Progress Isn’t Always Linear During a conversation with one of my nutrition clients last week, it dawned on me how often the topic of progress arises in both nutritional and personal training sessions.  It’s not only something that I often think about myself but speak about with clients on a regular basis.  Let me digress…

Unconventional Cardio: Tabatas The term “cardio” is oftentimes directly associated with fitness equipment such as the, treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper and stationary bike. Logging endless hours on these machines can be quite repetitive and sometimes boring. Not to worry, there are many ways, such as performing Tabatas, to accomplish cardio that are a little less…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 5: Bird Dog Welcome to our final week in our 5-week series, where we’ve introduced a safe, effective, and crunch-less core exercise each week.  In the last month we have covered:  the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, Plank Variations with Valslides, and the Valslide Body Saw.In case you missed last week’s post, we…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 4: Valslide Body Saw Welcome back to Week 4 in our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe, effective, and most importantly, crunch-less, core exercise every week.  In the last three weeks we have covered:  the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, and most…

How to Effectively Train Your Core Without Doing Any Crunches! Week 3: Plank Variations with Valslides Welcome back to Week 3 in our 5-week series, where we will showcase a new safe and effective core exercise (no crunches here!) every week, including the Pallof Press, Plank Variations, Plank Variations with Valslides, Body Saw, and Bird Dog. In…

Plank Progression: Side Plank Welcome to Day 5 and our final day of our Plank Series!  This week we’ve covered how to perform a correct plank as well as some tough progressions to strengthen your planks and challenge your body.  In case you missed our posts this week, you can catch up below: Day 1: How…

Plank Progression: Single Arm Plank Welcome to Day 4 of our Plank Series!  In Day 3 of our Plank Series, we discussed how to progress your plank with a Single Leg, 3 Point Plank.  Continuing with a 3 Point Plank,  the next progression in our series is the Single Arm Plank.  Before you get started on your progression, check…

Plank Progression: 3 Point Plank Welcome to Day 3 of our Plank Series.  In Day 2 of our Plank Series, we discussed how to progress your plank from a fully extended plank to a forearm plank.  The next progression in our series is the 3 Point Plank.  For tips on how to setup the foundation of…

Plank Progression: Extended to Forearms Welcome to Day 2 of our Plank Series.  There are many ways to progress your planks.  Obviously some plank progression movements are more difficult than others.  The first progression we suggest is going from a fully extended arm position to performing a plank on your forearms.  For tips on how…

Many people do the same workouts day in and day out, week after week.  The problem with this is that the body needs a progressive overload; it needs to be continuously challenged.  Without this overload, the body doesn’t receive the stress that in needs and in turn adapts to the exercises and fitness levels remain…


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