Whenever someone asks me about core training there’s always an undertone of surprise when I tell them I don’t do crunches. In fact, I haven’t… Read More »I Never Do Crunches, Here’s How I Train and Build My Abs
Jake Boly is known as a training shoe expert. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 300 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.
Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.
The hack squat and leg press are two of my favorite lower-body exercises for building the legs. In fact, I program both of these exercises… Read More »Hack Squat Vs Leg Press | Differences and When to Use Each
The Topo Athletic ST-5 is a running and training shoe designed to walk the middle ground between traditional shoes and barefoot shoes. This model features… Read More »Topo Athletic ST-5 Review | Good Alternative to Altra?
The Tolos Archetype 2.0 is a barefoot shoe designed for working out and day-to-day use. This model is a continuation of the popular Archetype 1.0… Read More »Tolos Archetype 2.0 Review | Strong for the Gym and Walking?
The Cossack squat is a squat variation that is severely underappreciated. As opposed to traditional squats that move through the sagittal plane, the Cossack squat… Read More »Cossack Squats Are Underrated | Best Squat You’re Not Doing?
The barbell bench press is a staple in most lifter’s programs and for good reason. It’s an awesome exercise for building horizontal pressing strength and… Read More »I Don’t Barbell Bench Press, Here’s How I Grow My Chest
Van versus Converse is a battle that has been raging on in gyms for decades. Both of these shoes are tried and true classics for… Read More »Vans Vs Converse 2023 | Which Shoe Is Best for the Gym?
The NOBULL Trainer is what I could consider a tried and true cross-training shoe that has stood the test of time. Since their debut in… Read More »NOBULL Trainer Review (2023 Update) | Worth It Or Dated?
The alternating dumbbell bench press is a seriously slept-on bench press variation. This exercise is similar to a traditional dumbbell press, but you’ll only be… Read More »Alternating Dumbbell Bench Presses | How To and Tips
The Nike Air Zoom TR 1 is designed to be a versatile training shoe that heavily utilizes Nike’s Air Zoom technology. As opposed to shoes… Read More »Nike Air Zoom TR 1 Review | Good for HIIT and Classes?