How to do the Barbell Lunge

How to do the Barbell Lunge

How to do the Barbell Lunge

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Description: Position barbell on back of shoulders and remove from weight rack. Step forward with one foot landing on heel then forefoot, lower body by flexing knee and hip without allowing knee to bend past the foot. Return to original position by forcibly extending hip and knee, then repeat on opposite leg.

Primary Muscle: Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps

Secondary Muscles: Hamstrings, Gluteus Medius

This is an excerpt from Exercise Galore: The Beginners Guide to Weight Lifting

Binkowski, Raymond M.. Exercise Galore: The Beginners Guide to Weight Training Over 100 Exercises (Kindle Locations 414-419). Ergoteknix Incorporated. Kindle Edition.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

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Simple Life, A Minimalist Approach to Training and Exercise

Simple Life, A Minimalist Approach to Training and Exercise

Simple Life, A Minimalist Approach to Training and Exercise

Most people don’t have much time to do anything. No thanks to technology, which is supposed to make life easier. Instead it allows more stuff to be piled on to an already overflowing plate. As the owner FitWorkz of a 24 hour commercial gym and hybrid training center, I can tell you that MOST have only 8-10 times per month to exercise.

 

That means you can forget the 6-day per week bodybuilding Joe Meathead approach to training. Your schedule simply does not allow for it. It also means that you need a programming that can be done in a short amount of time a few times a week that will still produce results. Results in terms of maintained or improved health and quality of life.

 

At FitWorkz we offer functional training that fits bill. This type of training 2-3 times per week gets the job done. In the field results from members and clients proves it. But what if you can’t get to the gym regularly because of work or family commitments?

 

Enter the simple life, minimalist approach to exercise and training and exercise that you can do at home.

 

You need a few pieces of equipment. Check out craigslist, eBay, Facebook market place, varage sale… you get the idea. All you need are a few dumbbells or even one barbell with a few plates. You are not looking for an entire gym. Look for deals! There are plenty of people looking to sell equipment for cheap and some happy to let you have it as long as you come pick it up.

 

 

Here is a program similar to the one I did today.

 

Pullup (do them off the rafters, a beam,

Dumbbell Goblet Squat

Dumbbell Squat Press

Dumbbell Incline Row

Dumbbell Deadlift

Dumbbell Hang Clean

Med Ball Slam

Dumbbell Heavy Carry

Plank to Pushup Position

Rest 30 Seconds

 

Do six rounds or giant sets or circuits or whatever vernacular is the norm where you are.

 

First Round

6 Reps

Second Round

5 Reps

Third Round

4 Reps

Fourth Round

3 Reps

Fifth Round

2 Reps

Sixth Round

1 Rep

 

This will take all of 20-30 minutes. If not less!

 

FitWorkz is the largest 24-hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

 

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettle bells, TRX and MORE!

 

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color.

 

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

 

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

 

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The Project Strong * A Community of Strong People Sharing Their Stories and Motivating Others to Get Stronger.

The Project Strong

The Project Strong * A Community of Strong People Sharing Their Stories and Motivating Others to Get Stronger.

One of the fastest ways to be successful at anything is to model and copy those that are already successful. No reason to re invent the wheel or make the same mistakes others have. The Project Strong is a community of Strong People Sharing their Storires. Why? To help

So what is your story?

How are you Stronger in daily activities because of a healthy lifestyle?

Speaking of lifestyle what is your plan? Training, Nutrition, Etc….

We would love to share you story.

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FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutritional is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color.

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,300 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

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Incredibly useful links for information to help you reach your goals!

Incredibly useful links for information to help you reach your goals!

Incredibly useful links for information to help you reach your goals.

Below is a list of links to help you reach your goals faster.  This list of incredibly useful links for information to help you reach your goals contains simple tips and tricks we have learned over the last 17 years helping people.  On the facebook, pinterest, and instagram pages you will find exercises, motivational success stories from people just like you and recipes.  On the youtube channel over 1600 videos covering nutrition, recipes, training, how to and more.  Amazon has all three of our book titles and print and for Kindle and there will be more added later this year.  Finally take us with you on the go with our Get Fit and Live Healthy Podcasts free on iTunes.

