Author Archives: ken.grall

Ken is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, as well as a Youth Fitness Specialist (YFS) through the International Youth Conditioning Association. He has trained and coached in the fitness and sports performance fields since 1992, having worked with all fitness levels from the beginning exerciser all the way up to professional athletes.

Chances are, if you’re a regular exerciser you’ll suffer from the occasional ache and pain. And knee problems are right up there when it comes to those who experience some type of exercise-induced pain. If you’re one to suffer from occasional knee pain that comes out of nowhere and throws a wrench into your fitness […]

When most people think about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) workouts, they often associate them with the treadmill, bike or outdoor sprinting. But what about a HIIT elliptical workout? Take your elliptical workouts to the next level by including HIIT. The elliptical is a great choice when it comes to getting in your interval sessions […]

For anyone that has shoveled snow, you know it can be a workout!  Pushing and throwing that wet, heavy snow can be comparable to a weight-lifting session or even an aerobic workout on the treadmill. According to LiveStrong, an average person can burn 223 calories per 30 minutes while shoveling snow. So the next time […]

Everyone knows that strength training (working with free weights, machines, resistance bands, etc.) is a great way to build and maintain muscle and strength.  What many people may not know about, however, is all of the other benefits that are associated with a strength training routine. Today’s strength training workouts offer a ton of benefits […]

It’s true, you really can get a beneficial workout in if all you have is 5-10 minutes. As a fitness professional, one of the top excuses I hear is that people just don’t have time to exercise. For many, lack of time is definitely a real obstacle when it comes to staying fit. There are […]

Flexibility and mobility are fairly common terms in today’s fitness world–and I’m sure a good majority of you have heard these words in relation to your own workouts. While both have a very important place in fitness (especially when you are first starting out on a fitness program) people often mistake flexibility and mobility as […]

The Glute Bridge The muscles of the posterior chain (your “backside” muscles….glutes, hamstrings, etc.) are often the most ignored when it comes to workouts, yet they are some of the most important muscles to focus on.  These muscles play a vital role in not only good overall movement and function of the body, but they […]

With the endless amount of core exercises that are available, you want to be able to make sure you’re getting the most “bang for your buck.”  V-Sits are a great core exercise that will do just that. When done correctly, the V-Sit targets multiple areas including the rectus abdominis, the external obliques, internal obliques, and […]

If you’ve ever wanted to do a handstand but just don’t have the balance and strength, you can still get some of the great benefits of handstands by doing Wall Handstands. This modified version is an excellent way to build strength through the upper body while also bringing your core into the equation by asking […]