Can Bodyweight Exercises Build Muscle?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the fitness community is the notion that bodyweight training is useless for muscle growth.

Given my affinity for bodyweight training (or ‘calisthenics’) over the years, I have constantly been told by others that it is a waste of time, and that I would be better off solely focusing on weight training. [Read more…]

Top 5 Push-Up Variations for Size and Strength

Many fitness enthusiasts claim that push-ups do nothing for size and strength.

They say that they’re only good for conditioning, or for essentially just getting better at doing push-ups.

Well I say what a load of crap.

I’ve been doing push-ups for over a decade (somewhere around half a million reps during that time) and they’ve done nothing for me other than pack pounds of mass onto my upper body. [Read more…]