 

 

 

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Recipes, motivation and tips!

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

 

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color. Get your copy of Eat by Color on Amazon Today!

 

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

 

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

 

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Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness training center, author of several fitness and health books and the producer and host of the OCB Midwest States bodybuilding and fitness competition.  Most importantly to us, he is an expert on functional fitness that has consulted military, law enforcement, tactical entities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life to optimizing their physical readiness and capabilities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and various fitness certifications.  He is also a husband, father and loyal dog owner who does not appreciate clowns. 

 

How to Functional Training Program, Better Results in Less Time!

How to Functional Training Program, Better Results in Less Time!

How to Functional Training Program, Better Results in Less Time!

 

Functional training allows you to spend less time in the gym. Most of our clients find even though they are spending less time in the gym, they are getting better results with functional training. Spend less time and get better results with functional training.

Not sure what functional training is, looking for some new exercises or maybe you are just plain bored in the gym.

Here is a FREE how to functional training program… right out of our training protocols at FitWorkz.

 

Strength training: 3 ROUNDS 1min on/ 30 sec off

Landmine windshield wipers

Suspension push ups

KB lunge pass

Weight plate front raise

KB overhead squat

Push the sled

Single leg slider leg curl

Bent over DB row w/ hand on box (switch at 30)

Suspension bicep curl

Metabolics: 1 min on/ 30 sec off

Lunge Jumps

Inch worms

Plank to push-up

Mountain climber (opposite Knee to opposite elbow)

Supermans

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color. Get your copy of Eat by Color on Amazon Today!

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

#FitWorkzDeKalb #EatbyColor FitWorkz.com EatbyColor.com

 
Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness training center, author of several fitness and health books and the producer and host of the OCB Midwest States bodybuilding and fitness competition.  Most importantly to us, he is an expert on functional fitness that has consulted military, law enforcement, tactical entities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life to optimizing their physical readiness and capabilities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and various fitness certifications.  He is also a husband, father and loyal dog owner who does not appreciate clowns.

Workout Wednesday… How to Functional Workouts You have Never Tried

Workout Wednesday… How to Functional Workouts You have Never Tried

Workout Wednesday… How to Functional Workouts You have Never Tried

 

Looking for something different give this a try.

 

If you are unsure of how to do something in the program below search our youtube channel for a demo video.

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Dynamic Warm Up

Weaving Sled Push  

Kettlebell Pistol Front Raise

Single Leg Wall Sit    

Bosu Ball Goblet Squat        

Bent Over Dumbbell Row   

DB Close Grip Floor Press    

Med Ball Push Ups

Metabolic

 

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then move on to the next exercise in the list.

 

Rest 1 Minute

 

Repeat two more times.

 

Russian Twist           

Single Leg Plank       

Side Plank Reach

 

Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then move on to the next exercise in the list.

 

Rest 1 Minute

 

Repeat two more times.

 

Kettlebell or Dumbell Heavy Carry

 

Carry for 1 Minute, Change Arms, Repeat 2 more times.

 

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

 

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

 

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color. Get your copy of Eat by Color on Amazon Today!

 

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

 

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

 

#FitWorkzDeKalb #EatbyColor FitWorkz.com EatbyColor.com

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness training center, author of several fitness and health books and the producer and host of the OCB Midwest States bodybuilding and fitness competition.  Most importantly to us, he is an expert on functional fitness that has consulted military, law enforcement, tactical entities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life to optimizing their physical readiness and capabilities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and various fitness certifications.  He is also a husband, father and loyal dog owner who does not appreciate clowns. 

 

 

 

 

 

Functional Training at Home with No Equipment

Functional Training at Home with No Equipment

Functional training at home with no equipment programs allow you to supplement your gym or box training on days you are pressed for time or can’t get out for a workout. Most of us have started out exercising like a bodybuilder. There is nothing wrong training this way but for most it is not congruent with goals and does not fit the available time to exercise. With functional training you can accomplish more with less time training. Plus many of the movement patterns (exercises) have a greater crossover to daily activities. In addition, functional training improves balance, coordination, mobility and flexibility. With an old school bodybuilding type workout each would require another workout.

