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Workout of the Week: 11/12/2018: Shoulders and Abs

For a Personalized Workout Program, click the "Training Plans" Link above for access to my app. For a Shoulders and Abs Workout, keep reading.If you haven't heard the phrase "Amber Arms" yet, well, I'll let you in on a secret. As a trainer, I have a unique niche in shaping a woman's arms. If you… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 11/12/2018: Shoulders and Abs

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A Yoga Based Leg Stretching Series

A long time ago, a college runner found herself looking to yoga for some relief. I came across this article in SELF magazine and it has become my go-to for leg day or mid-run stretches. The entire series hits every important leg muscle: Hamstrings, Calves, Abdominals, IT Band, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Maximus, Quads, Hip Adductors,… Continue reading A Yoga Based Leg Stretching Series

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Workout of the Week: 11/5/18: Squats and Hip Flexors

If you are looking for a personalized program, click the "Training Packages" link above. ☝🏼☝🏼What in the world are hip flexors and why the heck should you worry about strengthening them? They are a group of muscles (Psoas Major, Iliacus, Tensor Fasciae Latae, to be exact) between your abdominals and quadriceps that sit on the… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 11/5/18: Squats and Hip Flexors

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Hip Mobility Warm Up with Sliders

I featured this simple hip warmup on my Instagram @LaunsteinFitness last week. Before squats, especially heavy squats, it's imperative to get your muscles and joints working like they should. This little sequence helps me get ready to hit some squat goals. Exercises:Fire Hydrants: On all fours, open your hips up to the side. You guessed it,… Continue reading Hip Mobility Warm Up with Sliders

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Workout of the Week: 10/29/18: Smith Machine Full Body Circuit

I get it, some people just love separating their days at the gym: Legs, Chest, Butt, Back, Abs, Cardio. But the same routine is boring for your brain and your body. Lately, I have been throwing in some all over body workouts to keep it interesting and really get a good sweat in. Try this one… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 10/29/18: Smith Machine Full Body Circuit

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Workout of the Week: 10/22/18: Dead by Deadlifts

Did you know that 80% of Americans suffer from lower back pain some time in their life? While the pain can be associated with many factors, one major reason could be the imbalance in your own body. Basically your complimentary muscles act as a pulley system with your joints. So for your knees, the quads… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 10/22/18: Dead by Deadlifts

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Workout of the Week: 10/15/18: Booty Builder

I truly hope you are able to incorporate my "workout of the week" into your fitness routine. Boring workouts will be the death of us all, so I am constantly working to switch things up. Not only is that good for our muscle development, but also our mental transformation. In college, like many, I was… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 10/15/18: Booty Builder