the wrong direction, one splash too big, and the entire room, including the author, is completely engulfed in flames.   My intention is not to burn anything here.

The One Missing Ingredient from Your Fitness Goals

Not Finishing our Fitness Goals   It’s a shared human experience to find ourselves in the middle of the year without remembering or committing to the goals we set at the beginning of the year’s journey. This is even more prevalent when it comes to fitness goals.    According to one study, two-thirds of Americans set fitness goals at the

The Last Kettlebell Buying Guide You May Ever Need

A Kettlebell Buying Guide: An Overview   While they may seem like a fringe exercise modality, kettlebells have increased in popularity over the last several years due to their versatility in just about any space, from the most basic home gym to the most decorated commercial gym.  And for the home gym user, they are the ultimate minimalist home gym

8-Week Home Gym Strength Program

*🔗Click here to download the 8-Week Home Gym Strength Program.  Why a Home Gym Strength Program? Ever since I started working full-time after graduate school, I have been obsessed with finding ways to become stronger while working out in my home gym.  My wife and I relocated regularly in the first years of marriage, which meant I had to have

How to use an Ab Wheel

What is an Ab Wheel? I wish I started incorporating the ab wheel into my routine sooner. This tool takes up only a tiny space in your garage or closet, but it gets the job done in strengthening several parts of your body.  Using the ab wheel will work your full body, but it especially focuses on the: Core Back

How to do a Kettlebell Deadlift

What is a Kettlebell Deadlift? The Kettlebell Deadlift provides the outline for the basic movement pattern of all hinge movements with the kettlebell. It’s a precursory movement that will teach you how to bend at your hips while doing the kettlebell swing, one-hand kettlebell swing, and kettlebell snatch. Increasing the weight and changing your variation will also improve strength, balance,