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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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Gone are the days of thinking strength makes you slow and endurance training kills your strength gains. YOU CAN HAVE BOTH. And there are three ways in my opinion. Keep in mind this is with strength training as the focus. That’s important to note for context purposes. How to Best Incorporate Cardio into Your Strength […]

May 30, 2023

205 - How to Best Integrate Cardio Into Your Strength Training with Annie Miller

Strength and hypertrophy are often lumped together in conversations around training. That’s because there is heavy carryover between methods used to attain both of these results. BUT there are fine differences and that’s what today’s episode will cover. If hypertrophy – aka muscle growth – is your main goal in comparison to strength, or strength […]

May 16, 2023

203 | What to Focus On If Training for Strength vs Hypertrophy with Annie Miller

Make no mistake this is not a shred for summer episode. But after training clients for a decade, I know that summer comes with resistance to the gym, more time outside, perhaps more adult beverages, and social gatherings. And fitness can take a backseat. But it 100% does not need to. It can actually become […]

May 2, 2023

201 | Navigating Fitness Through The Summer with Annie Miller

With over 200,000 downloads and two years under our belts, we celebrate episode 200 by answering 10 of the most popular fitness questions of all time. Below is the cliff notes version but it is VERY important you tune in for the whys, nuance and context behind these answers. And now, the 10 fitness questions: […]

April 25, 2023

200 | 10 Popular Fitness Questions Answered with Annie Miller

First off, the lack of education you’re sent home with after this massive abdominal surgery should be malpractice. It’s truly incredible.  I did not plan for a C-section at all. I mean, I planned for the possibility of a C-section as far as my birth plan went, but I was not at all prepared for […]

April 18, 2023

199 | C-section Post-Op & Postpartum Return To Fitness with Annie Miller

So I lied, and there are only seven program mistakes and how to fix them. But I digress. Let’s begin Program Mistake Number One Switching things up way too often. As I do programs by other coaches, I am reminded that even some of the most educated people in the space make changes well before […]

April 4, 2023

197 | 8 Biggest Program Mistakes and How To Fix Them with Annie MIller

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







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