Robert Turp

Robert Turp is the Founder and Senior Editor at Fitness Drum. He is a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) and Strength and Conditioning Coach, with over a decade of experience in digital publishing and media. He oversees all content production on the website and the trends newsletter. Away from his desk, he enjoys hiking, wild swimming and a PPL split.

How to Become a Running Coach – From Getting Certified to Creating Training Plans

According to new reports from Statista, 60 million people now run to keep fit in the US alone… and the amount of people training for marathons doubled from 2021 to 2022, according to Strava data. Running is simple, accessible and there’s no “gymtimidation”… and these factors are spearheading new growth opportunities, particularly for those interested […]

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Ground to Overhead Exercise Guide – Muscles Worked, Variations and Benefits

You might see the phrase “G2OH”, or “GTOH” in CrossFit and other functional workout classes. These abbreviations stand for “Ground to Overhead”, which is basically an umbrella term that allows athletes to decide how they want to lift a weight from the ground to an overhead position (as opposed to specifically mentioning an exercise, such

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Single Leg RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts) – A Step By Step Beginner’s Guide

The Single Leg Romanian deadlift (RDL) is an incredibly effective functional movement to help build stability, strength and power. It’s a unilateral lower-body exercise (i.e., each side of your body is tested separately) that primarily targets the posterior chain and core muscles. Whether you’re an elite athlete or someone who spends a lot of the

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Overhead Marches – Muscles Worked, Benefits and Common Mistakes to Avoid

Overhead carries (i.e., walking with a weight held overhead) often get praised for their effectiveness at building functional strength. But, what happens if you’re limited on space? Enter, overhead marches. This simple variation involves marching on the spot, instead of walking forwards, which many gym-goers will find more practical. Requiring less space isn’t the only

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Copenhagen Planks – How to, Muscles Worked and Benefits

The Copenhagen plank, also commonly referred simply as an “adductor side plank”, is a fantastic exercise to include into your fitness routine. Popular with Strength Coaches and Physical Therapists alike, the movement can help improve lumbopelvic stability, core strength, and healthy hip function. The benefits of healthier hips can address musculoskeletal problems in other areas

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Waiter’s Carry – Improve Functional Strength With This Single Arm Overhead Carry

The waiter’s carry will test your shoulder and core stability in equal measure… and it’s a great way to build functional strength that has practical uses in everyday life. The waiter’s carry involves carrying a weight overhead, somewhat mimicking a waiter carrying a tray (although most people tend to perform it with a straight arm

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Banded Lateral Walks (Side Steps) – Muscles Worked, Common Mistakes and Benefits

Although banded lateral walks look relatively simple, this low-impact exercise is a really effective way for strengthening the glutes. By moving your legs away from your body as you step to the side, this exercise fires up the abductors… which helps to build more strength and stability around the hips. It also improves hip extension

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Powell Raises – One of the Best Ways to Bulletproof Your Shoulders

When it comes to shoulder health, stability and control around the joint are paramount. So, any exercise that helps to improve shoulder stability and control is undoubtedly worth taking note of. Cue… Powell raises. Despite being relatively unknown, this exercise is incredibly effective at assessing and improving shoulder strength, range of motion and stability… and

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7 Day Workout Challenge for Beginners, No Equipment Needed (Printable PDF)

Whether you’re struggling to kickstart a new fitness routine, or your existing workouts are going nowhere, we’ve got a 7 day workout challenge that will get you burning calories, building functional strength… and all without needing any equipment. This workout challenge includes different exercises each day, so you can discover new ways to move your

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