Have you ever performed a jumping, lunging, or squatting movement and felt pain or discomfort in your knees? Have you never missed a leg day, but still haven’t been able to fully develop your glute muscles? Failing to do this one movement properly could be the cause of both of these problems. And that movement is the HIP HINGE.
I just finished this sweat-worthy Lean + Strong program, which I created towards the beginning of January to promote fat burn and build strength at the same time, and let me just say, it’s harder than it looks! It’s one that I will definitely be coming back to though because it really was a fun program! And one of the most important things to successfully reaching your fitness goals is to have fun with it. If we’re not having fun, we put in less effort, burn out quickly, and often just give up completely.
Are you being consistent with your workouts but not getting the results you want? One of the major roadblocks that I often see is lifting either too little or too much – that’s right, too much – weight. Continue reading “Are You Lifting Too Little (or Too Much) Weight?”
Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but there’s no denying that plank is one of the most effective exercises you can do. Plank is a full body exercise that strengthens the core, back, glutes, legs, shoulders, and arms. This isometric exercise will also improve posture, balance, and flexibility, and can help relieve back pain all while toning just about every muscle in your body.