Adaptation, Not Exhaustion
"Just because a trainer can make you tired, doesn't mean they can make you better." The above quote is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to helping a person distinguish between a trainer who knows what they're doing,...
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Strength Training For Fat Loss
There is a lot of debate in the fitness world over what type of exercise is best for fat loss.  But my question is: why do we have to choose just one? Can't we simply program an intelligent combination of modalities...
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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...
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Exercising and Pregnancy: How to Plan Your Strength Training Workouts
In Part 1 of this series, we concluded that exercise and strength training in pregnancy is a fantastic thing for you and your growing baby (with doctor’s clearance for exercise). Strength training will support your changing body, boost your energy,...
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6 Ways to Make Consistent Progress
Have you ever followed a particular exercise or training program for several weeks and gotten great results, only to see those results diminish significantly over time? Yeah, me too. It's so frustrating, but the good news is, it can be...
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Design Yourself: A Guide to Program Design
I've spent many years following training programs. Coincidentally timed with this very post, I stopped back at my parents house over the weekend and dug out some of my old training folders, notebooks and binders. I could have spent hours...
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3 Awesome Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
Some days the "Beast Mode" switch is just... off. Believe it or not, even fitness professionals don’t feel like absolutely crushing their workout every time they step into the gym. Especially if we've spent the whole day in the gym...
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Dynamic Warm-up: A 10 Minute Pre-Workout Routine for Women
It's important to perform a thorough warm-up before you start your training session. Warming up is integral, and if done properly can reduce your risk of injury and improve your performance. A good dynamic warm-up is designed to: Increase your...
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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...
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