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

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

A Minimalist Exercise Routine That Works

On the Hunt for a Minimalist Exercise Routine   Maybe you’re like me. Maybe not.   Maybe you have young kids, a marriage, a full-time job, and time constraints, but you want to spend some time each week exercising.   Maybe you don’t mind going to the gym, but you want to find a routine you can do at home.

10 Minimalist Workouts You Can Do at Home

What are Minimalist Workouts?    Minimalism is a word on the move. Like a fresh fad, it’s being sprinkled on top of anything and everything. There’s minimalist art, minimalist lifestyle blogs, minimalist podcasts, and now here we are talking about minimalist workouts.     While I don’t personally consider myself a minimalist or part of that movement, my pursuit of efficiency with

3 Nutrition Choices to Win in the Margins

Nutrition in the Margins   My wife and I generally hawk our meal choices for ourselves and our children. Especially this year, due to health issues, we have been incredibly conscious of what goes on our plate.    We have been reading and researching all things food. One of the resources we have continually turned to is the book Beyond

3 Problems With Counting Calories

The Convoluted Maze of Nutrition   To me, nutrition is extraordinarily convoluted. Cited studies contradict each other, trends and fads regularly enter and exit acceptance, and everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the foods they either will or won’t eat.  I always recommend that you do your own research, and/or consult your doctor or nutritionist.  Recently I’ve been

How to Create Your Own 20 Minute Full Body Workouts, with 3 Examples

You Can Learn this Skill   Creating your own workouts is a skill that you can learn. It’s like the skill of writing; it requires familiarity with mechanics, technique, form, edits, and lots of practice. This article will teach you how to write a 20-minute, full-body interval workout. Interval training is a technique that cycles through work and rest over

The Home Gym Under Your Bed: 7 Benefits of Kettlebells

The Ultimate Home Gym Tool   Kettlebells were always an odd exercise instrument to me. They were always stashed in the corner of every gym I went to, collecting rust and dust. The color variations were all over the place; they were either a bright plastic-looking blue or a dark metallic black. They were always lined up next to each