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6 of my Favorite High Reward, Yet Ass-Kicking Workouts

Sometimes the best training sessions are the ones that weren't planned. Preparing with a direct warm-up, focus, and program can be brain-tiring & energy consuming, sometimes even taking the excitement out of a solid workout (maxed out brain = can't focus on movement). That's why the fitness community is so great, we love to share!… Continue reading 6 of my Favorite High Reward, Yet Ass-Kicking Workouts

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Butt + Back = BFF’s 4 Life; Train them Together to Be Stronger than Ever

Time for a Qwik Kinesiology Lesson As if that title wasn't funny enough, what isn't so funny is that weak and undertrained glutes can lead to low back pain, poor posture, and over time, can lead to a host of overuse injuries on other muscles that were forced to pick up the slack. Whether you… Continue reading Butt + Back = BFF’s 4 Life; Train them Together to Be Stronger than Ever

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Adductor Strengthening Exercises for Runners – Decrease Hip Pain, Improve Performance & Muscular Balance

https://flic.kr/p/QQYvgp Do you ever experience outer knee or hip pain from running? One common cause can be from your adductor muscles - or the weakness of them. Repetitive gait movement such as walking, running or biking requires those muscles on the inner portion of your thigh and groin to stabilize your pelvis and knee. When… Continue reading Adductor Strengthening Exercises for Runners – Decrease Hip Pain, Improve Performance & Muscular Balance

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Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

This is a piggyback post from last weeks blog, How to ACTUALLY Perform a "Simple" Glute Bridge; Free Exercise Coaching (If you missed that video-blog - or vlog as the hip kids say - improve your back and glute strength by watching that video linked above) This supine lying hamstring curl is a hip dominant… Continue reading Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

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How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

Online training infographics and social media (not online coaching) workouts are usually filled with familiar exercises many people either have done or can pick up on quite easily. The only issue I have with that is nobody is truly coaching you through the movement. It may look the same at a glance, and even feel some… Continue reading How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

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6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

Reps, sets, and exercises used to be the most important parts of a personal training routine...but the business of fitness is changing in a more empowering direction. Yes, knowing that 8-12 repetitions are an ideal range for muscular hypertrophy where the muscle is in a hot spot of stimulus between strength and endurance training is important.… Continue reading 6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

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Turn On Your Butt With Kick-Ass Kettlebell Moves

Why Your Butt is Worth More Than Just Looking Good Your butt, glutes, cheeks, fanny, buns, tooshie, badonkadonk, or whatever else you want to call it has big shoes to fill when it comes to strengthening and optimizing the body. The four primary benefits of strengthening your glutes are; Improving your Posture Preventing Injury and… Continue reading Turn On Your Butt With Kick-Ass Kettlebell Moves

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Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

Yesterday I embarked on my first (competitive) half marathon through the trails. Before I go over what I reflected on first, if you have been a part of a race, it is a totally different feeling than going out at your usual pace. For starters, the people around you definitely influence your feet to move a… Continue reading Immediate Takeaways from the Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon

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Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett is a renowned coach, physical therapist, speaker and author, with his book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, ranking among the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Becoming a Supple Leopard is loaded with insight, information, and practices to implement to not only improve mobility for exercise but to enhance movement quality throughout… Continue reading Signs That You Have Been Moving Incorrectly; Dr. Kelly Starrett

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Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?

As I lie awake on this early morning during Orca Games competition, soaking in the stillness, I took some time to reflect upon how I present myself as a coach... Here is a snapshot of how the concept of the Progression of Coaching wandered through my mind.   Coaches, Trainers, Therapists, and Movement Practitioners have… Continue reading Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?