Author Archives: Jacqui Musclebox

5 Minutes with Sharnie Cocks

Miss MuscleBox Trainer: Sharnie Cocks Why did you become a personal trainer? Exercise and working out is something that has helped me overcome some hurdles in my life. During these times I decided to put my energy and focus into my own health and it really did change my life for the better. From here [...]

Dairy or Dairy Free? Plus My Hemp Milk Recipe

Dairy or Dairy Free? Milk can be the trickiest thing to navigate when deciding on which variety to consume. There are so many dairy and non-dairy options available today, that it can sometimes get confusing on which is better. Full cream milk is something most of us were raised on; we were told to drink [...]

5 Reasons You’ve Hit A Weight Loss Plateau

5 Reasons You've Hit A Weight Loss Plateau & What You Can Do About It Getting into shape and losing weight is tough, it’s a total commitment of the mind, body (and mouth!) What’s even tougher you ask? Feeling like your fully committed to the weight loss game and still not seeing the number on [...]

Vanilla Coconut Protein Ball

The Perfect Protein Snack Getting your protein from whole food sources is ideal, protein balls make for an easy snack that will sneak some protein and other nutrients into your diet. They can be made with several types of protein powder, including whey, egg, soy and pea protein. I like to make my protein balls on a range of nuts which [...]

The Purpose of Inflammation in Muscle Growth

The Purpose of Inflammation in Muscle Growth You wake up after a tough day at the gym. Your muscles are extremely sore. You might have tweaked your shoulder. The pain isn't awful, but it's enough to be noticeable when you put your shirt on. For a lot of people, the next step is a no-brainer: Head [...]

Fire Up Your Glutes!

4 Glute Activation Exercises You Can Do Before Every Workout! A common complaint I hear from my clients is that they cannot activate their glutes properly, even when they are performing exercises that should be targeting that area! Have you ever done squats, lunges or any other glute focused exercises at the gym, only to [...]

How to do the Perfect Plank

5 Simple Steps to a Good Looking Plank The plank works almost every muscle in your body and is one of the best core strengthening exercises out there (when performed correctly). Unfortunately, a majority of the people I see doing a plank are far more likely to injure themselves before they see any of the [...]