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.

7 Benefits of Kayaking – Row, Row, Row Your Boat to a Healthier You

Looking for a full-body workout that can burn up to 400 calories per hour, improve cardiovascular health, and build muscle without straining your joints? Welcome to the world of kayaking. This low-impact water sport is more than just a paddle in the park… it’s a hidden gem for those trying to get fitter. From weight […]

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Burpee Broad Jumps – How to Master This Exercise for HYROX and CrossFit Workouts

The burpee broad jump is gaining momentum in fitness circles… spearheaded by its inclusion in HYROX and CrossFit workouts. It’s a variation of the traditional burpee that includes jumping forwards, instead of on the same spot. In theory, it sounds simple enough… but in reality, it’s an incredibly challenging movement that demands a lot, both

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Standing Cable Rows – Muscles Worked, Variations and Common Mistakes to Avoid

The standing cable row is a beginner-friendly exercise primarily designed to strengthen the muscles of the back. It’s a horizontal pulling movement, which means there’s more trapezius activation compared to vertical pulling movements (like pull-ups)… and as we’ll explain, that provides some really important benefits for musculoskeletal health, as well as athletic performance. In this

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Medicine Ball Side Throws – Benefits, Muscles Worked and Common Mistakes to Avoid

Ready to add a *twist* to your workouts? Then it’s time to talk medicine ball side throws. This dynamic twisting exercise not only packs a punch when it comes to strengthening your core, but it also activates your chest, shoulders, lats and lower body. We discuss how to perform the movement properly, benefits, common mistakes

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HYROX vs CrossFit – Similarities & Differences Explained

On your marks, get set, go… the race for best fitness competition is on. CrossFit has unquestionably been the market leader for fitness competitions for the last decade… but, are the times changing? Hyrox, an up-and-coming fitness race that promotes a more inclusive competition, is scaling rapidly. But what’s the difference between these fitness brands

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How Long Should You Hold a Plank? Average Plank Time Standards By Age and Fitness Level

If you’re looking to strengthen your core, it’s hard to look past planks. They’re an incredibly effective way at targeting the abs, obliques and lower back. But, there’s quite a lot of misconceptions about this seemingly simple exercise. In this article, we delve into the specifics of planking, providing insights into the average plank times

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Kettlebell Swings – Calories Burned, Muscles Worked and Why It’s a Truly Unique Exercise

Forget *burning* calories…. kettlebell swings completely incinerate them. This exercise is an amalgamation of strength, cardio, and functionality, offering a full-body workout in a single swift movement. In this article, we’ll unpack just how many calories kettlebell swings can burn and explore the factors that affect this. Quick Summary Calories Burned During Kettlebell Swings Kettlebell

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Yoga Before or After Lifting Weights? Here’s What You Need to Know

Trying to keep fit and healthy can sometimes feel like you’re piecing together a jigsaw puzzle. One such perplexing piece is figuring out the best time to practice yoga when you’re also hitting the weights. Should do yoga before or after lifting weights? If you’ve found yourself tangled in this fitness conundrum, worry no more…

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