Author archive: Steph Hoeper
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11
2018

How Do You Get Up? Let Me Count the Ways…

Want to get stronger? Mobility-challenged? Limited time? No space? Lacking equipment? Warming up? Looking for a reset within a workout? Cooling down? Trying to improve your balance? Looking for the perfect streaker challenge? Cue Techtronic…you know you want this stuck in your head. And get up! For...

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10
2018

Deadlifts = Overrated?

A quick google search of “deadlift” will pull up hundreds of hits, most of which proclaiming it as the be-all and end-all of strength training. And truthfully, if you’re picking efficient exercises, it’s a pretty good one, considering a conventional deadlift strengthens… Gluteus Maximus: (Butt...

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07
2018

Best-Laid Plans

I am a sucker for a concrete plan. I love black and white. Nuances freak me out. Give me a 12-week plan with reps, weights, sets, and rest times all specifically defined, and I will blissfully and religiously follow it to greatness…and injury. Best-laid plans…we all know how those turn o...

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05
2018

Bare it all this Summer

One of the many perks of working out at Catalyst is that you don’t need shoes. While this has financial advantages (and simplifies early am fashion choices), working out barefoot has a host of other benefits. Spending more time barefoot can prevent injuries, improve balance and gait, and increase sp...

05
02
2018

Fueled for Life

I used to firmly believe (maybe hope is more accurate?) that I could “outexercise” my bad food habits. I trained for marathons to lose baby weight, considered a good run the perfect hangover cure, and justified unlimited sugar with an active lifestyle. As I delved deeper into fitness edu...