Category Archive: Upper Body

500m Split – What does it Mean?

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For the on-water rowing community, the common measure of pace is generally “time per 500 meters,” which can be more clearly stated as “how long it takes you to row 500 meters.” This… Continue reading

The 10 Best CrossFit Exercises to Get Guys Ripped

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They’re at your office, they’re in your neighborhood and they’re always getting in your way at the produce aisle. That’s right, they’re CrossFitters — that weightlifting, handstand-walking, Paleo-dieting community of individuals. This total-body-conditioning… Continue reading

Metaconda

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More than Passion

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Training with Olympic Champion Mahé Drysdale

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Olympic Champion Mahé Drysdale: 5x World Champion 2x Olympic Champion always has new goals to achive and loves the competition says that a lot of training goes into a 7min race he has… Continue reading

Deutschland-Achter Men´s Eight – Final – 2017 World Rowing Championships

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The German 8: the dominant force in the eight in 2017 They set the world’s best time The fastest crew that has ever been the fastest boat 1000M Germany:  2:42.66 NZL:     … Continue reading

The 17-Minute Workout

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Even if you’re not a workout buff, you’ve probably heard of HIIT workouts — aka high-intensity interval training. It’s comprised of quick bursts of activity followed by short recovery periods. HIIT is the… Continue reading

Improve Your Pull Up – 3 Easy Tips

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The pull up is one of the best muscle-building exercises and it should be included in any strength training plan.  To improve your pull ups: most of the strength for your pull up… Continue reading

The Perfect Pull Up – Do it right!

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The pull up is one of the best exercises anyone can do. It involves many muscles. To do the perfect pull up consider the following issues: Mistakes Do the full range of motion… Continue reading

The Top 10 Workouts of 2017 According to Google

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Thanks to the internet, you have access to a seemingly unending supply of workouts. And thanks to our friends at Google, we were able to take a peek at the top 10 workout searches. From a… Continue reading

An Interview with Sven Kohl of Calisthenic Movement

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An Interview With Sven Kohl Of Calisthenic Movement on StraightTalkingFitness.com > 2017 is nearly over and celebrations for Christmas are about all but a few days away. It’s always nice to head into a… Continue reading

How to get a back and shoulders like an Olympic rower

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Most rowers have huge backs. Each and every muscle trained to propel a boat down the river in a constant, linear, back-and-forth movement. It also looks pretty good with a shirt on top.… Continue reading