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Fitness programming tips

Group Strength and Mobility Program: Improve Strength and Mobility In Less Time

When you’re programming workouts for your group programs, especially for your elite clients or athlete, you’ll want to begin using tri-set and giant sets as opposed to sticking with a traditional super set. One of the challenges we all face when programming heavier strength work into our group training programs is giving clients / athletes…

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Programming Your Group Metabolic Resistance Training Sessions For Optimal Results (Part One)

This article is the first in a 3-part series on group fitness programming.  In today’s article, we are going build the foundation of your successful group training program by carefully reviewing the different considerations in putting together your group fitness programs.  In part two I will discuss the various training splits you can use and…

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Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) Kettlebell Workout

Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT for short) is a relatively new form of training, becoming more and more prominent in the group training environment over the past couple years. MRT workouts are great for group training because: They are easy to organize They maximize fat loss AND muscle growth at the same time They stimulate the…

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Simple & Effective Tractor Tire MetCon

An effective training program should be fun and it should be simple.  Many times, we as trainers like to let our imaginations get the best of us and, before we know it, we’ve begun to stray from our core training beliefs and our clients are in the corner using a shake weight while standing on…

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“The Bear” Metabolic Conditioning Workout

If you’re looking for a simple – yet extremely effective – conditioning workout to add to your clients’ routine, I have the perfect solution. It’s called “The Bear” and it includes just (2) movements that require minimal equipment. Simply set a timer for 15 minutes (or any increment that you feel is appropriate for your…

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“SPARTAN UP” Conditioning Workout: The Inverted Ladder

I recently completed a Spartan Super in northern New Jersey and got to thinking, “how could I better help my clients train for Spartan-style races and other challenge or obstacle races?” These types of races are popping up ALL over the place.  In fact, as I was getting on the shuttle bus after the Spartan…

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8-Minute MetCon Circuit

Use this 8-minute metabolic conditioning circuit at the end of strength work with your clients or as a separate conditioning block on a day when your focus is conditioning. Every Minute, On the Minute, For 8 Minutes Perform: 15 Russian Kettlebell Swings 10 STRICT Push Ups 5 Chin Ups This is a VERY challenging metabolic…

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Fixing Your Clients’ Kettlebell Swing

STOP DOING KETTLEBELL SWINGS … WRONG. Kettlebell swings are among the most destroyed, misunderstood and yet, most popular, exercises there is. Part of the reason why the kettlebell swing is so butchered by so many people, though, is because of us – the fitness professional. Everyone wants to incorporate kettlebell swings, and kettlebell training in…

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