Let’s Talk Full Squats

Let’s Talk Full Squats

A Guide to Proper Form

The squat is one of the most difficult and complex exercises to perform and/or teach. There are so many variations in stance, foot position, bar position and depth. Is there a “correct” way to teach or practice those variations? No. Every BODY is different, and that must be taken into consideration when squatting. Think about injuries, structural genetics (femur length, torso length, hip structure, etc), mobility and lifestyle (desk jobs, etc). All of these affect the squat position and depth in a major way.

Sweep The Competition With Your Quads

Sweep The Competition With Your Quads

Designing a Lower Body Program

It is easy to come up with leg exercises that work your hamstrings and glutes— squats, leg press, lunges… the list goes on. And, sure, all of those exercises will definitely work your quads, too— it’s usually just secondary to hamstrings and glutes. The tricky part is coming up with exercises— or WAYS to alter exercises— that will take some of the glute and hamstring focus out and use your quads as the primary mover.

I Calculated My Macros… Now What?

I Calculated My Macros… Now What?

A Guide to Flexible Dieting

March is National Nutrition Month— how cool is that?! That makes this a great month to reflect on nutrition and see which areas we can improve upon. Nutrition is an important piece to the puzzle of our fitness success. In my opinion, it is what separates the good from the great.

Plateau-Busting Partner Workout

Plateau-Busting Partner Workout

Outdoor Medicine Ball Circuit

With the weather starting to get warmer, I love taking my workouts outside as much as I can. Living in Arizona, it’s easy to do that nine to 10 months out of the year! From bodyweight workouts, to cardio, HIIT, active rest and even yoga or stretching, getting outside for these activities can change things up just enough to keep you from hitting a plateau.

Test Your Strength For Maximum Results

Test Your Strength For Maximum Results

How To Determine Your 6 Rep Max (6RM)

If you go too heavy, you could get injured. Also, going too heavy at the beginning of a program doesn’t set you up for success with gaining muscle mass in a steady, progressive nature. In order to have success in your weight training program and avoid plateaus and burn-outs, you need to have a plan and the right starting point.

Guide to Rest Days

Guide to Rest Days

Tips to Accelerate Results

Is there anything more important than your workout when it comes to getting fit? Yes, there is. And it’s called: Get some rest! We all struggle with it— we want to keep lifting heavy every day, we don’t know what to do with our hands on rest day, “active” rest, etc. So, what DO we do on rest day and WHY do we NEED to make it part of our weekly training split?

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