If you’re looking for workout inspiration that transcends the physical and has some real meaning behind each set and rep, then we’ve got three 'Hero WOD’s' you need to try.
'HYROX' has kicked down the front door of the functional fitness scene, and well and truly made itself at home. But beyond the flashy branding, whirlwind marketing campaign and social hype, just what is it and how can you train for it?
For me, one movement that skirts the line perfectly between making a movement more difficult in adjacent areas, but still staying loyal to the intention of the parent movement, is the ring supported plank row.
It’s no exaggeration to say that legless rope climbs are one of the most criminally underrated upper body exercises out there.
Despite often being labelled as a ‘beginners’ pursuit, many bodyweight movements are anything but easy, often requiring huge amounts of practice.
Loaded carries are great; if you’re not incorporating them, at least in earnest, you may be missing a trick.
What is the history of the humble kettlebell? A gym staple in any commercial or home gym what would we do without them - but where did the original concept of the Kettlebell originate from?
A healthy combination of pushing and pulling is great, throw in another mixture of controlled, muscle building movements, with an explosive pull/push lung buster and now we're really cooking. The cherry on top? Integrating your core and stabilising muscles for a truly functional pump.
Want epic, full body strength that make you feel like you’re carved from granite every time you pick a weight up? Then you need to focus on your ‘pillar’. This movement shows you how.
Nothing screams ‘strength’ quite like a broad set of shoulders and a three dimensional back. But all that 'show', only gets you so far. Throw this workout into the mix to add in a generous helping of 'go', whilst adding inches to your torso.
Dumbbells have been a staple in resistance training for generations, and for good reason; they're effective.
It may be a big investment, and it definitely breaks all of the rules we laid down on budget and necessities in our previous ‘home gym’ articles, but if you’re in a position to do so, purchasing a piece of metabolic conditioning equipment opens you up to a whole new world of training options.