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3 Common Beginner Deadlift Mistakes

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Deadlifts are arguably one of the most valuable and badass movements, ever. Ever, ever. The deadlift and its variations are an integral part of any fitness program for anyone who wants to truly level up and these bad boys deliver the most bang for your buck – whether the goal is pure strength, getting in better shape, losing fat or […]

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6 Training Principles for Women in Action Sports

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There’s nothing that I love more than seeing women go out and grab life by the you-know-what, push the limits and defy the norm.  The increase of women’s participation in action sports has exploded over the past 20+ years and there has been a tremendous, liberating shift of women showing the world we can play hard, take a hit and […]

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Grief Bacon.

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Kummerspeck is the word the Germans use to describe overeating as a result of emotional distress such as grief, loss or trauma. It literally translates to “grief bacon.” Although the word is pretty fun and silly, the feelings and actions associated with it are not. Emotional pain and conflict have many physical symptoms and can vastly affect someone’s relationship with […]

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The 5 BEST Beginner Strength Training Exercises for Women (+ FREE WORKOUT)

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Making strength training more accessible to women is what I live for. I really want every woman to have the opportunity to pursue her physical potential and enjoy the indescribable feeling of a strong, capable body and the independence it brings. Besides that, I want women to choose the most effective means for transforming their physiques, which means placing a […]

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Find YOUR Why.

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When I first started pursuing strength in the gym years ago, I didn’t have aesthetic goals in mind. I was in school for automotive and swiftly learning that trying to be taken seriously in a male-dominated field when I had to ask for help breaking bolts and lifting tires, was NOT looking promising for me. It took me at least […]

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Aerobic Development for Strength Athletes

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Steady state aerobic training. It’s kind of the red-headed step child of the fitness realm. In the past few years aerobic work, or “cardio”, has been vilified due to misconstrued understanding of research and the rising trend of “HIIT” (high intensity interval training) and other gut-busting activities designed to better condition you.  Who wants to spend 30 minutes sucking wind […]

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What’s Missing From Your Softball Workout?

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I’ve seen it many times: A high school softball player has the best intentions to increase speed, power, strength and injury resilience, but an ill-designed training program derails those plans. Softball workouts often fail to build actual strength, develop proper movement skills, and provide an effective warm-up. Here are three key elements of effective softball workouts, with recommended exercises.. >>KEEP […]

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3 Keys to a Solid Squat Setup

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  The Squat is without a doubt one of the most beneficial movements you can perform. For improving athletic performance, promoting muscle gain and increasing overall strength—plus the abundance of positive hormonal adaptations that result from squatting heavy with good form—you’d be hard pressed to find a movement that delivers more bang for its buck. Unfortunately, most people sacrifice performance […]

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Client Spotlight: Jen!

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The true driving force behind any health endeavor and the ability to succeed at living a sustainably fit lifestyle is the mindset in which you approach your journey. When I first chatted with Jen, she was plagued with confusion and frustration – she was working out hard everyday on her own, following a diet plan, but not seeing or feeling […]

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Time To Woman Up.

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Most women are totally unaware that harnessing their strength can earn them the lean, vibrant bodies they desire and an indestructible mental fortitude that will benefit them far beyond the gym. The idea that men and women should train differently is pretty preposterous, but women unquestionably approach exercise with different cultural, sociological and psychological motivations. Most women have been lead […]

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