Alternatives to the squat

If Doing Squats is not for you… Try something new  Photo by Sven Mieke on Unsplash For most people, squats are the essential part of leg day. even more so for those who want work on their glutes and build strength in their legs – but as a personal trainer, I have had clients who weren’t fond ofContinue reading “Alternatives to the squat”

The Barbell Front Squat

When it comes to squat variations, my strong suit is the front squat due to having strong quad muscles — in the video I demonstrate the front squat from the back side view, doing 135 lbs on the barbell & making sure to hit the 90 degree angle on the way down and bringing theContinue reading “The Barbell Front Squat”

Yesterday’s benching & heavies

Chest Day 🙂  Barbell bench press: 3 x 5   40% of 90% of 1-RM: 50 lb 50% of 90% of 1-RM: 60 lb 60% of 90% of 1-RM: 70 lb   Superset: DB chest press: 5 x 6, 90 lb Bench dips: 5 x 6 Superset: Incline DB chest press: 5 x 6, 70Continue reading “Yesterday’s benching & heavies”

Hanging Twisting knee raise

This particular exercise isn’t for beginners, but if you are a beginner and want to give it a go, by all means, DO IT! I was actually quite surprised I could manage this ab workout considering I was introduced to it while doing a program I found online. I now implement them quite often forContinue reading “Hanging Twisting knee raise”

Push Up Variations

Standard Push ups are fine, but when you want to spice things up:     Wide grip push up (engages shoulders more) Close grip push ups (engages triceps more) Clap push up (works on explosiveness and power) – plyometrics One leg push up (engages the core more) Hand release push up (helps those who wantContinue reading “Push Up Variations”