Entries by A. J. Stephen

How To Simply And Safely Perform A Russian Kettlebell Swing

Kettle bell swings are not only a proven way to develop tremendous power in your hamstrings, glutes, and core, but they also generate quite the calorie burn which helps those who are trying to shed some weight. But this movement is relatively complex, and every time I see it performed, there’s about an 80% chance […]

How To Easily Perform A Safe And Effective Deadlift

About a year ago I released a video explaining how to deadlift without getting tension or pain in your lower back. Although this video was helpful to many, it didn’t explain the correct steps required to set yourself up for a safe and effective lift. In this week’s video, I demonstrate the easiest and safest […]

Three Reasons Why Planned Cheat Meals Are A GOOD Thing

If you clicked on this video thinking that I am going to explain how you can lose weight and get jacked by eating nothing but pizza and chocolate & chicken wings, you’re in for a disappointment. However, there is evidence that suggests having planned cheat meals throughout your week may lead to better results log […]

Will Cold Showers Lead To Greater Fat Loss?

After finishing a hard workout, there is no better feeling than rewarding yourself with a nice hot shower. But recently, it has been suggested that if you’re goal is to lose weight you’re much better off taking cold showers instead. Could something as simple, or in most cases not so simple as taking regular cold […]

Three Reasons Why You Can’t Do A Pull-Up

Being able to pull yourself up and over a bar is one of the most satisfying things you can accomplish. Unfortunately this is easier said than done, and if you’re struggling to get there, I’m willing to bet you’re not going about it the most effective way. In this week’s video, I explain 3 reasons […]

What Does Creatine Do & Is It Worth Taking?

Creatine has been around for as long as I can remember, and has since evolved into an essential supplement for those searching for maximum gains. Yet despite its raging popularity, there still remains some uncertainty as to how it works, and if it is a worthy addition to a strength program. Based on what we […]

What Is Deloading & Is It Worth Doing?

Deloading is a very hot topic in the health and fitness industry, & an enormous divide exists between people who believe it is a vital component to every training plan, and others who are convinced it is a monumental waste of time. So what specifically is deloading, and how can you tell whether or not […]

What Is A Hip Hinge & How Do You Perform It Correctly?

There are a number of different movements you can learn while you’re at the gym, ranging from functional and effective to just plain dangerous. But one of the most important movements to master in my opinion is the hip hinge, which unfortunately is done wrong more often than done right. So what exactly is it, […]