Training Archives - Coach Mark Carroll

9 Ways you’re Ruining your Hip Thrusts

It’s time to fix your hip thrust!  Hip Thrusts are one of my favourite exercises to program for clients… but only if they can do them well! Over my many…

Nov 22, 2022
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Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding: What’s Right For You?

Powerlifting or bodybuilding? What’s the difference? Are powerlifters stronger than bodybuilders? Should you do one or the other? Can you do both interchangeably? Well, let me break it down! Getting…

Nov 4, 2022
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Intensity Techniques – PARTIAL REPS

I LOVE intensity techniques! So far I have covered two of my staples – the “rest pause” method and “drop sets.” These are both more traditional ways to program to…

Oct 18, 2022
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Intensity Techniques – DROP SETS METHOD

In a previous blog I went over the use of one type of intensity technique: the rest pause method. Here’s a little recap on “intensity techniques” – intensity techniques are…

Oct 12, 2022
Mark Carroll
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My Top 6 Best Glute Building Exercises 

Want to learn how to build your glutes? Well, here are 6 of the best glute exercises I use for my clients. I coach women who range from absolute beginners,…

Sep 19, 2022
Mark Carroll
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How To Build An Effective Glute Workout

Let’s build some Glutes! When it comes to a training session, there is an abundance of exercises we can do for muscle groups. The most common approach you generally see…

Aug 30, 2022
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5 Hip Thrust Variations To Grow Your Glutes

The hip thrust has become one of the most popular exercises in the last decade in training, especially with women all over the world. The hip thrust trains your glutes…

Jul 23, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Building A Bikini Body Workout

Creating an effective workout is not just about turning up to the gym and hoping for the best. It involves intelligently balancing out exercises to complement a person’s goals. There…

Jul 22, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Antagonist Partnerships

One of the most time efficient ways to train is through the use of supersets. Most people struggle to have enough time in the gym – I think we can…

Jul 19, 2022
Mark Carroll
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10 TIPS TO BREAK THROUGH A SQUAT PLATEAU

Squats are my favourite exercise to program for clients! There are many variations and different tempos we can use, and the squat is an exercise we can train quite frequently….

Jul 19, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Lagging Muscle Group? Try these training tips!

It’s really common to have muscle groups which are less developed than others. Unfortunately, it’s often the muscles we most want to grow the most that are the areas we…

Jul 19, 2022
Mark Carroll
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THE 3 MOST COMMON GLUTE BUILDING MISTAKES

These days, it seems like everyone wants to build big glutes… amazing – that is what I specialise in for clients! But being a coach who has done this for…

May 5, 2022
Mark Carroll
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