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Ramp Up Your Workouts With Rowing

Indoor rowing is all the rage: rowing machines — also referred to as ergs — are making cameo appearances in commercials for all sorts of products, from fitness trackers to pharmaceuticals. Professional and Olympic athletes are touting rowing’s benefits for cross training and general fitness. Meanwhile, rowing classes are popping up in gyms, boutique studios […]

Getting Started With Indoor Rowing

The indoor rower, originally developed as a training tool for water rowing, has become a preferred training tool regularly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts across many levels of fitness and ability. Indoor rowing is infinitely more accessible than water rowing, both in terms of physical convenience and required skill. However, the indoor rower is […]

The 4 Most Effective Kettlebell Exercises for Conditioning

It should come as no surprise that kettlebell training is extremely efficient to help you reach your goals. Kettlebells are a highly versatile training tool allowing you to train full body and achieve massive strength, shed fat, and build stellar endurance. In this article I’m going to focus on four kettlebell exercises I believe are […]

15-Minute (Or Less!) Bodyweight HIIT Workout

Being a full-time mom and business owner is unbelievably rewarding and fulfilling. I get to do what I love with and for the people I love, and I also get to travel often. This also means that I’m often short on time and/or in a place where my fitness equipment is limited. I absolutely love […]

Lift Weights Faster: A Fast, Fun, and Effective Workout in Less Than 15 Minutes

Conditioning complexes are the baby bear’s porridge of conditioning. Some are too long, some are too short, some involve too much equipment and others not enough. Then, there are those that are juuuuuust right, based how much time and what equipment you have available on any given day. A simple enough prospect on paper—complete a […]

Some Assembly Required: Creating Crafty Conditioning Workouts

There is a weightless sled in the corner of my gym. It is yellow, which is my favorite color… usually. Unlike most pieces of weight-training equipment, resistance is never added to this one. The reason why: The bottom is coated with rubber, and we have all rubber flooring in our facility. Operationally, this sticky-on-sticky combination […]

Do Strong Girls Do Cardio? The Do’s and Don’ts of Cardio

Note: Today, our good friend, Jill Coleman, gives you several tips that answer your most burning questions about cardio. Keep in mind that Jill is speaking about cardio as it relates specifically to making physique changes, and if you have specific performance goals, your cardio regimen may need to be different than what is recommended […]

On the Prowl: Practical Sled Training for Everyone

Maybe you think loading up a prowler or a sled is not for you? You might think sled training is too advanced or out of your reach. This post will help you see that anyone can use a sled and achieve amazing results. I’ve a bit of a conditioning junkie, and sled training ranks high […]

A Thanksgiving Workout

I really can’t believe it’s that time of year already. Time for turkey and taters, and best of all, pie! The holidays, no matter how we try to spin it, place a pretty heavy emphasis on food. It’s often hard to remain committed to eating healthy, nutritious meals when there’s a parade of rich and […]