Author Archives: Jim Vaglica

Jim Vaglica’s Intro to CrossFit

A Crossfit Competition “How hard could it be?” I was presented with the opportunity to compete in the 2013 Nevada Police & Fire Games, held each August in Las Vegas. The competition brings in over 2000 competitors and offers more … Continue reading

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HIIT Cardio

Don’t Waste Time on Cardio – Crank it Up with HIIT When I walk into my gym I often see familiar faces walking on the treadmills or methodically cranking away on the elliptical machines. When I finish my workout some … Continue reading

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How to Build A Six Pack – Why You Have No Abs

By Jim Vaglica How to Build A Six Pack “ Why You Have No Abs” So you’ve done more leg lifts than a toll gate and you’ve spent more time in a Roman Chair than Julius Caesar but that coveted six … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Bench Press

Most Common Bench Press Mistakes As soon as I walk into any gym I start critiquing every lifter. I can’t help myself. “Those are some great half reps buddy” or “lady, if those dumbbells were any lighter they’d float away.”Sometimes “pal, … Continue reading

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Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training

 Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training By Jim Vaglica Question #1: What muscle group can be seen more often than any other? Answer: Forearms Question #2: What’s the most functional strength you can possess? Answer: Grip Strength Weightlifters and … Continue reading

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Waltham cops team up on ABC reality show ‘Expedition Impossible’

  Three Waltham Police officers”were prime-time material”last summer. Sergeant Jim Vaglica, a Billerica resident, Lt. Robert Robillard from Concord, and Officer Dani Henderson, a resident of Marlborough, comprise the team known simply as “The Cops” on the ABC reality show … Continue reading

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Biceps: Two heads are better than one

Biceps: Two heads are better than one Have you ever seen a guy with biceps that look impressive from the side, with a great peak, but then all the size vanishes when viewed from the front? Conversely, have you seen … Continue reading

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Globe Gripz – Review

At first glance you might write off Globe Gripz as just another gym accessory gimmick but look a little further and you’ll discover they’re actually a very versatile tool that can add options to even the most basic gym.

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My Experiment with Triple Add Sets

My experiment with Triple Add Sets My friend Hugo Rivera told me about an intensity technique called the triple add set. It was developed by his friend Nick Nilsson. I was intrigued so I decided to give it a try. … Continue reading

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Skull Crushers and Beyond

 Skull Crushers and Beyond There’s never been an exercise with a cooler name than the”skull crusher”. This movement is also known as the lying triceps extension, but why call it that when you can bellow like a Viking and proclaim … Continue reading

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