Workout Plans Nutrition

Exercise and Nutrition- A Marriage Made in Heaven- but for our bodies.

Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D., CSCS |
Many trainers are very well aware of the power of both exercise and nutrition to influence our performance and our health. Unfortunately, many trainers have made themselves nutrition experts and are practicing nutritional therapy illegally. Yes, ...
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Workout Plans Muscles

How to Perform Goblet Squats for Stronger Glutes

Kinsey Mahaffey
Kinsey Mahaffey |
Squats are a staple exercise in any workout. From bodyweight squats to barbell squats and everything in-between, you can find a squat variation that uses almost any equipment type. Not only is the squat one of the most functional exercises, but it's also ...
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Fitness Workout Plans

Maximize Bench Press Form by Addressing These Common Issues

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
The ability to perform horizontal pushing patterns, like a chest press is an essential component of anyone's movement capability. Perhaps one of the most utilized methods for practicing this movement in the gym setting is the bench press. 
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stretching Workout Plans

Toning vs. Bulking Up: What's The Difference?

Jeff Thaxton |
One of the most fundamental questions about fitness is: what is the difference between bulking and toning up? The answer has many facets, and to explore it completely, we will look at dieting, exercise programming, and more.
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Fitness Workout Plans

Bench Press Elbow Pain: Avoid Lifter's Elbow With These Modifications

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills |
Anyone having experienced pain in their elbow while bench pressing knows it can be a frustrating ordeal. For those who have not, imagine entering the gym ready to put in the work, and after loading the appropriate weight onto the bar, laying back on the ...
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Fitness Workout Plans exercise science

Bench Press Targeted Muscles, Grips, and Movement Patterns

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES |
The bench press is a popular exercise and there is ample evidence describing its use for improving upper body muscular endurance, strength, muscle size, and power.
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CPT Workout Plans

The Anatomy of a Push-Up: Exploring Proper Push-up Form and Technique

Annie Malaythong |
A push-up is an exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, but only if you learn the how, what, when, and why of it. Incredibly, this ONE exercise can help you torch calories, build and tone muscle, gain strength, and positively impact your overall fitness, ...
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Workout Plans online personal training

Tips for Working Out at Home: Making At-Home Workouts Work for You

Keridon McMahon
Keridon McMahon |
Navigating a New Normal In 2020, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, people worldwide had to instantaneously pivot from known daily routines and best practices to protect themselves and others. Exercise for the benefit of physical and mental health ...
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Workout Plans COVID-19

8 Tips for Transitioning Back to At-Home Workouts During the Pandemic

Dana Bender
Dana Bender |
With COVID-19 numbers rising exponentially across the country, many avid fitness center enthusiasts might be concerned that their local fitness center will close again due to safety precautions and local regulatory guidelines.
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CPT Research Study Workout Plans

Squat Stance: Neutral, Squeeze, and Outward Squat (Article Review)

Nicole Golden
Nicole Golden |
Squat mechanics are very highly debated amongst fitness professionals and corrective exercise experts.  Performing an internet search of “squat form” will turn up a plethora of results including focusing most on squat depth and lifting the most weight ...
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