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Ryan Taylor, CSCS @commodore_awesome getting in some #heavy block pulls. Making 195lbs l

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 18.04.2018 00:37
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@commodore_awesome getting in some #heavy block pulls. Making 195lbs look smooth (body weight of 120lbs). Very proud of how far her #tension and overall movement quality has improved. I see 225 fast approaching! If your looking to take your #strength to that next level, go ahead and drop me a message or head over to my website (link in bio) and let's get strong together! Now taking new clients for the summer months ahead, are you ready? #trainingbytaylor #bettertogether #fitprowest #dcblocks #blockpull #offthefloor #movementquality #strongwoman #chicagofit #womenwholift #tension #deadlift #bigbasics #fitnessjourney #fit #strongerthanyesterday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS If you’re in need of a nice #finisher or some extra #gripwork in you

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 16.04.2018 23:48
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If you’re in need of a nice #finisher or some extra #gripwork in your program, jump over to @testosteronenation and read my #trainingtips that was published today. Go pick something up and walk with it! #trainingbytaylor #farmerswalks #testosteronenation #qualitymovement #article #grip #elevateyourperformance #strengthandconditioning #strongerthanyesterday #chicagotrainer #fitness #chicagofit #chicagostrong #conditioning #happymonday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS After a long article video shooting session, had some fun with some #t

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 16.04.2018 02:46
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After a long article video shooting session, had some fun with some #tgu loading patterns. I try to incorporate some get-up variations throughout the week more for mobility and #shoulderhealth than strengh. This variation definatly tests the #grip as well as #stablity of the shoulder. Very colorful way to end the afternoon. #happysunday folks! #trainingbytaylor #sundayfunday #getup #offthefloor #circusact #websterplace #chicagotrainer #chicagoathleticclub #havefun #changeitup #wifeyqualitytime #greatweekend #strongerthanyesterday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS #saturdays are for complexes! Marty is taking on the modified #bear #c

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 14.04.2018 21:03
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#saturdays are for complexes! Marty is taking on the modified #bear #complex with added ab wheelouts to round off the rep. 1 clean 1 front squat 1 push press 1 back squat 1 press back over 1 an wheelout That's 1 rep. We did 4 sets of 4 reps and it was #plentyoffun for him. These are great for both #conditioning as well as #strengthandpower based off of programming and reps. Give them a try, "if you Bear". Haha Happy Saturday everyone! #trainingbytaylor #fitprowest #barbellcomplex #strongguys #fitchicago #strengthandconditioning #strongerthanyesterday #strong #guyswholift #happysaturday #chicagotrainer #pushyourself #coaching #onemorerep #fitness #chicagotrainer #totalbodyworkout #coretraining #personaltraining

Ryan Taylor, CSCS I really like the #hammerstrength chest supported row machine. Using i

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 14.04.2018 01:05
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I really like the #hammerstrength chest supported row machine. Using it to teach and reinforce #scapular musculature strength and control, as well as reducing anterior glide of the humerus, making this one heck of an effective #backtraining movement. Josie had already smoked her hip/core stabilizers with some heavy #trapbardeadlift and #hipthrusts so this really fit the bill to polish off that posterior chain. If you struggle with not feeling dumbbell rows or shoulder stability, try these out. I like to start with the isometric hold (right) and progress to the full row as shoulder control is established. Quit grinding those joints and get the most out of those rows! Try 2 sets of slightly overloaded holds for 20-40 sec followed by 3-5 sets of full range rows. Let me know what you think! #trainingbytaylor #tonewillistower #trainhard #trainsmart #qualitymovement #healthyshoulders #anteriorglide #rows #fitness #strongwomen #womenwholift #strongback #chitown #chicagotrainer #willistower #chicagowomen

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @laarryywongg is progressing nicely in his #leanandstrong program. Blo

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 13.04.2018 01:00
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@laarryywongg is progressing nicely in his #leanandstrong program. Block 3 is calling for an introduction to #overheadsquat which as shown here, he gets the memo. We then moved into block #deadlift and #bulgariansplitsquats to round out a hell of a lower-emphasis training session. He has really made some great #progress in the 2 months we have worked together, down 10lbs and 7% bodyfat. If your interested in getting #strong like Larry, and want to follow a customized, progressive training approach, please contact #trainingbytaylor to get on your program, spots are available! #expandyourstrength #chicagotrainer #fitprowest #guyswholift #chicagoguys #progressions #hetrainslegs #legday #earlybird #gainz #fitnessprogram #fitness #strongman #strongdudes #strongerthanyesterday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Been hearing more about this concept of

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 11.04.2018 19:23
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Been hearing more about this concept of "negative calories" more and more lately. Let's dig into this a little in my new #blogpost and see what the research says on the topic. Get your #celerysticks out, and maybe a little peanut butter, too. https://www.trainingbyt.com/blog #trainingbytaylor #blog #negativeenergy #negativecalories #science #whatdoestheresearchsay #eat #chicagotrainer #droz #toogoodtobetrue #trends #healthyfood #calories

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Very #happy to have my guy @juanski84 back getting after it. I really

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 09.04.2018 21:43
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Very #happy to have my guy @juanski84 back getting after it. I really look up to this man and how he has kept a "never quit" attitude after all that he has been through in the last year and a half. I am very excited to work with him to rebuild from the ground up, starting with these "kickstand" squats to emphasis single leg motor control and function, while keeping more contact points to floor. Looking forward to our progress in the months to come. Let's get It! #trainingbytaylor #fitprowest #backinthesaddle #proudtrainer #rebuild #noexcuses #clockingin #fitness #chicago #chicagotrainer #guyswholift #fitchicago #strongerthanyesterday #strong #kickstandsquats #neverquit #keeptruckin

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Today has been an incredible day. I am compleltly blown away by all of

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 05.04.2018 03:11
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Today has been an incredible day. I am compleltly blown away by all of the comments, texts, calls, shares and overall support I have received regarding my first published article on @testosteronenation today. This site and it's contributors over the years have played an enormous role as to where I am today. I can't thank my guy @nick_tumminello enough for all of his guidance and support during this process. This was something I have wanted to do my entire career and really has happened. I am beyond #proud to represent this site and be part of the group that write to improve this ever evolving space that we as fitness professionals get to call our career. Thank you everyone and I hope this is only the beginning! Thank you everyone! Train hard, Train smart, and most of all, have fun! #trainingbytaylor #testosteronenation #areyoustrong #hardworkpaysoff #thankyou #chicagotrainer #fitprowest #fitness #tnation #trainhard #trainsmart #writing #firstone #bettertogether #betterthanyesterday #coaches #strong #happyhumpday #greatday

Matt Cox @trainingbytaylor humbling all of us barbell bound guys. Really great

Matt Cox

  • 04.04.2018 18:17
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@trainingbytaylor humbling all of us barbell bound guys. Really great stuff here on functional strength and how to incorporate into your training @testosteronenation @ryantaylor39 #strength #bench #squat #deadlift #trainingbytaylor #tnation #testosteronenation #movement #functionalfitness

Logan Taylor Check out my brothers article on www.tnation.com #trainingbytaylor#tna

