Dumbbell Upgrade

December 3, 2015

New Weekly Tipz! This week the message is clear: don’t be afraid to use heavier weight. In broader terms: don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. I see it all too often, people using dumbbells (for example) that are far too easy and light. Of course, there are quite a few others ways to make any exercise more challenging but let’s keep it simple for now. If you can and know how to correctly perform an exercise, with near-perfect form, through a complete pain-free range of motion, then you are ready. How heavy? There is no real wrong answer here. But truth be told, 15+ reps are entirely over-rated for most. Personally, in general, I recommend a weight heavy enough to allow no more than 10 reps, no less than 5 reps. Don’t go too fast, don’t go too slow. In other words, smooth controlled reps. Carry on…


New Weekly Health & Fitness Tipz! This is a broad reply to the many various health, nutrition and fitness questions that i receive on a regular basis. Keep things simple. Figure out where you are and where (exactly) you would like to go. Then find the most appropriate path to get there. Educate yourself. Be consistent with whatever it is you need to do. Focus on doing the big fundamentals well. P.S. There is a small little bonus clip at the end :)

April 21, 2014

Great black rubber mat for weight training. 1″ thick. 4’x6′. $40 at Tractor Supply.

June 12, 2012


New Weekly Tipz Show! This week is Part 2 from last week. Last week demonstrated a few full body exercises so that’d you’d have an idea of what i mean when i say “never sit down to exercise”. This week i show a few more examples. But just know that there are many. This is only intended to simply give you a few ideas. Next week i will demonstrate a sample workout, done in real time. This week just focus on the idea of “variety”. Get up. Stand up. Move.

February 13, 2012

New Weekly Tipz Video…this week i talk a lil bout buying used equipment, mainly barbells-dumbbells-weights. i always think it’s a good idea to look for used equipment before buying brand new shiney equipment. check it out or not! :)

December 13, 2010

New Blue Sky Strongbox Weekly Tipz Vid…this week i talk briefly about Thanksgiving/Ceremonial eating, things that i like about Weight Watchers, asking for a Heart Rate Monitor for Xmas and utilizing what’s called “Active Rest”…which simply means that you DON’T rest between exercises, instead you do another exercise…, stretch, core work, etc to make the most of your workout time. Check it out, or not :)

November 18, 2010

New Weekly Tipz Video Posted… this week i talk briefly about why i prefer Free Weights(BodyWeight Exercises, Resistance Bands, etc) over Weight Machines at commercial gyms. It’s mostly a matter of preference and opinion. But then again, maybe not. I personally feel that most people get more out of exercises when they have to use their entire body to perform a movement, rather than isolating muscles, while sitting down on a machine. Check it out, or not :)

November 9, 2010

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