Category: Fitness

2 Easy Ways to Skyrocket Your Strength Gains

Your strength-training program is going great guns. The rate of progress is fast and addictive, and you're stronger than you've ever been in your life. Nothing beats the satisfaction of hitting the gym and lifting 5 lbs more than last time, although you'd swear that the weight actually feels lighter. You're not surprised that most folks refuse to believe that you're achieving [...]

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Do You Really Have a Weak Core?

Head to an optician, and you'll probably be told that you need new glasses. Head to a chiropractor, and you'll probably be told that you have all kinds of postural weirdness that needs to be fixed. Head to a personal trainer or physical therapist, and you'll probably be told that you have a weak core. It's pretty [...]

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Staying in Shape on the Road: Working Out

Staying in shape on the road may sound like a bit of a stretch but with a little planning it can be a cinch. So whether you’re a 747 pilot flying long haul or a salesman driving 100,000 miles per year, this can work for you. It really can. After all, the great Russian powerlifter Konstantin [...]

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Personal Trainer

First off, you don't necessarily need a personal trainer, even when you're just getting started. After all, regular readers of Super Fit Dads have a better understanding of what works and what doesn't than most of the personal trainers out there. There's a ton of great information about fat loss, exercise and training programs, exercise technique, [...]

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How To Build A World-Class Home Gym

You want to get stronger. You want to get started with a proven training program that delivers awesome results. But you're not sure that joining a commercial gym is really for you. Whether it's the crowds, the poseurs, or just the gym vibe in general that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Then there's the hassle of actually getting [...]

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5 Things You Need to Ask Before Joining a Gym

Here’s a dirty little secret that’s true of pretty much any commercial gym, anywhere in the world. They want you to sign up and pay up, but they don’t actually want you to show up. That's why the monthly rate is pegged just low enough that most people won’t cancel their membership, even if they never set foot in the [...]

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WTF? My Japanese Health Check Results

“This is worrying…” said the Japanese nurse as she scanned my health check results. “How so?” I replied, trying to sound unconcerned. She handed me the piece of paper. Four orange warnings, each with a danger rating of "7" on a scale that maxes out at "9". Yikes. But she was more concerned about the [...]

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The Best Ever Training Program For Dads

At Super Fit Dads we just love strength training and getting stronger. That’s hands down the best weapon we have to reverse the effects of lower testosterone levels and age-related decline. The reality is while getting old sucks, we can still be in better shape in our 50s and 60s than we were in our 20s. [...]

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How To Do The Standing Press

The standing press is one of the "big four" exercises - the others being the squat, bench press, and deadlift. And while these may sound really old school, they're the foundation of every decent strength-building program in existence. Throw in a few chin-ups, and you've got a handful of brutally effective exercises that give the biggest possible bang for your training [...]

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How to Bench Press

The bench press needs almost no introduction. After all, it's the one exercise that most guys will be familiar with. And while squats and deadlifts are great for building whole-body strength, the bench press focuses on the upper body. It's easy to learn, can be done by pretty much anyone, and the weight can be incrementally increased by [...]

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