Fitness, workouts

The Truth about How to Build the Perfect Body

I believe fitness is first about getting healthy and feeling capable in your own body, and second about how you look. When you train only to look a certain way (skinny or ripped), you will either end up disappointing yourself constantly or sacrificing health for appearance. But when you train for function, your looks automatically… Continue reading The Truth about How to Build the Perfect Body

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The Fatal 40/Giant Set Challenge

The "Fatal 40" was my workout for this morning, I'll post the original Crossfit version along with my version that works with my minimal apartment equipment.     So yeah, the above is the crazy but awesome CrossFit version. I gotta admit that as much as I love using minimal equipment in the privacy of… Continue reading The Fatal 40/Giant Set Challenge

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How to Choose the Right Protein Supplement

In my last post I talked about some warning signs that you might need a protein supplement. I also said I was going to finish my series of posts about protein this weekend but obviously that didn't happen, so I'm publishing those posts today. I worked Monday through Friday plus the weekend so today is my… Continue reading How to Choose the Right Protein Supplement

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3 Major Signs You Need a Protein Shake

Over the course of this weekend, I'll be publishing a series of 3 posts on protein supplementation. The first is about how you can know if you need a protein shake/supplement to begin with, the second will dive into all the different kinds of protein and how to know which one is right for you,… Continue reading 3 Major Signs You Need a Protein Shake

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Barre for Weightlifters (ladies, listen up!)

Injuries and ailments are almost always caused by two things: bad form, and endless repetition. Our bodies are designed to adapt, so when your workouts incorporate plenty of variety, you will make continuous progress. But if you do the same thing over and over, you will plateau. It's as simple as that. That is why… Continue reading Barre for Weightlifters (ladies, listen up!)

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I’m Back!! – New Workout Program

Oh my goodness you guys... I can't believe I haven't written a blog post in almost 2 weeks!! As most of you know, I started a new job last week, which is always a little exhausting as you get used to your new routine, coworkers, responsibilities, etc. Now that I'm officially trained in and have a… Continue reading I’m Back!! – New Workout Program

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Anti Anxiety Workout + Bonus Upper Body Strength Workout

Hey all! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted - life has gotten a little hectic lately (okay, "a little" may be an understatement). I'm planning on writing one or two informational posts this weekend, like 5 Reasons You Aren't Losing Weight and 8 Things You Should Never Say to a Fit Girl, but today I'm going to… Continue reading Anti Anxiety Workout + Bonus Upper Body Strength Workout

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Killer Total Body Strength Workout + HIIT

Hey readers! I'm sorry I disappeared from my blog for the last few days - my weekend didn't go as planned and yesterday turned into a very long work day. I'm back now though - I'll be writing a couple of posts today and catching up on the latest from my favorite bloggers. I haven't… Continue reading Killer Total Body Strength Workout + HIIT

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A Word About Deadlift Stance

Deadlifts are my favorite lower body exercise. They work every muscle in your body from your glutes to your lats, and are one of the best ways to test and improve your overall functional strength. They are a very simple exercise and one that you will see a lot of improvement in very quickly.  … Continue reading A Word About Deadlift Stance

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8 Week Self-Challenge – Day 1

In yesterday's post I talked about what I'm planning on doing for workouts now that I've finished the Triple Threat program. In case you missed it, I'm writing my own 8-week plan with 3 goals in mind. I want to get my 2x bodyweight deadlift (260#), increase isolated core work, and improve my hip flexibility.… Continue reading 8 Week Self-Challenge – Day 1