Try These Time Efficient Warm-ups to Improve Your Workout

Cheryl Hargrove Workout Videos

Getting Warmed Up is Hard 1) It’s Hard to Move: you’re too sore and stiff so that every time you take a step, sit down on a chair, or grab a drink from the refrigerator #everythinghurtsandimdying. 2) Not Motivated: you have no idea what to do, what body parts to warm up, or what rep scheme to plan out. #thinkingishard 3) It Takes Planning: you simply don’t want to take time out of your day to think up a way …

Bruce Wayne: 68-Year Old Crossfitter

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The Most Important Part of My Dad’s (Secret) Identity I want to start off this post about my dad with the most important information about him: His legal first name is Bruce. Legal middle name is Wayne. #dropmic Back to the heartfelt story: My dad is my #1 fan when it comes to my CrossFit competitive aspirations and career in the health and fitness industry. He proudly wears all the swag of the gyms I worked at and the teams …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 2 – Kegels… You’re Doing Them Wrong

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Last time I set out to write something about where I started in my postpartum fitness journey, it turned into more of a mental assessment in goal setting. THIS time, we’re gonna get down to the nitty gritty. Jumpin’ right in. WTF Just Happened to Your Body During pregnancy, your body went through a period of expansion (to over simplify it). Your stomach was pushed OUT and then sh*t was pushed DOWN. During the last month, I know we all …

Dumbbell Exercise

Put the Fun in Functional: 5 Funky Dumbbell Exercises to Add to Your Workout Arsenal

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Adding Load Increases Workout Variance When incorporating a Dumbbell or Kettlebell into your workout routine, there are obvious movements to perform: the Kettlebell Swing, a Goblet Squat, a Dumbbell Snatch, etc. These are all movements that we see frequently in the gym and are perfect to take outside the box and into a park, driveway, or kids soccer game. But you’re not here for that… are you? Did you go outside the box to find some standard dumbbell exercises? Or …

Put the Fun in Functional: 5 Funky Bodyweight Exercises to Add to Your Workout Arsenal

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The Predicament You’re a garage/home gym exerciser and you’re looking to mix it up. However, the problem is, how and where do I get ideas to add variance into my programming? Thinking of new things to do involves effort, time, and a bit of learning. Eliminate ALL of that work for yourself and take a peek at the videos below. Seasoned Outsiders, you’ll likely recognize these from your session plans/workouts. Those of you who are new to OTB, try these …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 1 – Getting Started

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Body Image Blame Every woman has her own journey with pregnancy and the postpartum period. We each have different health, fitness, and life experiences going into pregnancy. Which means, we have markedly different experiences for 40-weeks (that whole 9-month thing is a crock of s**t, it’s really 10-months). Leading to our own unique stories, nightmares, and birthing experiences surrounding our labor. THEN, we go through the postpartum period, which again, can have its trials, triumphs, and difficult tribulations. Which begs …

Meet Rick Wilkerson

Cheryl Hargrove Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to Rick. • It’s your birthday and you get to have anything …

Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts

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Bodyweight workouts can deliver potent fitness in a short amount of time. They can deliver quick fitness. Bodyweight workouts have a low barrier to entry, both physically, financially, and mentally. Going into the gym is always fun. It is, however, a time commitment. If you don’t have the time, money, or availability to get into the gym, bodyweight workouts can be part of the answer. 4 Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts Time spent NOT setting up workout equipment can be spent …

Meet Nikki Harvey

Cheryl Hargrove Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to Nikki. • It’s your birthday and you get to have anything …

Business Travel Workouts & Nutrition

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This week’s blog post comes to us from Janet Navarrette, founder and owner of BlueJ Health and Wellness – a company devoted to bringing health, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle education to everyday people like you, specializing in corporate wellness. Check out her tips for incorporating travel workouts and healthy nutrition!  Business, Balance, and Your Best Intentions Business trips usually come with a tough schedule filled hour-to-hour with client meetings, all-day conferences, followed by lots of drinking (especially if you’re in …