Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How Long Should An Animal Workout Be?

Some programs prefer time limits, others go with a free for all and sometimes they just go by feel. I like to go by feel because even though a structured system is doable, it can also restrict how you feel in a workout. When you're short on time, you want to get in and get out. You make progress or just have fun and goof off; I'm somewhere in the middle.

For the most part it depends on an individuals schedule, they're timing whether its in the morning, afternoon or night and it really depends on their preference and mood. I do believe in making the most out of the time you have but if you want to just have fun and run wild and free than that's your choice. Some of the workouts I've done last no more than 20 minutes. Depending on the physical aspects and my energy levels I keep it at a minimum of 5-10 min.

Animal Workouts can vary depending on the tempo, the amount of exercise, the timing for each exercise and how to incorporate it in a solid amount of work put into it. You don't really need to go very long because many animal movements have you using multiple muscle groups in one solid movement and because of the intensity a lot of them feel, it doesn't take long to get huffing and puffing. Now if you're a wacky speed demon, they'll last even less because you're generating a lot of strength and excess power into the movements as quite a few are very explosive and if you have to move really fast to get to a certain amount of yards, that can wear you out.

I really don't go for speed because just the movements alone and the randomness of a game I play, I challenge my body every time I roll for an animal and move in specific amount of steps. For 20 minutes, I go back and forth playing this game and focusing on the movements and seeing myself as that animal and putting as much effort as possible while maintaining energy levels. I want to be as energized or enough towards the end than what I started with. Going to failure in animal movements is never an issue because it doesn't take long for a movement to bring you down so I do enough to where I still feel it but can keep going without giving out.

Experiment your timed workouts with animal movements and see where you are fitness wise. In reality because these exercises are so much fun, you can do them as long or as little as you want, either way you're benefiting a great deal of building great strength, endurance and agility. Some workouts can wear you out in under 5 minutes if you do it right, others can have you on the ground in 20 so its a matter of finding your right niche. Have fun, be careful and have a blast.

Find out more about Animal Exercise by going to the Wild Animal Section @ ben-bergman.branded.me

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Animals Are Alive With The Sound Of The Jungle

During the winter months up here in Idaho, I have been learning and developing creative ways to stay in shape at home and keeping certain options open and coming back to other training modalities. For a while I was in deep with Superhero Workouts using Sprints/Burpees then a circuit and a Finisher to end it off; it was fun but had to switch things up so I don't burn out or get bored. I still do Burpee HIIT Workouts 3x a week but also want to get in some solid Movement Training so I did Ape Exercises to strengthen my tendons, stretch my back, power up on my arms and shoulders and learn to be mobile in these movements.

After doing this for some time I decided to come back to the Animal Movements that never gave me problems and never got bored with so I'm officially back in the jungle doing my HIIT 2-3 times a week then the rest of the week train 10-20 min. on Animal Moves to enhance my HGH, strengthen my body from awkward movements and relish in the passionate powers of the animals; creating a leaner body while maintaining solid weight (i'm 268 right now) and building on denser muscle along with flexibility and agility.

The animals are the kings of Bodyweight Training and its time to devolve to our animal instincts by moving and strengthening the body in a very old-school way. Hone skills in crawling, jumping, running, balancing, explosive conditioning and strength in the Core that centers all that you do. Man is animal and you must power up on your Animalistic entities that become something more powerful than modern-traditional exercise.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

30/90 Protocol On Burpees

HIIT is a powerful method to help shed fat, burn extra calories and put on lean muscle. The mere fact that timed intervals give an exceptional outlook on the guideline of how fit you may not always be the greatest factor. Certain intervals such as tabata style or 30/30 can be really good however; when it comes down to the level of intensity to rest ratio its only worth its weight in gold on what hits that level of intensity and the need to rest.

If you're doing ultra intense exercise while only resting for a very short period of time that can screw things up especially on the Central Nervous System. No matter how good of shape you're in a long rest period of very intense training is more beneficial than you'll like to believe. A lot of trainers depict heavy challenges and takes on a general assumption of how intense a workout should be and for how long. Funny thing is unlike many things, a lot of trainers or coaches don't take into consideration about a person's body type and level of fitness to give them something to realistically start with and giving them an idea of how to use their full potential.

