Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?

Recently, a male friend of mine told me that men are now afraid to speak to women as a result of the #MeToo movement. I looked at him funny and asked, “Really?” He nodded vigorously and said, “Oh yeah, you never know when a woman is going to accuse you of something when all you…

Do More Of What You Hate

When I work with clients or train with friends, the one movement I hear people repeatedly complain about is the burpee. “I HATE BURPEES!!!!” Is usually how the conversation goes. That used to be me, except with push-ups. I don’t know why I hated them so much but just the idea of them annoyed me….

KISS: The Only Diet Advice You’ll Ever Need

Keep it simple, silly. (The true acronym actually uses “stupid” but ya’ll aren’t stupid.) When it comes to nutrition, and health in general, we love to overcomplicate: juice cleanses, fad diets, meal replacement shakes, intricate food tracking, IIFYM, fasting, skinny teas… you get the picture. For some, these may be the answer. For most, they’re…

1-Hour Full Body Workout

Recently I’ve been doing more “full body” workouts as opposed to “splits” (breaking the body up into “days” or “parts”). My reasoning being: I feel more accomplished afterward, I sweat more — always a plus, and full body workouts are oftentimes more exciting. So, if you’re like me and starting this Monday off without a…

3 Books You Need To Read in 2018

If ya’ll haven’t noticed by now, I’m obsessed with reading. I take my books with me everywhere. Work, the gym, the breakfast table, long car rides, and most favorably — my bed. For me, reading is a form of meditation. It’s one of the only times I feel disconnect from the world and wholly connected…

Resolutions: How To (Do Them Better)

It’s 2018. You have the entire year ahead of you. A fresh slate. Empty pages to an unwritten book. Endless opportunities. Goals upon goals upon goals. And you’ll crush them all, right? Hold up… why is it that, according to a commonly cited statistic, only 8% of people stick to their so-called “New Year’s Resolutions?”…

A Look Back: 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This year flew by quicker than a North American X-15 (that’s a really fast jet, btw.) The beginning of a new year typically brings with it feelings of new beginnings and fresh starts. However, I think we sometimes forget to fondly say goodbye to the year…

Winter Driving Guide

Snow, ice, and grimy sludge all make driving in the winter a complete and utter mess. Now I know what you’re thinking, “What is a winter driving guide doing on SideOfKail?” Well let me tell you a little story… Exactly 5 years ago today I was driving home, from the car mechanic, when I flipped…

Unwinding After The Holidays

If you’re like me, the holidays came and went quicker than you could process them. One minute I was thinking, “Christmas seems so far away” and the next I was lying on my bed restlessly waiting for Santa to come crashing down the chimney. Then, in a flash of snow flakes and glitter, it was…

3 Habits That Changed My Life

Habits — they’re hard to make and hard to break. The good habits though, once worked continuously into your routine, can change your life. They make everything easier and add value to every day. I’d love to hear what habits you swear by, so please drop them in the comments below. But for now, here are the…

What’s The Deal With Pre Workout?

It seems like everybody uses supplements these days — pre workout, protein powder, BCAAs, creatine… the list could go on and on. Today I’m focusing on a supplement I’ve used off and on for the past 4 years: Pre workout. Obviously, as the name implies, this is a product you take prior to working out…

Shredded Back Workout

Hey ya’ll! Today I teamed up with my good friend Lindsey Rago to bring you an absolutely EXHAUSTING AND EFFECTIVE back workout. A few months ago Lindsey packed up her things and moved to LA (raise your hand if your jealous!) *raises hand* She’s been killing it ever since. If you give this workout a try…