Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do that Thing Just Do It Diferrent

Push ups are a great work out that exercises your chest, shoulders, triceps,  abdomen and lateral muscles (connecting to your back). They’re also extremely  easy to do and are a more than adequate alternative to bulky equipment or costly  gym memberships. Still, they can be awfully boring if they’re the only thing you  do, and boredom is the death knell of a consistent exercise routine.  As well, you might not be maximizing the workout potential by doing traditional  push ups only. Get more from your push-up routine try our KATMA Strength & Conditioning Guide Tough Spotters push routine to keep it spicy

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How to Maintain Your Workouts While Traveling

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, it’s easy to skip out on your workouts when you’re traveling and don’t have access to the Tough Spot Gym or your usual workout routine.  Although we definitely believe in the benefits of taking a well-deserved rest from hardcore Tough Spot workouts once in a while, if you travel frequently or for long periods of time, it becomes necessary to find a way to maintain your workouts.  The following are some tips that will help you to stay active and fit while traveling:

1.)  Try to book a hotel with access to a fully-equipped gym:  Although most hotel gyms offer little besides a few pieces of cardio equipment, some hotels do have contracts with local gyms in order to offer free or reduced access to guests.  Or, if you can afford the higher-end hotel/resort, the hotel gym may come fully-equipped, which will make it very convenient for you to fit in your workouts.

2.)  Plan ahead and check rates with local gyms:  If you are unable to find a hotel with access to a fully-equipped gym, check out the local gyms.  Many gyms offer day or week passes designed for those who are traveling.  This will allow you to have access to most of the equipment you need for a Tough Spot workout.

3.)  Incorporate bodyweight exercises into your routine:  If it proves to be too difficult to find a fully-equipped gym, don’t worry!  It’s entirely possible to create a tough workout using only bodyweight exercises.  Push-ups, squats, planks, handstand push-ups, sit-ups, dips, leg raises, bridges, calf raises, burpees, supermans, and many different variations of these exercises can be done with only your bodyweight.

4.)  Find a playground or workout station:  A playground will give you access to bars, which can be used for pull-ups and hanging abdominal exercises.  If you are traveling to a tourist location in a warm beach climate, you may also find workout stations designed specifically for this purpose.  Check along the beaches and running/walking trails.

5.)  Improvise what you already have for the use of equipment:  You can turn your duffel bag or suitcase into a weight!  Stuff it full of your (non-fragile) belongings and use it as you would a sandbag in your workouts.

6.) Pack a few light pieces of equipment: We’re not suggesting that you take dumbbells or kettlebells in your suitcase, but a resistance band and TRX straps are light and don’t take up too much room.  This equipment could also go a long way in helping  you to create fun workouts while traveling.

7.)  Take advantage of sightseeing while using the local terrain for workouts:  If you are traveling to the beach, go for a jog in the sand and take a swim in the ocean.  If you are in a mountainous area, get a good leg workout in while hiking.  Be sure to plan activities that will allow you to stay active while still enjoying the local sights.

8.)  Have fun!: Traveling can be very exhausting, so be sure to incorporate some rest and relaxation and FUN into your travels while making sure to remain active.  Bon voyage!


Push & Slam

Prowling has quickly become a staple in Tough Spot Training our Tough Spotters see it´s an efficient, difficult & extremely effective piece of equipment. It’s the perfect conditioning device for anyone looking to cut the cluster to start training like a Tough Spotter STOP wasting your time PROWL. Thinking about the prowler makes me want to explode with brute power. This piece of equipment is torturous, using it however, is as simple as it gets. You place some weight on it and push away from either the high handles or the low handles. How you use the prowler, depends on your fitness goals. Here at The Tough Spot Gym we´re always going the extra mile for our Tough Spotters so we paired the prowler with a Dynamax ball workout to get your summer tingle going Check Out The KATMA Strength & Conditioning Guide for more. We Would also like to thank all our Tough Spotters who have supported our site & Guide we just experienced a record number of sales for our KATMA Strength & conditioning Guide thanks for all your support & love.


Spice Up Your Life Tough Spot Style

The six-pack, which is also known as an “eight-pack” is the result of well-developed abdominal muscle and tissue made visible by having a low level of bodyfat. A six pack does not consist of six muscles. It is one muscle separated into sections by the linea alba, which runs vertically and separates the rectus abominus into a right and left sides, the horizontal lines are the tendinous inscriptions There is a great number of folks who seek “great six pack abs,” and the number is escalating. Something in additional that is escalating is the number of flawed ab training advice. The incorrect advice will only lead to mistakes and possible injuries. The most important and valuable parts of a good abdominal exercise routine is the usage of the core muscles. A large number of workouts and routine offerings pay no attention to the core muscles.  The deep lying transverses; part of your core muscles act to stabilize, balance, and support movement. The transversus acts in the same way as a corset, and is one of the primary contributors to the ever popular “flat tummy.” Focusing on the external muscles alone, neglecting the core muscles could lead to a look of abdominal distension. Well Tough Spotters your Spotters have some spice to add into your  AB routine The KATMA Strength & Conditioning Guide contains comprehensive yet fun AB routines included on your lifting day workouts to maximize your results we don’t have the magic pill but what we do have is a fitting routine to make you fell the buuurnnn !


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