There are many pros and cons to interval training but an ideal way of timed intervals using specific exercises such as burpees needs to looked at from a certain perspective on how to keep energy going and not depleting the muscles to where they're so broken down with little recovery its more of a disaster than an achievement. I do prefer the 30/90 Protocol on HIIT because its the perfect blend of intense exercise and the ability to recover so you'll be strong enough for the next set. Burpees in this fashion are awesome because the exercise itself generates powerful entities in the body when used properly and using the best form possible with enough intensity to go hard. During the 90 second rest period instead of just standing there, use the time for Active Rest meaning use deep breathing, light stretching, marching, anything with far less intensity to bring things down but still keep the blood flowing.

Use this protocol 2-3x a week for a month and see what you get out of it, your body could change at a faster rate because you're getting hard exercise but enough rest to gain oxygenated blood and have the muscles build a solid foundation to grow efficiently.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


What would be the ultimate conditioning exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime? It be the Burpee. Its perfect for athletes, crossfitters, those who want to increase endurance, building a foundation for fat burning and metabolism building and so much more.

The Burpee originally came from a Physiologist in the 1930's when he discovered an exercise the military can master to build solid endurance and strength on the battlefield. Before you know it, it became a staple for athletic sports to help athletes get in insane shape for their sport. The exercise works so many muscles its uncanny. People have been either loving or hating burpees for decades but only in the last decade its widely known as the focal point of serious conditioning.

The regular Burpee originally was an exercise that only had you doing a squat thrust like movement where there was no push-up or squat jump added in. The Burpee as we know today includes a squat going into a plank, push-up, jump back into a squat and finish off with a squat jump. This one exercise alone can burn up to 50% more fat than leading high intensity exercises. The world record for most burpees completes is less than 2000 or 1800+ to be exact; that aught to tell you how how awesome this exercise is.

Can this exercise be done everyday? Yes it can however, it is important to mix in variations so you're not pushing the same muscles all the time and as exhausting as a regular burpee is, value its variety so you can get the most bang for your buck. I prefer Burpees as a protocol for HIIT where only 2-3 times a week go hard using intervals. I also prefer them as a Finisher more than anything because after your regular workout, you bust out a circuit of Burpees for a specific period of time. I mysel am learning and testing out the idea from Funk Roberts' 50 Shades Of Burpees Course where you use multiple variations of the burpee as a finisher for your workouts. These variations are insanely overwhelming at times and they are true ass kickers. This isn't for the weak at heart and you'd be a fool if you didn't get this course because very few legit courses will get you results fast and this is a top of the list caliber course or that very reason.

Turn your workouts into fat burning entities and muscle building at a high rate while getting strong and full of stamina at the same time. Get in on Burpees but be careful, learn the mechanics so you don't hurt yourself.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Toughest Part Of Training Is Not What You Think It Is

When you're new to exercise, everything isn't in the right place yet; a program can be confusing and hard to do when it comes to exercise and following a specific protocol. The funny thing is, just starting out isn't the toughest part of training. It's not even the toughest part of ending a program in the last few days or weeks. The toughest part of training is not what starts or ends or what goes on in the middle.

When you have been on a specific program for a while or you're doing something new and interesting, its what continues on that is the hard part. The real tough area of training is the consistency. Now granted certain programs last only a few weeks, some last for months but its what you bring to the table long after your program has ended. Its the day to day trials of continuing training whether changing things up or modifying your own program that makes it the toughest. How many consecutive days can you exercise on? How many hours have you logged in? How intense is the training each day? These are the same questions I find asking myself from time to time and each day never gets easier. Just more interesting.

