Can I Teach Myself Olympic Lifts? (5 Exercises to Do at Home!)

So you want to learn about Olympic lifting? I get it!  I could use a gold medal hanging off my wall too. I kid, I kid. Even if you don’t have plans on competing, performing the Olympic lifts can be a great way to build strength and power. It’s why we teach them in our […]

What is a Tabata Workout? The Ultimate Guide for Tabata Training

You’re here because you want to learn about the Tabata protocol! Lucky for you, we’re experts in teaching folks High-Intensity Interval Training like Tabata. Just ask our coaching clients: Here’s what we’ll cover so you can start doing a Tabata workout: What is Tabata training? How does Tabata training work? What is a Tabata workout? […]

The 20-Minute Nerd Fitness Playground Workout

Who says playgrounds are for children? Okay, well probably most people say that. …because they are for children. …but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them to get a great workout. For the first 10 years of my training career, I was a gym rat who loved to pick heavy things up and put them […]

The Wolverine Workout: Get Strong Like Logan!

This is a post from Nerd Fitness head trainer Jim Bathurst. YES! Another Wolverine movie! LOGAN is now showing in theaters nationwide, and I couldn’t be more excited. If you’re like many people, Wolverine is one of your favorite X-men (especially for short guys like myself!), and nothing is more awesome than seeing the Little Runt […]

The Superhero Civil War Workout: Choose Iron Man or Captain America

Today’s article is from Nerd Fitness’s newest team member, and Master of the Fitness Universe, Jim Bathurst. Take it away Jim! Have you seen Captain America: Civil War yet? Last week, we talked about why Captain America or Iron Man might be right in the epic battle within the Marvel universe. Today the choice is yours: The […]

In Case of Emergency, Follow This Workout Strategy

“Aw hell. I’ll get back on track when things settle down.” Whether we have a sick kid who’s keeping us at home, or we go on a trip that’s crazy and our schedule is all over the place, or even just a stressful few weeks at work trying to hit a tight deadline, our personal health […]

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Workout

I grew up with Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Not literally. That would have been sweet, though. But I did spend the formative years of my childhood wondering what it would be like to be part of the Ninja Turtle team: learning from Master Splinter (aka Mister Miyagi in Rat form), sneaking around, saving the […]

Healthy Hacks for Staying Fit On the Road

Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada! Over the past six months, I have not missed a workout despite spending time in quite a few different places: Nashville, TN Dallas, TX Austin, TX Atlanta, GA Miami, FL A floating music festival San Diego, CA Maui, HI Las Vegas, NV (three times!) Portland, OR Not only have I not missed […]

The Legend of Zelda Workout

The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest video game series of all time.  A unique mix of role-playing elements, exploration, genius boss battles, and a fun (albeit generic) story come together every few years to blow the doors off everybody’s expectations. We’ve written extensively about why this game is a perfect example of […]

The Lord of the Rings Workout: One Plan to Rule Them All

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. An incredible poem, from the greatest fantasy epic ever told (Tolkien had quite a […]

The 60 Day PLP Challenge: That Time I Did 2,440 Pull Ups

Wow. This past Sunday, I finished up what was probably the most challenging workout plan I’ve ever attempted. I managed to stick with this plan, day after day, every day, for 61 straight days. I honestly don’t think I have ever done ANYTHING 61 days in a row! It wasn’t easy.  Over the past 61 […]

The Arrested Development Workout Plan…COME ON!

Happy Arrested Development Week! Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hiding in the attic, you’re aware that one of the world’s greatest comedies returned to “television” on Sunday!  Arrested Development has more inside jokes, hilarious references, and obscure humor than you will find in probably any other show ever. (If you haven’t seen […]

The Amazing Spider-Man Workout Plan

This is a guest post from Khaled Allen. Imagine that you are Spider-Man.   You’re reading Nerd Fitness, so I’m guessing this isn’t too much of a challenge.   What’s the first thing you would do with your new powers?  Probably something like webslinging around your city, scaling the side of a building, and hanging […]

The Greatest Workout Ever Created

Today’s workout is the greatest workout ever created. Why? Because it’s based on the best on the greatest video game code ever created. In fact, you can probably guess it right now: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A start. That’s right, the code for extra lives in Konami’s NES classic, Contra. Since […]

How to Build Your Own Sand Bag in 30 Minutes

The demands of life do not stack up nice and neatly.   Unlike the beautifully symmetrical barbell with its perfectly round plates and secure spring collars, the resistance we deal with on a day-to-day basis tends to be lopsided and even unpredictable: Pulling your dog off of the mailman. Carrying an asymmetrical load such as […]

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