Kinsey Mahaffey

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey, MPH, is a Houston-based fitness educator, personal trainer and health coach who developed her commitment to lifelong fitness while playing Division I volleyball. She’s passionate about helping others cultivate a healthy lifestyle and enjoys educating other fitness professionals who share this vision. She’s a Master Instructor and Master Trainer for NASM. You can follow her on LinkedIn here.

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Workouts

The Benefits of Tabata Workouts: Exercises to Get You Moving

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There may have been times when you’ve found yourself in a situation where you have limited time, limited equipment, limited space, or all the above. How can you get a good workout, even with these limitations? If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, then ...
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Training Benefits

Resistance Training Exercises & Concepts You Should Use

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, and at least 2 days of full-body resistance training per week. What counts as resistance training and how can you get started today? ...
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Workout Plans

How to Increase Your Bench Press Max: The Best Ways to Bench More

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you’re competing against others, or just competing against yourself, increasing your bench press max (the maximum weight that you can bench press in a single repetition) takes intentional effort. This article provides practical advice to help you ...
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CES

The 7 Best Exercises to Alleviate Lower Back Pain

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
If you’ve ever suffered from lower back pain, you know that it can be, well, a pain! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a National Health Interview survey of 31,997 adults in 2019. Their reports showed that 39% of respondents ...
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spotlight Cardio

Heart Rate Zone Training: Does It Work or Not?

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
From wearable fitness trackers to group fitness classes that use heart rate monitors, it’s not uncommon to be incentivized to train in specific heart rate zones to see the results that you want. Does heart rate training work?
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CPT spotlight

Drop Sets for Gains: Why This Lifting Format Works

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Strength training research points to the importance of training to muscle failure to maximize exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy (Willardson 2007). Many gym-goers use a standard horizontal load system, also known as a straight-set, to reach this goal.
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CPT spotlight

The Talk Test: An Underrated Fitness Tool for Personal Trainers

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
There are endless tech options available when it comes to tracking intensity levels during a workout, but technology sometimes requires a learning curve, and it can be expensive.
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Sports Performance

Dynamic Warmups for Athletes: Exercises for Sports Performance

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Whether you're preparing for an athletic competition or a weekend pick-up game, the way that you prepare your body for training or competition can make or break your performance. While it's tempting to just jump into play after a couple of quick ...
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CPT Muscles

General Adaptation Syndrome in Fitness Explained

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
The human body is amazing. It constantly responds to its external environment to overcome and thrive. If you picked up a slightly heavy dumbbell to perform biceps curls, using a weight that you could only perform 6-12 repetitions of and continued to do ...
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Workout Plans

Kettlebell Workout: Try These Exercises for Improved Fitness

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
It's not uncommon to see kettlebells at any gym, studio, or fitness equipment retailer near you. Even though kettlebells have been around for over 1,000 years, they only became popular for the average fitness consumer and personal trainer in the last 20 ...
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