I have been consistent on exercising for a minimum of 1 minute a day for almost a dozen years. Think about that, having the will to go that many days for 1 minute or more. To accurately calculate it would be many, many hours of full on exercise I had to push myself through. I'm not saying this to brag or one-up anybody, I sometimes struggle to keep up with that every single day. When you develop something over a course of time, you begin to feel a sense of constant thinking and using every fiber of your being to do something on those days where you're not up to it. I have trained sick, injured, depressed, angry, emotionally drained and even exercised on the day of deaths in the family because its not about how I can keep up my days after, its because it is my second language. It literally comes natural to me and to this day it scares me that it does. Something that is second nature to you can be super frightening cause although its easy in one sense but in another you're constantly raising the bar and expecting much of yourself to push on no matter what.

The more days you exercise whether its a little or a lot, you learn as a person to understand how YOUR body works and what gives you challenges and what helps you on those days where High Intensity cannot happen. You build your personality, your way of thinking and learning exactly what drives. That's the toughest form of training of all-time; the ability to train regardless of a circumstance and developing a level of soul-searching on what gives you the greatest benefits no matter what day it is. You have a responsibility to find out how long you can go no matter what happens in your life and not just how long you can go but what happens in that time and how you feel each and every time. You don't need to be hardcore all the time to be CONSISTENT, do workouts on days where you feel a sense of challenging yourself and do workouts on days that aren't tough at all just so you did something and it made you happy. 12 years is nothing compared to what comes next in my line of training and neither should you ever compare what your training was the day before or the year before; every single workout has the opportunity to shine the brightest and each day brings a new wave of lighting up what gets you the most out of it.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

An Ideal Plan To Give You Free Workouts As A Bonus At Advocare

At Advocare, I don't just want people to order the products and that's that. Giving back something that will give customers that extra nudge to help motivate them to not only use the products but have ideas on what they can do for exercise to compliment the nutrition and ideal balanced eating programs that project a healthy lifestyle. When you can fit a workout regimen into your schedule, you don't want it to be super long and boring right? I mean come on people, exercise should be fun, exciting, challenging and full of adventure.

That's why exclusively at my Advocare Store, I want to give you a little something extra with your order. With any regular orders of products, you will receive complimentary workouts and a meal plan to help you reach your goals utilizing great motivational programs & help you get ahead in the game. I want to do something different and help you in simple ways to hand over training ideas that suit your schedule, your level of fitness and offer nutritional guidance that will put you on a positive path to a healthy lifestyle.

You are a customer and you're looking for suitable nutritional products that will aid in your program to lose weight or maintain it, build muscle, gain energy and recover with the best intentions so why not add in a little something extra that doesn't cost you a single penny? By doing so it could help you be motivated to develop a healthy body and challenge yourself with circuit workouts that can be done anywhere, anytime, have progression levels to see where your condition is at physically and having YOU deciding where you want to start. With your purchase, you're not just getting a product and a hardy thank you that has become a bit of a cliche' but getting something back with NO EXTRA CHARGE and get sent to you via email because I want YOU to get the best bang or your buck.

Here's the Ideal Plan of how you can get *FREE* Complimentary Workouts when you order personally through me:

Non-Promotional Or Retail Customer Orders: When you order or Sign Up, Get 3-5 Complimentary Workouts (Men or Women Routines) along with a Meal Plan (Vegetarian Optional).

24-Day Challenge Order: Receive 3-5 Complimentary Workouts (Men or Women Routines) along with 3 Extra Meal Plans and a bonus 30-Day Workout Program you can use to help with your goals that have ready-for-you routines each day.

Preferred Customer: As a bonus along with your starter kit & discount starting at 20% OFF, you'll get 3-5 Complimentary Workouts when you sign up and one meal plan. Each month afterwards, you'll receive a monthly workout. Reach 30% Discount and get a complimentary 30-Day Workout Program. Reach 90-Days with your 30% Discount and you'll receive a 90-Day Workout Program; 3 Full Months packed full of routines you can adjust to your fitness level. 

Distributor: As a bonus when you sign up along with your starter kit and your starting Discount at 20% OFF, you'll receive 10 Complimentary Workouts and all the meal plans you can use either for yourself or you can send to your own customers. Reach 40% Discount and you'll get additional workouts that include an entire Superhero Collection of routines for both men and women you can use either for yourself or send to your customers. 

