Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quick Lower Body Workout with the Jungle Gym Straps

Jungle Gym Straps

While I was at a conference in LA recently I met another fitness professional, Mey Tseng, from , and we started discussing the importance of getting your workouts in while you're traveling or away from the gym. I introduced her to the Jungle Gym straps (I always take them with me when I travel) and we recorded this training footage.... with the help of another talented professional we met there, Leah Bolton, who produced this great video for us! Check out her site at

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Stay Fit,


Monday, October 11, 2010

How to Develop a Powerful Grip (and protect your wrists!): Part 1

Grip, hand, and forearm training is an often neglected part of one's program, yet grip strength is so important. If you've ever had wrist or forearm pain, had trouble opening a jar, felt your grip weaken while working out, wanted stronger looking fore-arms, or just wanted a firmer handshake, these exercises are for you.

These exercises are also important for athletes and weekend warriors participating in sports that involve throwing, swinging, catching, carrying, or gripping... yes, I know that covers A LOT of sporting activities!  The ones I demonstrate for you in this video include:
  • Parallel Thick Grip Static Hold
  • Wrist Roller Variations
  • Pinch Grip Block

I had quite a few exercises to share with you so to keep the video length to minimum I've separated this into 2 parts. Stay tuned for PART TWO next week for more unique and effective exercises to help you get a grip on things!

Let me know if you have any good grip / forearm exercises you use regularly if I missed them!

Stay strong,