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Endurance Sprint Conditioning

May 19, 2020

Varying up the type of training you do is important – whether it is throughout the course of your training cycle or in a workout itself. This workout will keep...

Thoracic Bow and Arrow

May 19, 2020

The thoracic bow and arrow is a wonderful exercise to work into your routine. This movement is great for combating muscular tension associated with sitting, especially in the low back....

Box Jump

May 12, 2020

We want to see you catch some air! In this video, learn about how to safely perform a box jump of any height. Reduce the chance of injury and enjoy...

Leg Crank Challenge

May 12, 2020

Want to build up those leg muscles? Try this tough body weight challenge involving a combination of squats and lunges. Trainer Tip in Action Did you like this tip? No...

Kettlebell Squat Jump

April 21, 2020

Even if you only have a single piece of equipment, you can get a great workout in. This video shows you how to get creative outside with a kettlebell. Trainer...

Shoulder Mobility

April 21, 2020

Your shoulders are strong and vital joints — however, they can be problem areas, as range of motion and posture can leave you susceptible to injury. This video shows you...