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Articles: Strength Training

Training Doesn’t Have To (And Shouldn’t) Be Miserable

Fact: I haven’t been to the gym in four weeks. I simply haven’t felt like it. Sometimes the gym really appeals to me, and other times it doesn’t. However, just because I haven’t been to the gym doesn’t mean I’ve stopped exercising; far from it. I understand and value the importance of exercise and resistance […]

How to Fit in Your Workout as a Busy Mom

Mothers are the lifeblood of most families. Whether you’re a work-at-home or work-away-from-home mom, you’re busy! To say that fitting in some exercise between doctor appointments, runny noses, homework, soccer practice and 15 loads of laundry is challenging would be a massive understatement. After eight years as a parent I’ve finally figured out that I […]

5 Best Bodyweight Butt-Building Exercises

While there’s certainly a lot to love about heavy lifting, there are times when going heavy (or lifting any weights at all) might not be possible: You’re traveling and there’s limited equipment at the hotel gym, or you can’t even get to a gym for a workout. You’re on a restricted training program while you […]

4 Single-Leg Exercises You Definitely Haven’t Tried

If you’re looking to improve your overall performance, health, or aesthetics, single-leg exercises should be a key component of your workout program. Single-leg training delivers some pretty amazing benefits including: Glutes, glutes, glutes! We often hear that glutes are a product of squats and deadlifts, but really, single-leg exercises play a key role in helping […]

How To Train If You’re Dealing with Stress, Cortisol, or Adrenal Issues

“Just listen to your body!” We say it (and hear it!) all the time, but how do you actually do that? How do you listen to your body? Teaching women how to listen to what their own hormones are saying is at the heart of the work I do. If we can start listening, this […]

Five Unexpected Side Effects of My Love Affair With Iron

It’s been ten years since I began my love affair with iron, and I find myself looking back on our affair, reminiscing about how much I’ve grown and the lessons I’ve learned. As with all love affairs, we’ve had our ups and downs. There have been times when I hated the iron, and times when […]

How Women Can Nail One-Arm Push-ups

I can’t tell you how often I hear women say they can’t do push-ups. What’s more, I continue to see trainers instructing female clients to perform “girly” push-ups, with their knees on the floor. “Girly” push-ups. This term gets me heated, ladies. For many, this modification, actually limits or delays progress and strength gains—and to […]

How To Add Gymnastics to Your Workout Program

Gymnasts have long been darlings of the Olympics. They captivate us with the power, grace, precision, strength, awareness and body control that define their performances and their sport—making the most difficult moves look effortless, all while wearing a smile! We’re riveted by Cirque du Soleil performers and American Ninja Warrior competitors for the same reasons. These […]

Unlock The Power of The Kettlebell Clean

If your training goals include developing explosive hip power and core strength, mastering the kettlebell clean is a must. This skill is often overlooked in most training programs, or treated as a transition movement to the rack position in preparation for others skills like the Military Press or Squats. However, the kettlebell clean is valuable […]

Why Women Should Strength Train

Do you really want to read another predictable article that offers up three easy steps to fix this flaw or that flaw, look better in your clothes, look like “her,” or finally lose that “stubborn” fat? I didn’t think so. Myriad calorie-torching circuits, vomit-inducing challenges, butt-blasting workouts, and strength training programs all promise to help […]

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