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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.

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Asking how many days per week should a muscle be trained, is like asking how many days a week you can eat sweets. We need so much more information to answer that question appropriately.  What does your entire diet look like with training?  We have to consider total volume and other training factors in order […]

August 3, 2023

Who doesn’t want a plump rump? Here’s how to upgrade your hip thrusts so you can maximize glute gains. If you don’t want shaped glutes, then this blog is not for you…  Here’s How To Upgrade Your Hip Thrusts To Maximize Glute Gains Today’s blog is going to be a game changer for you if […]

July 27, 2023

“How to write a workout program?” was the question that single-handedly stumped me in college. This question alone landed me in my professor’s office frustrated and paralyzed.  You’ll hear more about that shortly… So if you’re a trainer or trainee looking for a clean outline for your training programs, I’ve been where you are (maybe […]

July 13, 2023

Out of curiosity, I looked up the actual definition of Accessory Work so I could paint a clear picture of what we’re discussing in today’s blog.  My name is Annie Miller, certified strength and conditioning specialist and I help you learn as you train and enjoy your lifts again. Today we do that by covering […]

July 9, 2023

In the world of fitness, people are always looking for the “best.” The best exercises, the best training split, the best training frequency… While we might be able to identify the “best” based on the current results and research available to us. The best will come more often than not, when you are able to […]

July 8, 2023

In today’s blog, we are going to cover the current up-to-date research if cardio ruins your strength gains. We’ll discuss these three points:  1. At what point cardio might actually ruin your strength gains?  2. When cardio might be beneficial for you to add in to your weight training? 3. What are some best practices […]

July 7, 2023

My name is Annie Miller. I’m a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and I help you learn as you train and enjoy your lifts again. In this blog, we do that by giving you three ways to help you learn how to select your weights. Whether you are following a workout program from someone else […]

July 6, 2023

People (enter trainers, coaches, physical therapists, body builders, and strongmen) toss the term “progressive overload” about in the absence of context for the larger audience. I believe progressive overload can be seen in lights: One view is the pre-planned process. While the other is outcome. I can see the logic in both. Take whichever you […]

December 22, 2022

How To Best Implement Progressive Overload with Annie Miller

The toes to bar was popularized by CrossFit but is not a new exercise by any means. This movement has been used to strengthen the core in gymnastics style forms of exercise for decades. Often this would be performed on a wooden ladder which provides back support. This either makes the exercise easier as you […]

December 15, 2022

7 Exercises to Help You Get "Toes To Bar" with Annie Miller

The Bulgarian split squat is a single leg squatting variation that biases the working the leg. They can be performed with a wider front to back stance and forward leaning chest, targeting the glutes. Or in more of a traditional squat stance, with the knee passing over the toe, and hip crease sinking below the […]

December 8, 2022

Why you would elevate front foot in bulgarian split squat with Annie Miller







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