Trainer Tip – Dumbbell Upright Row

The dumbbell upright row is a staple in my workout routine, which mainly targets the medial deltoid. To start, grab a pair of dumbbells that fits your strength level and stand with your feet hip [...]

Trainer Tip – Renegade Row

If you are looking for an exercise that really challenges your core, then try adding the renegade row to your routine!  Not only is it a great core exercise, but you strengthen your back as [...]

Trainer Tip – Squat to High Pull

 The squat to high pull is an exercise that I like to do frequently to strengthen my lower and upper body at the same time.  You get everything in the front and back of your legs, your butt, [...]

Compound and Isolation Exercises

Both compound exercises and isolation exercises are both extremely beneficial for building strength.  A compound exercise is where two joints are moving to accomplish the lift.  Some examples of [...]

Landmine Exercise part 2 – Upper Body

The landmine is a foreign term for a lot of people in the gym, but a landmine is simply a loaded one sided barbell that you do exercises on.  The benefits of using a landmine include, total body [...]

Trainer Tip – Incline Dumbbell Curl

The incline dumbbell curl is a great variation of a bicep curl, and it really isolates the bicep if done correctly.  To start, grab a pair of dumbbells that are appropriate for your strength [...]

Trainer Tip – Dumbbell Chest Press

The dumbbell chest press is one of my favorite exercises to build strength in my chest, and my triceps as well as my shoulders see a strength benefit from it as well.  However, a common error [...]

Trainer Tip – Think “Big Chest” When Working Your Back!

Developing a strong, well developed back is crucial for proper posture, preventing imbalances and injuries, and a strong back also looks really good as well!  The main cue that I give my clients, [...]

Trainer Tip – Lunges

If you’re wanting to build lower body strength, doing lunges should be a part of your routine!  Benefits of lunges include core stabilization, building overall lower body strength, balance, it’s [...]

Trainer Tip – Jacob’s Ladder

The Jacob’s Ladder is a very unique piece of equipment in that it offers a total body workout (with more focus on the lower body), can be trained aerobically and anaerobically, but with very low [...]