As a former competitive powerlifter and avid strength coach, I understand the principles and scientific strategy behind building strength. As a former track runner, I know that it's possible to get faster; speed is a skill. But, how do you make ... [ Keep Reading ]
Ready to Train?
The word "train" can be interpreted many ways. For some, their training is their dogma; it is strategic and precise. The trainees never stray from their dogma and oftentimes they set benchmarks within their programming to see measurable results over time. That mantra is NOT for everyone.
I follow Kettlebell training most often. In the Strong First style of training there are several principles I truly believe in. Thankfully at a young age I have learned how to train in a way where I build strength and avoid pain. I post will many Strong First style movements and workouts.
I love sprinting. I love metabolic conditioning and I cannot wait to share what I believe in.
However, training should be flexible, it can be what you make it. As I continue to learn more about different tools others use to train I will share them with you. I want people to know their options. This way I can help others learn to feel the same passion I feel for my training.
I prefer the word "movement," like Ida Portal exhorts. The ultimate goal in life, in my opinion, is to find a way to be moving constantly, to resist idleness -- to find some thing, some type of training, that makes you happy. Because with happiness comes consistency.
As a group fitness instructor and an avid gym-goer, I'm exposed to exercise enthusiasts daily. If for some reason I'm away from the gym physically, I'm watching people at the gym on Instagram and seeing posts on Facebook, (if you don't post about it, ... [ Keep Reading ]
Today I want to take a funny buzzword and write about something personal which you might be dealing with too! To give you an idea about what I'm talking about, I'll start by saying that I have four articles drafted and sitting in the back-end of ... [ Keep Reading ]
It wasn't long after I'd learned about StrongFirst, that I learned about the Iron Maiden Challenge. Within the kettlebell world that is StrongFirst, the Iron Maiden challenge entails doing a chin-up with a 24kg kettlebell hanging from their waist, a ... [ Keep Reading ]
By: Kevin Mullins, CSCS Very reflective of society - gyms and health clubs continue to change. The spaces occupied by rows of fixed machines, endless cardio equipment, and “female friendly” zones loaded with Bender Balls and neoprene dumbbells have ... [ Keep Reading ]
November 28th, 2015: We stood there at the Lifetime Fitness taking turns back squatting I-go, you-go. "You need to practice what you're gonna do that the meet [with reference to getting low in the squat] just like you had to do full out ... [ Keep Reading ]
If you asked me if I thought people should follow a training program a year ago I would of said, "absolutely." If you asked me five years ago, I would have asked, "What do you mean?" In order to best explain my own current opinions about ... [ Keep Reading ]
I spend at least seven hours a week coaching group fitness classes at Barry's Bootcamp Boston. The maximum amount of people per class is 45. Several significant differences exist between coaching 45 people and coaching one person in a ... [ Keep Reading ]
I contemplated several titles for this article..... "Women with insanely strong upper bodies..." "Women who lift themselves..." "Badass B*tches Do Chin-Ups..." Nothing quite had the ring like Beautiful Girls, Big Guns. This is a quick ... [ Keep Reading ]
I hate doing ab exercises. Like, I really hate them. And yes, I am the Hardcore Abs class teacher at Barry's Bootcamp Boston, however, when it comes to my own training I rarely take the time to do traditional ab exercises. I love ... [ Keep Reading ]