Blogs about Strength And Conditioning

Friday, July 01, 2016 • Bellevue, WA 98004
Michael Bowman's Blog
I came across an article today that lists 50 body weight movements that one can do anywhere. As a personal trainer, I always encourage clients, family, and friends to workout outside of the studio or gym in order to burn a few extra calories, maintain motivation, etc.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 • Bellevue, WA 98004
Michael Bowman's Blog
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the most popular forms of fitness today. These workouts are designed to exert a maximum amount of effort in a relatively short period of time. This can be as little as seconds to a couple minutes. While conducting my personal training sessions, I use 30 second exercise intervals as a baseline and sets of 8 - 16 based on muscle groups targeted. So, why is HIIT so popular? 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
In my new YouTube video below, I demonstrated some exercises that strengthen the wrists, fingers, knuckles, and grip, in addition to the muscles of the upper body. Allow a realistic time frame for working up to the more difficult exercises. If you have already worked through basic progressions for pushups and pullups, and have good flexibility in your wrists, you're ready for hand specializations.
Friday, February 26, 2016 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
I have to agree with all of the points made in the below video, as well as the progression. The only exercise I'd add is bodyweight triceps extensions, which utilizes the same movement pattern, but with a deeper range of motion. I include a second video for this exercise.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Lake City, SC 29560
Sunday, September 20, 2015 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
I have heavily updated the bodyweight workout program PDF, which is totally free! It now includes a remedial program. The books also includes strength training and bodybuilding programs for beginners, intermediate athletes, and advanced athletes. Training tactics are also detailed at the end.
Monday, September 14, 2015 • Lake City, SC 29560
Friday, August 14, 2015 • Lake City, SC 29560
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
Want to get in great shape without having to buy any equipment? How about having fun learning cool new skills? Calisthenics classes are just what you need! The focus is purely on natural bodyweight-only movements - you are your own gym! There is no strict age limit - families are welcome and encouraged.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 • Lake City, SC 29560