Logan Taylor

  • 04.04.2018 15:58
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Check out my brothers article on www.tnation.com #trainingbytaylor#tnation #humpday#fitnessmotivation

Haley Marceau Taylor Today is a big day for @trainingbytaylor! For as long as I’ve known

Haley Marceau Taylor

  • 04.04.2018 15:23
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Today is a big day for @trainingbytaylor! For as long as I’ve known Ryan, @testosteronenation has been his end all-be all for training knowledge...it’s where he went to learn from the best of the best. And now, he’s among them!! Visit www.t-nation.com...Ryan’s article is the feature article today. And it’s really good. Go get him those clicks!! I’m so proud of you!! #areyouREALLYstrong #trainingbytaylor

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @dlew32 rowing his way into the #weekend with some solid #trx rows. To

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 31.03.2018 01:01
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@dlew32 rowing his way into the #weekend with some solid #trx rows. Toes up, engaging the entire posterior chain, shoulders back, and a nice #pause at the top of each rep to "feel" the contraction. I'm very proud of not only how #leanandmean Danny has gotten, but the overall #movementquality is on another level from where he started. Hammer the basics, over, and over again. Watch what happens :-). Happy #friday everyone! #trainingbytaylor #fitprowest #rows #engage #tension #guyswholift #chicagotrainer #workingprofessional #progress #proud #sunsoutgunsout #feelit #stability #strongin18 #basicsdonewell #bigbasics #onemorerep #strong #strongmen

Ryan Taylor, CSCS I have been utilizing the short #foamroller against the wall to

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 30.03.2018 04:04
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I have been utilizing the short #foamroller against the wall to "block the bad movement" i got from the creator of #basementofchampions @dsomerset1 This helps reduce compensation of hip rotation commonly done when performing the #birddog exercise. It's not about how far you can reach in general, it's about how extension is achieved WITH CONTROL and WITHOUT rotation. I usually cue "imagine I have my cup of #coffee on your back...don't spill my coffee." Andrew...i would not only trust you with my coffee, I would even place a #whiskeyneat on that controlled spine! Great job. #trainingbytaylor #coretraining #corecontrol #fitness #fitprowest #toolbag #trainingtools #blockbadmovement #chicagotrainer #holdmywhiskey #tension #antirotation #hipcontrol #breathe #trainsmart #progress #foundation

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Excited for another 2 years with the @nscaofficial and the #cscs certi

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 28.03.2018 04:03
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Excited for another 2 years with the @nscaofficial and the #cscs certification. Very proud to represent this organization in the seemingly overwhelming pool of certification these days. The high standards and front of the curve research keeps them ahead of the competition. #trainingbytaylor #certified #continuededucation #staycurrent #separateyourself #chicagotrainer #chicagostrong #certifiedtrainer #nsca #strengthandconditioning #strengthcoach

Ryan Taylor, CSCS This is what happens when you promise @laarryywongg breakfast at #loum

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 24.03.2018 00:07
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This is what happens when you promise @laarryywongg breakfast at #loumitchells if he hits 225lbs today. Larry -1 Me - 0 This guy brings the best attitude each and every workout and the #progress shows. I'm very proud and will enjoy take down some #baconandeggs with him for his accomplishment! #trainingbytaylor #benchpress #6amcrew #benchforbreakfast #chicagotrainer #strongin18 #strongdudes #chicagostrong #tension #fitness #chicagofitness #strongerthanyesterday #strong #proud #pr #timetoeat #fitprowest

Tone Willis Tower #Repost @trainingbytaylor with @get_repost・・・Not a bad view to

Tone Willis Tower

Skydeck Chicago

  • 22.03.2018 03:11
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#Repost @trainingbytaylor with @get_repost ・・・ Not a bad view today for the @lululemon sponsored #bodyweight strength class today from the 99th floor @onlyatwillis overlooking this amazing city. Everyone did a great job and brought not only a great attitude, but some great looking #bearcrawls to finish the workout! #trainingbytaylor #tonewillistower #bigcity #chicago #birdseyeview #99th #chicagotrainer #strengthclass #chicagofitness #fitness #fitchicago #workingprofessional #bettertogether #betterthanyesterday #myview #workhardplayharder

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Not a bad view today for the @lululemon sponsored #bodyweight strength

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 22.03.2018 02:25
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Not a bad view today for the @lululemon sponsored #bodyweight strength class today from the 99th floor @onlyatwillis overlooking this amazing city. Everyone did a great job and brought not only a great attitude, but some great looking #bearcrawls to finish the workout! #trainingbytaylor #tonewillistower #bigcity #chicago #birdseyeview #99th #chicagotrainer #strengthclass #chicagofitness #fitness #fitchicago #workingprofessional #bettertogether #betterthanyesterday #myview #workhardplayharder

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Norma knocking down some #skatersquats today. This is a true test of n

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 21.03.2018 02:30
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Norma knocking down some #skatersquats today. This is a true test of not only single leg strength and power, but overall stability throughout the core (anti-rotation) as well as emphasizing proper joint tracking and control. Give these guys a try in place of your #lunges and feel where the #energyleak is for you. #trainingbytaylor #singleleg #totalcontrol #bracing #strongandstable #strongwomen #chicagotrainer #progressions #challengeyourself #betterthanyesterday #womenwholift #fitness #fitprowest #chicagofitness #fitchicago #power #strongin18 #legday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Happy Birthday to the #lady behind it all. Cheers to the hardest worki

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 15.03.2018 04:14
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Happy Birthday to the #lady behind it all. Cheers to the hardest working, no shit taking, forward thinking, #bombshell of a woman that I get to call my wife. #cheers @haleymtaylor i hope you have the #bestyear yet! I love you. Thanks @beatnikchicago For some amazing food and drink to cap off a great night. #trainingbytaylor #firstlady #boneinribeye #luckyman #bdaygirl #happybirthday #humpday #chicago #wifey #mygirl #strongwoman

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Want to completly blow up your chest, shoulders and triceps up? Get of

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 15.03.2018 00:44
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Want to completly blow up your chest, shoulders and triceps up? Get off that straight bar and get your dips in on a suspension trainer. This not only shreds your entire #pressing musculature, but provides a more accomadating shoulder position, as well as improving #stability and tension throughout the entire movement. Switch over to these for a training block or two and enjoy the improvement of form and weight added upon returning to the standard straight bar dip. Can you get 10? #trainingbytaylor #dips #changeitup #shred #bangforbuck #trainers #strongin18 #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #dudeswholift #beardgang #fitprowest #fitness #chicagotrainer #getstrong #results #tension #challengeyourself #healthyshoulders #junglegym

Ryan Taylor, CSCS This is a #core activation circuit my client, Jim knocked down at @ton

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 13.03.2018 03:33
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This is a #core activation circuit my client, Jim knocked down at @tonewillistower today. We started with some foundational #bellybreathing from the supine position, transferred to some #crawling patterns in the prone position, finally building into some #loadedcarries and power rows using the #sandbag and #trx to get the nerves firing and blood pumping. After 3 sets of this #circuit we moved onto the "big rock" #strength movements of the day that consisted of rows, split squats and pushups. Simple and effective. Make sure your warm up isn't just mindless exercises, and it actually builds into the focus of the adaptation desired for the workout. #trainnotworkout #trainingbytaylor #tonewillistower #breathe #coretraining #foundation #simpleandeffective #startswiththewarmup #howdoyouwarmup #build #strongerthanyesterday #pushups #balloons #bagdrags #adaptandprogress #fitness #fitatwork #crawling #totalcore #chicagotrainer #progress #programming

Ryan Taylor, CSCS A great way to really increase overall training #volume without sacrif

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 10.03.2018 03:45
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A great way to really increase overall training #volume without sacrificing strength is to utilize density sets. @christina3marie is in the middle of such a set with some #touchandgo block pulls and Db push presses. This set is a 5 min set, with both movements at 4-6 reps each (she bangs out 6 each here) for as many rounds in the allotted time limit, thus increasing the "density" of total work being done. Then increase weight by 2.5-5% and repeat, with the goal of beating the previous sets total reps. Something about racing the clock that makes pushing those extra reps doable. This is great as a stand alone focus or including in a strength block as a way to add some #hypertrophy stimuli without taking to much time. How many reps you got? #trainingbytaylor #density #simpleandeffective #timeundertension #howmanyreps #blockpull #dumbbells #pushyourself #strongin18 #strongerthanyesterday #onemorerep #weightloss #chicagotrainer #strongwomen #howmuchtimeisleft #shortandsweet #tonewillistower #bettereveryday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @shopsmartin making them #hangcleans look smooth and easy. Great hip e

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 07.03.2018 01:56
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@shopsmartin making them #hangcleans look smooth and easy. Great hip extension, catch and speed. I feel that hang cleans are a great movement that most gym goers should take the time to learn and incorporate into thier programs. Safe and effective way to bring some often overlooked and #undertrained power to the workout. We paired these with some #rackpulls for some great nervous tuning before the heavier hip extension movement. If you need help #learning and developing movements like this into your #fitnessprogram than message me or email me at ryan@trainingbyt.com to find out how we can work together to bring your #programming to the next level! #trainnotworkout #trainingbytaylor #power #barbell #fitness #chicagotrainer #chicago #speed #hipextension #strongin18 #strong #strongdudes #easypeasy #smooth #bartransfer #fitfam

Ryan Taylor, CSCS It's

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 03.03.2018 00:59
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It's "peak weak" for this block of training for @laarryywongg before he heads out of town for a mini vacay. Not only did he hit a huge #pr on his 5 rep #trapbardeadlift with 275lbs, but then decides to go for a #repmax with 225. This kid bangs out 20 reps! So awesome. Is getting #strong as hell and shedding lbs as he does it (down 7lbs this month alone). If your a guy that's sick of the #sameold training program and/or are spinning your wheels in the gym, #trainingbytaylor is here to help. Message me for info on my upcoming "Strong in 18" online coaching group. Let's get "Strong like Bull" together! Happy Friday everyone! #deadlift #20rep #friday #personalbest #stronger #strongin18 #chicagotrainer #fitness #fitprowest #offthefloor #touchandgo #leanandmean #droppingweight #stronglikebull #morninglift #tension #hinge #hingetown #strongdudes #chicagostrong

Ryan Taylor, CSCS One of @mandysim_ primary goals is to blow up her #glutes and overall

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 01.03.2018 04:33
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One of @mandysim_ primary goals is to blow up her #glutes and overall whole #posterierchain in preparation for her next #bikini competition. We literally do some sort of #hipthrust each and every workout, as I feel frequency is key in #hypertrophy training. Here I'm adding some needed resistance to the single leg, foot elevated hip thrust. The band not only adds some #progessive concentric load on the extension, But emphasises lat activation and #anteriorcore tension and #stability. Overall, one heck of a stimulus. We did 4x of 12-15 reps per leg and supersetted with some pullups for some contrast. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Of course, if your looking to take it to the next level and work with me in person (Chicago), hit me up, I would love to help. #trainingbytaylor #strongerthanyesterday #superband #singleleg #frequencyiskey #strongwomen #backside #chicagostrong #fitprowest #goals #bettereveryday #chicagofitness #chicagotrainer #fitness #fitfam #tension #core

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Now these are the types of pictures us #trainers like to get from our

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 23.02.2018 04:30
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Now these are the types of pictures us #trainers like to get from our clients. Really made my day. Not only is @zcstinnett getting his online homework workouts in, but throwing some serious #iron on the bar doing it. 150lb each hand #torpedo farmers walks were on today's menu (he only needed to go 115-120/hand). Keep killing it man, the numbers and physique continue to show it! #trainingbytaylor #farmerswalks #picksomethingup #onlinetraining #onlinecoaching #homeworkout #proudtrainer #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #strengthandconditioning #progress #overload #manweight #grip #chicagofitness #strongdude #looksfuntome

Ryan Taylor, CSCS I have been messing around with this band resisted plank variation for

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 22.02.2018 04:56
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I have been messing around with this band resisted plank variation for some of my clients. I feel that with the overhead loading point, this forces the lats to very activated, creates a stable, locked in scapula and with that, t-spine and #torque through the shoulder complex. This creates some awesome static control, better ability to keep the ribs down and a great response for the hips to follow in line and restrict anterior tilt and better ability to squeeze the glutes and lock in the lower body. Basically, helping create some often much needed core #tension and one hell of a good looking #plank at the end of the day. @christina3marie demonstrating that to the point here. Talk about #lockedin folks! Give your planks a little extra sauce by adding some resistance in different planes to really perfect this simple yet effective movement. #trainingbytaylor #simpleandeffective #core #coretraining #progress #basicsdonewell #tonewillistower #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #strongwomen #howmuchlonger #myabshurt #fitness #chicagotrainer #bands #activate

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Ever so slowly the #benchpress is crawling back. Been putting a ton of

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 20.02.2018 03:24
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Ever so slowly the #benchpress is crawling back. Been putting a ton of effort into it for the last 3 months. Focusing on perfect techique, bracing, smashing the bar and bar speed. Speed is king, and these are getting faster each and every week. Been a very humbling and frustrating experience to rebuild after years away from consistent pressing. Hoping to rejoin the #300lbclub By summer. Lets get back to work! #bellyshirt...your welcome! Today's protocol: 4x3- 230lbs 3x8- 210lbs #trainingbytaylor #weakness #programming #progress #speedisking #barbell #babyweight #bettereveryday #strongerthanyesterday #stronger #beardgang #tension #technique #tight #fitness #goals #bigpicture #fitprowest #barspeed #littlebylittle #tnation

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Very proud of @mandysim_ and how far she has came in here technique, t

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 17.02.2018 02:15
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Very proud of @mandysim_ and how far she has came in here technique, tension, and overall strength. Bench pressing 75lbs around like it's old news. Can't wait to see how all of this strength effects her overall physique as we progress. Keep it up! If you are in the #chicago area and want to see how #strong you can get, let me know, I would be glad to help. #trainingbytaylor #benchpress #womenbenchtoo #strongwomen #chicagostrong #fitprowest #progress #pressing #strongerthanyesterday #muscle #leanandmean #technique #womenwholift #lockit #drive #5rep #chicagotrainer

