The Farmer’s Walk Hack to Forge an Iron Grip

Stronger Steps With a Farmer’s Walk   The farmer’s walk, also called a farmer’s carry, is as simple as it is effective. Pick up an object with some weight. Hold it with your hand(s). Go for a walk. Try not to set it down. Repeat often. Build serious functional strength and an iron grip. You can use kettlebells (my preference), dumbbells,

Diligence, Hastiness, and the Yo-Yo Diet

The Yo-Yo Diet   There’s a phantom phenomenon that lurks in the corners of fad diets and weight-loss programs. Its clinical term is weight cycling, but it’s popularly known as yo-yo dieting. Yo-yo dieting is a term that describes the process of regaining poundage after it is lost. Harvard Health Publishing shared a 2016 study that followed 14 participants during and after the show “The Biggest

How to “Make Time” to Exercise

When do you make time to workout?   This is by far the number one question, challenge, and concern I’ve heard from other men when it comes to exercise.      Since this has been such a regular question and salient challenge, I want to offer a few thoughts and ideas by sharing my own tips and schedules that have and still work for

5 Tactics for Exercise While on Vacation

Summer months are nearly upon us, and with these months come travel and scheduled vacations. And vacations are gifts from the Lord.    There tend to be two approaches to exercise while on vacation: No exercise — I’m on vacation! More exercise — I’m on vacation!   Regardless of which camp you fall into, the responsibility to steward our bodies

The 8-Week Core Program, the Six-Pack, and the Christian

The 8-week Core Program   The following 8-week core program targets all the areas of your core to develop strength. The core, made up of your upper/lower abs, obliques, and lower back, is one of the most important muscle groups for functional movement. It provides your body with stability, a strong base for the torso and lower body movements, and

5 Tips for Sticking to an Exercise Routine All Year

  “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” – Proverbs 21:5 Plans and Routines It’s commonplace for fitness resolutions to fizzle out as January progresses. Excitement on January 1st turns into reality on January 14th. Lack of planning creates room for reasons and excuses not to exercise. Overdoing it

Outdoor Workout: HIIT Picnic Table Edition

The Outdoor Workout Invasion A few weekends ago, there was a Saturday that was blessed with incredible weather. It was a breezy 75 degrees, with blue skies and clear sunlight. Perfect temperature for an outdoor workout, so I snuck out of the house to my local park to exercise. This local park has two sections, one with a playground and

The 10 Minute Warm Up

Don’t Skip the Warm Up Warm up routines are skipped more than breakfasts on busy mornings, advertisements before YouTube videos, and unwanted songs in a Spotify playlist.  I have certainly skipped my fair share (of warm ups I mean). And I have regretted it each time.  The following is a 10 minute warm up that you can add to your

10 Minute Morning Workout

The American Heart Association reports that since 1950, sedentary jobs have increased over 83%. This is a staggering statistic, and indicative of a multi-generational shift in how work is done. Post-2020, as companies are grappling with how much remote work to allow, the sedentary job market will likely continue to expand, which will result in more sitting, more stationary minutes in