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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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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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T³ #011: When in Doubt, Roll it Out

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday… I’m highly confident your body would be a perfect, well-oiled machine if you could afford a massage every single week. But let’s be real, you need a way to massage your sore and achy muscles on your own time. Foam Rolling allows you to do that. I love to… Continue reading T³ #011: When in Doubt, Roll it Out

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Cardio or Resistance Training: Which is Better for Optimal Health?

You might hear it from a doctor, family member, or even a friend that you should start exercising to improve your health. But what does that mean exactly? How long should I exercise for? Does it matter what type? What if I don't have a trainer? There is no way I have time for that.… Continue reading Cardio or Resistance Training: Which is Better for Optimal Health?

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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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The 5 F’s to Create Change That Lasts; and No, One of Them Isn’t “F**k It”

You discovered a time where each morning, afternoon and night, feeling like the best version of your potential exists. With each favorable decision you make, you crack a smile and love how empowered it makes you feel. You are unstoppable, regardless of whatever is going on around you. The habits you've built in allow you… Continue reading The 5 F’s to Create Change That Lasts; and No, One of Them Isn’t “F**k It”

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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