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Your #busy I get it. That's still not away to put your #healthfirst! I

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 15.02.2018 02:08
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Your #busy I get it. That's still not away to put your #healthfirst! In this week's #blogpost I break down all the components of an efficient and effective #lunchtime program that you can get in, get out and still make some serious progress. Let's put down that sandwich, and let's get to work! Head over to www.trainingbyt.com/blog to find out ALL the secrets! #trainingbytaylor #quickie #effective #lunchbreak #health #cutthefluff #goals #readup #prioritize #ramp #putdownthesandwich #fitness #blog #makeitwork #simpleandeffective #gainz

Ryan Taylor, CSCS How do I know I'm spoiled?? Well let's start with a rediculously aweso

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 13.02.2018 06:00
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How do I know I'm spoiled?? Well let's start with a rediculously awesome creamy chicken thighs with sundried tomato sauce over rice served literally RIGHT when I walked in the door. O and to drink? An #oldfashioned with #starlightdistillery rye. Wow does this woman (@haleymtaylor ) know the key to her mans #heart. Where can I submit for #topwife award? #happymonday everyone! #trainingbytaylor #spoiled #spoiledrotten #amazingwife #bourbon #beardsandbourbon #rye #chicken #dinnertime #hotplate #nightcap #8020rule #happy #bottomsup

Ryan Taylor, CSCS After a very filling breakfast at the @cornerstonecafechicago we decid

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 11.02.2018 19:45
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After a very filling breakfast at the @cornerstonecafechicago we decided to work it off putting the snow shovels to use for our HOA. Then @haleymtaylor had to decorate the back patio with a #snowangel of course :-). Hope your all having a #fitandfun Sunday! #trainingbytaylor #offday #workandplay #chicagofitness #chicagowinter #snowday #sunday #sundayfunday #awesomewifey #snowshovel #bigbreakfast #goodneighbors #decorate #giggle

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Down 1-2-3-4, up 1! That was the count today @tonewillistower #myzone

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 07.02.2018 01:38
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Down 1-2-3-4, up 1! That was the count today @tonewillistower #myzone strength class today. This block we are focusing on the #eccentric contraction and slowing things down for not only better movement quality, but some serious time under tension, tissue breakdown and overall strength. This group really stuck together and pushed through a really tough workout today. Let's keep the #progress pushing into next week! #trainingbytaylor #strength #strengthtraining #slowitdown #timeundertension #team #bettereveryday #bettertogether #strongerthanyesterday #chicagotrainer #chicagofitness #fitchicago #stongwomen #dudeswholift #willistower #tonewillistower #movementquality #squats

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Had a very eye-opening first full experience with #pri at this

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 04.02.2018 22:37
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Had a very eye-opening first full experience with #pri at this "PRI for Strength" clinic yesterday with my guy @hammerdowntraining . Thanks @2xlpowerlifting and Dr. Dan Houglum for the very informative presentation. I am looking forward to digging more into the #posturalrestorationinstitute and implementing these concepts into my training #toolbag moving forward! #trainingbytaylor #breathingexercises #breathe #diaphragm #spine #frontalplane #continuededucation #mysaturday #nervoussystem #core #powerlifting #chicagotrainer #chicagostrong #programming #development #feelbetter

Ryan Taylor, CSCS #continuededucation Friday night for this guy. Working my way through

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 03.02.2018 03:38
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#continuededucation Friday night for this guy. Working my way through the #l2fitnesssummit from @dsomerset1 and #drmikeisraetel. As always, very impressed with not only the depth of the concepts/systems, but how it's laid out for us as consuming #trainers and #coaches can use right away with what we are already doing. Thanks again for the great content guys. Now time for a #whiskey, I mean it is #fridaynight right? #trainingbytaylor #assessments #hypertrophy #learning #bettereveryday #findtime #strengthandconditioning #lacroix #grosspatterns #chicagotrainer #fitness #thegoalisthegoal #programming #systems #tgif #mycraft #getbetter

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Let the fun begin! #trainingbytaylor #howmuchyoubench #slingshot #mar

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 31.01.2018 04:46
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Let the fun begin! #trainingbytaylor #howmuchyoubench #slingshot #markbell #benchpress #toys #reactive #fitness #chicagostrong #programming

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Some much earned #swag for @mandysim_ after a great FIRST month of tra

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 29.01.2018 02:41
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Some much earned #swag for @mandysim_ after a great FIRST month of training. Very proud of how far not only her #strength has come but overall body awareness, #stability, and ability to "feel" each movement. This will enhance her #results and give her a better overall workout experience. Plus rocking the classic #chucktaylor hi-tops are good for at least 10-20lbs on all #leg movements right? Keep it up! #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #morethanlifting #feelit #tshirt #classics #fitprowest #fitness #womenwholift #strongerthanyesterday #stronger #totaltraining #chicagotrainer #awesomestart #hitop #bodyawareness #proudtrainer

Ryan Taylor, CSCS We’ve all been the new person at something. The gym is all about imp

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 18.01.2018 00:50
  • 0

We’ve all been the new person at something. The gym is all about improving yourself and building an environment in which to do it. For first timers, when in question, ASK. The latest #menshealth #fitnesscouncil discussed #gymetiquette tips for first timers. For experienced gym goers, be patient! #fitspo #instafit #fitfam #fitlife #newyear #resolution #healthylifestyle #startsomewhere #strength #trainer #training #chicagotrainer #trainingbytaylor #fitnessmotivation #newby #askquestions #learning

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Some of the most under-utilized and weakest muscles in today's working

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 17.01.2018 01:27
  • 2

Some of the most under-utilized and weakest muscles in today's working world are those if the thoracic spine, specifically the rhomboids, lower traps. This is brutal on #posture as well as leads to poor #scapular control and with that, weaker pressing strength and sometimes some sore shoulders from poor movement patterns. I like to use these paused batwings to not only activate these deeper muscles of the t-spine, but to emphasis "pulling" the weight during pressing exercises, engraving a smoother pattern and bigger weights. @commodore_awesome is doing some with a 3-4 count "squeeze at the peak contraction, and her #benchpress showed it later in the workout! I like to go 1-2 sets either for higher reps or for paused sets. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think. Your shoulders and posture will thank me later! #trainingbytaylor #pulling #pushandpull #chicagotrainer #thankyou #activate #rhomboids #fitness #fitprowest #strongwomen #bigbench #healthyshoulders #batwings #strongerthanyesterday #stronger #trainnotworkout #feelit #fitfam #fitchicago #chicagostrong #feelbetter

Full Send Films Would you jump from these heights? Tag a friend that would!📽 @gar

Full Send Films

  • 14.01.2018 09:01
  • 2

Would you jump from these heights? Tag a friend that would! 📽 @garydiver #Highdive #highdiveheart #highdive #highdivestudio #abbysinian #catsofinstagram #cenote #swim #trainingbytaylor #mexico #yucatan #8020rule #havefun #limestone #natural #refresh #vacay #recharge #chichenitza #beardgang #splash #saturday #greatday #dontbealoser #getyadaydrinkon #sandiego #randcohair #allyouneedisgoodhair #randcoproducts #tinsel

