Monthly Archives: August 2015

5 Strategies to Crush Your Workout if You’re Crunched for Time

I’ve had some bad habits over the years, but perhaps the worst was always telling everyone how busy I was. “How are you?” people would ask. “Good, but I’m SO busy,” I’d respond, my words grasping desperately for sympathy. I’m

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5 Kettlebell Tips from a Former KB Dummy

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I’m not old (yet) and I’ve learned some new tricks recently that have dramatically improved my personal training arsenal as well as my clients’. Since working with the staff at

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Technique Tuesday: Breathing During the Deadlift

This week’s Technique Tuesday shows you how to use your breathing to brace your torso during the deadlift. This will protect your back AND help you lift more weight. Breathing during the deadlift can be tricky. There’s more to it

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Posted in Powerlifting, Technique Tuesdays

You’re Supposed to Be Tired and It’s Supposed to Be Hard

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – Tom Hanks A League of Their Own At least once a day, I give a client a coaching cue and they

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20 More Random Fitness Thoughts

Between running the Cressey Sports Performance women’s powerlifting group, preparing for the 2015 Fall Seminar and one of my best friends betting married last weekend, I’ve been slacking with content this week. Here are 20 random fitness thoughts that have floated through

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Technique Tuesday: The Bench Press Arch

Today’s Technique Tuesday covers a controversial bench press topic: arching your back. Should you arch? How much? Will it hurt your back? The answers are probably, it depends, and probably not. Here’s how to use the bench press arch correctly

Posted in Cressey Sports Performance, Powerlifting, Technique Tuesdays

The Dangers of Feedback Dependency

Being alone sucks. My fiance has been gone all week visiting family in Vermont and she took our dog with her. It’s just me and the cat, and she’s not much for conversation besides demanding food at 5 a.m. and

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