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How to Become Friends with the Squat Rack (Part 2)

Women are embracing resistance training and not just with tiny dumbbells. For decades the squat rack seemed like it was only used by men, but times are changing. In part one of this series, you learned how to prep your body to progress your squats to the rack. Now it’s time to get into the […]

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How to Become Friends with the Squat Rack (Part 1)

Graduating to the squat rack is a big moment in strength training. It may feel intimidating at first. But when you prepare for that first barbell squat well before you step up to the rack, you can crush your goals with confidence. This is the first of a two-part series focused on barbell squat basics […]

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What is Diastasis? And What You Can Do About it

While motherhood brings lots of joy, it also brings a whole lot of changes to your body. One change many women don’t talk about is diastasis recti, a condition that affects the abdominal muscles and connective tissue. Let’s take a look at the causes of diastasis, how to spot it, and what you can do […]

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What Is Mind-Muscle Connection?

How connected are you during your workouts? Life is full of distractions which can get in the way of a solid workout whether you exercise at home or in the gym. TVs, phones, and mental distractions such as work or family stress can leave you with lackluster results in the gym. Cue the mind-muscle connection. […]

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10 Mini Band Moves You Can Do Anywhere

At home, in the park, or on the go, mini bands are an easy-to-stow, versatile resistance training option that can travel with you. Unlike standard tube resistance bands, mini bands are compact—measuring around 9 inches in length and 2 inches in width. They easily fit into a gym bag and offer dozens of exercise options. […]