September 2013 Posts

Berries and Cream

The Perfect Dessert: Berries and Cream

I don’t think there’s a more perfect dessert than berries and cream. Simple. Sweet. Supple. Just take a handful of organic berries, put them in a bowl, and add some organic heavy cream. Put a dollop of organic full-fat whipped cream on top and game over! The combo of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and … Read More »

Mozzarella Marinara with Bread Cheese

The New Mozzarella Marinara with Bread Cheese

One of my favorite snacks growing up was mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce. Yep, they were heavily breaded and as a result, so was my gut. In my constant quest to find healthier alternatives that can work with any sound weight loss diet, I’ve found an excellent and delicious option for cheese stick lovers! I … Read More »


Rodale Book Deal: Your Body Is Your Barbell

Today I’m very excited to announce that I just signed a book deal with RODALE Publishing in conjunction with Men’s Health and Women’s Health! The book is called Your Body Is Your Barbell and it will be the definitive guide to bodyweight training and anytime, anywhere, equipment-free exercises and workouts. Landing a book deal was … Read More »

Best Low-Sugar Snack Bar

Best Low-Sugar Snack Bar

Besides what supplements to take, what healthy snack bar to get is probably the most frequently asked nutrition question I’ve gotten over the years. Though I’ve been a fan of BE KIND snack bars and granola for a while, they recently came out with a new bar called “Madagascar Vanilla Almond” which has the following … Read More »


Great Topping for Cereals, Shakes, and Yogurt

I want you to check out this product called “Decadent Blend Chia and Flax Seed with Coconut and Cocoa.” It’s loaded with flavor, fiber, and healthy fats. It’s also a great topping to sprinkle onto cereals, shakes, and yogurt. As you can see in the picture above I also put it on top of my … Read More »

Levitating Lunge

The Hardest Lunge Ever: Levitating Lunges Progression

Lunges are a fantastic anytime, anywhere bodyweight exercise to work your entire lower body and burn fat. However, after doing them for a while and getting into really good shape, how can you go about building strength and not just endurance with endless reps? Enter the levitating lunge progression which gradually takes away your base … Read More »

Dumbbell Reverse Overhead Presses

Dumbbell Reverse Overhead Presses (DB 1-Arm Chin-ups)

Learn how to perform the dumbbell reverse overhead press, or a dumbbell one-arm chin-up. This move has you setting up in a dumbbell shoulder press position and focusing on the lowering portion of the movement as if performing a 1-arm chin-up or pull-down. Pull down for 3-4 seconds and then squeeze for a count at … Read More »

Dumbbell Single Leg Deadlift

Dumbbell Single Leg Deadlifts to Build Glutes, Hams, and Back

Anybody who knows anything about training knows that barbell deadlifts are unmatched for building total body strength and size, particular for the muscles of the posterior chain (glutes, hams, and back). However, for those people who like to train at home, have minimal equipment access, and are quite strong, it can be tough to train … Read More »

Tricep Kickbacks

Kickstart Your Triceps with Dumbbell Kickbacks

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little isolation work at the end of a training session that focuses on compound, multi-joint movements that hit lots of muscles at once. In fact, this can be a great opportunity to bring up lagging body parts or movement patterns. When it comes to the triceps, look no … Read More »

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