Planks Are SO Boring


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YAWN!  That is how most people really feel about planks right?! I mean, have you ever read a workout or written a workout and went, YES, I can’t wait to do my planks! Now, just because we don’t like something, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be doing it. However, this where maybe our body… Read more »

Essential 20 Minute Workout


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Amanda Thebe, DVRT Master (Fit N’ Chips) My life seems to have been so busy of late, can you relate? August and September have flown by in the blink of an eye.  And while trying to organize the kids for school,  keep my house in order and making sure my business is running smoothly, I always… Read more »

Monday Muscle Workout


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Good thing I run things by Jessica every once in awhile. I wanted to start calling these Monday installments “Monster Muscle Mass Monday”, but she brought to my attention that it MIGHT turn of the ladies. After all, women should want functional muscle just as much as the guys!  So, we compromised on “Monday Muscle”,… Read more »

The Best Power Exercise You Can Perform


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  It is the thing that people love and at the same time scares them. POWER! I would say in the last ten to fifteen years, power training has made a serious impact in fitness programs. It has always seemed obvious that athletes need to create power, but what about everyone else?  When I was… Read more »

The Perfect Fat Loss Workout


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Several years ago I was at a conference where one of my favorite coaches were speaking, Pavel Tsatsouline. Now, Pavel is best known for making kettlebells popular in the world again, however, he does know how to talk some other interesting points. If you know Pavel’s work, you will no doubt know his passion for… Read more »

Best Way to Build Real World Muscle


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I don’t think I told many people this, when I was a teenager I REALLY wanted to be a bodybuilder. I was never the fastest, could jump the highest, or really do anything all that terrific as an athlete. When I discovered lifting weights when I was 14 I found something I could do well… Read more »

3 Things Your Fitness Never Needs


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For about a week I was removed from social media. That’s because in China it is hard to get access to your normal outlets. I don’t regret teaching there, but that break was almost needed. As soon as I did get in range again of course I was back into the common habit of checking… Read more »

When Your Strength Training Come Alive!


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I’m on my way to China to teach DVRT at one of the LARGEST fitness conferences in the world! That is pretty exciting, especially because not only do we get DVRT certifications in China, but we will be heading back to do another series with the amazing people of Taiwan as well! Yea, going to… Read more »

Why Overhead Strength is Life


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  We often say they are related, but many times they are on polar opposite ends! Health and fitness usually share the same title, but ironically, we treat them so differently in real life. I hear it all the time, “that’s okay you didn’t have good form, you were just aiming to go really heavy!”… Read more »