Today was my first day in Glasgow at Everyday Athlete Gym with my good friend John Valbonesi. I met him years ago at a seminar and he is someone that over the years I have grown to respect immensely. If you have a chance to train in Glasgow with him I would certainly recommend dropping him a line. From the first moment I entered the gym I could tell it was something special. 

Also this was my first workout off of a 16 hour trip on plane. One of the things I’ve learned during my many international travels is how to acclimatize and beat the jet lag. I hop off the plane, have a hot shower, grab a meal, then go to the gym and get in a workout. The workout shouldn’t be crushingly hard but just intense enough to remind me who I am, kickstart my engine, and get me ready to kick some ass in whatever place I find myself. Today’s session was a mix of light back squats and SkiErg “sprints”. I have sprints in quotation marks because they were done at a fast pace but not anywhere near all out. Now I’ll eat again, ride out the day, and I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling great and ready to conquer Scotland 



2×5 Wall Squat 

2×20 Squat 

2×5 Jump Squat 


8×3 Jump Squat @ 30% Bodyweight 


Work up to “Heavy Back Squat” (i.e. 70% 1RM) 


2x Back Squat @ 70% 1RM + 

100m SkiErg Sprint

Eight Sets 


Cool Down 


Bobby Maximus


60 minutes each session 


The Bobby Maximus How To Videos Section (Media-Video-How To)


The Bobby Maximus Youtube page:

Note about the training: Day to day entries will change. Some entires will be workouts I have done that day, some entries will be workouts that people I train did that day. Some entries will be my favorite all time workouts or something I saw on the internet that I thought would be good for you to experience. Remember that because of the changing nature of the entries these workouts are not meant to be prescriptive. For example they aren’t necessarily written down with the intention of you following them precisely. Rather, they are meant to collectively build a resource that you can learn from. Hopefully you can implement some of these ideas and workouts into your own training in order to better your fitness.

Also note that I won’t be posting at the same time every day. If I workout early then it might get posted early. If I workout late then it might get posted late. If I am in  different time zone then hell, I don’t know what time it will show up. Just a head’s up. That said, I will do my best to get them to you in a timely fashion. You have my word on that but remember I don’t have an army of internet monkeys at my beck and call. I am doing this on my own…