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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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Lifting weights is the best. You know this is my philosophy – that weight lifting and movement is not a season, but something we ideally take part in until our days come to an end. Muscle mass is king, and mobility is arguably also king. We can get both of these via strength training. BUT, […]

March 7, 2023

192 - What Are Lifting Ratios & Do They Matter?  with Annie Miller

I remember saying during my internship at University of Portland to the head coach, I don’t know sports. I don’t know positions, or what people should be doing. So I questioned my ability to be a strength coach. And Bradford Scott essentially said to me that we are more so in the business of optimizing […]

February 21, 2023

190 | Lessons From Watching UFC, Crossfit, and The Olympics with Annie Miller

I adore the topic of this episode. The idea of lifting technique is the literal reason I created Movement 101 in 2017 after rehabbing from a back injury that happened during squatting back in 2014-ish. Now, I would be lying if I said that this back injury didn’t lead to me becoming a bit of […]

January 31, 2023

187 | How Much Does Lifting Technique Matter & Why with Annie Miller

This is something that we go over extensively inside at the loading portion of a Pure PROgramming. But I think that it’s a really simple and effective conversation to have for trainees who are just following a program as well as a topic to revisit if you are a coach. It’s very easy to get […]

January 17, 2023

185 | When to use RPE, RIR, Percentages or AMRAPS with Annie Miller

Truthfully I think pregnancy and witnessing my body as it goes through a pretty intense transformation as brought up more reflection on seasons I’ve experienced and pursued in the past. And that has me thinking more about things like physique and the scale than maybe I normally would. So, while I don’t sell physique changes […]

December 20, 2022

Today’s episode is all about building a shape with your body and training factors that can help with that. I know that I don’t often talk about physique, but, fuzzy changes do happen with the clients that I work with as a byproduct of our training methods. So that is the angle that I am […]

November 22, 2022

3 training factors to help improve physique with Annie Miller

Why I choose to focus on movement patterns and strength over weight loss. I feel like it’s important to start this podcast off by saying that I don’t have anything against aesthetic goals. I typically have a few aesthetic goals myself. But I address those goals through performance goals that I know will yield the […]

October 25, 2022

174 I Why I focus on patterns and strength over weight loss with Annie Miller

There are several different approaches to doing cardio within the conditioning world.  Two of the most popularized by the fitness industry are high intensity interval training (HIIT), and low intensity study state training. I think most people understand what LISS is. But high intensity interval training has been very incorrectly marketed to you by main […]

October 18, 2022

173 I When to use HIIT style cardio vs slow and steady (LISS) with Annie Miller

Over the years I have gotten asked several times about what makes the perfect warm-up, or what a warm-up should include for a given day. Just as there are infinite possibilities for exercise selection in the book of a work out, the same is true for a warm-up. So it can be very overwhelming to […]

September 20, 2022

169 | Daily Warm Ups, Movement Prep, Warm-Up vs Working Sets with Annie Miller

There is no one size fits all for lifting cues. Some thing that will work for you might not work for me. But the goal is always better neuromuscular control, more muscle fiber recruitment, and ideally better movement patterns. That’s what today’s episode is all about. After coaching for a decade in person and online, […]

September 13, 2022

168 | All Time Fav Lifting Cues And "Tricks" For Better Gains with Annie Miller







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