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Nothing like a refreshing plunge in the most BEAUTIFUL #cenote in Yuca

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 14.01.2018 03:13
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Nothing like a refreshing plunge in the most BEAUTIFUL #cenote in Yucatan, Mexico. Not only did we get to experience the breathtaking ruins of Chichenitza, but getting to actually #swim in this crystal clear, most refreshing, natural cenote, and knock down a Mexican buffet afterward! Truly a great day, and one I won't forget. #trainingbytaylor #mexico #yucatan #8020rule #havefun #highdive #limestone #natural #refresh #vacay #recharge #chichenitza #beardgang #splash #saturday #greatday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS This is one of my go-to lat #activation exercises as well as body posi

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 10.01.2018 05:55
  • 2

This is one of my go-to lat #activation exercises as well as body positioning and "feel out" starting movements for the complete pullup. This teaches proper start position of the scapula/shoulder complex as well as anterior core (clint is still trying to find optimal position here). By "screwing in", this emphasises external rotation through the humerus as developing and keeping tension throughout the loading/deloading of force. Use this as a pre #movement before #upperbody work or as a part of a general #shoulderhealth series. The Smith machine or #trx make for easy height adjustments. I use 1-3 sets of 6-10 reps depending on what the desired final outcome is. #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #healthyshoulders #pulling #chicagotrainer #smithmachine #screwin #externalrotation #tension #prehab #progress #back #gripstrength #bodyweight #fitness #strongback #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #simpleandeffective #movementpatterns #movement #lats #feelthemovement #scapula #fitprowest #tiptuesday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Trying to add some volume to my #singlearmpushup strength. Goal is to

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 07.01.2018 01:39
  • 2

Trying to add some volume to my #singlearmpushup strength. Goal is to bang put 5/side. Played around with the #superbands and #yogablocks to create a quite effective stimulus. Did some rep sets as well as some alternating work. There is #barbellstrong and there is #strong...which one are You? Go Chiefs! #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #pushups #progress #chicagotrainer #areyoustrongenough #creative #tools #workonweaknesses #baldguy #beardgang #beards #nsca #fitprowest #fitness #singlearm #wristhealth #breathing #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #chiefskingdom #chiefs

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Love seeing that #trainingbytaylor singlet! My good friend @coxlifts13

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Dodge City, Kansas

  • 04.01.2018 17:47
  • 4

Love seeing that #trainingbytaylor singlet! My good friend @coxlifts13 doesn’t mess around with those weights either. #strong #strength #progress #fitfam #fitspo #instafit #fitlife #weightlifting #weights #powerlifting #barbell

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Have to give some props to the #placement of @holidailybrew up here in

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 31.12.2017 00:18
  • 5

Have to give some props to the #placement of @holidailybrew up here in CO. What's a better #postworkout than a brew? Plus it's Gluten-free! (That's #paleo, right?) @5280crossfit has a hell of a #workoutpartner! Cheers. #trainingbytaylor #rockies #colorado #crossfit #brewery #earnyourbeer #8020rule #mountains #crisp #glutenfree #freshair #fitworkplace #allaboutlocation #mysaturday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @mandysim_  demonstrates the importance of creating arch and proper fo

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 29.12.2017 04:38
  • 6

@mandysim_ demonstrates the importance of creating arch and proper foot mechanics. With this case of ankle eversion, notice the angle at the Achilles on the left. This not only adds extra shearing force across the tendon increasing risk of injury, but the poor joint angle decreases force transfer = less power output and muscle contraction. Not good for any goal. Pay attention to those feet! I usually have clients with this issue start by working out without shoes to "feel" the floor, create a better arch and better propreoception for the foot/ankle. #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #feet #ankle #anklehealth #formandfunction #offthefloor #trainsmart #customize #happyfeet #prehab #legday #fitworkplace #fitness #pulling #achilles #girlswholift #stronger #stongwomen #chicagotrainer #foundation #programming #stabilize #arch #footarch

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Marty progressing his #pullup game with some feet elevated jackknife p

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 28.12.2017 04:56
  • 0

Marty progressing his #pullup game with some feet elevated jackknife pullups. This gives a similar stimlus to a full pullup, while taking away some of the weight to promote success of the rep, adding volume without sacrificing form and to 'groove the pattern" of proper tension and vertical pulling mechanics. Defiantly prefer this method over the assisted pullup machines, which puts the lifter in a disadvantageous position to progress to a full range pullup. Give them a try, first by starting with feet on the floor and then progressing to elevated feet. #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #pulling #trx #jackknifepullups #strongback #fitness #strongdudes #chicagotrainer #overthebar #fitworkplace #fitfam #guyswholift #progress #progression #tension #liftforsuccess #strongerthanyesterday #onemorerep

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Tough #superset for Christians upper body focused day. Stacked up some

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 23.12.2017 23:28
  • 3

Tough #superset for Christians upper body focused day. Stacked up some single arm iso/dynamic presses (then alternating-not shown) with some rowing sprints. Great for a finisher for your next push/pull workout. Still working on some endurance and overall work capacity but some improvement has been made. Now time to go enjoy some Christmas snacks! #trainingbytaylor #rowing #pressday #dumbbellpress #workcapacity #pushpull #weightloss #stronger #strongerthanyesterday #chicagotrainer #fitness #isometric #dynamic #finisher #onemorerep #strongdudes #fitnessmotivation #christmas #workbeforeplay

Ryan Taylor, CSCS 3 #heavy single arm incline presses to cap off the #holiday week. Man

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 22.12.2017 23:59
  • 2

3 #heavy single arm incline presses to cap off the #holiday week. Man this was heavy. Need to work up to 5 per side. Great way to "even out" your pressing and to give that #core some challenge. I hope everyone has had a smooth week and some great plans for Christmas! Happy Friday! #trainingbytaylor #100s #singlearm #christmas #train #elitefts #pressing #dumbells #strengthcoach #fitness #fitprowest #beardgang #guyswholift #chicagotrainer #chicago #grunt #redbeard #evenout #takeemforaride #tight #pressday #stronger #changeitup

Ryan Taylor, CSCS I hope reading this blog makes you nice and sleepy 💤 . Create a sys

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 21.12.2017 05:43
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I hope reading this blog makes you nice and sleepy 💤 . Create a system, stick to it, and reap the results of a well-rested body and mind. Visit the link in my bio and click “blog”. #trainingbytaylor #personaltrainer #chicagotrainer #sleep #sleepwell #mindbodysoul #routine #fallback #abalancedlife #schedule #fitlife #fitfam #instagood #instafit #fitspo #fitstagram

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Now these are some serious #results right here. @dlew32 not only lost

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 17.12.2017 01:58
  • 2

Now these are some serious #results right here. @dlew32 not only lost 8% body fat but gained on 10lbs of muscle! This has been a very productive first 5 months. We have been focusing on building some foundational #strength, #mobility, compound movements and increasing volume. I'm excited to build off these awesome points and begin our next #progression into some more hypertrophy work. Very #proudtrainer, let's keep it up Danny! #trainingbytaylor #assessment #inbody #leanmuscle #leanandmean #improvement #strongerthanyesterday #strongdudes #chicagotrainer #chicagofitness #fitguys #buildyourself #healthyliving #hypertrophy #bodyfat #fatloss #power #compoundlifts #foundation #chicagorealestate #fitworkplace #fitprowest

