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Using Pilates for Stronger Squats and Deadlifts

If you had told me five years ago that Pilates would make me a stronger lifter I would have laughed in your face. Lifting weights is hard enough. How could an exercise method popularized by housewives and celebrities benefit my inner meathead? As it turns out, Pilates is one of the toughest exercise methods I’ve ever put my body through because …

The One Mindset Shift You Need for Exercise Consistency

I can sit there and babble on about all the life hacks to help you stay more consistent with your training, especially around the holidays, but I’ll spare you. You’ve heard them all. Heck, you’ve probably tried them before and still found yourself fluffier and softer come the New Year. All those tips and tricks we desperately yearn for do work….until …

10 Memorable Experiences from My Visit to Spain

They said I’d fall in love with the tapas, wine, and sights in Spain and boy, were they right. In a recent 10-day excursion to Barcelona and Madrid, I got to experience incredible cuisine, caught glimpses of fascinating history, and worked off all the excess wine calories by walking at least 7-10 miles per day. The Barbell Pilates blog may …