Stay tuned for a fun Fitness Exercise Library of exercise videos on The Fit Cookie! We’ll demonstrate how to do exercises safely
There are tons of health and fitness experts out there, and many of them disagree on certain details of training principles, but one thing most agree on is the importance of adequate strength training whether you are a man or woman.
Many women, however, avoid weight lifting because they either think it will make them bulky, or they are afraid to try it out by themselves for fear of failure or injury.
Do you avoid strength training for any reason? Do you need some help learning how to perform exercises with correct form?
I am creating an exercise database, my FitU fitness library, where you can find how-to’s for great strength training and weight lifting exercises. I believe that strength training and weight lifting is essential to a balanced fitness and fat loss program. I will try to post a new video to my library each week so we can build a database of exercises to add to your routine!
This database is just kicking off, so there isn’t very many videos there yet. If there are some exercises you would like to see demonstrated, now is a great time to let me know! Just leave a comment below : )
So, without further ado, here is a how-to video of one of my very favorite glute exercises: the barbell hip thrust off a bench. It sounds intimidating, but once you get the hang of this exercise, it may quickly become one of your favorites too!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist