4 Exercises for Healthy Hips

Our hips are complex structures that need to be taken care of.  Without proper warming up, stretching, and strengthening, we may develop issues.  Asymmetries, inflammation, nerve pain, and lack of...

Lifting Odd Objects

“Holy smokes.. These guys are strong,” I thought as we were hauling an 800 lb gun safe up a flight of stairs. In college, I joined a moving company for...

Take Your Outdoor Workouts to The Next Level!

Sick of breathing that machined air?  It’s time to get outside!   I used to be naive to the idea that you could get a great workout in the great outdoors. ...

Exercise vs Physical Activity

These may seem like two very similar terms (and they are), but there is a difference between exercise and physical activity.  Sometimes people confuse the two, but it’s important to...

When to Cheat on Your Diet

Wait a sec, Coach.. You want me to cheat on my diet?! First of all, I’m not a huge fan of the word ‘diet.’  I get it.  It’s a buzzword. ...

Lunge Your Way to Awesome Legs

There’s no doubt that lunges can help you build an awesome set of wheels.  There are a few exercises that I consider staples of my personal routine and lunges are...

5 Triceps Exercises That Will BLOW UP Your Arms

If we’re talking proportions, a good rule of thumb is that the triceps should make up roughly two-thirds of your arm.  While many people focus on the biceps, the triceps...

3 Exercises That Will Impress Your Gym Friends

Have you ever walked into the gym, seen somebody doing something incredible, and wished you could do something similar?   Besides the superhuman strength some folks display, there are certain skills...

5 Things to Consider When Programming for Fitness

Coaches and fitness enthusiasts:  If you plan to create a fitness program, there are some important elements that you must consider. Admittedly, each of these topics could use their own...

5 Killer Burpee Variations

What makes the burpee so special? When I explain the burpee to first-time clients, I always feel it’s important to mention that the burpee is a fundamental, functional exercise.  What...