January 2013 Posts

BJ Gaddour at the Bradley Center

Childhood Dreams Do Come True!

On Thursday, January 10th I had the pleasure of hosting The Get Buck’d Up Bootcamp Workout at The BMO Harris Bradley Center in partnership with Lululemon Athletica. There were nearly 300 attendees and it was a sweaty ol’ time. I have to say that my favorite part was living out a childhood dream of announcing … Read More »

BJ Gaddour

BJ Gaddour’s Bio

BJ Gaddour, CSCS, transformed himself from a former fat kid with bum knees to being listed as one of “THE 100 FITTEST MEN OF ALL-TIME” (#76) according to Men’s Health Magazine. BJ credits his success to consistency, having never missed a scheduled training session since completing his first workout at the age of 14. He … Read More »

Kicking Up into a Wall Handstand

Kicking Up into a Wall Handstand

Here’s how you can kick up into a handstand against a wall. This drill is ideal for entry-level hand-balancing and inversion training. It will strengthen your hands, wrists, and shoulders and really mobilize your upper back. Do it several times per day throughout the day for best results. Kicking Up into a Wall Handstand How … Read More »

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Best. Screams. Ever.

For those of you who don’t know me very well, I LOVE movies. I always have and always will. This means that I tend to watch just about any movie- some good, some bad. I recently saw The Green Lantern and though it wasn’t that well received by critics, I must it admit that I … Read More »

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The Apprentice

The other day I got one of those Facebook messages that make doing what I do truly worth it. They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery but apparently this young lad named Ethan wants to put me out of a job. His mother and father have been doing Men’s Health DeltaFIT … Read More »

BJ Gaddour Men's Health Fitness Advisor


The other day I received a special advanced copy of the Men’s Health (MH) Magazine March 2013 Issue. I opened it up and turned right to the “First Word” from the new MH Editor-In-Chief Bill Phillips. Here’s the first paragraph: Change. Last summer Adam Campbell, our Fitness Director, stopped by my office bearing freshly shrink-wrapped … Read More »

Impractical Jokers Teach Group Exercise Class

Impractical Jokers: Funniest Show on TV!

I love TV, comedy and pranksters. IMPRACTICAL JOKERS combines all three of these elements into what just might be the funniest show on TV right now. Here is one of the funniest skits they’ve done yet. Unfortunately it cuts off right before it gets downright hysterical! One of my other favorites is when the guys … Read More »

veggie chilli recipe

Veggie Chilli Recipe

Here’s a great Veggie Chilli Recipe that you can make in bulk every Sunday for lots of ready-to-eat and portable healthy meals for the upcoming week! Veggie Chilli Recipe Ingredients: – 2 Cartons of Mushrooms, washed and diced – 1 Whole Bell Pepper (Any Color) – 1 Onion – 3 Tbsp of Cilantro – 1/2 … Read More »

Super Slow Step-ups for Single-Leg Strength and Pistol Training

Super Slow Step-ups for Single-Leg Strength and Pistol Training

This lower body drill will build your gluteus and stabilize your knees in a serious way. It’s also perfect for building the hip and leg strength and stability needed for landing during jumping/plyometric exercises. Lower for 5 seconds and hold for 5 seconds at your sticking point. This combo of eccentric and isometric training will … Read More »

The Weight Loss Web Workout A Poster

The Weight Loss WEB Workout Series

I recently shared an article about getting ready for mud runs called THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE RACE TRAINING GUIDE: http://www.bjgaddour.com/ultimate-adventure-race-training In addition, I also explained a new type of training format called WEIGHT LOSS WHEELS where you perform hub and spoke intervals: http://www.bjgaddour.com/the-weight-loss-wheel-workout-series Today I show you how to combine adventure race training with wheel intervals … Read More »

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