Workout Ideas if You’re Staying at a Hotel

I recently went on a vacation with my family for several days. Any time I go on vacation, I wonder where I’m going to work out and what type of equipment I’ll have access to. On this most rec ...

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How to Squat Correctly

At our personal training studio, Body Basics, we have almost all of our clients do some variation of a squat. This might be a barbell front squat (for the high performers), a kettlebell sumo squat ...

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Working Out When Not Feeling Well

Recently, I’ve been working out at a gym other than the one I own. It’s a bit weird, but I’m giving it a try. Even as a trainer, it’s good to have someone else coach you, see how your body moves a ...

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Why the Keto Diet Didn’t Work for Me

So, "Ketosis", or the "keto diet", seems to be the hottest diet right now. I see it advertised online, on billboards, on social media, and on cars around town. I had considered doing it for the pa ...

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Staying Active Throughout the Holidays

One of my family’s favorite things to do is play together as a family. My son loves to wrestle, and my wife and daughter love to dance. We’ve also found playing football, or tag, Nerf gun wars, or ...

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Shoes and how they affect your flexibility

There are a lot of different types of shoes and it's important to wear the right shoes for the right purpose. I've noticed it's fairly common for people to think anything made by Nike or Addidas c ...

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The Art of Performing Lunges

Lunges are one of the best classic lower body exercises around. One of the things I like about lunges are they load your body unilaterally. Meaning, each leg is supporting you in a totally differe ...

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Tips for Making a Lasting Difference!

People workout for all different reasons - to lose weight, for health reasons, to get stronger, to perform a sport better, or for aesthetic reasons. One thing that is important to me is creat ...

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GoRuck 24 Hour Challenge: Learning From Failures

Well, I’m sitting in a restaurant in Omaha recounting my GoRuck Heavy experience. The funny thing is… not one time since it ended did I wonder if I packed the right thing or wear the right  ...

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