Monthly Archives: January 2012

Circuit training ideas – Strength Mob Workout

Time for a little circuit training fun! The following Strength Mob workout can be done at home, in the backyard, the garage, or even *sigh* a regular old gym. You’ll need a jump rope, a barbell, a kettlebell, perhaps a … Continue reading

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Garage workout: Shoulder lifts and trunk twists

Today’s Strength Mob garage workout begins in classic style with a few minutes of jumping jacks and then 4 sets of burpees, prior to launching into the next 4 circuit training activities.  After some barbell front squats, you’ll do some … Continue reading

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Home Circuit Training: Cleans and Row Motions

For this circuit training workout, you’ll need a barbell, dumbbell/kettlebell, medicine ball, and some gymnastic rings or suspension straps set-up at home.  The emphasis of the circuit is on “clean” motions, where you lift an item from the floor to … Continue reading

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Dive-bomber Push-up Variations

In case you hadn’t found out already, dive-bomber push-ups are pretty brutal! You start in a piked “downward dog” position, drop to your chest, press up to an “upward dog”, and then reverse it to go back to the starting … Continue reading

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Garage workout: Extension fun

For today’s Strength Mob garage bootcamp you’re going to give your triceps and back/hip extensors a serious workout.  Prepare for some good morning lifts, back extensions on a stability ball, overhead tricep extensions, and bench dips.  Oh yeah, you’ll finish … Continue reading

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Winter garage workout

Wow, it has been snowing off and on here in Portland today, which is a bit of a rarity.  The potential for snow and ice on the roads keeps many people indoors and off the streets, making a gym workout … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Exercise for Seniors: Balance and Stability

If you’ve worked in a physical therapy clinic for a while, you’re probably no stranger to the fact that seniors and geriatric clients often need a ton of training for balance and stability.  Perhaps an elderly client has come to … Continue reading

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Home circuit training – Strength Mob style

Here is another classic garage workout for people who are looking for some home circuit training ideas.  With 5 people in the garage, we cranked through the workout in about an hour, plus time for socializing and decompressing after a … Continue reading

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Garage workout: Sick circuit training!

Yikes, today’s Strength Mob garage workout is wicked.  I might have went over-board with the 90-second ring L-sits and the 5 sets of 45-second cool-down exercises.  And, 60 dive bomber push-ups?  Crazy! The kneeling overhead dumbbell get-ups are a nice … Continue reading

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Outdoor exercise equipment in Spain

This video was shot on location while visiting family in Spain during the 2011 holiday season.  How cool is it that the local governments choose to invest in the health and fitness of the citizens, by providing free access to … Continue reading

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