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postpartum row

Exercise during pregnancy and postpartum: rowing edition

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

Exercise during pregnancy is good for you! That being said, we definitely need to start scaling some things as you get into the later stages of your pregnancy.   What about a diastasis? One thing that has gained a lot of attention recently is diastasis recti. This is a separation of the ab muscles that […]

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active shoulder

Active shoulders; is there a proper way to hang from a bar??

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

Is there a proper way to hang from a bar? Well yes and no, I hate that answer but it really depends on context. Today however we are just going to go over the active shoulder position.  Now what does that mean: Active shoulders just means pulling down on the bar not just hanging relying on […]

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rear foot elevated split squat

Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat: Common Mistakes and how to avoid them

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

You’re a little bored with your workout routine right now and want to mix things up. Rear foot elevated split squat’s (or RFESS) are a great place to start. They’re a fairly large list of benefits to this movements but one of my favourite part is the unilateral work. All that means is since you’re […]

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hollow holds

Hollow Holds: How to Make Sure You’re Doing Them Correctly

By Christina Prevett | June 6, 2019

Ready for a ridiculously hard ab workout you can do pretty much anywhere?? Hollow holds are an awesome workout but they can be done incorrectly so we wanted to go through some common mistakes we generally see and how to fix them. Mistake #1; Arching the back The point of a hollow rock is to […]

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Kettlebell

Kettlebell 90/90’s: What are they and why do we do them??

By Christina Prevett | May 27, 2019

Kettlebell 90/90’s; What are they and why do we do them?? You may have seen people around doing these and wondering first why? And the second being those kind of look cool I want to try them. First things first : Why are they called 90/90’s??  Well we aren’t super creative, so we call them […]

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plank tap

Plank Taps: progressions and common mistakes to avoid

By Christina Prevett | May 22, 2019

You’ve probably done a plank before, the problem is….. they can get a little boring. Adding in plank taps is a great way to freshen up some of your training while also adding in a little shoulder stability. Progressions: starting from the floor is the most difficult if you need you can start raising the […]

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