Monthly Archives: September 2011

Garage workout: Chest and hip quickie

You got 35 minutes to spare? Then you’ve got time to hustle through this quick little burner of a workout.  If you don’t have access to a plyo-box, just lie across a stability ball to perform the reverse hyper-extension movement. … Continue reading

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Free garage workout: Show me those guns!

All you’ll need for this garage workout is a barbell with weight plates, some dumbbells, and a yoga mat for the floor.  Sounds simple, right? Bring out the artillery! Pairing the concentration curl with the curl and press will be … Continue reading

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Vertical Pull-up Bars: Episode 11

Want a neat alternative to gymnastic rings or a regular high bar for working on pull-up strength?  Try this out: hanging, vertical pull-up bars.  For about $10 dollars per pair, you can create hanging vertical bars out of PVC pipe, … Continue reading

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Snatch Time!

Let’s be clear: this workout is going to be a rugged! The circuit rotation entails 4 sets, rather than the 3 that we’ve normally been doing. Plus, all of the motions are multi-muscle group movements. No isolation =  greater difficulty … Continue reading

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Garage Style Workout # umpteen

It’s ba-aack! Are you ready to workout in the garage on this fabulous September day? Aside from all of the push-ups we’ve been doing in Strength Mob, it seems like we’ve been neglecting some triceps strengthening over the past few … Continue reading

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You got to get-up to get down

The past two weeks of glorious sunshine have dissipated here in Portland, making way for a wet afternoon in Stumptown – good thing today’s workout fit entirely within the garage! When you do the swing squats, work on taking them … Continue reading

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Crab dancing and deadlift fun

For today’s Strength Mob garage workout we take it to the floor a couple of times through out the warm-up and cool down activities. Hope you don’t mind a little dirt on your palms! And, watch your nose with the … Continue reading

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Cool warm-up activities: Episode 10

For this video blog, Ben provides four warm-up exercises as alternatives to basic jumping jacks or running in place activities.  The first exercise shown is split jumping jacks, which are a similar motion to a regular jumping jack but with … Continue reading

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Wild fire attire: Strength Mob workout in the heat

It’s been a smoky couple of days out here in Portland, due to multiple forest fires burning around the state.  A little haze can’t keep us from working out in the great outdoors however; pull on the trainers, athletic shorts … Continue reading

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Labor Day sweatin’

Just because it’s Labor Day doesn’t mean we get a day off over here at the BPM Rx studio; this is the Strength Mob garage workout we busted through on this hot, holiday afternoon.  We hadn’t utilized the kettlebell bear … Continue reading

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