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @bruteforcesandbags #12doc2017 was brutal! But we finished it in 53:50

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Tone Fitness Willis Tower

  • 16.12.2017 05:13
  • 1

@bruteforcesandbags #12doc2017 was brutal! But we finished it in 53:50. @lvwindycity @nbush1980 @haleymtaylor and #trainingbytaylor were happy to support this great cause #mission22. Happy holidays!! #rockthesocks #sandbags #bruteforce #unconventionalstrength #warrior #veteran #strength #veteransuicidewatch #usveterans #united #america #supportourtroops #ironcollectiveapparel #usa #fluffybeard #beardgang #team #strongerthanyesterday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Finished our first 5x5 strength cycle. Went from 255 for a top set 4 w

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 15.12.2017 05:31
  • 1

Finished our first 5x5 strength cycle. Went from 255 for a top set 4 weeks ago to a smooth, tight 335lb top set. Very proud of the process @kevinabretcher has made over the last month. Strength is #blowingup and he is getting used to slapping more weight on the bar. Going to continue prioritizing strength and increasing volume for some #hypertrophy focus in next cycle. Let's get to work! #trainingbytaylor #trainnotworkout #trapbardeadlift #5x5 #strongback #stronggguys #chicago #offthefloor #strongerthanyesterday #chicagotrainer #fitprowest #tension #oneinthetank #totalbody #breathing #exhale #progression #dudeswholift

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @commodore_awesome knocking down some solid  #rdl tonight. Really work

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 12.12.2017 04:31
  • 1

@commodore_awesome knocking down some solid #rdl tonight. Really working on locking down that #tspine and not breaking down when stability is needed, starting from the top and working onto the eccentric portion of the lift really allows us to overload and #progress safely and effectively. Looking forward to the carry over to her #deadlift numbers. #trainingbytaylor #fitprowest #posteriorchain #legs #legday #hamstrings #barbell #stickingpoint #core #eccentric #hiphinge #strongerthanyesterday #strongwoman #chicagotrainer #chicagostrongwomen #liftbig #monday #hardwork #proudtrainer #fitfam #fitness

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Working on getting some more clamp in my #mitts for a bigger in the fu

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 11.12.2017 06:04
  • 2

Working on getting some more clamp in my #mitts for a bigger in the future. Not a better tool for increasing grip strength than #fatgrips (and maybe a rice/sand bucket). Slowly but surely building up, and ego has been checked. Let's see how it all works out. #trainingbytaylor #strongerthanyesterday #offthefloor #pedastalfootwear #grip #gripstrength #tension #strongback #core #WAC #barbell #chicagotrainer #progression #weakness #alwaysimproving #outofcomfortzone #fitfam #ricebucket #deadlift #health #totalbody #sundayfunday #squeeze

Ryan Taylor, CSCS The calm before the storm. Excited for today's #nsca Illinois State Cl

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 09.12.2017 17:55
  • 1

The calm before the storm. Excited for today's #nsca Illinois State Clinic. Let's get to work. #trainingbytaylor #continuededucation #powerlifting #riseandshine #learning #coaches #olympiclifting #gymlife #chicagotrainer #practicewhatyoupreach #cscs #snowday #committment #barbell #family #strengthcoach #sandc #merica #amazinggym #2xlpowerlifting

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Josie with a massive 5 rep this afternoon on the trap bar deadlift @to

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 09.12.2017 03:14
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Josie with a massive 5 rep this afternoon on the trap bar deadlift @tonewillistower. She made pulling over her bodyweight look smooth and was very confident doing it. I really like to pair a #core movement with a compound squat or pull. Today we paired the #trapbardeadlift with a dumbbell #sideplank while emphasising big diaphramic #breathing. I feel that this aids in #bracing and overall stability increase each assending set. Very proud of Josie today and seeing how adding more #strength and #stability work has been transforming her body, and confidence in the gym. #trainingbytaylor #confidence #strongerthanyesterday #strongwoman #tonewillistower #chicagotrainer #hiphinge #tallandtight #exhale #totalbody #womenandweights #womenwhodeadlift #fitfam #movement #chicagofitness #strong #unitedairlines #focus

Ryan Taylor, CSCS My tip in this week’s @menshealthmag #fitnesscouncil focuses on buil

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 06.12.2017 22:23
  • 4

My tip in this week’s @menshealthmag #fitnesscouncil focuses on building an aerobic base for long distance runners. A specialized sport requires specialized training...if you’re a long distance runner training for an event, send me a DM! Let’s talk. #trainingbytaylor #chicagotrainer #menshealth #trainsmart #trainhard #fitness #strength #runner #distancerunner #longdistancerunner #run #fitfam #fitspo #fitlife #instagood #instafit #aerobic #workout

Ryan Taylor, CSCS This guy is a straight #beast in the making. When I met @kevinabretche

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 02.12.2017 02:32
  • 3

This guy is a straight #beast in the making. When I met @kevinabretcher we went over some starting points. He had no solid idea of where he was but was tired of spinning his tires with no progress. After 7 weeks of zeroing in on #formandfunction, proper #breathing and bracing and logging our workouts, he pops a clean 2 rep #benchpress today for a lifetime record. This is what training is all about. Set a goal, keep it simple, log your workouts and #progress in some way each week. This is only one example of the gains this guy is making and I'm very proud of him. I can't wait to see how #strong he is going to get and the #hypertrophy that comes with it. #trainingbytaylor #benching #barbell #strongerthanyesterday #chicagofitness #strongdude #chicagotrainer #chicagostrong #fitprowest #squeezethebar #chesttobar #upperbodyworkout #tension #power #beards #beardgang #spotter #weekend #pump #fitness #fitfam #trainnotworkout

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Here is a way to really increase intensity on the single leg glute bri

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 30.11.2017 18:48
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Here is a way to really increase intensity on the single leg glute bridge. By putting the foot on the foam roller, it not only adds challenge to the frontal plane, but increases abdominal #tension and reinforces perfect form to complete each rep. I prefer to us it as an activator before #deadlift work or as part of a lower body circuit to finish off the hamstrings and #booty🍑. Give it a try and let me know what you think. #trainingbytaylor #posterchain #glutes #core #foamroller #multiplane #activation #extension #singleleg #fitprowest #strongwomen #chicagofitness #chicagotrainer #progression #fitfam #strongerthanyesterday #challenge #backside #hammies

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Quick glance at the amazing

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 22.11.2017 19:30
  • 2

Quick glance at the amazing "fitness center" at our hotel as we travel south for the holiday. As you can see, not a ton to work with, but there are #dumbells and plenty of floor space! Here is what I got in. Floor warm-up (shin boxes, dead bugs, side plank, glute bridges, shoulder CARs and side lying windmills) Super set 1- Pushups 10 reps Dumbbell shrugs 10 reps Single leg glute bridge 8/leg Dumbbell row 10 reps 4x Superset #2 Bird dog on bench (6/side) Single leg RDL 8/leg Side plank w/db in top arm 20sec/side Renegade row 6/side 4x Finished with 10 min on the elliptical. Nothing special. Hit a quality warmup and all of my prime #movementpatterns and felt good leaving. Now time for some powdered eggs and toast at the "free" breakfast. Safe travels everyone!

