May 2014 Posts

how to build bigger chest muscles

4 Ways to Build Bigger Chest Muscles

Summer is coming and it’s time to get those pecs popping when going poolside or hitting the beach! Here are 4 great ways to build bigger chest muscles in a hurry: Building Bigger Chest Muscles #1- Perform Triple Set Push-ups where you work your chest muscles from 3 different angles in a drop set fashion, … Read More »


Building Muscle with Your Bodyweight

One of the most common questions I get is: “How do you build muscle with just your bodyweight?” Here’s how you do it, baby! This program is inspired by one of the most famous bodybuilding programs ever created called German Volume Training (GVT) in which you do 10 sets of 10 reps of an exercise … Read More »

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Leg Position on Pull-ups with Low Bar Set-up

The other day I received the following question on facebook: “BJ, love your work. I am currently utilizing your new book and have one quick question. The dead hang, I’m too tall for the bar I have in my house so I have to bend my knees. You mention holding your legs forward and I … Read More »

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Side to Side Sizzlers

One of the quickest ways to spark new muscle growth and strengthen weaknesses between sides and at certain joint angles is to add a side to side motion to classic moves like push-ups, squats, and rows. More specifically, I love doing “side to side hovers” where you move side to side at the most difficult … Read More »

The Bodyweight 8 Exercises

The 8-Minute Home Workout

While most people can find 30 to 60 minutes to train a couple times per week, there will be days where things get so busy you’ll only have 10 minutes to spare. Well, 10 minutes is way better than nothing! In fact, a recent study showed that a 10-minute workout had the same post-workout metabolic … Read More »

BJ Gaddour on Fox 29 Philadelphia

Your Body Is Your Barbell on Fox 29 Philadelphia

Spreading the Men’s Health “Your Body Is Your Barbell” gospel on Fox 29 Philadelphia this morning. Journalist and TV anchor Jennaphr Frederick decided to climb on my back during spider mountain climbers. It put my core stability to the test! Order your copy of my new Men’s Health Book on bodyweight training called Your Body … Read More »

BJ Gaddour Your Body is Your Barbell

Your Body is Your Barbell Now in Book Stores!

Today was my first time seeing my new book in the store. It’s on the front table at our local Milwaukee Barnes & Noble! So grateful to @menshealthmag for providing me with this opportunity. MAKE A CHANGE! Order your copy of my new Men’s Health Book on bodyweight training called Your Body is Your Barbell … Read More »

Close-Grip Chins-ups

The Master this Move Bodyweight Workout Plan

If you’re interested in mastering a given bodyweight movement, then I have the perfect training plan for you! These programs take a similar approach to that of power lifters who focus on getting as strong as possible with only three exercises that work the whole body: the Bench Press, the Barbell Squat, and the Deadlift. … Read More »

BJ Gaddour and Shaun T

Meeting Shaun T of Insanity and T25

There’s a person behind every personality. Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting one of the biggest personalities in the history of the fitness industry at a Men’s Health event: Shaun T of Insanity, Hip-Hip Abs, and T25 (all Beachbody DVD products). I’m happy to say the person is even bigger and better than the … Read More »

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