Improving Squat Mobility with Dr. Nick Heuer

Improve Your Squat

How to Make Your Squat Mobility Even Better The squat is truly a lost art these days. How many people do you know who can hold the bottom of a deep squat comfortably? There was a time where it wasn’t such a rarity, believe it or not. However, if you currently have the astounding capability […]

Improving the Kettlebell Arm Bar with Dr. Nick Heuer

KB Arm Bar

Making the Kettlebell Arm Bar Even Better One of the main themes for all exercises and movements we perform at Empowered Strength is intentionality. For those people who are “just looking for a workout,” we are NOT the place for you. But, for those who want to learn, be present, and get better everyday when […]

How and Why to Keep a Training Journal

Jean's Training Log

The Following was written by Coach Aaron Tandem Do you workout? Or, train for anything in particular, even if it’s for its own sake? That’s good! Have you been doing it for years? Even better! But, do you know exactly what you were doing on October 17th of 2013? No? I do. It’s actually quite […]

How to do Skater Squats

Skater squats are a variation of the single leg squat that forces a little more quadricep recruitment by requiring the individual to stay more upright through the use of a counter balance. Give these a try to work on your balance and single leg development. Online Coaching with Empowered Strength. Interested in Personal Training or […]

How to Banded Push Ups

The banded push up is an interesting variation of the weighted push up, in that it makes the easiest part of the movement (the top) the most challenging due to the increase in tension of the band as it stretches against you. Online Coaching with Empowered Strength. Interested in Personal Training or Small Group Fitness […]

Paddles and Packs: The Best “Anti-Cardio” for Athletes


The following was written by John Odden, owner and Head Coach of Empowered Strength — The Story I have always had a question in my mind since my early college days: “Why is there such an obsession with running and other cardio nightmares like the stair-stepper, ellipticals, and the dread-mill?” People mindlessly slog away on […]