Step Down

The Step Down is an exercise you can do virtually anywhere — with the appropriate equipment. Back when I was 9 or 10 years old (yes, a looooong time ago, smart a*s), I used to turn an old, sturdy (or so I thought) metal trash can upside down and use it for Step...

Add This to Your Workout Program

Crawling, done correctly, is the next step (so to speak), in doing planks. It fact, the Washington Post calling Crawling “the new plank.” The Standard Plank is a great place to get started with core training, but once you can handle more than 30-45 seconds...

The Best Exercise to Eliminate Butt Wink

Oh, no – not the dreaded Butt Wink! Don’t freak out, though. It’s not some ridiculous made up thing like thigh gap or bikini bridge women are told they need to worry about. And your friends and co-workers probably aren’t whispering behind your...

Amy’s Weight Loss Story

I have never been a person who enjoys working out. AT ALL. Gyms have always intimidated me. I always felt like a fish out of water. I would last maybe one week at a gym before giving it up and going home. After three pregnancies and being a mom to young children, I...

Core Training Exercise – UEFT

UEFT stands for Upper Extremity Functional Test. [Back off, PTs. We’re not using this as a true test.] The UEFT (sometimes called CKCUEST or Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test by fancy-pants therapists) is technically a test of shoulder...

At-Home Core Training Exercise – Banana

The “Banana” is a simple core training exercise anyone can do at home. It fits in the “Core f/t” section in our 3-4-5 Total Body Fitness System. It works your true core (abs AND hips) in the frontal plane. It also works your Lateral Muscle...

Core Training Exercise – Woodchop

The Woodchop is one of the fundamental transverse plane/rotation exercises. Here’s how you do it: Grab the handle with both hands and stand sideways relative to the cable. Assume an athletic stance with your knees slightly bent. Keeping your torso upright, bring...

1-Arm Horizontal Row

The 1-Arm Horizontal Row obviously fits into our 1-Arm Pull in our Strength Training Matrix. HOW TO DO IT Grab the handle of the cable machine and take a large step backward. Sit into your stride stance position. If you’re pulling with your right hand, your...

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