Saturday, December 29, 2007


Get yourselves FIRED UP - it's crunch time and it's time to raise your FITNESS game! Link up with an exercise buddy ~ we call them Swim Buddies in the SEAL teams ~ and walk, swim, ski, shovel snow, skate or hike. Take action to stay active and FIRED UP!

You won't regret it - these next few days are ground zero for resetting your mindset for taking control of your body - this is the ABSOLUTE BEST TIME to challenge yourself (and prove to yourself) that you ARE CONTROL of your body (and what you put into your mouth!).

Don't look at this holiday season as another missed opportunity to lose weight or fall off your fitness plan - use this time as a spring board to soar in 2008 - CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO START NOW/DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE FOG LIFTS AFTER NEW YEAR'S EVE!!! So grab your swim buddy and do what I did in the Teams: plan your dive, then dive your plan!



Tuesday, December 18, 2007


CHARLIE MIKE is Navy SEAL speak for Continue Mission.

It is also the guiding principle for me and my invention, The Perfect Pushup. I developed The Perfect Pushup based on the functional fitness training methodology I learned as a SEAL. Functional Training is the idea that people become healthier and more effective if they train the way they naturally move in their daily lives.

A healthy life should be everyone's ongoing mission. This blog is intended for anyone interested in learning more about functional training and the products that enable it. I look forward to working with all of you to Turn on Your Strength.



Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Q&A Time: Working the Biceps

Question: Perfect Pushup claims to work the bicep muscles. Just how does it do this? According to the numerous resources I have researched, the traditional pushup mainly works the chest, shoulders and tricep muscles. If bicep muscles are employed, they are used as stabilizing muscles.

Does the Perfect Pushup employ more of the biceps muscles than compared to a traditional pushup because as the device (The Perfect Pushup) rotates it stimulates more of the biceps throughout the exercise/rep versus performing a tradition pushup?

AND/OR, does the Perfect Pushup work the biceps only through specific pushup exercises?

Please explain. Thank you, Bob.

Answer: Bob, great question! The PPU engages your biceps through the rotation of the movement, especially when you conduct the Power Punch move or other similar moves that require you to rotate the handles 180 degrees. The rotation recruits the bicep because the ulna and radius (the two bones in your forearm) rotate through your elbow which activates the bicep and tricep to rotate the humerus (bone from the shoulder to the elbow) at the elbow and in the shoulder.

Now, I'm not saying you're going to get a better bicep workout on the Perfect Pushup than doing curls - because you won't - but you will get more muscles in your arms engaged during a Perfect Pushup pushup than you will with a regular pushup because of the rotation. And you'll immediately notice how much more natural it feels to rotate through the pushup...and how much better it feels!