Category Archives for "Getting Started"

Hip Thrust Progression Guide (Glute Bridge to Hip Thrust)

Marianne Kane performing a single leg hip thrust with shoulders on a bench, and working leg bent, shin vertical and foot on step, creating a bridge between bench and step. The photo shows the top position of the movement, which has hips in full extension.

[Updated 2020] In this article I’m going to outline a series of hip thrust progressions taking you from the beginner level glute bridge exercises, ending with the most advanced hip thrust variation. NOTE: While most of what I discuss is relating to the body weight hip thrust variations, I have added my personal recommended progression for weighted […]

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  • October 4, 2020

Improve Your Push-Ups with 3 Simple Tweaks

Push-ups are one of the many exercises that people can struggle with. Through the years, during clients’ Baseline Movement Assessment, I have noticed 3 common areas that, once tweaked, make a huge difference to Push-up efficiency and overall progressions. Let me know if you have tried regressing your push-ups in order to really progress them […]

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  • June 6, 2016

Exercise Tutorial | Master the Chin-Up & Pull-Up

My first chin-up was my greatest moment (fitness moment) and I believe everyone should try to improve their upper body strength by including some kind of vertical pulling exercise. Of the vertical pulling options, the Chin-up and Pull-up are the most challenging! The techniques used to get you to your first Chin-up can also be […]

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  • April 13, 2016

Exercise Tutorial | How to Master the Burpee

The Burpee is one of my favourite body weight exercises. It gets the heart rate going, it can help burn more calories, and it brings together many compound movements which improve strength, co-ordination, core stability, and hip mobility. The problem is that, for most people, you don’t just start off being good at the Burpee, […]

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  • November 26, 2014
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