Motivated from all the Black Friday purchases coming to the gym, I felt some extra strength Friday night. Hadn’t attempted to go much over 400lbs in a few months and decided to push it a little bit.
Hit 460 for 1 rep and then attempted 480. I didn’t quite get the 480 but I thought I would. Typically new equipment, new exercises are a motivating trigger for me. I’ll post a little bit later in the week with all the Black ...
The Sumo deadlift is my favorite lift. There are many differences between a sumo deadlift and a conventional deadlift and I’ll go over just a few. The deadlift in general, in all of its forms, is really the best way to develop hip and posterior chain (backside of the body) strength and power. In the most simple of terms, the most noticeable difference between the sumo vs conventional lift is simply your stance (wide vs shoulder width).
Once again I’ve picked up a few things at the studio and made some more improvements. I’ve recently posted a few YouTube videos testing out some of the new equipment. In some cases I just wanted to experiment and try a few new moves.
A month or so ago I was challenged to do something from the wall of fame. So I figured I’d try the plank but add a little challenge by using the stability ball. I shot for 5 minutes and got the 5 minutes. Video proof below.
Song is “BURN” by Sevendust, I figured the title appropriate.
Not much different than the previous videos I’ve posted online showcasing my Ballantyne personal training studio in Charlotte NC. I edited this a little more and we’ve re-arranged/added a few things here and there.
I’d really like to pick up a glute ham developer in the near future to replace they hyperextension and maybe some battle ropes…Had a few requests for boxing gloves.
Hope to find a way to get the sled back to the studio once things heat up a ...
Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC displays how to perform “Ab Crunch Shredder Dips“.
I saw a video on Youtube and it looked insanely difficult so I thought I’d give it a shot. Not quite as fluid as the original but I’ll be working on it some more. It’s almost a combination of a modified pullup and knee raise. Very challenging abdominal and cardio exercise, once you get a little momentum I didn’t feel like the pullup aspect of ...
NASM certified personal trainer, Taylor Carpenter of Charlotte NC displays how to properly perform a barbell hip thrust.
These can be performed off a bench, stability ball, on the floor, or even with your feet suspended in something like the Jungle Gym XT or TRX. This is great for the glutes and hamstrings. I’m performing it with a Barbell in the video.
This is the first video I’ve posted in the new Exercise Videos section on the website. ...