HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 4 ANTI-LATERAL FLEXION

Welcome back to the discussion of your core and how to train them. This is the final installment of the core series, and if you are new and have not read the previous articles, you can check them out here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  This article will talk about anti-lateral flexion, what…

A person doing a banded deadbug exercise for core stability.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 2

Here I am continuing with the discussion of your core workouts. If you have not read it yet, go and read part 1 on how to train your core better.   In the last article, I go into what the core is and how to train it in different planes of motion. I go into detail…

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WHY YOUR RECOVERY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS TRAINING 

Recovery matters more than you think when it comes to your training.  The topic about recovery isn't talked about as much, because it's not a sexy topic. For real, it’s not as exciting as getting that new PR on a lift. Though it’s not exciting, it's probably one of the most important aspects of your…

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TIPS FOR YOUR SQUAT FORM

      In the last blog I talked about how squatting is important for your health. Today I want to help you be better with your squat form. Squatting involves multiple joints and muscles to complete the task. You want to make sure that you are moving with good form, having improper form can lead…

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SQUATS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH 

The ability to squat is a fundamental human movement that you have been capable of doing since you were toddler. It is much more than just an exercise, it is a skill that is necessary to perform certain activities. Losing the skill to squat will make life harder as you age.  So what is a…

Cardio for Heart Health, not Fat Loss

    Cardio sucks. Sorry to all the cardio bunnies out there who love it, but seriously cardio sucks. I know others feel the same way about it, and like them I used to believe cardio was this activity you did to get your heart rate up, breathing heavily, dripping sweat, and looking at your time…

Consistency: The Most Important Part of any Plan

Motivation is a great way to get started with your fitness journey, but it is unsustainable to rely on it. When you rely on motivation alone, what will happen is inconsistency of your plan. You can have the greatest plan for yourself, whether it is nutrition or exercise, but if you are inconsistent with that…

What are the Benefits of Strength Training, and Why Everyone Needs It 

What is strength? Before we talk about all the benefits of strength training we should talk about what strength is. First, I want to say that it is not your 1 rep max on a lift. Strength is much more than just lifting weights. A great well known coach, Pavel, defines strength as the ability…

Goal Setting: How to Reach Results

    The New Year is here, and with the New Year brings new goals to achieve for the year. Now let me ask you this, how many of you are actually making new goals? What I mean is, are you setting a goal that you have used in the past because you didn’t achieve it…

What is Unilateral Training and Why it’s Important

Unilateral training is when you are training using one limb or one side of the body compared to lifting weights with both limbs at same time called bilateral. Example of a bilateral exercise would be a squat, lifting with both legs, and a unilateral exercise would be a rear foot elevated split squat. Mike Boyle,…