Unstable Surface Training

  A current trend in fitness is to perform weighted exercises on some kind of unstable surface, namely Swiss balls and Bosu balls.  You’ll see all kinds of exercises done on these things from squats to presses to ab work. Despite their popularity, the research is pretty conclusive that unstable surface training isn’t effective for…


Variation is a widely misunderstood concept in the fitness world.  Real training variation manipulates frequency, volume, and intensity in order to force adaptation — the exercises rarely change.

Read more about variation, and what Christian Thibaudeau calls “the biggest training lie,” here.