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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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Sharing the last decade (plus) of my movement journey. Let’s begin: It’s 2010. I’m 11% body fat and grippin’ n’ rippin’ weights. Focused only on breaking college weight room records, with no sense of what the shit I’m doing. It’s 2012 and I *think* I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. I undergo meniscus surgery from […]

October 20, 2021

Annie Miller Movement Journey

Who doesn’t love a sculpted back? And a functional one at that. Here’s the deal. A strong back will benefit most of your big lifts and accessory work. Build strength and skills, catch your back in the mirror like, “oh hello gains, I see you.” Let’s get this straight – “best back exercises for women” […]

October 6, 2021

3 best back exercises for women with Annie Miller

Let us lunge. I’ve seen these movements called different things throughout my years of training. Call them what you may, they’re all different versions of the same mother pattern: the reverse lunge. This post is your prime time example of simple > fancy. Want to progress a movement? Give your body a little shock? A […]

September 29, 2021

8 reverse lunge variations

I used to think core work was an extra. That core work was not necessary in addition to heavy squats, and deads, and other axial loaded or compound movements. I no longer think that. So, YES, core specific work is (depending on your training style and goals), necessary in my opinion. ESPECIALLY if you are […]

September 16, 2021

is the extra core work necessary

Save this for later: you can easily use this as the whole lift OR add if after your main lift as the accessory work! I am partial to a barbell (I have a baby bb tattooed on muh bodeh). But, you get certainly get it done WITHOUT a barbell, hence the kettlebells. So, grab some […]

September 9, 2021

No barbell lower body lift with annie miller kettlebells needed

The fitness industry is young in the grand scheme of things. I used to believe things that were backed by science, or we didn’t have the science to back them yet. Either way, I’ve changed a fair amount about what I stand by in fitness. So today I bring you: 10 Truths from 10+ years […]

August 26, 2021

10 truths from 10 years of strength training with Annie Miller

The box jump is a complex movement, and its often oversimplified in both performance and programming. Today’s post is addressing ONE way to progress the box jump. Before even doing a box jump, you’d need to work on LANDING mechanics, and then jumping to a box you can easily clear (focusing on getting TALL) rather […]

August 19, 2021

box jump progressions with Annie Miller

The growing popularity of building your glutes via the barbell hip thrust is great. But I want you to maximize your potential strength and muscle growth as much as you can control. That comes LARGELY from your set up. Common hip thrust set up mistakes: Starting with a bench that is too high – if […]

August 12, 2021

How to set up properly for hip thrusts with Annie Miller

Friendly reminder – you don’t NEED any one piece of equipment to make gains. That’s right, you don’t NEED a kettle bell, a barbell, a dumbbell, etc. Yes, it’s easiest with some more than others. But if we understand: Tension Volume Intensity Then we can get quite a bit done with minimal equipment. Today, I’m […]

August 5, 2021

Easy Kettle Bell to Band Exercise Replacements for Hinging

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 […]

July 22, 2021

Full body warm up with Annie Miller

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