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Category Archives: Exercise Programming

Proper Form for Back Squat Exercise: Drop it like a Squat

Exercise Name & Target Muscle Group The back squat (commonly referred to as the squat) is a multi-joint compound resistance exercise that typically uses a squat rack and barbell (weighted […]

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Postpartum Fitness Goals – Guiding New Moms Toward Success

Although postpartum moms are generally cleared for activity after six weeks (longer for cesarean sections), the body has only begun to heal itself and work towards regaining its capacity and […]

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Steal This Zero-Cost Boot Camp Routine

Keeping clients interested with little/no equipment might sound like a difficult thing to do, but really all you need is a solid routine, the great outdoors, good energy, and a […]

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Hip Flexor Stretches for Personal Trainers

Stretching the hip flexors doesn’t always get the results your clients desire, but it can – if you add the right “twist”. Before we talk about how to more effectively […]

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4 Contraindicated Cycling Exercises with Modifications

Are your clients partying on the pedals without your watchful eye to keep them safe? Indoor cycling companies are all the rage right now. And what’s not to like? Amazing group energy. […]

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Hip Flexor Exercises for Personal Trainers

What if “tight hip flexors” were actually weak? Any combination of the 11 hip flexor muscles can be weak in a persons body, causing the other muscles to overwork and be tight. Tightness […]

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How To Do Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats

I once thought heavy squats and the leg press were the keys to building strength and the best way to work the legs. Like most things, my thinking has evolved […]

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Hip Flexor Muscles and Anatomy for Personal Trainers

How many of the 11 muscles involved in hip flexion can you name from memory? It’s hard to remember them all! Yet it’s easy to see why so many muscles are […]

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Proper Form for Plank Exercise: Planking with Purpose

Exercise Name & Target Muscle Group Trunk stabilization, commonly referred to as “the plank”, is an exercise designed to target the abdominals. However, because this exercise requires stabilizing efforts from […]

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Transform Your Workout with Landmine Exercises

As a fitness coach I’m always in search of a better or a different way to help my clients. Sometimes my search leads to new movements, exercises or program evolution, and […]

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