ANNOUNCEMENT: BlackJack Fitness is LIVE!

We’ve been working hard to put the finishing touches on the new BlackJack Conditioning Program, but it’s finally done.  BlackJack is a comprehensive program designed to promote strength, conditioning and endurance, utilizing very inexpensive and easily-obtainable training tools including sandbags, sportbands and the easiest of all, bodyweight.  The program includes a nutrition section as well, along with an incredibly detailed breakdown of every exercise in the program, including pictures.

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I’ve tested the program on a very diverse group of people over the past several months – everyone from retirees to top-level athletes.  It absolutely rocked every one of them.  We incorporated it into a bootcamp program as well and the results are pretty astounding.  We’re very happy with the end result.  Take a look here for much more detail.  Watch the trailer, if you haven’t already, and post any questions you have.

We included a bunch of other options for you in addition to the eBook so please take a close look at everything that’s available.  Some of the bundles will literally save you over $100.

BlackJack + Mod.1 Bodyweight Conditioning DVDs

BlackJack + 1-Year Subscription to Hybrid Fitness

BlackJack + 1-Year Subscription to Hybrid Fitness + Mod.1 Bodyweight Conditioning DVD

Thanks for the support, everyone.  We’re very particular about the products we create.  We’re very confident that BlackJack will exceed your expectations in both presentation and effectiveness.  As both a coach and a fitness enthusiast, I would buy this program in a heartbeat.

Keep training hard!


Exercise of the Week: Sportband Overhead Squat

As most any educated member of the fitness industry will tell you, a squat is much more than just a leg exercise.  In fact, it could be considered a “total body” exercise.  Many muscles in both the upper and lower body are fully active during a squat.

Now lets factor in a sportband.  Sportbands are a great method of applying resistance.  We talk about them a lot on the blog and the main site.  They work well because of their portability and durability, but also because they can provide resistances from a few pounds to several hundred pounds.  Seriously, a band that provides 200lbs of resistance can practically fit in your coat pocket.  It might look a little weird, but it’ll fit.  I’ll spare you the sportband backstory in this post, but suffice it to say, we’re big fans of sportbands for a number of reasons.

One of the great exercises you can do with them is the Overhead Squat.  The link below will take you to a video from the Hybrid Fitness video database with a full explanation of the movement.

My recommendation would be to start with a light resistance band and move up from there.  Try a few repetitions and make sure your shoulders and back are stable.  Be sure to move slowy through the motion until you get ccomfortable with body position and mechanics.

Overhead Squat Video

Give it a shot and tell us what you think.  If you need to know where to get ultra-high quality sportbands, we recommend you go here. Tell them Hybrid Fitness sent you.

If you want to create videos like this for yourself for yourself, your clients or a blog/website, go here.

Until next time, keep training hard!


Don’t miss out!

Just wanted to let you know that the crew over at Iron Woody Fitness is having a closeout sale on Kettlebells and Medicine Balls!  If you’re looking to pick up some gear, now’s you’re chance.

Iron Woody also has some of the best sandbags and sportbands in the business.  They guarantee their products and I can personally attest to their durability – I still use the same bands and bags that I bought almost 5 years ago.  They’ve been beat up by everyone from retirees to firefighters and they’re still holding strong.  The bands alone offer almost unlimited variety.  Throw in some bags and ‘bells and you’ve got workouts to last a lifetime.

Get while the gettins’ good!

We’ve put together a huge video library at Hybrid Fitness, so if you pick up some of this gear and need ideas on what to do and how to do them, we’ve got the answers.

Keep training hard!