I have written this Ideal Plan on social media but never in complete detail and only on this blog it is the ACTUAL plan in its entirety. I'm not just looking just to make a business for myself and future distributors, I want to bring something unique to the table and give you resourceful entities that will bring you phenomenal results and help you and other customers give that little nudge of guidance and exciting workouts and meal plans that can aid your lifestyle and schedule. This is YOUR opportunity.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The One Thing That Will Revive Your Sex Life

If you want to be healthy, get great results in the gym, and perform at your best sexually, it all comes down to one thing:
If your hormones are out of balance, you can't expect to sleep well, train well or perform well.
Try as you might, you won't put on any muscle.
Any attempts at fat loss will be stalled - your body will continue to store that extra fat.
Your sex drive will be diminished, and just like many men do, you will suffer from impotence...
...All from hormone imbalance!
If your hormones are optimized you'll feel great. You'll have abundant health and energy, enjoy a healthy sex life, and you'll get phenomenal gains from your workouts.
What's the most common source of hormone imbalance?
Two words: Estrogen Dominance.
Although estrogen is often regarded as a women's hormone, men have it too, just in smaller quantities. We are all bombarded with excess estrogen by the environment we live in.
Here's what we have to deal with:
  • Xeno-estrogens from pesticides, chemicals and plastics
  • Phyto-estrogens from soy, hops and flax
  • Metallo-estrogens from heavy metals (like those found in fresh fish or most tap waters)
  • Myco-toxins from various funguses that contaminate many foods.
Believe me, that's way too much estrogen.
What's even worse? These are the bad kinds of estrogen.
Although you can do your best to eliminate these, you're fighting an uphill battle, and it won't be enough to get your body back on track.
In order to help you take back control of your body and reap the benefits of optimized hormones, Lost Empire Herbs has put together a Men's Hormone Package. This package includes the best hormone optimizers nature has to offer: Nettle Root Extract, Pine Pollen Tincture, and Pine Pollen Powder.
For a very limited time, you can take advantage of a 20% discount on this amazing package using the promo code "Pine20".
The secret behind Pine Pollen is the phyto-androgens it contains.
Phyto-androgens simulate testosterone. They work to support the optimization of hormones within our body by balancing out that excess estrogen that we're bombarded with.
Pine Pollen in tinctured form is great for an immediate boost because it can deliver the phyto-androgens straight into your bloodstream.
The powdered form helps to modulate your hormones even more holistically because it is full of nutrition including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids.
These properties make the Pine Pollen Tincture and Powder great complements to each other.
Nettle Root is derived from a plant that is plentiful with medicinal properties, but is primarily renowned for its many hormonal benefits. It will multiply hormone effectiveness, and promote excellent prostate health.
It even has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and encourages a healthy cardiovascular system.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The One Thing Your Libido Needs

It gets old, right?
You lead a busy life. You have responsibilities to your family, your job...
But when was the last time you thought about your responsibility to your body?
Now, if you think the dusty old duties of eating right and exercising are all you need, you are DEAD WRONG.
Recent science proves, you've got one HUGE new health duty you (and millions of others) are ignoring...
It's a silent new health disaster caused by modern food and drug industries that NO amount of exercise and healthy eating can cure...
What is this modern health requirement you've been shirking?
Combating Hormone Imbalance...
Specifically - a little-discussed growing epidemic called Estrogen Dominance...
Not sure Estrogen Dominance is that big a deal?
Well let me ask you this:
Did you know BOTH women's AND men's bodies already produce both Estrogen and Testosterone naturally?
It's true! Every body needs and produces a bit of both - and maintaining the delicate balance of Estrogen to Testosterone in our individual bodies used to be so easy no one even noticed it...
...but thanks to literal tons of Estrogens entering our food and medicine supplies at alarming rates since the 1950s (through the cheap and easy overuse of pesticides, chemicals, plastics, soy, hops, flax and fungi in those industries)...
...it has become increasingly difficult for both men and women to avoid estrogen dominance, and the side effects to your health are extreme.
There is something that can help us....
....Chinese herbalists have been taking advantage of its infinite benefits for thousands of years....
....It's called Pine Pollen.
For a very limited time, you can take advantage of a 20% discount on this amazing product using the promo code "Pine20".
The secret behind Pine Pollen are the phyto-androgens it contains.
Phyto-androgens simulate testosterone. They work to support the optimization of hormones within our body by balancing out that excess estrogen that we're bombarded with.
The balance of hormones directly affects how our bodies function. Good balance translates into energy, weight control, sexual vigor, youthful appearance, recovery from daily stress and physical activity and overall sense of well- being.
Imbalance leads to fatigue, sleep disturbance, sexual dysfunction, depression, impaired immune function, chronic illnesses, disease, and ultimately, early death.
Instead of shelling out thousands for painful, unsure, and time consuming hormone replacement therapies created and administered by the very industry that helped cause this Estrogen Dominance epidemic in the first place, why not get back to basics and go for a purely natural, gentle yet effective, centuries-proven solution?
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

