Depending on your goals of training, your rest times should vary. We'll go over optimal rest times for when you're working on improving strength, power, hypertrophy, and muscle endurance!
What even is compression?
We define and discuss compression and how that relates to training.
How do the hips and core impact each other?
How do the hips and core impact each other? We discuss regional interdependence and how this impacts mobility, strength, and control.
What is proper core engagement?
Proper core engagement requires regulation of your intra-abdominal pressure. When you engage your core, you are regulating pressure in your abdominal cavity. Your core includes your diaphragm on the top, pelvic floor on the bottom, abdominals on the front/sides, and your paraspinals/other back muscles in the back - so it's not just your 6 pack … Continue reading What is proper core engagement?
10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts 2022
So, it’s that time of year again and it’s time to figure out gifts for your friends and family. If you’re like me, I always struggle with what to get people. But if they like anything fitness, here are some ideas for either yourself or anyone on your list!
Meal Prep tips
5 tips to help meal prep to eat well while busy! I've been meal prepping in some capacity probably since I moved out of my parents' house. Over the years, I've learned a thing or two. So if you're new to meal prepping or just want some new tips, here are my 5 tips for … Continue reading Meal Prep tips
Accessory Exercises – When Should I Use Them?
An accessory exercise is an exercise that targets smaller muscles or muscle groups. They can be helpful in training, but when should they be used?
Joint Balance: What is it & Why is it Important?
What is "joint balance?” Well, that's a good question! It's kind of a term that I made up, so let me explain!
5 Tips to Help with Productivity
Trying to keep up with life and feeling like you just can’t? Here are a few productivity tips that I have found to be helpful!
Where Do I Start?
I get questions similar to “I’m just getting into fitness, where do I start?” or “I haven’t worked out in forever due to “x,” where do I start?” Here’s the long answer to that question.
What is the Best Sitting Posture & Why is Posture Important?
You’ve heard a ton of people say it… “sit up straight,” “I have terrible posture,” etc… But, what exactly is the best sitting posture and why is it important?
What Does a Day in the Life Look Like?
I often get asked how long I workout, how am I so productive, etc. So, what does a day for me really look like?
My Top 10 Tips for Physical Therapy Students
Finding balance during physical therapy school can be tough! Here are a few tips that can help you conquer your studies and make it through PT school with a little more sanity.
10 Strategies to Create Consistency with your Workouts
Have you tried so many times to start working out again, but when things get tough or one thing goes wrong, you give up? Here are some strategies to help make things stick the next time around!
Lifting while Barefoot vs. in Conventional/Lifting Shoes
In the lifting community, Converses have been used for years due to their minimal support and minimal heel drop. It has become popular to lift barefoot as well. This blog explores the research behind barefoot and shoed lifting.
Transitioning to Running in Minimalist Shoes – how does that work?
So you’ve decided you want to transition to running in a barefoot shoe, but are not sure how…Let’s start by taking a look at what the research says.
Minimalist shoes vs. Conventional shoes – what should I run in?
What shoes are best when running, if any shoes at all?
Barefoot vs. Minimalist style shoes vs. Conventional shoes – what is best for your foot?
I often get asked about why I workout barefoot and choose to wear Vivobarefoot shoes over other types of shoes. I wanted to dive into the research and explain some of the benefits and risks of running, walking, and lifting while barefoot.
How to find the right weight for you!
This one is a short one to help you decide what weight is appropriate for each exercise. A common question that I get asked is what weight am I using for certain exercises, but my weight will be different than yours! Here are three things to consider when choosing a weight for an exercise: 1. … Continue reading How to find the right weight for you!
How to stay motivated
I get this question all. the. time. How do you stay motivated? How do you have that huge motivation/consistency? Or really any variation of that question. So how do I do it? Well, let me tell you my top tips for staying motivated 1. Motivation isn’t always there - habit, routine, and lifestyle play a … Continue reading How to stay motivated
How Long Does it Take to See Changes in Muscular Strength?
How long does it take to see changes in strength and build muscle?