Breaking Down the Pull-up

When I ask my clients what their strength goals are, the most common response I get is I would like to be able to do a pull-up. Being able to do a pull-up is a great measure of strength. It is a benchmark for a lot people. I've broken this down into 3 easy steps.

Step 1 - Negatives

The best way start developing the strength need for a pull-up is start with doing negatives....

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13 Things You Don't Know About Me...But Should

I wanted to write this post because I’ve been writing a lot more these days and I want you to get to know me as I get to know all so I figured that I would go first. These are things are that are not in my bio. It’s my way of taking you behind the certain and giving you a peak into who I am and what I’m like outside of MCW Fitness.

1 - I love playing sports of all kinds. Growing up, I played soccer, baseball, basketball, track, golf and football. Then climbing, snowboarding, powerlifting, yoga and softball took over. Is yoga a sport?! I don’t know, but I do it and I like it. These days, soccer, softball and golf take up most of my time when I am not rock climbing...

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Writing Challenge Accepted

Today's post is about the writing challenge I am starting today. It put out into the world recently by Omar Zenhom on his podcast The $100 MBA. For next 3 weeks will be putting up 15 blog posts. For the most part I will be stick to my Eat, Think, Move, Perform format with a couple of exceptions. This is one. Tomorrow, I will be giving you a chance to get to know me a little bit better. In addition I will be doing a couple of product reviews in terms of gear/food products that can hopefully will be helpful, relative and informative to you. Writing 5 posts a week seems intimidating because it hard to come with things to write about. However, if you can plan out your topics first, then it makes it much easier. I am writing all of this week’s posts first so they are done for the most part, but my task for this week is to write the next 5. I’m excited and curious the see what happens overs the next 3 weeks, not only to traffic on the site, but how it changes me as a writer and a person. Be on the look out for tomorrow’s post 13 Things You Don’t Know About Me...But Should. So will you be accepting the writing challenge? 

Breaking down the Push-up

The push-up is a great exercise and one of my most favorite because you can do them anywhere, whether you’re at home, at the gym, at a park or on vacation. Also push-ups are great because you can workout a lot of different muscles with just one exercise and no equipment is needed. However, push-ups are easy to mess up especially when you are trying to do a lot of them. I broke down the push-up into 3 easy steps to make sure you always do a perfect push-up...

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Creating a Balanced Meal

One goal of mine is to help my clients develop healthy eating habits that actually work and are sustainable. Meaning:

- Easting fresh, minimally processed foods most of the time
- Having a good balance of protein, veggies, fats and smart carbs
- Listening to your body and adjusting portions accordingly

Step 1 - Protein...

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Breaking down the Kettlebell Swing

At first look the basics of a Kettlebell Swing are pretty straight forward, grab the weight with both hands, swing it through your legs, up to your chest and then back through your legs. However, even though it may look simple, the kettlebell swing actually has a lot of precise parts to it. I’ve broken it down into 4 easy steps to help you get the most out of your swing.

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