Park Workout 101

In this time of social distancing, the hard part is finding time and space to break free from our little bubbles. Waking up this morning, I rolled out of bed angst-y, angry and a grump to the Nth degree (just ask Heather). Bout time to get out, shepherd some strength and HIIT something to calmContinue reading “Park Workout 101”

Breaking out of a Workout Rut

What are some general reasons people fall into a workout rut?   There are so many ways you can fall into a rut with your workouts!    One of the most important pieces of the ‘health puzzle’ is integrating a realistic plan at an appropriate intensity. Especially at this time of year, individuals are motivatedContinue reading “Breaking out of a Workout Rut”

Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations

Yo, Here’s where I talk about the intricacies of building an exercise session. Let’s assume you are building your workouts for today. For strength. Rules of the routine: Dynamic warmup- depending on the day, you want to make sure that you mobilize and prepare your body for the activities you are going to go through.Continue reading “Strength Principles: Movement Order of Operations”

Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress

What’s up Gaggle!? For a period of about three months before moving out to Utah, I found myself going through the motions.  My lifts were stagnant and my lack of progression was slowly kicking my butt mentally. Days were long and I found myself straying away from my focus-get strong while loving what I do.Continue reading “Strength Principles: 5 Ways to Progress”

3 Travel Workouts in 30 Minutes or less

Hey everybody, One thing that happens in life for anybody that I work with is travel. People go places. They get caught up in work. Or vacation. Or just need to get away for a little while. And it’s amazing!!! I am a huge advocate of adventure, seeing new places and travelling to far away lands.Continue reading “3 Travel Workouts in 30 Minutes or less”

CHOP SHOP Inaugural Workout

First workout in the Chop Shop. Died. Warmup/movement prep: 1×10 each A1 Inchworm A2 PVC Pass through A3 Bottom of squat hold Agility: 10 minutes Foot ladder drills – in/out, forward back Hopping drills – Lateral shuffle for power, power hops Strength: 5×5 Back Squat 3×10 Each rear foot elevated Squat 3×10-15 Hip Thruster 3×10 each SingleContinue reading “CHOP SHOP Inaugural Workout”

Creating an Exercise Program

Step 1 (optional): Foam Roll (5-10 minutes) Foam rolling is going to be a great thing. If you are unable to get foam rolling in throughout the day, do it at the gym just to makes sure you get some relief from those sore muscles. Step 2: Dymanic warmup (5-10 minutes) When choosing a dynamicContinue reading “Creating an Exercise Program”