Showing posts from August, 2015

Fat bar training equipment

Q: You had mentioned in a previous blog post a site to purchase thick bars. Can you remind me the name of this site again? Thank you.

My best,
Larry K.

My Answer: It was the Heavy Handle. I don't think they make the Heavy Handle anymore.  Which is unfortunate, because it was truly a unique and effective piece of equipment for thick bar training.

You may want to consider Fat Gripz.  It's an inexpensive way to do fat bar training.

What it's like to be both cop and trainer

Q:I was just wondering what its like to be both a cop and a personal trainer. I thought about doing that too.

- Sage

My Answer: There are very few people in the world with both backgrounds. You can really only do one or the other.  I've talked a little bit about this before:

PT or LE?

Lat Shock Workout

Q: I want to employ your lat shock routine, but I am on a periodization routine.  I'm working upper and lower every other day.  Instead of putting all 4 exercises in one day, then resting that part for a week, I'm doing it all week.  

If I split up the lat work all week, will it still shock them into growth, or do they need all that work in one sitting?  Or should I do it once a week then the rest if the time do a lightweight lat workout?  Cause exercise done every other day would result in overtraining right?<


My Answer:  The Wingspan Workouts are 4 different WORKOUTS.  So you would not do all 4 in one day.  You can rotate through the 4 workouts through a length of 2 weeks, so that would mean 2 lat workouts a week.

Or you can do one lat shock workout a week, so that would mean 2 lat workouts a week:  one lat shock workout, one light active recovery workout for the back.

Back Friendly Exercises on the RTC Program

Q: I am 19 years old and will be a sophomore in college this fall. I major in Criminal Justice and hope to one day become a law enforcement officer. I am 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, and in the worst shape of my life. I had back surgery for a herniated disc in January and haven't worked out since. 

While browsing articles on law enforcement fitness, I read a piece you wrote for I loved it. My surgeon has advised me to stay away from heavy deadlifts and squats for a long time. Basically, anything that could reherniate my disc is a big no no. In regards to the workout you listed, is there anything I could replace "high risk back" exercises with?

My goal is to become as agile as I used to be, and I would also like to put on a few more pounds of muscle. 

Jacob W.

My Answer: If you want to remove the deadlift and back squat from the RTC program, then I suggest you substitute cable pull-throughs and Bulgarian squats.  You will not add on as much muscle with t…