Articles | Workout RSS feed for this section

Power Portrait: Emma Swanston

First, the basics! Your name, age, and where you live.  Emma Swanston 37 Sydney, Australia I am also a certified personal trainer with a deep passion food: Buying it, preparing it, eating it, photographing it, you name it! I pour all of that passion into my website, BetterWithCake.com.   JVB: Let’s dig right into it: What does […]

Continue Reading

How to Approach Warm-Up Sets

You want to learn how to safely lift big-for-you weights. (I love this about you!) But perhaps you’re not sure how exactly to get from colder than the water cooler to raring to go. Smart warm-up sets are the answer. Let me be clear: I’m not talking about your actual warm-up, which is the sequence of movements you […]

Continue Reading

How I Set Myself Up for Injury (It’s Likely You’re Doing This Same Thing)

I finally got more serious about my training when I got more serious about my goals. I’d been saying I wanted to make the U.S. women’s national rugby team, but up to that point, all I’d been doing was occasionally accompanying my more fitness-oriented roommate, Libby, to the gym and half-heartedly mimicking what she did. […]

Continue Reading

Bedrock Strength: Escape The Sagittal Plane

I’m not only a coach at the Movement Minneapolis, I’m also the first touchpoint for anyone curious about joining our gym community. This means that twice a week I meet with those who sign up for a free hour-long introductory session where we chat about each person’s exercise history and current goals and mutually decide […]

Continue Reading

Bedrock Strength: How to Pregress for Success

It’s no secret that I love to lift weights, and not just for the gains in physical strength and muscular definition but also because of the freedom that comes with living in a body that can move well in a multitude of ways. I want everyone to experience that feeling, which is why the following […]

Continue Reading

Bedrock Strength: Learn To Lift

I was once new to strength training, too, so I know that the fear of looking stupid, or that feelings of unease about not performing a movement correctly is reason enough to keep prospective lifters out of the gym. As a trainer, it’s my job (and deep passion) to show you that strength training is accessible and doable […]

Continue Reading