3 Glute Exercises You’ve Never Tried

Look at any fitness magazine and you’ll be sure to find articles like “The top 5 exercises for a tighter butt” or “7 tips for a better booty”. The Gluteal muscles are often considered glamour muscles, but many don’t realize they also play a key role in stabilization of the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint. This is…

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One Squat Variation You Need To Try

Strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat, get leaner, and become more athletic. It’s something that everyone should be doing from the high school basketball player to the grandmother wanting to play with her grandkids. Anyone can benefit from it. When designing your own strength training program, it’s important to…

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3 Unconventional Core Exercises You Need To Do

The term “core” has become a buzz word over the last few years. With all the infomercials and exercise equipment out there, it has lead many to believe core training will suddenly help them drop a few clothing sizes. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. The only way to truly get leaner is by combining a…

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Reduce Low Back Pain With This Unique Exercise

According to statistics, 80% of people will experience some sort of back pain during their life (1). Those who have suffered or are currently suffering from it know what a hassle this is. It can keep you from doing things you love. Unfortunately, there are many different reasons why you may have back pain. This makes…

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How To Assess And Improve Movement: Part 1

An assessment is an often overlooked but rather important part of a strength training program. Everyone has limitations and movement restrictions that can prevent them from performing certain exercises with correct form. For example, office workers usually have a hard time performing any overhead exercises correctly. Sitting at a desk all day places them into…

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How To Properly Train Your Abs

Traditional core training usually consists of things like crunches, sit ups, side bends, russian twists, and the like. Walk into any commercial gym and you will be sure to see those types of exercises. These exercises allow the spine to move through a large range of motion, and do not properly train your abs. Stuart Mcgill,…

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The Split Squat

Today, I want to cover an exercise that I don’t see being done very often: the split squat. I want to highlight some benefits of this exercise as well as some common mistakes I see when taking a client through it for the first time. So let’s jump right in! First things first, what is…

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The Rocking Hip Flexor Stretch

Hip flexion is the act of raising the thigh toward the trunk or bending the trunk toward the thigh. There are several muscles that create hip flexion such as the Iliacus, Psoas, Rectus Femoris, Sartorius, and Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL). There are also a couple muscles that assist in hip flexion such as the Adductor…

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The Romanian Deadlift

Sounds like a torture device, right? Actually the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is a fantastic exercise, and one I want to talk about a little more in depth today. Often, when you walk into a gym, most squat racks are empty. Except for the guys blasting out curls. This is the norm unfortunately. Many people do…

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The Magazine Dilemma

Every so often, I’ll see a health or fitness magazine displaying an article title on the front that intrigues me. I do not read those types of magazines regularly, but I always like to see what type of information is being presented to the public. Last week, I saw one with an article titled “Beat Back Pain”.…

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