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Benefits Of Olympic Lifting

This November 2020, CPM is hosting our first ever #cpmApproved Burgener Total event! This Olympic weightlifting event will test your abilities in the snatch, clean & jerk, and lastly, the front squat. At the end, you will know what…
Andrea doing a power clean

The Power of the Clean

Let's talk about the exercise that will help you feel better, perform better, and look better naked: the power clean. The clean is one of the most complex movements we do at CPM Fitness. It can take months of practice to do them efficiently.…

Does Spot Training Really Work?

Almost everyone would like to change certain parts of his or her body: “Lose the belly.” “Have legs like Carrie Underwood.” “Achieve that six pack look.” It does not help that there are so many gadgets, supplements,…

Six Reasons To Love Front Squats

One of my favorite lifts is the front squat. We all know that the squat is the king of all exercises! Some may even argue that the front squat is the king of squats, but I will let you decide that one for yourself. Here are six reasons you…
Nicole at CPM performs a deadlift

Are You Making One Of These Six Common Deadlift Mistakes?

The deadlift is considered the ultimate test of overall body strength. It’s a combination of a push with the legs and a pull of the upper body. This lift produces strong people, keeps you fit, and enhances your flexibility (not to mention…

Why We Row For Calories vs. Meters

Whether you have been at CPM for a short amount of time or since the beginning, you've likely experienced both row for cals and row for meters during the workouts. Why do we do one over the other? Personally, I love to row for meters.…

Why Proper Breathing Is Important While Working Out

If you have taken an Annie Mello class in Sioux Falls, then you know I really emphasize the importance that breathing plays in your workout! But why? Can proper breathing really help improve your workout? Chris has been having me really…

The Power of the Power Snatch

Many of us dread Snatch Day. There are always a few looks of fear as we gather around to talk about the ever-dreaded snatch. Have no fear — the Snatch Informant is here! As many of you know, I often talk about the "Why" of what we…

Fun Facts: Fitness Myths DeBunked Edition

We’ve probably all done it. We have either read articles or bought videos on how to get rock hard abs or how to lose weight fast.  We have more than likely gone to the gym to jump on a 30 minute treadmill session followed by a 30 minute…