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Category Archives: Exercise Programming

Advanced Suspension Strap Lunges – From Regression to Progression

What Can I Do Instead of Lunges? A few months ago several clients were experiencing some physical discomfort doing lunges and expressed their desire to do something altogether different. Naturally, […]

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How to do Kettlebell Swings

The Kettlebell is versatile. You can use it for a farmers carry, progress your front squat from a single dumbbell, or perform a more complex exercise like the Kettlebell swing. Over […]

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Intermediate Suspension Strap Lunges

What can you do to up the ante once clients have become comfortable with their beginner suspension strap lunge? Of course, you could simply remove the straps and have clients […]

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Suspension Strap Lunges for Beginners

Suspension straps provide a great modification to lunges for the beginner or someone rehabbing. Even though lunges are a tried and true exercise for personal trainers and fitness fanatics, not […]

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30 Minute HIIT Workout Using Tabata Protocol

Lately, many clients, and heck, even myself, have found our busy schedules are interfering with our longer workouts, so we’ve been exploring more HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) protocols in […]

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How to Do the Renegade Row

When it comes to core training, the exercises that impress me are not the crunches or the Russian twists but rather functional exercises (exercises that are actually good for you […]

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How To Do The Dead Bug Exercise

This exercise looks simple but don’t let that fool you, it is very challenging! The dead bug exercise strengthens your core, decreases pressure in the lower back, improves posture, and enhances […]

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Specificity Training – What and Why

Without this key element, training just isn’t quite as personal. Specificity is one of the most important elements in a persons training program. It’s a big part of helping clients […]

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4 Safe Alternatives to Traditional Free Weight Exercises

Free weights propose a risk for injury while machines can be limiting. As trainers we have to weigh the benefits against the risk in order to determine the best exercises […]

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How to do a Unilateral Band Fly

Can you build strength using resistance tubing or bands? Yes! Some people think that the light resistance bands used for physical therapy and rehab are the only option. There are bands […]

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