Ryan Taylor, CSCS 1st place!! The #kettleprt belonged to the #beastsofbourbon this year.

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Movement Republic CrossFit

  • 19.11.2017 04:52
  • 4

1st place!! The #kettleprt belonged to the #beastsofbourbon this year. Great work team!! After 5 1/2 hours of competing, it’s awesome to come out on top. Many memories, PRs, and sore bodies tomorrow. Look forward to tackling the next thing! @connordjpeacock @schaapcr @shanagan9 @aminomassive 📷: @haleymtaylor #kettlebell #trainingbytaylor #deathbysnatches #teamwork #compete #rkc #strength #strong #PR #challengeyourself #pushyourself #fitfam #fitness #trainer #chicagotrainer #trainhard #traininsane #beastmode #fitprowest #fitlife #fitspo #fitspiration #ironmaiden #beasttamer

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Bags packed and ready for #competition tomorrow am!Lacrosse Ball - Ch

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 18.11.2017 05:19
  • 5

Bags packed and ready for #competition tomorrow am! Lacrosse Ball - Check Knee Sleeves - probably should. Mini band - of course. Liquid chalk- never know. #trainingbytaylor tshirt- duh. @pedestalfootwear socks- yup Beta-alanine - sure thing Water bottle - For sure. Deodorant - For everyone's sake. Hard work pays off? TBD Now time to take down some more food and hit the hay! Excited to throw down tomorrow with the rest of the "Beasts of Bourbon" team tomorrow at the #kettleprt. @connordjpeacock @schaapcr @shanagan9 are you all ready?? #kettlebells #preparation #compete #deadlift #snatches #pullups #beasttamer #hardwork #nike #supplements #footwear #nightbefore #hydration #bourbon #team #fitprowest #fitfam #dowork

Ryan Taylor, CSCS What an awesome gift from @christina3marie today. Scooped me up a pair

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Tone Fitness Willis Tower

  • 13.11.2017 22:53
  • 1

What an awesome gift from @christina3marie today. Scooped me up a pair of @pedestalfootwear socks right in time for the #kettleprt competiton this weekend. Looking forward to gripping the floor like a suction cup and getting the most out of each attempt. #trainingbytaylor #pedestalfootwear #offthefloor #compete #chicagofitness #tonewillistower #grip #blackandred #kettlebells #tension #thankyou #footwear #strength #strongerthanyesterday

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Pretty excited to get these test prints for new #trainingbytaylor shir

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 11.11.2017 04:35
  • 2

Pretty excited to get these test prints for new #trainingbytaylor shirts. Thanks @ironcollectiveapparel for the awesome quality shirts. Looking forward to collaborating more in the future! If your interested in grabbing one for yourself, send me a message and we will get one sent to you! #swag #chicagofitness #ironcollectiveapparel #chicagotrainer #fitfam #represent #tshirt #smallbusiness #triblend #apparel #canthaveenoughtshirts

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @kevinabretcher putting in some solid ground work in his warm up. Grab

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 10.11.2017 03:17
  • 0

@kevinabretcher putting in some solid ground work in his warm up. Grab a sandbag and get off the floor! Touching nearly every movement pattern and plane of motion, #getups really fit the bill. For a real challenge, get a bag about half your bodyweight and set a timer for 10 min and see how many you can get! Good luck :-). #trainingbytaylor #sandbag #offthefloor #movement #warmup #fitprowest #guyswholift #chicagotrainer #totalbody #core #strongerthanyesterday #changeitup #floorwork #fitfam #chicago #chicagofitness

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Here’s my tip in the #menshealth article “10 Workout Mistakes You

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 03.11.2017 01:53
  • 2

Here’s my tip in the #menshealth article “10 Workout Mistakes You Can Help First-Time Clients Avoid.” This doesn’t just apply to new clients. It applies to everyone...feel it, people! #chicagotrainer #trainingbytaylor #trainer #chicago #smallbiz #fitfam #fitlife #fitspo #instafit #instagood

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Norma displaying a huge #progression in her breathing work. This is so

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

FitPro West

  • 02.11.2017 04:33
  • 1

Norma displaying a huge #progression in her breathing work. This is some serious stability and is not easy, I promise you. Over the last 4 months, we have hammered down on breathing, #core stability and positioning in multiple ROMs and creating better tension throughout each rep and set. This has really paid off not only in the gym, but all of her back pain is gone! Very proud of her in dialing it back and doing the very small stuff very, very well. Over and over again. Can't wait to see how much her #strength blows up in the upcoming months. #trainingbytaylor #breathing #stability #simpleandeffective #doiteveryday #birddog #balloons #tension #programming #proudtrainer #chicagotrainer #chicago #strongwomen #painfree #posteriortilt #extension #fitprowest #chicagowomen

Ryan Taylor, CSCS With the #kettleprt comp on the horizon, my biggest weaknesses are #pu

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 27.10.2017 01:34
  • 2

With the #kettleprt comp on the horizon, my biggest weaknesses are #pullups (and those #pistolsquats). For the next month, I'm going to use some extra methods to bring these movements up. Today I knocked down 2 sets of #weightedhangs then a 5-4-3-2-1 pullup scheme. Finished the day off with an #isometric bent arm hang to tie it all together. Hope to keep the #progression rolling and hopefully take home some #pr in a few weeks. #trainingbytaylor #ironcollectiveapparel #pulling #totalbody #chicagotrainer #chicago #weakness #betterthanyesterday #progression #programming #tension #reps #fitprowest #lats #chesttobar #fitfam

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Energy Drinks....friend or foe? Check out the new write up for come co

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 26.10.2017 04:10
  • 4

Energy Drinks....friend or foe? Check out the new write up for come cool history on these little cans of bang, and how to actually consume them safely and effectively...if you choose to do so. Copy and paste the link below. Let me know what you think! www.trainingbyt.com/single-post/2017/10/24/Power-DownThe-Energy-Drink-Crisis #trainingbytaylor #energydrink #energydrinks #powerdown #caffeine #blog #chicagotrainer #redbull #rockstar #pickmeup #hydration #moderation #focus

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Another great lunch presentation for the great employees of @willistow

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 25.10.2017 03:12
  • 2

Another great lunch presentation for the great employees of @willistowerswatson last week. Went over the second installment of the reducing stress in the workplace series titled "Workplace ReCharge". We had a lot of fun breaking into groups and tacking some tools and methods to use to keep energy and productivity high without increasing stress or the overuse of stimulants. What an awesome group. Thanks @tonewillistower for the opportunity and I can't wait for more to come. #tonewillistower #willistowerwatson #trainingbytaylor #lunchandlearn #recharge #destress #stressstinks #presentation #fitfam #fitworkplace #healthyliving #justmove #grouplearning #minibands #healthyshoulders #breathing #diaphragm #blackpolo #beards #spreadtheword #healthyworkplace #chicagotrainer #chicago #willistower

