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Reverse Plank Exercise

“I really should be better at this,” I thought to myself while at a conference a few months ago. It was a conference for personal trainers and the presenter had asked us to do the reverse plank exercise.  I was partnered with a guy who did his first.  His reverse plank looked great. “Don’t expect ... Read More
 

Exercises that are Harder than they Look

I’ll be honest.  I love a sneaky exercise.  You know….the ones that look so simple, but are surprisingly difficult. When my clients say, “Wow! That was hard!,” I know it was an unexpected challenge:) Here are some of my favorite exercises that are harder than they look. 3D Plank I’m a fan of all exercises ... Read More
 

Diastasis Recti Workout

So you’ve discovered you have a diastasis.  No matter if you’re a few weeks postpartum or a few years, there are exercises you can do to improve your abdominals.  A diastasis recti workout will be low intensity and fairly short. The most important thing to understand is that diastasis recti is a full body issue.  ... Read More
 

Strength Workout Template

Have you ever wanted to dive into the brain of a personal trainer?  How do they design their workout programs for their clients?  Why is a particular exercise included in the workout? I’m going to let you in on my thinking.  There is a method to the madness!  Here is a sample strength workout template. ... Read More
 

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based eating plan called the Miller Method named after ... Read More
 

The Top 3 Time-Saving Strength Training Exercises

Let’s face it:  most people who exercise are not professional athletes, we’re everyday people with jobs and family and limited time.  So you want to get the most bang for your buck in the workouts you can squeeze into your schedule!  Here are the top 3 strength training exercises that I include in almost every ... Read More