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Author: Katie Prendergast

Complexes: The Simple Way To Get In & Out Of The Gym – Stat

It’s New Year resolution season, and that means throngs of people are flooding the gym to reverse their holiday weight gain. The crowds can make it challenging to get an effective workout in a busy gym! If you feel overwhelmed by the crowds and just want to get in, get sweaty, and get out –…
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Train Your Core Without Crunches

At a holiday party, a family member approached me about her back pain. “I’m really frustrated, I can’t even go for a walk without triggering pain in my lower back,” she confessed. “I know it’s because my abs are weak, but crunches only make it worse. How can I train my core without doing any…
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Fix Your Form: Squat Edition

The squat is an amazing exercise. Anyone who says it’s bad for you doesn’t know squat (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). In seriousness, squatting isn’t bad for your hips, knees, back, or anything else you’ve been told. But squatting with bad form can lead to injury. Use the coaching tips in this article to stay…
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How To Smash Through Strength Plateaus

Have you hit a frustrating training plateau?   You hit the gym diligently, day after day, week after week, and put in the work… but you just can’t PR your lifts. You’re frustrated as heck and ready to give in, right? Don’t. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and…
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A Better Warm-Up To Improve Your Workouts & Prevent Injury

Your warm up sucks. Here’s what to do about it. The old stand-by of doing “5 minutes on the treadmill and some random stretches” before you lift is as outdated as the high school gym teacher who taught you it was the right way to warm up. Worse, this weak excuse for a warm up could…
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Upper Body Training for Skiers and Snowboarders

Ski and snowboard season is fast approaching. Now is the time for skiers and snowboarders to “get in shape” for the slopes so you can crush it from first chair to last. To most, this means cardio and legs, right? While that’s not a bad idea – you’ll certainly need strong legs and lungs this…
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Injured? Get Back Into The Gym Safely With These Tips

Hey, team, let’s be real… injuries suck. But if you’re an active person and enjoy lifting, running, skiing, and playing sports, dealing with occasional aches and pains is a major reality of your active lifestyle.   Having been sidelined by accidents and injuries before, I understand the frustration of not being able to do the…
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Three Weight Loss Diets That Actually Work

Search the internet for “weight loss diet” and you’ll be inundated with about 8,240,000 results in 0.57 seconds. That’s a lot of freaking diet information to wade through. Allow me to simplify matters for you. The dirty little secret of the diet industry is that ALL diets work, as long as they create a calorie…
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7 Simple Sleep Tips To Get Strong, Lean, or Jacked

You can sleep your way to gains You’re probably aware that sleep is important, but if you’re like most people, you don’t get adequate shut eye. Well, enough is enough. Sleep ain’t a luxury. It’s a necessity for a high-performing body and mind. Sleep is the most underrated performance enhancing drug available to people wanting…
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How To Reverse Diet For Faster Fat Loss

If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to diet – that is, create a calorie deficit. But what if you’ve been dieting for a long time, and progress stalls? It might be time for a “reverse diet” to re-ignite your fat loss! The first law of fat loss is to eat less food than…
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