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Category Archives: Exercise Programming

Plyometric Exercises and Programming

There’s more to plyometrics than just jumping and bouncing around. How you implement plyometrics into a fitness program and which clients you use plyometrics with is part of the programming […]

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How to Do a Farmers Walk with a Kettlebell or Dumbbell

Exercises that deliver the most value are my favorite exercises for clients (as well as for my own training). These exercises are typically simple in the sense of, the exercise […]

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Quick HIIT Workout Using AMRAP Protocols

The traditional HIIT protocol of work, rest, repeat may feel redundant if the workouts your clients are doing lack variety in their movements, load, or even work-to-rest ratios. As discussed […]

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Instructions for Resistance Band Deadlift Row

Using a resistance band during a deadlift creates the ability to add a row and make this exercise a total body experience. At some point in every exercise program comes […]

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Instructions for Resistance Band Lunge

Sometimes you need to modify a lunge and other times a progression is what the client ordered. Using a resistance band to do a lunge is a fun way to […]

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Instructions for Resistance Band Shoulder Press

Using a resistance band to do a shoulder press is a beneficial strength training exercise for anyone who reaches up to place objects on shelves, like groceries, dishes, etc. Strengthening […]

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The Stability Ball Crunch

What is a Stability Ball Crunch? The stability ball crunch is an abdominal exercise which predominantly targets the abdominal muscles. It’s a progression from doing crunches on the floor, on […]

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Ankle Anatomy – Fibularis and Peroneus Muscles

The words peroneus and fibularis are used interchangeably in anatomy. But, who needs an extra word to learn when you’re already trying to remember 600 muscles in the human body!? […]

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Fixed Plane or Free Motion Training?

Most personal trainers love free motion exercises over fixed plane machine exercises because they allow a lifter to move the resistance freely through space, which offers an advantage. Moving a […]

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Help Clients Beat a Bad Mood with this 10 Minute Workout

Exercise has been shown in numerous studies to be an effective reliever of stress, anxiety, and depression. Exercise releases the feel-good chemicals in the brain called dopamine and serotonin that […]

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