How to Get Results from Your Workouts

I’m sure we’ve all been there. You work out week after week, and you’ve tried every routine that is out there. You created your own workout routine, worked through it for a couple of weeks but were disappointed with the results. Then you tweaked your routine, or chose a new one entirely. Or maybe you decided … Read more →

Push-ups: How to Do Them Properly

The push-up is one of the most basic bodyweight exercises. If you do them properly, on a regular basis, you will develop strength in your chest, shoulders, triceps and core. Push-ups are also one of the hardest exercises to do properly. Because they seem so basic, everybody thinks they sorta-kinda know how to do them. Not only is there … Read more →

The Morning Workout

I present to you the solution for all busy people who want to have it all: Social life, working full-time, running errands, quality time with family and making progress with your fitness. It’s simple: Work out in the morning. Let’s be clear: Getting your ass moving in the morning requires willpower. That is why, up … Read more →

How to Make Working Out Exciting Again

In almost every article on Neat Strength, I advertise simplicity to reach your fitness goals. I tell people they don’t need a gym membership or equipment. Not even special workout clothes are necessary. I promote eating simple, real food. Be consistent with your workouts and stop the routine hopping. Pick a few compound exercises and slowly progress … Read more →

Bodyweight Squats: How and Why to Do Them

The basic bodyweight squat is one of the most fundamental exercises anyone can do. Squatting does so many good things to your body that you would be a fool not to implement them in a strength routine. Firstly, it’s a big compound exercise. It works a very large group of your biggest muscles: Quads, hamstrings, glutes … Read more →

Why You Don’t Need Workout Gear

I’m not a big proponent of exercise equipment. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with using weights to strength train, or wearing nice workout clothes or playing around with rope skipping. However, modern fitness industry has its ways to make us believe that we need to buy the newest and trendiest kind of … Read more →

Pistol Squat Progression

The pistol is the ultimate calisthenics leg exercise. Once you mastered the classic pistol, you can do it everywhere, everytime. It’s challenging not only strengthwise, but also requires quite some flexibility in your hips, quads, hamstrings and ankles. Basically, it’s a one-legged deep squat, where you hold one leg straight in front of you and push … Read more →

One-arm Push-up Progression

The one-arm push-up (OAPU) is the mother of calisthenics pushing exercises. It’s one of my favorite exercises, because it’s so simple. You can do it anywhere, all you need is a floor. It primarily works triceps, shoulders and chest, but you need some serious core strength and the ability to generate tension throughout your whole … Read more →

Handstand Push-up Progression

The handstand push-up (HSPU) is another basic exercise that should be in every serious bodyweight strength trainee’s arsenal. It helps develop your shoulder, triceps and core strength. It also helps if you’re working on your free-standing handstand. And it’s a good thing to stand upside down from time to time, for circulation ‘n stuff. The … Read more →

Back Bridge Progression

The back bridge is one of the most important exercises you can do. Regular back bridging improves posture, counteracts chronic sitting and makes you a better human being overall (OK, I may have exaggerated on one of these points). However, it’s one of the most neglected moves because it looks more like yoga than a true feat … Read more →