woman in black and white tank top and black shorts lying on brown wooden floor

WHY TRAINING TO FAILURE IS KEEPING YOU FROM SEEING GREAT RESULTS

When it comes to training for failure, there will be quite a bit of it depends. With this blog post, I will do my best to cover the nuances, so bear with me. First, what is training for failure? There is a couple of ways you can define this. You can either do an exercise…

A personal trainer teaching how to do a unilateral leg exercise.

3 AMAZING UNILATERAL EXERCISES FOR STRONGER AND BETTER LEGS

Why unilateral exercise to build strength and size?  I go into detail on the benefits of unilateral training in an earlier blog post, which you can read here, What is Unilateral Training and Why it’s Important.  You can expect to get more than what you are looking for. Better stability, better mobility, and overall move…

A trainer showing a personal record deadlift in his garage gym.

5 DEADLIFT TIPS FOR BETTER FORM AND PERFORMANCE

Deadlifts are a great exercise for overall strength, low back health, posture, and building muscles. It is an exercise work developing the skill and getting strong. Before you get started with a deadlift, you need to know how to hip hinge. If you are not sure what a hip hinge is, check out my past…

WARM-UP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PERFORM BETTER

What is a warm-up?  A definition straight from the dictionary says this, a period or act of preparation for a game, performance, or exercise session, involving gentle exercise or practice. A couple of keywords should stick out to you, preparation and practice. Ideally, your warm-up should prepare you for moving your body.  The warm-up should…

DON’T USE EXERCISE TO PUNISH YOUR BODY

Many people exercise so they can burn calories and lose fat. Unfortunately, this mindset is setting you up for failure.  How often have you heard others say, “I ate a ton of food yesterday and need to burn it off with today's workout”?  I will be honest I used to say this all the time…

Personal Trainer sprinting with daughter in grass.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SPRINTING FOR BETTER HEALTH

Sprinting is a fundamental component of being human, a locomotive movement. It’s a natural movement that we all do, especially as kids. As adults, sprinting is not as standard unless you are in sports this should not be the case sprinting is a natural movement you learn as a kid. At first, it was awkward,…

Personal Trainer demonstrating proper barbell bench press form.

HOW YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR BENCH PRESS FOR BETTER GAINS

The barbell bench press is one of those exercises that every boy in high school wants to do. In the gym, it's all about increasing your bench press. I am not certain why every teen boy obsesses with the bench press; I believe ego is part of it.  I am sure most teen boys who…

a woman in black sports bra and shorts stretching her body near the cliff

TIGHT HIPS? TRY THESE MOVES FOR BETTER HIPS

Having tight hips is not fun.  When your hips are tight, it can cause all kinds of issues with the rest of your body.  If you look at the body, your joints have a pattern with stability and mobility. Your foot is for stability, and the joint above, the ankle, is made for mobility.  Continuing…

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 personal trainer demonstrating a Palloff Press, a anti-rotational core exercise.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR CORE BETTER: PART 3 ANTI-ROTATION

    Welcome back to Part 3 on how you can train your core better.  With today's article, I will talk about how you can get started with anti-rotation core exercises.  The last two articles were about anti-extension, in the supine and prone position. If you have not read those yet, go and read them here:…