Monthly Archives: October 2011

Free garage gym workout: Pistol squats and dive bombers.

Don’t let the title fool you, there isn’t anything violent about today’s garage gym workout.  Your muscles might disagree tomorrow, but that’s another story.  After a pretty basic warm-up of jogging and bear crawls, you’ll do some forward raises with … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Circuit training workout: Deadlift variations

We had a couple of newcomers to the Strength Mob gym today and had plenty of fun spreading the low-tech garage gym madness that’s a mainstay of our Monday and Thursday nights, up here in North Portland. For the initiation … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Garage gym workout: Split squats!

Into tug-o-war? Today’s Strength Mob burner has you pushing and pulling on opposite sides of your body, for a wicked whole body circuit.  The legs do the pushing with the combination barbell split squats and step-ups.  The arms do all … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snowboard workout: pre-season leg conditioning

Ahh yeah, late October means that we’re just one to two months away from the snowboarding season out here in Oregon.  Anyone familiar with the sport will know how sore your legs can get after the first few days on … Continue reading

Posted in BPM Rx Video Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Garage gym hustle: sandbag get-up + single arm press

A new 40 lb kettlebell, plus a makeshift sandbag?  You know we had fun trying out some new moves with today’s workout!  I didn’t have a decent dufflebag to use as a sandbag today, so we just loaded up a … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Garage workout: BOSU ball + stability ball

What a beautiful sunny Fall day we had here in Portland – quite the rare treat!  Although the weather was nice, Fall still means that we have less sun in the day, which can start to wreak havoc on our … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Circuit training ideas: Push press + inverted push-up

Today’s Strength Mob garage workout has you starting off with some jump rope, then burpees, and progressing to a circuit of barbell push presses, jackknife push-ups, wood chop squats, and kettlebell pistol squats.  The push presses plus the inverted push-ups … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A balancing act: Tip-toe squats in this Garage Workout

Tip-toe squats, huh? They sound weird, I know, but hear me out.  To truly challenge your body for the many functional positions that you encounter through out the day, it’s important to mix-up the foot placement and and leg positions … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gymnastics exercise prescription: Handstand conditioning

Okay, so you’ve mastered a basic handstand, plus you’re working on some handstand push-ups.  Maybe you’re even getting comfortable with walking on your hands for a certain length.  You might now be wondering: what are some other gymnastics-based strengthening tricks … Continue reading

Posted in BPM Rx Video Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delt burner: Gym-style weight lifting at home

Want some shapely shoulder muscles?  You know – buff, round arms that make it look like you’re wearing shoulder pads 24/7.  Today’s Strength Mob garage workout emphasizes your deltoid muscles, the kittens that help you fill out your shirt with … Continue reading

Posted in Strength Mob Workouts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment