Monthly archives "February"

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Mahi with Avocado Topping and Roasted Asparagus

Looking for another simple and healthy dinner option to feed your family? Last night I made this sauteed Mahi with Avocado Topping and it was as easy as it was delicious. You can actually use the topping on any piece of fish you like (Mahi can run a little on the expensive side…we threw caution to the wind and decided to treat ourselves). Or, you can omit the topping altogether (although I could do an entirely separate blog entry on the benefits of avocado). Read More →

Wall Squats – An Isometric Exercise

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that isometric exercises are a great way to strengthen muscles without requiring a broad range of motion. It’s always fun to try new and unique exercises, but sometimes we forget how effective the simple and basic moves can be. The wall squat also has a number of modifications to increase intensity, so you can keep this one as a part of your regular routine while continuing to challenge yourself. The wall squat is a great way to target your quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. I like using it as a superset with another leg exercise to eliminate/minimize rest, keep things challenging, and make the most of my training time. Read More →

Glutes – Build the Bottom with Fire Hydrants

I recently had someone write to me with a question on how to target the glutes. It’s an area we don’t often see on ourselves, but obviously one we shouldn’t neglect. Your glutes are actually considered to be a part of your core. A strong core is a fundamental necessity for success in all aspects of training! And yes, I’ll say it…. unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that a toned butt is pretty trendy right now. Read More →

Single Calf Raise – Unilateral Exercise

Bilateral exercises are those where both the left and right sides are working together. An example of this would be a barbell curl. In order to lift the barbell, both the left and right arm must work together. Unilateral exercises are those where each limb (or side) would work independently of one another. Using our example of the curl, switching to dumbbells would force the individual arms to carry their own weight. Read More →