January 2014 Posts

Dr. Sanjay Gupta and BJ Gaddour

CNN Fitness Segment with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Yesterday I had the privilege of doing a fitness segment with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on behalf of Men’s Health Magazine. The topic was the 5 exercises that you should never do in the gym and a better alternative for each move. The video below is the truncated made for TV segment … Read More »

Single-Leg Squats of Box

Single-Leg Squats off Box

This legs exercise is easier than a pistol but harder than lunges or split squats. It’s easier than a pistol because it doesn’t require the strength and flexibility to extend the non-supporting leg in front of your body and you don’t have to go down as low. It’s harder than lunges or split squats due … Read More »

Men's Health StreamFIT

Introducing Men’s Health StreamFIT!

“I don’t see how this is different than YouTube.” That’s what one potential investor said to me about 2 years ago when I was trying to raise money to start StreamFIT. Today I’m very excited to share a HUGE announcement that makes such a statement seem a tad bit inaccurate. Introducing Men’s Health StreamFIT!! Men’s … Read More »

Skater Jumps Exercise

Top 13 Skater Jumps Exercise Options

Like sprinting, jumping variations train total body power, target your fast-twitch muscle fibers, crush calories, and boost your heart rate. Jumping side to side is often overlooked and is critical for maintaining training balance and bulletproofing your knees. The best move for this is the skater jump progression where you move laterally from one foot … Read More »

Star Jumping Jacks

39 Unique Jumping Jacks Exercise Variations

The Jumping Jack is the classic calisthenics cardio exercise. It’s super simple to do, it works your whole body, and it’s relatively low-impact compared to other explosive exercises. Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Simultaneously jump your feet out to the side and bring your arms overhead, or as far … Read More »

Mountain Climbers Exercise

28 Different Ways To Do Mountain Climbers Exercise

Every time I walk by this gym that’s right next to my home I see a trainer standing over some pour soul that’s doing a bastardized form of mountain climbers that looks downright painful. The butt is piked way up in the air, the nose is in the ground, and the legs are sprawling all … Read More »

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