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Cocktails and Training During the Holidays

On Training during the Holidays 🎄 This is the holiday season and you were probably busier. With last minute shopping, company parties, and Q4 meetings, maybe you didn't train as much as you could this month. Maybe you felt "lazy." I like to frame it as you

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Are bicep curls better than pushups?

“Functional” vs “Bro” movements I’ve seen this topic debated on social media. What’s better? ”Functional” exercises that replicate daily movement like a pushup or squat? Or isolation exercises that target specific muscle groups like a bicep curl or leg extension? Choosing one style is like asking, “what’s

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🌱 The Right Workouts Save You Time

Meaningful fitness is about adaptation The whole concept of training comes from adaptation. You do a workout that challenges your body, then you adapt. Training is all about that progression. Different exercises, rep schemes, rest times, are tools used to create change: * Lower rest times can build endurance. * Heavier weights

🌱 The Right Workouts Save You Time
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🌱 Seasons of Push

Do you need a push or pull right now? In the fitness game there are seasons. Sometimes you need to push yourself, and sometimes you need to pull back. Today’s about pushing yourself, but let’s approach it differently from just “trying harder.” When you need to push yourself

🌱 Seasons of Push
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🌱 On Testing Yourself

Dude what’s your bench? What’s your mile time? How much can you bench? How many pull-ups can you do? These are common tests you hear when it comes to gauging fitness levels. While benching, running, and doing pull-ups are very specific benchmarks, testing can show you how close

🌱 On Testing Yourself
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🌱 Fitness pays dividends

Making fitness priority pays dividends in your mental and physical game. When coaching, my clients always leave feeling better than they came in. When you make training a pillar in your schedule, the benefits spread to other areas of life. Name another life-hack that helps you: * Improve sleep quality * Move

🌱 Fitness pays dividends
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🌱 What Training Split do I recommend?

On Training Splits A question I get asked often is what training split to do. A training split is simply the way your workouts are divided through the week, so this question translates to... "how should I divide my training?" For me, a good training splits are ones

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🌱 How to breathe during workouts

Breathing During Training When training, focusing on movement quality maximizes the gains you make. Quality of movement means moving with intentional technique, moving at the right speeds, and proper breathing. While the first two can vary from workout to workout, proper breathing can be simplified to fit all movements. 💡Here&

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🌱 Rest Days are Growth Days

Rest days lead to gains It's tempting to start your training journey and think, I'm going to train EVERY DAY. Workouts lead to gains, so the more you train, the more you grow, right? Not exactly. Training breaks down your body, then rest days allow you

🌱 Rest Days are Growth Days
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🌱 Training during Travel

Should you workout on vacation? Long story short, it depends on what you enjoy doing, and if your goals require it. Taking a week off isn't going to kill your strength gains. You should train on vacation if... * If you want to. * If your goals require it. If

Me doing a handstand in Hawaii on my honeymoon