VIDEOS

Kettlebell Push Press & Alternating Press

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Level: Intermediate/Advanced Personal Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Push Press and Alternating Press exercise. Instructions: Start in the Double Racked Position with the Kettlebells Shoulder blades should be contracted down and back and the chest open. For the Push Press: Slightly bend the knees and as they straighten […]

Kettlebell Strict Press

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Level: Beginner Strength Coach & Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Strict Press Instructions: Start with the feet just about shoulder width apart and the Kettlebell in the Racked Position. Begin by opening the elbow away from the bottom until the forearm and upper arm are in line with the body. […]

2 Awesome Fat Burning Workout Finishers

Fat Burning and losing weight are typically the goals of most people who workout these days. Often times I tell my clients that losing weight should not be the primary objective, but to burn fat and reduce inches should be the target. What I find however is that most people are not working nearly as hard to […]

Steel Mace Training: What Is It?

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I first picked up a Steel Mace about 2 years ago. At that time I had seen a few exercises done with it, including the Mace 360 exercise and Sledgehammer type work done with Tires. I liked the idea of a Steel Mace for Sledgehammer work because it was one piece and not two pieces […]

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Yoga Practice

Bow Pose – Dhanurasana

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Level: Beginner San Francisco Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor Yana demonstrates Bow Pose. Instructions: Lie prone on the mat with the arms by side of body. As you exhale, bend the knees and place hands on the ankles. Keep knees hip width apart throughout the pose. Inhale and strongly kick back the feet towards the […]

Supported Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

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Level: Intermediate Yogi and Coach Yana Ibrahim of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates a Supported Shoulder stand. Instructions: Lie supine on the mat. Keeping legs together with feet and knees touching, lift the legs off the mat. Straighten and firm up the leg muscles (legs are perpendicular to the mat). Keeping the belly and […]

Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana

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Yogi and San Francisco based Personal Trainer Yana demonstrates Cobra Pose. Instructions: Lie prone on the mat with legs extended and the top of the feet touching the mat. Bring hands (palms facing down) next to your chest with your elbows tucked in. As you inhale, begin to lift the chest off the floor without […]

Wheel Pose (Cakrasana)

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Level: Intermediate Yogi and Fitness Coach Yana of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates Wheel Pose. Instructions: Lie supine on the mat. Bend your knees and place feet on the floor, bringing the heels as close to the buttocks as possible (feet should remain parallel to mat). Bend your elbow and place palms next  to […]

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Level: Beginner/Intermediate Instructions: Start with your hands and knees on the mat. Hands slightly wider than shoulders-width and fingers spread out with index finger parallel to the mat. -Bring knees directly under the hips. -As you exhale, slowly lift your knees away from the mat. -Before straightening-out the knees, […]

Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)

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Level: Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer Yoga of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates Upward Facing Dog. Instructions: Start by lying prone with top of the feet on the mat. Bend elbows and place palms flat on the mat next to your waist (forearms are almost perpendicular to the mat when you straighten your […]

Recipes

California Spinach Omelet Recipe

During the five years I lived in Thailand I went from making due without a fridge and simply preparing what I need each day to inheriting a fridge, steamer and juicer which has sustained my diet for all of this time. I mainly ate steamed foods or fresh, raw foods unless I was dining out. For this […]

Quinoa Apple Muesli

As a personal trainer, clients often ask me what should I eat after workouts or after my run? If you’re looking for wheat free, gluten free, low sugar and low calorie option packed with fiber, protein, calcium and loads of other great nutrients essential for fat loss and weight loss, look no further than this […]

Kale Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Kale Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients: 4 skinless chicken thighs 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large leek, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp of seasoning salt 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp dried oregano ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeno, deseeded […]

Incredible Hulk Protein Power Pancakes

Hey guys, I’ve been experimenting with my pancakes. I don’t think any pancake I make has ever been the same. I’m always trying something new; adding something, tweaking something, finding new supplements to add. I’ve been trying to get more holistic with my choice of protein powder and through my exploration, I’ve settled on a […]

Three *NEW* Green Smoothie Recipes

The Green Smoothie Revolution will not be televised. We launched a 30 day challenge on Feb 1st, 2011, but you can start your green smoothie challenge at any time. The challenge is simple. You don’t have to diet. You don’t have to take anything out of your daily diet. Just add a green smoothie to […]

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