DO NOT Make Diet And Exercise Your New Year's Resolution

I want ask you something a little personal...
As the year winds down and 2017 looms, are you feeling a little worn out and off-kilter?
Have you been looking in the mirror lately only to see a wider backside, darker circles, and think to yourself "Is that another new wrinkle?!"
Do you feel like you just don't have any energy left at the end of the day to be a responsive partner to your spouse, let alone enough energy to take on a whole new year?
If any of that sounds familiar, and you want a become happier, healthier you in 2017...
...you should know that the problem you are experiencing stems from Hormone Imbalance - And that is something NO amount of diet and exercise can fully cure.
You'll need internal support and fundamental hormone balance in order to achieve overall health.
Lost Empire Herbs produces amazing herbs and formulas that are essential to the well-being of your body and mind.
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Not only is it a great, natural way to boost energy and help balance hormones, it is also an aphrodisiac, and even supports hair and skin health!
In China, Pine Pollen is considered a beauty tonic for women. Several of its compounds support both elastin and collagen, so it can be applied topically for radiant skin.
If taken orally, its wide variety of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants will help support your overall health.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

HIIT: The Ultimate Training Regimen For Quick Workouts

People want results and they want them NOW!!! That's the main ideal mindset for a lot of people that believe that if they go all-out hardcore they'll immediately get results by the end of the workout or the next day and if they don't they'll call a program fake or say it doesn't work. Training for results takes time and strategy. They're lead to believe that hardcore, back breaking workouts will turn them into a god or goddess and have them drooling over the belief that if you do their "superior" system they'll be your friend but if you don't they treat you like garbage.

I get it, I don't like long workouts either, a lot of times their boring to me. That's why I personally feel that High Intensity Interval Training develops the best results in the shortest amount of time. The thing to realize is though in order to get the results, you need to put in the work; there's a reason the Intensity is in the title. You put in the highest level of effort in a short span of time that can range from 10-30 min. The other great thing is that for optimal results you only need to do them three times a week at maximum, 1-2 days minimum. This leaves you with more time to do other stuff that goes on in your life; kids, going to school, building a family, being around loved ones and so on.

Personally I believe themed workouts bring out the best in you because it creates imagination, develops creativity and YOU can make it fun. That's why I put in the Superhero Workouts. These workouts are extremely intense, no more than 25-30 min. and I get to challenge myself while having a good time. There are many ways to do HIIT; you can do them with or without equipment, they can be done as a finisher or they can be done with a single exercise such as The Burpee. One of the very best forms of this training is by doing Sprints; you run as hard as you can for 30 seconds or less either on a track, field or hill or no more than 60 seconds in place, don't need to do more than 6 to start with and do a maximum of ten. If you read the previous article on the Workout I had done which is very advanced that's another idea too. It is the system that creates the most fat burning, hits those Fast Twitch muscle fibers like nobody's business, develops insane loads of natural HGH so forget Steroid injections and you get to burn calories during and hours (sometimes days) after a workout.

