Exercise Videos

Below are videos from my current transition from bodybuilding to gymnastics. See my progress below, and maybe challenge yourself to some of these movements. Back Walkover Practice:   First Attempt of Archer L-Sit Pull-Ups on Rings: Front Walkover Practice: Push-Up Variations: SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over…

How I’ve Stayed Fit for 15 Years

SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over 15 years, and a broke single mom for most of that time, I created this site to aid not only broke single parents to a life of fitness, but anyone who believes the road to fitness requires a lot of cash…

3 Rules to Push-Up Mastery

A proper push-up (knees off the floor) is a basic exercise, but for many, the movement is difficult to learn. Women especially complain of difficulty with this exercise. But, I’ll tell you, performing a correct push-up has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with discipline and dedication. Rule 1: Get off your knees…

Who Are The Female Fitness “Gurus,” Really?

I’m getting my message out in a clearer fashion: No Man, No Trainer, No Money, No Dependency — Only Drive. This is true and always has been for me. The difference between me and the other female fitness “gurus” out there, is that 9/10 of them have a privileged platform that got them started. They have…

Are Body Comparisons Your Doom?

I strongly believe that setting the goal to look like someone else, whether it’s just arms, legs, abs or another person’s whole body, is a doomed prospect. Everybody is unique, so setting the goal to look like another person is illogical. Life isn’t a Disney movie, you’ll never magically turn into someone else. Here are…

What’s a Split Schedule?

A split schedule is a weekly training routine that involves dedicated training days for each muscle group, enabling each muscle group to be trained intensely, in turn encouraging maximum muscle growth or strength. With a split schedule, each muscle is trained more fully, because all your energy is devoted to one or two (sometimes three)…