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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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Short and VERY surprising answer? NO. You don’t need them. Sure. Depends. What’s your goal? Allow me to explain. You need a squatting pattern or several of them. But that doesn’t mean you need to specifically back squat. Take it from a controversial and OG professional in strength and conditioning, Mike Boyle. I was so […]

April 21, 2021

Should you back squat with Annie Miller

Push ups are a big insecurity for a lot of women. I know this because I hear about with my clients and now, @madelinemihaly hears about it inside Built By Annie (BBA). She told me I needed to make this post. So here we are…thank Maddy. Before we get into progressions, and how to use them, know […]

April 14, 2021

Programming Q’s part 1 If you’re here for the business side of things, then go ahead and join my free on demand workshop, Your Biz | Your Way – 3 steps to build a profitable online health and fitness biz And while you’re on the site, snag all the free resources – you’ll find goodies […]

April 13, 2021

exercise programming Q's part 1 with Annie Miller

Comparing touch and go and reset deadlifts: Deadlift how you please with either touch-and-go or reset. Neither option is better or worse, they simply have different purposes. Generally speaking you’d progress from reset deads to touch-and-go deads as you become more proficient at the movement and you increase your capacity. Why? In touch-and-go deadlifts there […]

April 7, 2021

touch and go versus reset deadlifts with Annie Miller

A moment for our society that now praises big ass booties, but used to praise no shape, pancake butts. Let us please do better. Sweet Jesus. No matter your genetics, or societal standards (which will change in 10 years), the hip thrust is the mother of all glute exercises. And I am here to help […]

March 31, 2021

barbell hip thrust cues with Annie Miller

Use the cues from this post the next time you sumo deadlift. We covered the conventional deadlift previously, so check that out here if you missed it. Some of the cues are the same, as there is some general crossover between the two variations. Before diving into cues, know that the sumo deadlift is a […]

March 24, 2021

sumo deadlift cues from coach Annie Miller

The deadlift might be one of the most feared and poorly performed lifts in globo gyms, crossfit boxes, and garage gyms everywhere. Let’s get some facts straight before we dive into form, cues and specifics. Deadlifts are a compound lower body pulling exercise. They are largely a posterior chain movement (glutes, hamstrings, upper and lower […]

March 17, 2021

deadlift cues for beginner to intermediate lifters with Annie Miller

Want nice shoulders? Bench press. Want a stronger chest? Bench press. Want stronger pulling? Bench press. Want to get big ol’ tiddies? …get implants. Bench pressing can certainly help develop your pectoral muscles, but it’s likely not adding a cup size to your actual breasts. Mmmk? I cover bench press in depth in both Movement […]

March 10, 2021

bench press cues for beginner to intermediate with Annie Miller

Garage gym owners were the real MVP’s of 2020. We were attempting to put off building our home garage gym until we built our house (sometime in 2021), but after gyms in Washington closed again in Nov 2020, we couldn’t wait any longer. Obviously it is a privilege to be in a financial spot to […]

March 3, 2021

Annie Miller home gym set up

What is your weakest lift and why is it overhead press? But seriously…why though? I added 2.5 big ones (pounds) to my strict press the other day. So you can basically call me Arnold now. In all seriousness, strict pressing is a thing for a lot of female lifters. They feel WUH-EAK. WELL, news flash […]

February 25, 2021

overhead press cues from Annie Miller







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