Ryan Taylor, CSCS @christina3marie with a new PR and crushing the 185lb threshold. Impro

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Tone Fitness Willis Tower

  • 23.10.2017 23:32
  • 1

@christina3marie with a new PR and crushing the 185lb threshold. Improved ability in locking into a stable, eternally rotated shoulder position, along with all that core stability work paid off with not 1, but 3 solid reps of some solid weight. She is getting #strong as hell and only just beginning. Very proud of her. Looking forward to more PRs in the future. #trainingbytaylor #deadlift #womenwhodeadlift #tension #barbell #tonewillistower #progression #pr #makeitlookeasy #chicagotrainer #strongwomen #compoundlifts #healthyshoulders #core #breathing

Ryan Taylor, CSCS 5 BIG, RED, 32kg #fistpumps in preparation for tonight's big game agai

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 20.10.2017 03:05
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5 BIG, RED, 32kg #fistpumps in preparation for tonight's big game against those dirty RAIDERS on #thursdaynightfootball. Let's do work boys! #trainingbytaylor #kettleprt #kettlebells #kettlebellkings #32kg #chiefskingdom #chiefs #red #overheadstrength #5x5 #strong #chicagotrainer #reddawn #breath #tension #strongerthanyesterday #movement #fitfam #football #fitprowest #nfl

Ryan Taylor, CSCS As trainers, we deal with it all. At the end of the day, we do this wo

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 16.10.2017 20:29
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As trainers, we deal with it all. At the end of the day, we do this work because we want to help people accomplish their goals. Newsflash, not all people are easy to work with! This article in @menshealthmag highlights one of the ways I try to meet the needs of “stubborn” clients. Search for “8 Ways To Deal With Stubborn Clients” on @menshealthmag online. Thanks for the feature, #MensHealth!! #trainingbytaylor #chicagotrainer #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #fitness #strength #strongfirst #setgoals #instagood #instafit #trainerlife #goalsetting #assessandcorrect #helpothers

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Want to improve tightness through your shoulder, increasing tension in

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Tone Fitness Willis Tower

  • 07.10.2017 01:14
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Want to improve tightness through your shoulder, increasing tension in the #lats and giving you one heck of a good #grip and core #antirotation stimulus? Give these banded #kettlebell rows a shot in your next pulling workout or just as a good assessory to your #benching and overhead work. Holy lats! #trainingbytaylor #back #pullsomething #tension #accomodatingresistance #bands #superbands #tonewillistower #healthyshoulders #betterthanyesterday #overheadpress #rows #fitfam #strongback #chicago #chicagotrainer #smartprogramming #progression #assistancework #strong #strongdude #beards #beardgang

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Happy birthday to this guy. I'm lucky to call  you my dad. What better

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 03.10.2017 03:42
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Happy birthday to this guy. I'm lucky to call you my dad. What better way to celebrate 55 than with a #mnf #chiefs game?! Wish I was there to watch it with you. Cheers, Dad! Let's bring home a win tonight #chiefskingdom! #trainingbytaylor #dad #birthday #family #football #budweiser #kansas #mondaynightfootball #goodday #red #myoldman #balloons

Ryan Taylor, CSCS After a 23 hour travel day and a week of #oktoberfest, city-touring, c

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 28.09.2017 01:44
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After a 23 hour travel day and a week of #oktoberfest, city-touring, castle roaming and too-many-to-count pastry and bread eating in #germany. I'm back to work. With the help of my #cat filming and my @ironcollectiveapparel t-shirt to motivate me I knocked out some serious #foamrolling and this light weight circuit today. Right arm snatch- 20 reps Left arm snatch- 20 reps Goblet squats- 20 reps Swings- 20 reps Rest 30 sec Repeat 4x Polished it off with a light 2 mile jog. Feeling good and ready to tackle the back end of this week! Hope everyone is having a smooth #humpday #trainingbytaylor #ironcollectiveapparel #getmoving #vacation #bloodflow #kettlebell #kettleprt #justmove #totalbody #circuittraining #gobletsquat #snatches #swings #jetlagged #chicago #fitfam #beards

Matt Cox Three triples w/ 505lbs after heavy singles. #strongman #5amcrew #iron

Matt Cox

  • 25.09.2017 15:04
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Three triples w/ 505lbs after heavy singles. #strongman #5amcrew #ironcollectiveapparel #trainingbytaylor #13daysout

Matt Cox This is one of my proudest lifts! 545lbs for a single. It wasn't the c

Matt Cox

  • 25.09.2017 15:01
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This is one of my proudest lifts! 545lbs for a single. It wasn't the cleanest or smoothest lift but for this late in a training cycle and at 5:00am I'll take it. @trainingbytaylor always said "if you're strong in the morning, you're strong all the time". I'm taking that strong mindset set into my next #strongman comp in 13 days! #ironcollectiveapparel #trainingbytaylor #strongman #5amcrew

Ryan Taylor, CSCS Ran into one of my longtime #strength and #conditioning role models wh

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Chicago Midway International Airport

  • 18.09.2017 21:44
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Ran into one of my longtime #strength and #conditioning role models while waiting for a delayed flight at MDW today. Spotted him immediately with that @trainhylete bag. Thanks, @nick_tumminello, for spending time with us! I appreciate all the #smalbiz tips. Keep doing your thing; it's an inspiration. #trainingbytaylor #chicagotrainer #strong #strongfirst #strengthtraining #hylete #hyletenation #lululemon #airportrunins #strengthcoach

Ryan Taylor, CSCS A little #tbt to last weekend throwing axes @badaxethrowing with frien

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

Bad Axe Throwing

  • 15.09.2017 06:13
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A little #tbt to last weekend throwing axes @badaxethrowing with friends. All that pulling work in the gym being put to good use. Zombie apocalypse training? ✔️ #badaxethrowing #axethrowing #practicalmovement #fitness #fitlife #trainer #chicagotrainer #trainingbytaylor

Connor Peacock Axe us how our day went?! #titsandaxe #axenoquestions.....#traine

Connor Peacock

Bad Axe Throwing

  • 09.09.2017 23:23
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Axe us how our day went?! #titsandaxe #axenoquestions. . . . . #trainersdayout #cpeakperformance #teamread #trainingbytaylor #janellelise #axethrowing #trainhard #trainsmart #havefun

Ryan Taylor, CSCS #tbt to an awesome #stress management at #willistowerwatson a couple w

Ryan Taylor, CSCS

  • 08.09.2017 03:54
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#tbt to an awesome #stress management at #willistowerwatson a couple weeks ago. What a great oppourtunity to work with a very enthusiastic and fun group. Thank you @tonewillistower for giving me the chance to share knowledge to help change the culture in the modern workplace. Looking forward to working with everyone in the future. #trainingbytaylor #stressmanagement #willistower #chicago #chicagotrainer #shareknowledge #changetheworkplace #getup #posture #breathing #lunchandlearn #move #movementpatterns #feelgood #productivity #blackpolo #beard #lunchtime