[Video] How to Set up for Barbell Hip Thrusts

How to set up for barbell hip thrusts | Workout Nirvana

Barbell hip thrusts are a fantastic glutes builder, but you need to keep adding weight to the bar to progress. But even if you’re crazy motivated to build sexy glutes, it can seem intimidating to get under larger loads. Barbell hip thrusts are not for beginning trainees. You need to master glute bridges and hip thrusts in their various progressions before adding weight.  If you’re not quite ready to use an Olympic-sized barbell with bigger plates that roll over your legs, see how to set up using a {Read More…}

The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Squat

Jordan Syatt squat

I’m about to share something with you that could change the way you train forever. If you think squats are important and want to improve your technique – pain-free – you must check out the new Elite Performance Squatting Seminar by powerlifting record-holder Jordan Syatt. In this comprehensive, two-hour seminar, Jordan explains everything you need to know about how you can add pounds to your squat or your clients’ squat with pristine form and no pain. Here’s what you can expect: {Read More…}

How I Created a Standing Desk IKEA Hack

My standing desk IKEA hack

It’s official – I now work at a standing desk in my home office. I love walking right up to my computer instead of plopping down in a chair. And it’s not just any standing desk, either; my desk is an Ikea hack. It’s fashioned from IKEA bookcases with a keyboard tray added on. It looks sleek and pro, allows me to sit and stand, and cost less than $300. It’s early yet – I’ve only had my new desk {Read More…}

Ultimate Booty Workouts and the RCK 360

butt workout

I don’t do many reviews here, but once in awhile it’s fun and important. I have two products to tell you about today: (1) A new book about booty workout routines by my friend Tamara Grand, and (2) an ab roller that challenges your core and more. First, let’s get to Tamara’s book! Ultimate Booty Workouts Exercises to Build, Lift and Sculpt an Amazing Butt  I always say, if I’ve had wine with someone, there’s a darn good chance we’ll become friends. First off, {Read More…}

Building Your Glutes with Barbell Hip Thrusts

Barbel hip thrusts

More and more women are hearing about barbell hip thrusts as a way to build their glutes without ending up with huge quadriceps. Many of us find it insanely satisfying to see our glutes transformed and feel the sheer power of lifting a lot of iron with our hips. I assure you that even most guys aren’t doing the hip thrust, and when they see you crushing it they’ll be intrigued as they try not to look. Rest assured that {Read More…}

Getting Big Results with Box Squats

Getting big results with box squats | Workout Nirvana

Most people know the value of squats – a compound movement that helps to build hamstring, glute, and quadricep strength. Hopefully you’re doing them – with heavy weights – because they’re the best lower body exercise around. But box squats, when done correctly, are also valuable for general lifters. Box squats involve doing a squat with a box behind you. So what’s the difference between that and regular squats? According to powerlifter and biomechanics engineer Scott Dueball, box squats are {Read More…}