The daily demands of life in our society often place strains upon our bodies we are consistently untrained to confront. This month I want to give attention to the “rounded shoulders” postural distortion caused by sitting at desks/computer terminals.
“I hate cardio,” may be the most frequent comment we hear as personal trainers, but with further investigation, we often find that this statement just isn’t true....So how do we know if you actually don’t hate cardio as much as you think you do?
Summer in Seattle can be unpredictable, so here’s a workout to fit any situation. Choose your workout adventure and perform these exercises as a circuit or as straight sets, for reps or time, at the gym or outside, it’s up to you!
Here is a super simple workout that proves that you don't need to make it complicated to get a great full body workout! All you need is a 25lbs, 35lbs, or 45lbs weight plate (or dumbbell) and a clock to hit it hard with this full body AMRAP!
Animal Flow is a bodyweight training program that's centered largely around ground-based work. It features animal-style movements that encourage core and shoulder stability and strength, in addition to body awareness - all without any fitness equipment!
If you're looking to change up your workout 1-2 times during the week, improve your endurance, and get a good caloric burn, try this workout. The Down and Dirty 30 will challenge your muscles, cardiovascular system and test your grit!
It's that time of year when the PNW winter seems never-ending. If you have plans to escape the weather by traveling someplace warm, try these bodyweight exercises that require absolutely no equipment during your travels.
Beach season is fading fast, but your beach muscles don't have to. Try this quick core circuit if you're short on time, or you can add on to the end of your regular workout. You'll work on core strength, stability, and endurance as you move quickly through this circuit with short breaks in between rounds.
Here's a super time-efficient way to get a good full body workout in 15-20 minutes! It's a good mix of strength and muscular endurance exercises with time-based sets so you can either go lighter with more reps, or crank up the weight and focus more on strength gains.
Why sacrifice your workouts while traveling? You can do body weight exercises anywhere! Try these strength and conditioning super-sets on your trips or in your backyard (during a stay-cation), and invite a buddy!
Stay injury free this summer by incorporating these functional exercises into your routine! Mobility is essential to performance as well as efficiency in movement. To perform at your highest level, corrective exercises should be performed in your training.
Have you heard of Rest-Based Training? With RBT, the moto is, "Push until you can't, rest until you can". Some people will need to take lots of shorter rests, while others prefer fewer, longer periods of rest. Learn how to use rest strategically to generate just the right intensity for your individual metabolic needs.
Time to start thinking about leaning out for summer! High intensity interval training can amp up your workouts and add variation to your cardio routine. Add weights to specified exercises depending on your personal fitness level.