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.

Monster Walks Exercise – A Scarily Effective Way to Target the Glutes

Unleash the beast in your lower body workout with monster walks. No, we’re not talking about a trek through a haunted castle, but a simple exercise that’ll awaken muscles you never knew you had. Walk forward like Frankenstein’s creation (with a bit more grace), and discover why this monstrous move is becoming a favorite in […]

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6 Sandbag Back Exercises That’ll Transform Your Workouts

Feel like your back workouts are going nowhere? Time to discover the world of sandbag exercises… a less-trodden but power-packed path to functional strength. From deadlifts to snatches, we’re unbagging the best moves to elevate your workout game. We’ve also included an example sandbag back workout to help you get started. Sandbag Back Workout Exercise

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Oblique Crunches – Crunch Time: From Basics to Best Alternatives

Looking for a stronger, more functional core? Beyond the aesthetic allure of a chiseled midsection, your obliques play a pivotal role in daily activities, from picking up groceries to dancing the night away. Dive into this guide on oblique crunches and unlock both the visual and practical benefits of a robust core. We’ll unravel the

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Breaststroke Vs Freestyle (Front Crawl) – Muscles Worked, Calories Burned and Speed

Choosing the right swimming stroke has a huge impact on your overall experience in the water. From burning calories, to strengthening specific muscles, different strokes bring with them unique benefits. In the splashy showdown between breaststroke vs freestyle (front crawl), we’re diving into every detail, including the muscles each stroke works, their unique benefits, calorie

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15 Minute Full Body TRX Workout Plan for Beginners (with Printable PDF)

Suspension trainers, like the TRX System, can provide a whole host of benefits for bodyweight training. They are relatively affordable compared to other equipment, easy to transport, easy to use, and can help make your bodyweight workouts more dynamic and fun. This TRX workout only requires 15 minutes and targets the whole body. If you’re

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Why Can’t I Do a Pull Up? Actionable Tips for Mastering This Iconic Exercise

Pull ups… the Mount Everest of gym exercises. We’ve all been there, hanging like a fish on a line, wondering why on earth we can’t hoist ourselves up. It’s not just about raw power… it’s a cocktail of technique, strength, and understanding your body. If you’re wondering why you just can’t seem to get your

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Nordic Walking for Beginners – Poles Apart from Your Regular Stroll

Ever seen a group of individuals pacing briskly in the park, their arms swinging with poles that make them appear like eager mountaineers lost in the city? That’s Nordic walking… a remarkable fusion of traditional walking and cross-country skiing… minus the snow. Originating from the chilly landscapes of Finland, this fitness trend has rapidly blazed

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