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.

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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A Beginner-Friendly Rucking Workout Plan That Packs Some Serious Benefits

Meet “rucking,” hiking’s beefed-up cousin. All you need to do is strap on a backpack weighing around 10-35% of your body weight and take on nature’s trails. It’s as bare-bones as a workout can get, yet it packs some serious benefits. This blend of cardio, strength, and endurance training is an underrated type of exercise,

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Hiking Workout Plan – Achieve Peak Performance With These 8 Exercises

To stride confidently up hills and navigate rugged paths, a bit of prep work can go a long way… and we’re not just talking hiking gear. Strengthening specific muscle groups and following an effective hiking workout plan can make all the difference to your hiking. You’ll be able to hike for longer, experience less discomfort

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Forest Bathing – Take a Leaf of Faith into this Japanese Ritual

Forest bathing is having its moment in wellness circles… and for good reason. Originating from ancient Japanese tradition, those living in Western countries are starting to embrace this simple, yet effective way to boost mental and physical wellbeing. And you can leave the Speedos at home… there’s no actual water involved. In this article, we

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How Many Calories Does Yoga Actually Burn? It’s More Than You Might Think

Yoga, an activity that has over 300 million people doing it globally, is more than just a series of poses… it’s a holistic approach to health that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. While often associated with relaxation and stress reduction, yoga can also be an effective form of physical exercise that burns calories

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Les Mills SMARTBAR, Weights and Equipment Review 2023

Les Mills offer some of the most fun and effective workout classes from any brand we’ve reviewed. Initially gaining popularity with in-person studio classes, they’ve recently doubled down on their Les Mills+ subscription service and equipment bundles, designed to transform the way you exercise at home. Ultimately, the product bundles and on-demand workouts help bring

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Les Mills+ On Demand Review 2023 – Pros, Cons and Our Overall Verdict

From the creators of the wildly popular group studio workouts, Les Mills+ is the on-demand service that allows you to stream their vast library of classes and programs on your phone, computer or TV… bringing the energy, excitement and motivation of a Les Mills class straight into your living room. Les Mills+ joins the extensive

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