Building An At-Home Gym

I get it – sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gym. Or sometimes, you just don’t want to actually get in the car, drive to the gym, and fight the crowds for some free weights. OR. You just prefer to workout at home. Whatever the reason may be, having a workout space at home […]

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Q&A with PhD Candidate Kaitlyn Weiss

Working in the fitness industry has given me the unique opportunity to interface with extremely intelligent and talented individuals. I’ve learned different tips and techniques from each of them, but one of my most favorite sports and fitness pros is Kaitlyn Weiss, PhD Candidate in Sports Biomechanics (okay yes, I’m partially biased toward her). Sports […]

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Back To Basics Workout #2

I hope you all enjoyed learning about the mechanics of 6 great fundamental exercises: the squat, the deadlift, the strict press, the plank, the lunge and the row. These six movements alone provide you with a full body workout, and you need very little equipment to work them all! Check out this great workout utilizing […]

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Back To Basics #6: Single Arm Bent Over Row

The bent over row is a great exercise to help engage the lat muscles, the rhomboids and rear delts, and the muscles of the mid back. When done properly, it can really help increase your overall upper body strength. There are several variations of the bent over row, including the barbell bent over row, the […]

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Back To Basics #5: Walking Lunge

The bodyweight walking lunge is an exercise that often proves to be challenging for many people. I’ve had many clients tell me they don’t feel stable, they’re worried about it bothering their knees (even if time and time again it doesn’t) or that it is a move they just generally don’t like. However, lunges are […]

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Back To Basics: Workout #1

I hope everyone has been enjoying my #BackToBasics posts so far! What move has been your favorite? I wanted to showcase how you could take just the four fundamental movements we’ve covered so far (squat, deadlift, press and plank) and put them together to create a killer workout!   Try this on for size 😉 […]

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Back to Basics #4: Plank

The plank is quite possibly one of the most foundational exercises out there. It teaches you how to completely stabilize the body by building tension and tapping in to multiple major muscle groups. Unlike the other movements we’ve described so far in the #BackToBasics posts, this movement is an isometric movement, meaning that you are […]

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Back To Basics #3: Strict Press

Another great fundamental exercise to incorporate into your workouts is the strict press. This exercise works to increase the strength in your shoulder, lat, and abdominal muscles and allows you to hold something above your head safely. The strict press relies primarily on the strength of the upper body – no movement occurs in the […]

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Back To Basics #2: Deadlift

The deadlift is one of the most essential fundamental movements to learn (in my humble opinion) as it teaches you the proper mechanics you need in order to pick up ANYTHING off the ground. There are a few different deadlift variations (conventional deadlifts, sumo deadlift, suitcase deadlifts) but today, I’ll be going over the conventional […]

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Back to Basics #1: The Body Weight Squat

Squats

Revisiting fundamental movements is essential, whether you’ve been working out for years or are new to incorporating these movements into your routine. One of the most basic fundamental exercises I like to touch upon first is the body weight squat. Squat The body weight squat (note: since there are several variations of squats – like the […]

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