R11D489 – What is an HIIT schedule

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I should start by saying it’s not strictly HIIT at all, in fact calling it Crossfit would be more accurate and while there are people who would call Crossfit HIIT it only occasionally fills the description. You can google Crossfit and HIIT and see what I mean. HIIT is short for High Intensity Interval Training. […]

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R11D115 – Finally 90 Workouts

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OK so I admit it I have basically started my transition into HIIT already. I mean the bulk workouts were fine but in the end I felt like I was getting less fit and more cumbersome as I went along. My weights were all up and I loved the way it felt to do really […]

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You Need To Know This – Health and Fitness 101, The Basics

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I guess I should expect it given where I came from… I get asked with great regularity about my exercise, diet and motivation. I consider it a privilege to share my knowledge and in that spirit I have put together a basic list of the things that have influenced how I think. Some are my […]

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Cardio and Kettlebells. Don’t Suffer On The Treadmill.

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Pavel Tsatsouline calls kettlebell workouts “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”. I would extend that to the dishonour of running on a treadmill or even worse, the pathetic excuse for a machine that is the elliptical. My favourite quote of his is still: “If you don’t have good judgement, why don’t you stay on the machines you big sissy?” […]

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R5D12 – Modified WOD and TGU Plus Why Do HIIT (and not cardio)

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What burns calories best? Should I run 3 hours a day to burn fat? Why are you making us work so hard? All valid questions from my little proteges at gymnastics. Being as it is that I am their Strength and Conditioning coach, they often come to me looking for (simple) answers. Running 3 hours […]

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