Remix My Training with Liu Gross: Work Your Back and Triceps

Chicago Trainer Liu Gross always says, “#BeBetterorBeBasic,” and there’s a reason why that statement makes so much sense for his training style. When you take a class or book a session with Liu, you know that you’re going to be pushed to do new things, lift heavier things and to just get better in general, lest you be basic.

What does he mean by basic? Staying put without progressing is one meaning of the term. In order to get out of a rut, you have to push. That’s what lies beneath getting better – finding challenge and change in life and the way you move through it.

So this week, Liu created a combo movement that pairs a press with a sit-up. You’ll find a base (note: not basic) movement and ways to progress it.

Add this into your gym routine or spend the month trying to get closer to his most intense variation of the movement each day. And if you love Liu like we do, tell him you’re sweating along with him on Instagram.

(Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

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Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of a premiere wellness media destination that creates content and community to help womxn live better lives and achieve their goals. Before founding health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - and fresh out of college she worked on the '08 Obama campaign in Michigan. From there, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience in building community and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, trying to join a book club, and walking her dog Maverick.