A Squat-free Workout to Strengthen the Glutes

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A Squat-free Workout to Strengthen the Glutes

When it comes to training for strong glutes, the first exercise that typically comes to mind is the squat. But is the squat the best exercise to strengthen and develop a muscle that allows us to move in multiple directions? Check out this six-exercise glute-focused workout by ACE certified pro Elizabeth Andrews that will help you develop and strengthen your glutes, while also providing just enough instability to challenge your core stability—all without doing a single squat.

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7 TRX Plank Variations for a Stronger Core

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7 TRX Plank Variations for a Stronger Core

The core includes much more than just the abdominals—it encompasses the entire trunk—front and back—including the hips. A basic plank can be a great way to strengthen the core and create what Dr. Stuart McGill calls “core stiffness,” which is essential for supporting and protecting the spine. To help keep your clients engaged and challenged while doing core work, here are seven variations on the basic plank using a TRX Suspension Trainer.

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7 Squat Variations That Will Strengthen Your Lower Body

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7 Squat Variations That Will Strengthen Your Lower Body

Squatting is a foundational movement that most of us perform every day without even thinking about it. And yet this exercise can be a challenge for some people. Learn how to help your clients master the basic body-weight squat before progressing to more challenging moves that will strengthen the muscles of the lower body and improve their ability to perform this foundational movement.

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6 Creative Drills for Building Strong Glutes

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6 Creative Drills for Building Strong Glutes

Strong glutes are essential for being able to move well, in both life and sport. And while we need to be able to move in all planes of motion, glute exercises like walking lunges and squats focus primarily on sagittal plane movements. Here are six multiplanar drills that are extremely effective for increasing mobility and building power and strength, while also creating strong, shapely glutes.

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Fun Ways to Add Variety to Your Clients’ Workouts

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Fun Ways to Add Variety to Your Clients’ Workouts

With so many new exercisers flooding the gyms this time of year, it can be a challenge to figure out how to keep them coming back when their resolve starts to wane. How can we keep them excited and engaged? By getting creative, explains ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Andrews. Here are some fun, creative ideas to add to your clients’ workouts that will keep them mentally and physically stimulated, while having some fun and keeping boredom at bay.

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Improve Your Strength and Mobility With These TRX Moves

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Improve Your Strength and Mobility With These TRX Moves

There’s no question that mobility is essential to being able to move and perform well, whether in sports or in life. But it can be a challenge to stay focused on doing basic mobility exercises, so ACE Certified pro Elizabeth Andrews created these strength and mobility exercises using the TRX Suspension Trainer. These fun and creative exercises also challenge strength and stability in all planes of motion, so you can get more done in less time.

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