I like bodyweight workouts the most when it comes to this kind of training because they can be done practically anywhere, anytime. It can be done with weights too but unless you travel or have a home gym or go to a gym it can get rather difficult. Some of my old sprint workouts lasted no more than 10 minutes since all I did was run up a hill really hard and walked back down and repeated 4-9 times. Want to see that fat melt like Margret Hamilton, have a body that looks like it was carved from granite, a metabolism that would scare the hell out of family at gatherings and what about the ability to generate levels of hormones that hit your sex drive harder than an 18 year old regardless of your age or sex? Hell of an idea huh? Do some research on it, test it out for yourself and as you get better, be able to eat the things you love and burn it off. The better you eat the higher the results but you can still build a decent level of natural muscle mass (no to be mistaken with heavy bloated bulky muscle) while on your current eating habits.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Big Time Superhero Workout That Will Test Your Limits

I love the ability to see how far I can push my body. Not to the brink of failure of course but enough to where it gives me an ideal of being able to endure crazy intensity while managing to recover as best as possible. Last night I did that very workout that targeted every muscle and had it at a level of intensity that was new to me and taking on a challenge that just sparked a massive fire within me. The Superhero Workouts have now reached a new level of intense training that targets fat burning, muscle building, a powerful metabolism and generates an insane load of HGH. This is a highly advanced workout that takes time to build up to and is extremely challenging but it's fun and it doesn't take long.

Along with this Superhero Workout I added in a finisher that really tested my strength & conditioning doing one exercise that is a combination of 3 exercises utilizing the basic components of Pulling, Squatting & Pressing.

If you're up for a challenge, be prepared to get your ass kicked....

5 60 Sec. Sprints (In Place)

4 Circuits Of the Following....

20 Mountain Climbers (10 Each Leg)

10 V-Ups

10 Hindu Squats

10 Jumping Jacks

This first part of the workout alone is grueling. Take as much time as needed to recover. The circuit may not be much but once you get into the later rounds it hits you like Zeus' Lightning Bolt.

The Finisher is a workout based on Lifeline Fitness' TNT Cable Workout.

15 Sec. On/15 Sec. Off of a Curl/Squat/Press Combo. I used 80 pounds of resistance so it was near advanced level of weight used. I did this protocol for a total of 6 min. averaging 2-3 Reps per round.

You can see the 10 min. Version Of the Finisher here>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTjch566UTc

Have fun with this one and be on the look out. A big sale is coming at Lost Empire Herbs where you can save quite a bit on one of their most popular products. Details are soon to come in a couple days.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Better A Home Gym Than Going To One

Although mainly my style of training is Body-Weight, there comes a time to use Equipment every once in a while that is challenging, fun and full of possibilities. I have set up an area of equipment in our den where there's different types of Hammers, a Mace, Spikes to bend, Resistance Cables that can be used as any machine in the gym, a Sandbell and a (Sand) Kettlebell. You don't need a ton of equipment to get what you need out of it. They're merely options.

A home gym to me is a far better investment than going to a place down the road and have to follow certain rules in order to "enjoy" yourselves. The gym is great in some aspects; you get to meet people, listen to different types of music and have equipment at your disposal. However, many people aren't going to give you the space you need to train, you sometimes need to wait in order for someone to finish with a specific machine you want to work on, the music is presetted to specific music that the managers or owners wish to put on, a lot of the equipment is more machinery than old school barbells and dumbbells andfor the most part, you have to follow certain rules in order to keep everyone happy.

In a home gym, you set up where it's most appropriate for your place, pick your own music, the equipment is right there and you own it, make up your own rules and you get to do a workout within a few feet instead of having to burn gas and get stuck in traffic. I feel more at ease with my home gym because I get to tackle my own thoughts, my own motivation and I get inspired using my imagination. If there were any plans on going to a gym anywhere, I'd rather have it be old school where there's little to no machines, mainly free weights, kettlebells, pull-up bars, racks and mats to drop the weights on. Sure you only pay a certain amount a month at a gym but at the same time, you don't own anything there, you may get bickered at times for being at a station too long and you have to cater to other people's behaviors. A solid trainer doesn't spend much time talking to other people, is there because its important to him/her to work hard and make the very best out of what is useful for them.

I have no problem having a training partner from time to time but yet training alone and even better completely alone gives me an opportunity to be myself and train the way I want to, use the amount of time that is suited to me, use equipment that I love to use. If you're going to set up your own gym keep the equipment to a minimal such as....

