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Exercise Tutorials

Happy Monday, everyone. Today, we have another installment of our Weekly Workout series. I'm often asked, "What's the best ab exercise I can do?" Well, there are a ton of great and effective ab exercises, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be the ab wheel rollout. Ab wheel exercises are great because there's no flexing of the spine, like in a crunch. You're extending the spine, activating your core, shoulders, and arms at the same time. You really get a lot of bang for your buck

The glutes (or "booty" in layman's terms) can be stubborn when it comes to enhancing their shape and improving their strength. They are powerful muscles designed to handle the physical demands of an active life. Unfortunately, we sit on them most of the day and neglect them. Not anymore! I want you to wake up those glutes with this booty burner circuit. All I'm asking is that you give your glutes a little love a few times a week for 10 minutes. This circuit is a great: finisher (ending) to your leg routine. stand alone

Want to get better results in less time? Complexes workouts could be the answer. Whether it's work or workouts, we all want to get more done in less time (without sacrificing on quality, of course). And at our Oviedo gym Breakthrough Fitness, one of our favorite ways to do that is through complexes workouts.  What Are Complexes Workouts? Complexes workouts are a group of exercises done consecutively using one piece of equipment. Because you are using the same piece of equipment throughout the workout, the weight you are working with stays the same; only your

The lunge is a great lower body movement and a staple in our programming at Breakthrough Fitness.  It is also a movement that I have seen done very poorly during my time as a personal trainer in Oviedo. The poor mechanics usually come from people doing an advanced variation before mastering the basic lunge. Perfecting lunge progressions one at a time will give you functional leg strength in your daily routine without creating bad habits that risk injury.    Why Are Lunges Important? Lunging patterns require mobility through the hips, knees, ankles, feet, and

Hey, it's Coach Dom here with another exercise tutorial. Today, I'm actually going to show you a combo move that'll help you get more work done in less time. (TWO for the price of one?? It's your lucky day!) This is a good example of a mechanical drop set and one you'll be able to use during your own gym time.   What's a Drop Set? Drop sets are a mainstay in many bodybuilding workouts, but many average gym-goers have never heard of them. During a drop set, you perform one exercise until failure (or

Hey, it's Coach Dom here with your Movement of the Week. Looking to put a little more "oomph" into your workouts? You don’t always have to add more sets, repetitions, or weight to increase intensity. Increasing your range of motion is an often overlooked but fantastic way to challenge yourself and get a more effective workout. These elevated lunges are a step beyond those regular old lunges you're probably tired of. Try this instead and see how you feel!   Rear Elevated Lunges Start off by standing on a step platform, hands on your

Hey everyone, it's Coach Dom with another Movement of the Week. We've all done a typical benchpress about a thousand times, but if you switch it up a little, you can get a lot more bang for your buck.  The standing cable chest press adds elements of balance, anti-rotational training, and core work to give you way more than a benchpress can.   Standing Cable Chest Press Start with your feet hip width apart, holding the cable with your right hand, your arm at a 90-degree angle. Keep your shoulders down and lean forward with

Hey everybody, it's Coach Dom here with our newest trainer, Mackenzie, to show you our movement of the week. We featured this movement several months ago, but it's such a great move that we wanted to feature it again. We're talking about side lunges or lateral lunges. We tend to move a lot in "two-dimensional" space—up and down, backward and forward—but we don't usually move from side to side, especially during our workouts. The lateral lunge is a great way to build functional strength in a new plane. Side lunges are an excellent workout