All posts by Timothy Bell

Get Your First 10 Push-ups

How to Get Your First 10 Push-ups

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The push-up is a classic staple of bodyweight training and a great total body exercise for developing strength. But when most new trainees think of push-ups, it just brings back bad memories of trying to perform them in gym class in high school.

The push-up, out of all the exercises I have beginner clients perform, is the one that creates the most dread.…

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5 Things to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

5 Things to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising

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We’ve all been there — you just don’t feel like exercising today. You know you should, you know it’s in your best interest, but your head’s just not in the game. Maybe you’re stressed or your body is telling you it’s not up to the task. Whatever it is, you’re just not into getting your exercise today.

It’s okay. This probably isn’t the first time this has happened and it most likely won’t be the last.…

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Park Bench Workout

How to Get a Killer Workout When You Only Have a Park Bench

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You don’t need a gym membership to get your exercise. All you need is a knowledge of bodyweight-based training and some creativity when it comes to using everyday objects. When you develop these two traits, you’ll be able to get in a high quality workout, anywhere in the world, regardless of your access to equipment and regardless of your current fitness level.…

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How to train pull-ups if you can't do pull-ups

How to Get Better at Pull-ups When You Can’t Do Pull-ups

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Vertical pulling should be part of any well-balanced training routine. If you’re performing a push or a press, you must balance it with a horizontal or vertical pull. By balancing out these movements you’ll maintain and/or improve your shoulder health and avoid muscle imbalances and injury.

But what if you can’t do pull-ups yet?

Don’t worry, you’re actually in good company.…

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Mobility Exercises

4 Mobility Exercises That Fight Aging and Keep You Young

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If you feel tight, immobile, and stiff – you’re not alone. Our modern lifestyles can leave us feeling aged beyond our actual years. Working a desk job, being inactive, and not moving more than a short walk here and there adds up. The result? A lack of mobility and a general feeling of stiffness in the body. When you lack mobility, your daily physical performance goes down, while your risk of injury goes up.…

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4 Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipes

4 Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drink Recipes That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

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We all know alcohol isn’t the best thing for us. But, it doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a drink (or three) every now and then. The key is knowing which drinks are the best option in terms of fitting in with nutrition and fitness goals as well as your overall health.

Drinking too much alcohol can leave you feeling bloated, dried out, and hung over.…

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Exercising Anywhere Anytime

The Beginner’s Guide to Gym-Free Bodyweight Exercise

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What’s the biggest mistake anyone can make when it comes to their fitness? Not making their workout portable.

I hear it time and again, the same excuse: “I was traveling and couldn’t find a gym” or “I was at a hotel and the fitness room didn’t have a weight in sight.” Those might not be the exact words, but they’re usually along those lines.…

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Fix Your Squat

How to Fix Your Squat and Get Better at Life

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The bodyweight squat is an essential movement that you’re most likely using daily. The natural primal resting position is the deep squat. You squat to pick up objects or to inspect something on the ground. You even squat to sit up from or down on the couch.

The question is, are you squatting correctly and what issues are keeping you from performing a clean squat?…

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glute amnesia workouts

A Glute Education: 3-Phase Program for a Better Booty

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The glutes can be thought of as the powerhouse for human movement. They play a key role in almost every single movement you do on a daily basis.

It’s not hard to see why your glutes are so important. After all, they’re responsible for hip drive, hip extension, leg abduction, external rotation of the legs, stabilization of the knee, and stabilization of the pelvis.…

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