When I wrote the first article about bulletproofing our body at home, I never intended for this to become a series, nor did I predict the global pandemic that swept through the world in 2020. Quarantine truly changed my life in ways I never expected...But that’s a blog post for another day. One of these, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Bulletproof Your Mind…at Home
In the almost six years I’ve worked in the fitness industry, I feel as if I’ve seen it all. Exercises done incorrectly, ridiculous diet strategies followed, unnecessary (and expensive!) supplements purchased, and that’s just to name a few in a list I’m sure will continue to grow. But through the craziness, there’s still one negative … Continue reading Cheat Your Workout, Cheat Yourself.
It’s no secret that barbell movements have a host of benefits. From increasing strength to hypertrophy, they are a staple in many programs. But what if you don’t have access to a barbell? What if you don't feel comfortable quite yet with it? Or what if you simply want to mix it up?
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up – either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We’re going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading Don’t Give Away Your Success
Monday morning: you’re jolted awake by a screeching alarm. After pressing snooze a handful of times, you’re forced into a rushed morning routine: shower, coffee, and breakfast in hand as you rush out the door. At work, you reach for more coffee, desperately looking to offset the effects of a lack of sleep the night … Continue reading Sleep Optimally
In the research, this mind-muscle connection is referred to as “attentional focus”. This is the practice of directing our attention to the muscle or group of muscles we wish to activate during a particular exercise. For example, during a cable-pull through, we want to target the posterior chain. This primarily includes the glutes and hamstrings, … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or Fiction?
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up - either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We're going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
A few weeks ago, I touched on how we should get back to the basics and focus on the body in terms of movement, not only muscles. This leads me to this new series: Movement Mechanics. Each article and associate podcast will cover a major movement pattern and continue to reframe our thinking to recognize … Continue reading Movement Mechanics: The Core
Regardless of the goal you're working toward, support is one of the biggest factors. Supportive family who buys and cooks healthy food. Friends who understand why you may decline that extra drink or appetizer when you're hanging out on a Friday night. Those around you play a big role in your journey to live a … Continue reading You Do You: 12 Steps to Build Self-Confidence
This week, I have an article for my coaches and fitness professionals who read my blog. If you're an exerciser, be sure to check out the podcast episode that goes with this article. You may find it more helpful. Last week, I referenced how the fitness industry is failing. Despite this, the industry is growing. … Continue reading Back to Basics