Vary Your Reps With These Methods

While barbell back squats are generally synonymous with booty gains, changing your rep range or style will help increase your training volume and can be a fun way to mix things up, Halse says. AMRAP sets (as many reps as possible) are a popular way to add volume and variety. This involves performing as many […]

Add Weight to Your Squats

Once you can comfortably perform 3 sets of 20 body-weight squats, it’s time to progress to the next level by upping the resistance. Adding weight to your squats not only helps your glutes develop but it’ll take some of the boredom out of a repetitive body-weight squat routine. The barbell back squat is one option. […]

Body-Weight Squats Work — Only to a Point

Noticing a booty-building plateau (one of the worst kinds!) even though you’ve been adding more body-weight squats to your workout routine? It’s actually a pretty common problem, and if you’ve mastered the body-weight squat, it’s probably time to change things up. No trainer will deny that squats are among the top exercises for building functional […]

3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

The back muscles are the connection of all our limbs, the stronger they are, the greater the strength potential for the rest of the muscles. Remember… 3-Week Back and Bicep Routine

Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

Whether you are new to resistance training or need to brush up on techniques, it’s always a good idea to review set up, execution, safety guidelines … Resistance Training Techniques: Set Up, Execution, Safety Guidelines and Cues.

How to Incorporate Progressive Overload Into Your Workouts

Unless you’re a certified trainer, the very best way to incorporate progressive overload training is to work with an expert who can write you a program that takes your goals, schedule and current fitness level and lifts in mind. But if that’s out of your price range or you’re do it yourself-er, the best way […]

Why You Need Progressive Overload

If you’re on the hunt for a way to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your workouts, all experts agree: Progressive overload is it. Progressive overloading involves intentionally planning your workouts so that every single session maximizes its strength-building potential. Typically, that means manipulating the weight, rep scheme, tempo or intensity of a movement. Could […]

What Does Progressive Overload Mean?

The key to gaining strength and building muscle, “the progressive overload principle says that in order for our muscles to change and get stronger, we need to work them harder.” That probably makes sense to you intuitively, but to understand physiologically why and how this works, you need to understand how muscle growth happens. During […]

The One Method Guaranteed to Help You Get Stronger

No shade to the mood-boosting benefits of strength-training. But if you’re slinging around weight and not getting any stronger, at best it’s a bummer, and at worst it’s interfering with said happy-making perks. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because your strength plan lacks something called progressive overload. Never heard of it? I have a cheat […]

Motivating Yourself To Get Moving

Step 2: Aim for the Bare Minimum to Start You’ve likely heard the recommendation that most adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While that’s a great goal to aim for over time, it’s not very realistic if you’re not […]

Lifting Weights

Lifting weights not only helps you burn fat, but it also amps up your ability to perform such daily tasks as carrying groceries, climbing stairs and doing other household chores. Lifting weights is critical since all of us lose one to two percent of our muscle strength each year, according to a December 2013 Journal of […]

Certified Personal Trainer

Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My […]