Get the Functional Training at Home with No Equipment Workout Here

Complete Workout 1 and Workout 2 1-2 times per week. Complete GPP and Core 1 or Core 2 after each workout.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb. FitWorkz offers 15,000 of exercise equipment and space. There is never a wait for equipment and plenty of parking. Being open 24 hours 7 days a week allows members to train when their time allows.

FitWorkz is a hybrid training gym offering cardio, machines, and free weights including 4 sets of dumbells, squat racks and more! Plus there is over 3,000 square feet of functional training space offering bumper plates, Rogue rack, tires, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutritional is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices. There is no counting calories, points, macros or anything else with Eat by Color.

Get access to training and coaching for as little as $8 a workout or less. Many training membership options are available.

Subscribe to this channel and take advantage of the more than 1,300 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

@EatbyColor @FitWorkzDeKalb #FitWorkzDeKalb #EatbyColor

Core, Stability, and Balance Training at any age – Evolution Platinum

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FitWorkz 24 Hour Gym in DeKalb.   FitWorkz members enjoy access to the largest 24 Hour gym in the area. FitWorkz also offers affordable access to personal, group and tream training. Training is focused on improving core strength, balance, flexibility and more all in a functional training environment. The group functional training Members also take advantage of Eat by Color Nutrition programming, nutrition plans and meal programs.

 

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The New Science of Exercise

The New Science of Exercise was a recent article in Time magazine. The article looked at research on exercise and leads to the question. Is Exercise is Better than or equal to Medicine. It really can be. The trick is putting exercise to work for you in the healthiest way possible. This means picking the right exercise, in the right amount, and most importantly making sure it fits your schedule.   The best plan will not work if it does not seamlessly fit your schedule and lifestyle.

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Exercise is Better than Medicine, here are some tips to put exercise to work for you.

 

-10 hours a month. That is all you will really have for exercise. That is what we see members of our club, FitWorkz, having. The best part is if you spend your 10 hours a month doing the right things you can accomplish quite a bit.

-You do not need another diet. You just need to make better food choices based on your likes and dislikes with food. Eat by Color does this in a way as simple as children’s paint by number.

-Emphasize the weight training. Cardio is great but you have to do load bearing activity. This could be Pilates, Yoga, Free Weights, or Machines. But cardio only workouts will not get it done for you.

-Cardio, try intervals. The best results in terms of health, wellness, and weightloss will come from interval cardio.

-Be a kid again. Get active. Join a bowling league, fish, play co ed softball, or any other activity you used to do.   For some reason after 18-22 years of age we stop playing games. Pick up the sport again. Many markets have leagues of like age people so get out there and get moving. The best part, you will never see the game as working out…even thought that is what you are doing.

 

In support of these things. We had a 79 year old lady lose 4 dress sizes in 4 months exercising 45-60 minutes three times per week. How about a 20 something year old that went from exercising 10 hours a week and losing 4 lbs in six months to losing OVER 70 lbs in six months exercising ONLY 3 hours a week.

 

Cholesterol, blood pressure, balance,… we can list members and clients that have improved just about everything with nothing more than a few hours a week of the right exercise.

 

Get a Workout Here FREE!

 

http://time.com/4475628/the-new-science-of-exercise/

 

Ray Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author (all of his titles are available on Amazon), and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even corporations like 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast.

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How to do Cable Crossover from Exercise Galore

How to do Cable Crossover from Exercise Galore – Eat By Color

Cable Crossover

Short Link: http://bit.ly/1I3cGby

Description: Begin with cables set at shoulder height position. Hold a handle in each hand while facing away from the cable machine with a split stance. Step away from the machine so arms are straight out to sides with slight bend in elbow. Decrease distance between hands (like doing a bear hug). Slowly allow arms to return to starting position at sides.

Primary Muscles: Pectoralis Major
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Ray Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even corporations like 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast.
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