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Four Fitness Rules to Live By

Four Fitness Rules to Live By 1) Have Fun A mediocre training plan done consistently trumps a perfect training plan done infrequently. This was one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp as a young personal trainer and strength coach. With all of the knowledge and experience we gain, we often want to use all of the evidence of research and advice of more experienced individuals to put together the most meticulous, well thought out, perfect training plan. Almost any experienced coach or trainer will agree that repeatedly showing up is the most important variable in achieving long term, sustainable progress. If trainers forget the importance of a client enjoying their training plan, they miss a fundamental principle. The…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 4–Front and Rear Foot Elevated)

Split Squat 101 Part 4--Front and Rear Foot Elevated At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load,…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 3–Rear Foot Elevated)

Split Squat 101 Part 3--Rear Foot Elevated At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing the…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 2–Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded)

Split Squat 101 Part 2--Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 1–Set Up and Assisted)

Split Squat 101 Part 1--Set Up and Assisted At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing…

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