Fitworkz Instructional Series: TRX Mountain Climbers

Form cues + Posture cues: Place your feet in the handles of the TRX straps. Place your hands beneath your shoulders. Set up in a push-up position. Bring one knee in to your chest, leaving the other leg extended. Take the tucked in leg back to the starting position. Repeat with the other leg.

Modifications: Perform mountain climbers on ground, or use floor sliders.

Breathing Cues: Rhythmic, cadenced breathing relative to pace of exercise.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

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

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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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: Single Arm Chest Fly on Floor

Form Cues: Starting with the lifting arm on the ground, slowly push the KB upwards until arm is straight. Arm should be perpendicular to ground at top of press. Slowly lower single arm out to side until arm is parallel to the ground.

Posture Cues: Keep both feet on the ground with knees slightly bent, torso should be parallel to ground.

Breathing Cues: Inhale on lowering phase, Exhale on upward lifting phase.

Modifications: use cable machine or use dumbbells.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: Plié Squat

Form Cues: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart with toes pointing outwards at about 45'. Bend knees, drop butt until butt and thighs are parallel to the floor. On the way up bring hips forward.

Posture Cues: Keep weight on heels, keep lower back straight and maintain a tight core. Don't lean forward, drop down with the weight.

Breathing Cues: Inhale on the way down, exhale on the raising phase of the squat.

Modifications: Regular squats or add bosu for difficulty/ease

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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.comEatbyColor.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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: Weighted Wall Sit

Form Cues: Begin standing against a wall, drop down into a partial squat, stopping at a 90' bend. Place weight on legs, reach arms out in front of you or place arms out in T position.

Posture Cues: Keep lower back straight, core stable. Make sure feet are facing forward (slight outward position is okay) Keep arms straight.

Breathing: Rhythmic Breathing

Modifications: Remove weight, change arm position

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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.comEatbyColor.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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: TRX Pike

Form Cues: Using TRX bands, place your feet in the TRX handles. Place hands underneath the shoulders. Set up in a push-up position. Bring your hips up into the air, keeping your knees straight, causing your feet to be brought in to your body towards your arms. Slowly bring your hips back down to the starting position. Repeat.

Posture Cues: Keep lower back, arms and legs straight, then fold in half!

Breathing Cues: Exhale while folding in half, inhale while returning to the starting position.

Modifications: Perform on flat ground or use floor sliders.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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.comEatbyColor.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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: Dumbbell Reverse Flys

Form Cues: Begin standing against a wall, drop down into a partial squat, stopping at a 90' bend. Place weight on legs, reach arms out in front of you or place arms out in T position.

Posture Cues: Keep lower back straight, core stable. Make sure feet are facing forward (slight outward position is okay) Keep arms straight.

Breathing: Rhythmic Breathing. Inhale when lowering the dumbbells, exhale when pulling weight upwards and back.

Modifications: Remove weight, change arm position.

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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.comEatbyColor.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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: Speed Squats

Form Cues: With arms in front of you, squat up and down at a fast pace. Remember to go all the way down and all the way up.

Posture Cues: Push hips back, get glutes as low to the ground as possible. Always keep back straight and a tight core during all parts of the motion, lower the body with the knees!

Breathing Cues: Inhale on the lowering phase, exhale on the upward phase of the squat.

Modifications: TRX squat, bodyweight squat, single leg squat, bosu squat, goblet squat Misc: 90 degrees or bust!!! Don't bend at the midline, drop those knees low!!!

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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, kettlebells, TRX and MORE!

Eat by Color nutrition is not a diet and teaches interested members how to make better food choices.  There are 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.comEatbyColor.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 doesn’t appreciate clowns.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: TRX Dips

Form Cues: Starting with your butt on the ground, reach behind and grab handles with a neutral grip. Slowly extend your arms and propel yourself upward until your arms are straight.

Posture Cues: Keep your feet on the ground, knees slightly bent, lower back and core nice and straight.

Breathing Cues: Inhale on way down, exhale on way up

Modifications: Dips can be performed using a box of varying height, or can be performed with an actual "dip" bar.

Misc: "keep your elbows as still as possible, drive through the hinge and straighten your arms"

FitWorkz is the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkz offers 15,000 square feet 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.comEatbyColor.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.

Fitworkz Instructional Series: TRX Dips

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FitWorkzis the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkzoffers 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 Colornutrition 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 channeland take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!
#FitWorkzDeKalb#EatbyColor FitWorkz.comEatbyColor.com
Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness trainingcenter, 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. 

Better Back to School Eating

Better back to school eating.  No matter the age or school the same tips apply.

Breakfast

Avoid the sugary cereals, fat free or 2% milks, pastries and pancakes.

The better options are eggs, whole grain toast, oatmeal, overnight oats, or even make your own protein pancakes or waffles.  See EatbyColor.comfor recipes.  Hard boiled eggs and fruit are portable and available in most dorms and can easily be made at home.

Lunch/Dinner

Avoid the fried foods, highly processed carbs and high fat foods.   Hit the salad bar and load up on a variety of fresh vegetables first.  Favor the lean protein like grilled or baked chicken, fish, beef or turkey.  Pair with vegetables as a side and some complex carb.   There is nothing wrong with sandwiches just pick a higher fiber bread or go with a wrap like flat outs or fold its.

FitWorkzis the largest 24 hour training facility in DeKalb.  FitWorkzoffers 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 Colornutrition 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 channeland take advantage of the more than 1,500 videos on nutrition, exercise, motivation and more!

#FitWorkzDeKalb#EatbyColor FitWorkz.comEatbyColor.com

Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness trainingcenter, 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.