Kettlebell (preferably a loadable)

Dumbbell (Preferably loadable)

Resistance Cables

Pull-Up Bar


Olympic Style Barbell Plates



All these can be put into a small space of a corner. Sure the more equipment you get the more space you're going to need so it's important to choose wisely unless you have a good amount of space for a backyard than go for it. All my equipment is in a maybe 4x4 space so that's small yet some of these puppies are huge.

By the way; if you're looking for good solid Kettlebells, feast your eyes on Onnit's Iron Man 40 lb. Kettlebell. This bad boy was made to motivate training to a very high degree. It is craftily made to enhance your imagination and make your exercises look even more bad ass. Looking for better quality Olympic Barbell Plates than look no further than Captain America's Shield Barbell Plates. These will inspire you to train like the good ole Cap himself and lift weight like an Avenger. Superhero Training is my big thing and if it came to Equipment I would use the types that have a Theme such as DC or Marvel. I swear by the Universe if there was a way to have a Darth Vader Kettlebell or Beta Ray Bill's Stormbreaker Hammer I would want those in a heartbeat. I can be very nerdy but I like being strong at the same time so you can have the best of both worlds. Having a Thor Hammer and a bigger hammer closely resembling an inspiring John Henry Mystique to it is already a dream come true.

Having themed like equipment just brings out that extra fire to train intensely and with an insane purpose. Who needs steroids when you can have a kick ass looking Hammer or Kettlebell resembling your favorite Superheroes. What if it was possible to have a hammer for women crafted like Harley Quinn's? How about a Mace with the head shaped like the Hulk? There are so many cool things that can be found and the best place for custom free weights to me is at Strongergrip.com. You can't find many equipment of that caliber in a regular gym. Most people are afraid to touch a hammer or a heavy barbell. Having a Home Gym represents what you own and what makes you the happiest to train with and it belongs to you. Invest in a home gym, it works wonders.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome To The New Year

It's 2017 and it's already off to a good start; no celebs are dead, Superhero Films are coming up and already have 3 weeks under my belt of Superhero Training. Mighty things are coming and hopefully this year will bring many new surprises, beautiful moments and kick ass stories that will live on for generations to come.

I already started my new year's resolution over 3 weeks ago getting back in my Superhero Training mode doing Sprints/Burpees, Circuits & Finishers marking a territory I haven't tackled in a long time. Deciding that during the winter, go into hibernation and build my Superhero Physique; in the spring start it off 2-3 times a week Hitting the tire with my trusted 30 lb. Thor Hammer then in the summer take on Big Bertha (60 lb. hammer) and do my damnedest to hit a goal of totaling 50 tons or more in a single workout (100,000 lbs.). Sounds impossible but you know, I believe I can do it.

Having a goal is always amazing and you do the best in your nature to reach that goal. If it comes up short, it'll suck for a moment but in the end, I'm taking on a task not many men will attempt and that alone gets me fired up. Imagine being able to lift and strike a hammer into the quadruple digits and totaling that weight at the end of a workout. Moving a hammer of this caliber takes strength and endurance that most would never believe can be done. I feel the need to do this not to boast or go on a rampage acting like a complete ass; it's to show that when you set your eyes on something and you keep moving forward with it, something is bound to happen.

People will get you down with the goals you set for yourself; many will criticize, call you nuts, tell you there's no way in hell you can do it. The only person stopping you from reaching your goals is the person you see in the mirror everyday. Words can be harmful from others but the real harm comes from not believing in yourself. Every new year someone sets a goal and bashes into everyone what they're going to do and set a huge expectation. Most people never exceed past a couple weeks with their goal because for one, they put too much pressure on themselves and two, they only saw a fraction of what they want to become and half-assed themselves into oblivion within a short period of time. This goal of mine is one of many this year, it is a feat I feel can be achieved, not just believe but actually feel. I've already got a total of over 70,000 pounds in a single workout done and I know that 100k is just within my grasp. Whatever goals you set, set them for yourself and don't let anyone get in the way of them because the more you go after your goals even in the face of negativity, the stronger you will become.