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.

Couch Stretch for Beginners – How to Stretch Your Tight Hip Flexors

The couch stretch is a powerful, yet often underused, exercise that primarily targets the hip flexors (the muscles located on the front of your hips). Don’t let the name fool you though, this stretch requires active engagement and mindful execution for optimal results. It involves both a hip extension and knee flexion simultaneously. This exercise […]

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Weight Plate Ab Workout – Tighten Up Your Midsection With These 6 Exercises

Weight plates are primarily used as an effective way to add load to barbells or equipment like the leg press machine (or even tib bars)… but, this simple piece of strength training equipment can also be used as a standalone tool for resistance training. Specifically, when used to target your abs, weight plates are perfect

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ISSA Personal Trainer Certification Review 2023 – Our Experience From Sign Up to Exam

Established in 1988, ISSA is one of the most recognized and respected Personal Trainer certifications in the world. They have almost half a million students, across 174 countries. With glowing online reviews and a strong brand presence, we wanted to explore what this certification was really like, to help anyone who wants to become a

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This 30 Minute Deadlift Challenge Will Test Your Strength and Endurance

The deadlift is an incredibly effective strength exercise for anyone… and shouldn’t just be seen as something reserved for strongmen and powerlifters. It’s a compound movement that packs a punch in terms of benefits, and improves strength, muscle mass, bone density, athletic performance, and weight loss. So, if you’re completely new to lifting… or want

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6 Best Mobility Apps and Programs for Better Range of Motion

Mobility apps and programs can help to improve range of motion at the joints. This may ultimately lead to improved athletic performance, reduced risk of injuries, better posture, and better overall movement. Often confused with flexibility, mobility is an incredibly useful thing to improve… however, it can be challenging to know what movements to do

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Looking for a Shoulder and Bicep Workout? Try One of These.

If you’re looking for workout inspiration, look no further, as we’ve got 3 fantastic shoulder and bicep workouts that are definitely worth trying. Simply increase the weight, reps or sets, to increase difficulty. Pairing shoulders and biceps together is a great choice for a strength workout and brings with it unique benefits (as we’ll discuss

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