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 Gluteus Minimus Exercises for Hip Strength, Power and Stability

Weak gluteus minimus muscles can lead to all sorts of musculoskeletal issues, such as back, hip and knee pain. This is because they play an important role in hip stability, abduction and internal rotation. They may not be as famous, or big, as their close neighbor, the gluteus maximus, but an effective fitness routine should […]

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Asian Squats – How to Perform, Benefits and Why Everyone’s Talking About Them

The Asian squat is a deep squat that has strong cultural ties with numerous Asian countries. A seemingly simple exercise, it has grabbed international headlines and made many people in Western countries realize that they are actually unable to hold such a deep squat. So why is the Asian squat so difficult for certain nationalities?

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6 Best Lower Trapezius Exercises for a Stronger Back and Better Posture

The lower trapezius plays a vital role in scapula (shoulder blade) stability. This contributes to improved posture, reduced neck and back pain, and is essential for movements like lifting, pulling, and throwing. Whether you’re carrying groceries, throwing a ball, or doing a pull-up… strengthening the lower trapezius makes things easier. We also find lower trapezius

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Walking Backwards on a Treadmill – Benefits, Muscles Worked and Is It Right for You?

Sometimes you’ve got to take a step back, to move forwards… And in this instance, we’re not talking metaphorically, we’re literally talking about the benefits of physically stepping backwards. Walking backwards on a treadmill is trending… and for good reason. It’s a simple way to boost quad activation around the knee, which can subsequently help

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Sliding Leg Curls – Refresh Your Hamstring Workout With This Simple Movement

Sliding leg curls are a great way to refresh a hamstring workout that’s going nowhere. Although it doesn’t involve lifting heavy weights, it’s certainly no walk in the park. This unique exercise requires careful muscular control throughout the movement and it’s perfect for anyone who prefers exercising at home. We often use it as a

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Walking 5km Vs Running 5km – Calories Burned, Muscles Worked and Impact on Joints Explained

What’s the difference between walking 5km and running 5km… or pretty much any distance for that matter? We’ve got the lowdown on things like calories burned, muscles worked and impact on your joints when you walk and run 5km, so you can decide which one is best suited to your fitness goals. Quick Summary Walking

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Hill Sprints – Benefits, Workout Ideas and Common Mistakes to Avoid

Hill sprints can be a great addition to any workout routine. Although the concept of sprinting up a hill sounds simple enough, it’s far from easy… but for those brave enough to accept the challenge, it brings some seriously impressive benefits. This guide outlines everything you need to get the most out of hill sprints,

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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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