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Category Archives: Exercise Programming

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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How to do a Floor Dumbbell Chest Press with Power Hooks

Power Hooks are my favorite accessory for any dumbbell pressing exercise. I have actually had people argue that if you can’t get a dumbbell in a position to press it you […]

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How to do a Safety Squat

The safety squat bar is a safer alternative to using a straight bar for squats. First off, the weight is cambered forward which helps the lifter to stay in a […]

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How to do a Shrug Bar Deadlift

Using a shrug bar to perform dead lifts has several advantages over using an Olympic style bar. Because the lifter is standing in the center of the load the line […]

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10 Exercises to Get Fit While Traveling

Traveling induces the temptation to kick back and forget all about your fitness routine in even the most dedicated of us. Though it may be easier for you to keep […]

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Resistance Band Training – Train Your Clients Without Weights

Looking for a new workout routine to use tomorrow? Grab a resistance band and get your clients to add weight to their workout without actually adding weights. This tried and […]

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Should Your Clients Jump on a Bike?

If the person next to you was jumping on a bike, would you? Even if jumps are contraindicated? But, what if they are actually beneficial? If your clients ride bikes […]

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