Category: Fitness and Training

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 The old stand-by of doing “5 minutes on the treadmill and some random stretches” before you lift is as outdated as the high school gym teacher who taught you it was the right way to warm up.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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Does Your Cardio “M.I.S.S.” The Mark?

What’s the best cardio for weight loss?   The common wisdom circulating the gym crowd is that weight loss comes down to a “more is better” approach. If you lose a little weight doing 30 minutes of cardio per day, you can lose more weight by doing 40 minutes of cardio. If you see results…
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How To Lean Out This Summer With One Piece Of Equipment

Summer is here – are you ready? Memorial Day weekend officially kicked off the summer season of barbecues, pool parties, and beach vacations. If the thought of sitting poolside in your swimsuit terrifies you, you’re not alone. Most people want to lean out (or stay lean) this time of year, but they make one crucial…
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The Best Training Splits For Fat Loss, Muscle Growth, and Athleticism

Starting a workout routine can be daunting due to all of the uncertainty about planning and executing the “best” training plan. Allow me to clear up all of the unnecessary confusion so that you waste less time worrying and have more time to actually train to lose fat, build muscle, and increase your athleticism for…
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How To Train Effectively When You Can’t Hit The Gym

If the main reason you don’t make it to the gym is that you just don’t have time to go, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, 67% of people with gym memberships never use them, and the average person goes to the gym just twice a week. Sorry, but you’ll likely not see results from…
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What Is Strong, Really?

Getting Strong in The Gym Matters for Every Fitness Goal Whether you want to look, feel, or perform your best – or all three – your first priority should be getting as strong as possible. Strength is the basis for everything else in the gym… including looking better in your bathing suit. I’ll never forget…
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Five Weird Exercise Variations To Shake Up Your Strength Training

Is boredom deterring you from hitting the gym? You’re not alone. The perfect training plan should strike a balance between enough repetition to master the basic movement patterns (squat, hinge, push, pull, core) and enough variety to keep you interested in training. You don’t want to do an entirely different workout each time you step…
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