Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: After Workout HIIT (by Coach Matt Vinzant)

Challenge yourself by doing this high-intensity workout at the end of your regular workout. Count and log your reps each round, then try to match your total each set.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Coach Matt Vinzant for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Male Personal Trainer doing Squat Thrusts to train core musclesDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Easy Town Stretch

Let’s take a trip to easy town where muscles are relaxed, hearts are opened, and breath is slow and low. This cool-down/stretch session is geared toward stretching and relaxing the upper body. We’ve got an extra ticket just for you. Let’s go!Female Yoga Instructor doing Curved Spine Stretches on a chairDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: The Big Score (by Trainer Silas Eisenback)

Try this leg-dominant cardio workout and add your total number of reps completed for each exercise. Aim to beat this number when you reattempt it again in the future. If you don’t have a medicine ball, you can use one dumbbell for the Side Step Squats.

Don’t forget to thank Skimble Trainer Silas Eisenback for this awesome workout by giving it a like 👍Female Fitness Instructor doing Medicine Ball Side Step SquatsDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Trainer Spotlight: Mark Bryant

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Meet Mark Bryant, Skimble‘s latest featured Trainer! If you check out Mark’s profile, you will immediately notice his wealth of coaching specialties. He has over 20 fitness certifications under his belt. If that wasn’t enough, Mark’s a World Class Powerlifter. An 11x World Champion Powerlifter and 2x Powerlifting Hall of Famer 😉  We got a chance to chat with Mark and learn about how he got his start and the challenges he had to overcome to get to where he is today.

Tell us a bit about yourself – where are you from?

Mark: I was born and raised in New York City. It was a very bad area and my upbringing was hard, to say the least. Being premature and in a difficult environment, I was put in special education classes and was labeled retarded as a child. At home, there was abuse, which I endured for over 10 years. It was also very hard having to deal with gangs in the streets.

In my twenties I decided to move to Seattle, Washington. That’s when I really started to focus on fitness and personal growth, on my own terms. Years later I became a fitness professional. I believe through all the hardship I went through as a child I had a huge desire to help people, especially through fitness.

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What inspired you to become a trainer?

Mark: I had a good friend back in New York. I heard him name all the bones of the body by heart and I thought that was so cool. I wanted to be able to do that, and he taught it all to me. One day I was able to name all the bones of the body as well. I just felt great after that and have always enjoyed exercising…push-ups, sit-ups, you name it. When I moved to Seattle I continued my fitness education and eventually got into powerlifting. That’s how it started, that’s my passion, and it’s not going to end 😉

We heard you can lift! When did you get into powerlifting and what do your training plans look like?

Mark: I started Powerlifting later in life, when I was living in Seattle and 33 years old. I got into Powerlifting after talking to a great coach about the sport of Powerlifting and decided to give it a try. Training is normally an 8 or 12-week cycle. If it’s a 12-week cycle the first 4 weeks is for conditioning and the other 8 weeks are for competition training. The last week of the training cycle I take off so my body could fully recover. Overall, my training normally takes me about an hour to finish and I train three days out of the week (every other day).

We train on the three major lifts: Squats, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Because our main focus is to train heavy we keep our reps low such as sets of five, three, and two. As the training cycle gets closer to the end our reps are even lower, two and sometimes one (single max rep).

In addition, I eat pretty healthy…proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and vegetables. Everyone is different when it comes to eating food for competition. I get plenty of rest each night and I also try to take a nap during the day if I can.

What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?

Mark: I like having the option to do online training with clients I also see in person. I have clients who are far away and some who have to travel a lot so to be able to stay in touch with them anywhere is very beneficial.skimble-workout-trainer-spotlight-coach-mark-bryant-powerlifting-hall-of-fame-champion-photo

Do you have any recommended training gear?

Mark: I have clients who I train for national and world meets. So, the gear I use are thick powerlifting belts, wrist wraps, knee wraps, chalk. When training my general clients who are not into specifically powerlifting, I recommend regular barbells, dumbbells, and sometimes gear belts and gloves. It depends on the client, that’s how I roll.

What fitness tips do you have to share?

Mark: Train smart and take your time. Do it slowly and focus on form. Then, REST, lie down, go to sleep! When you churn your body hard, when you break down the muscle tissue, you have to have the nutrition and hydration to feed it…and then to recover. So the ‘secrets’ to being your best self are to eat healthy and to get enough rest. Nap if you can!

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Mark, thanks again for taking the time to share with us, . If you hop over to his profile, you’ll see some of Mark’s latest training certs (such as Certified Personal Trainer, Elite Trainer, Master Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Stretching & Flexibility, Functional Aging, Orthopedic, Barbell Rehab, Precision Nutrition, etc.) from many of the popular fitness training organizations.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yoga Fave

This is a super-setting arms workout, which finishes with some necessary isometric and stretch work. A great choice if you need a quick upper-body strengthening workout that gives you a little medicine at the end. A few different sizes of dumbbells, a pull-up bar, and a bench or something similar will be needed here. If you don’t have access to a pull-up bar, go for a handstand alternative.Male Fitness Trainer doing Seated Dumbbell Lateral Raises in a chairDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Little Dragon Run (by Trainer John Wu)

Mix things up and try this fun cardio workout. Jog for 2 minutes to warm up, run for 30 minutes to increase your endurance, and walk for 60 seconds to cool down.

This workout was created by Skimble Trainer John Wu. He is currently accepting new clients for Online Personal Training, so head on over to his profile in Workout Trainer and tap ‘Start 1:1 Training’ to get help from a dedicated expert.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Yoga Fave

This is one of our favorite sequences; targeting your side body and shoulders for a renewed sense of aliveness, followed by some backbends for vitality, twists for rejuvenation, and leg work to ground your body. Enjoy!Male Yoga Instructor doing Right Warrior One with Eagle ArmsDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Pull-Up Ladder (by Trainer Tif Sippel)

A great way to get better at pull-ups. Take more rest in between if needed. It’s not necessarily about the time it takes to finish, just that the 49 reps (😳) are complete. Also, there’s no shame in using a band to assist you.

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Kettlebell Booty

This kettlebell session is designed to work your backside. Glutes and hamstrings are the main targets, but your quads will definitely get some love too. You will need access to at least one moderate-weighted kettlebell to complete this 20-minute burner.Female CrossFit Trainer doing kettlebell deadlifts with a moderate kettlebellDo you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices and do your first workout! Remember, if you want to stay up-to-date with our Workout of the Week challenges, be sure to have your Workout Trainer notifications turned ON in the app!

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Skimble’s Free Workout of the Week: Summer Low-Down (by Trainer Darlene Taylor)

Grab your resistance bands and let’s cruise through this next session together. Even though it’s a low-down workout, I can guarantee you will get sweaty, tone up your body, and look fit for summer.

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