I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.
Free upper body warm up logic for horizontal pressing day coming your way First off – you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re not incorporating mobility (control in your end ranges) into your warm up. In Built By Annie we have a full body daily warm up + “movement prep.” What you’re seeing here is […]
Muscle Memory is a lot more complicated than the term implies. Before we dive in, let’s first define muscle memory – “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.” Even this post will be a bit oversimplified. There are just lots of aspects […]
First thought – what even are you doing? One of my clients sent me a post the other day that listed a workout as HILIT. And my client was like, “is this a thing? Which is a fair question. I voice messaged her back after reviewing the post. What the influencer posted was definitely not […]
Sharing 4 training methods for intermediate lifters! Once a lifter has gone through a few bouts of linear progression, what’s next? They’ve got a 1-3 training years under their belt. They’re familiar with different exercise variations, tempos and working with percentages or RPE. Do they just keep repeating the same linear progressions? Or hop to […]
Four ways to determine what weight you should use If your coach isn’t writing in your weights, you’ve got to figure it out for yourself. This ability comes with experience, but these should help. % of max lift – An equation that is used to calculate the weight you should use for a given number […]
For my people who do any horizontal pressing (bench press/push ups), or would benefit from increasing mobility through their thoracic spine and shoulder complex, keep reading. All three of the variations shown in this video are SCAPULAR PUSH UPS. We want the scapula to be mobile, and if you’re having issues with it – here’s […]
Split squats two ways – Rear foot elevated vs Front foot elevated. Split squats can be performed MANY different ways. We can change them via foot position or elevation and how we load them. So, before we dive into the brain gains… Important things to note in this post: 🦵🏽A split squat, by nature, is […]
Plyometrics are often misunderstood and misused. While I don’t believe much in fitness is black and white or as polarizing as the industry likes to make it…I do think plyometric training falls into a category that needs more nuance and explanation. Let’s dive in to the purpose of plyometrics, as well and how and when […]
Should I rest longer make more gains? How long should I rest between sets? Well, if you’re in Built By Annie (BBA), you know, because I always tell you. But for those of you not in my program, here’s some edu-muh-cation for ya. We’re getting into the science behind it. Mainly just SWIPE AND READ […]
Why you should consider training barefoot. The human foot is a magnificent thing in the role it plays in weight lifting, and movement in general. You may be missing out on awareness, and foot contact/force transfer if you’ve never moved shoeless. I saw @squatuniversity post that said something along the lines of “if feet had six packs, […]
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