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Why Holding on to Negative Emotions is Ruining Your Life

This is a guest post from my mentor, and founder of Orca Empire Fitness Academy, Ken Stabler. His philosophies and level of introspection have led him to be Raw & Honest with himself, his students, and his community to create a platform for growth. Enjoy! Have you ever heard people say: “You are either a… Continue reading Why Holding on to Negative Emotions is Ruining Your Life

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Learn the Steel Mace Climber Squat for Stronger Quads, Core & Mobility

The Cure for Moving too Fast is to Just Slow Down." - William E. Coles Everything is about the hustle and bustle of how fast, how many, or how much. In life, we can move too fast, mindlessly through milestone events and celebrations, or even feel the blur of day to day gratitude when spinning your wheels at 1,000 mph.… Continue reading Learn the Steel Mace Climber Squat for Stronger Quads, Core & Mobility

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3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

What if I told you that stretching and mobility is not the best way to improve shoulder health; would you believe me? At the same time, neither is excessive strengthening or doing handstands every day. Since the shoulder can be so powerful, yet fragile, it goes a bit deeper than your usual strengthen-&-stretch routine in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)

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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

If you don't already know, I love to Journal write Each day and night I dedicate some quality time to be alone with my journal. This is my own safe space that has helped me release and sift through negative emotions, personal growth, professional development, and a place to record thoughts and dreams. Some entries… Continue reading Learning is About Community and Creativity: Be Outside of the Box

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Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

I love to journal. As in I LOVE to journal every day with or without structure behind why I touched my pen to the page (yes pen, no pencils here). Sometimes, a stream of thought takes control of my pen and I simply cruise along for the ride, letting my hand feel guided by the… Continue reading Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

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Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

This is a piggyback post from last weeks blog, How to ACTUALLY Perform a "Simple" Glute Bridge; Free Exercise Coaching (If you missed that video-blog - or vlog as the hip kids say - improve your back and glute strength by watching that video linked above) This supine lying hamstring curl is a hip dominant… Continue reading Strengthen Your Posterior Chain With Slideboard Curls

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How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

Online training infographics and social media (not online coaching) workouts are usually filled with familiar exercises many people either have done or can pick up on quite easily. The only issue I have with that is nobody is truly coaching you through the movement. It may look the same at a glance, and even feel some… Continue reading How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

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6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

Reps, sets, and exercises used to be the most important parts of a personal training routine...but the business of fitness is changing in a more empowering direction. Yes, knowing that 8-12 repetitions are an ideal range for muscular hypertrophy where the muscle is in a hot spot of stimulus between strength and endurance training is important.… Continue reading 6 Questions Every Smart Should Trainer Know About Their Clients

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Enjoy Yourself, It’s the Best Company You’ll Ever Have

Parents offer special advice whether we listen closely or not. Their insight and wisdom stems from experiences their children may not have been exposed to yet. Depending on how this lesson is presented to us can influence the reaction, and ultimately our receptiveness to that wisdom. Since I am not yet a parent, I can… Continue reading Enjoy Yourself, It’s the Best Company You’ll Ever Have