Strength Training

The 3 Biggest Myths About Fat-Burning For Active Women
I am really angry. I have spent my entire career firmly planted in the field of sports nutrition, where the goals are performance-based. In sports nutrition, weight loss is an outcome of enhancing physical performance, not a goal unto itself....
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5 Best Exercises To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy
Preparing your body for pregnancy prior to or while trying to conceive (TTC) will be extremely beneficial for not only you, but your future babe as well. Developing healthy habits before you conceive can help to: Increase the likelihood of...
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The Truth About Carbs – How Many Should I Eat And Why?
In the previous article in this series, we discussed the research that showed no real difference between low calorie and low carbohydrate approaches to weight loss, but noted that low carb diets may naturally lead to a lower calorie intake....
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Exercise Spotlight: Kettlebell Swing
Hardstyle Kettlebell Swings are an extremely beneficial exercise when performed with proper technique. They develop powerful hips, strong posterior chain, and a solid core. As an added bonus, while building amazing strength and explosiveness, they are also one of the...
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Preparing For Your First Powerlifting Meet: Part 1
As soon as I walk through those gymnasium doors, they are all going to know I’m the newbie. They are going to be watching me. They are going to know that I have no idea what I’m doing. They are...
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The Secret Ingredient For Maximum Results
One of the best parts of having kids is that it’s a built in "excuse" to watch animated films. I can often be found at the movie theatre for the opening weekend of whatever new Disney-Pixar or DreamWorks masterpiece is...
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Why "Comply Or Die" Doesn't Work For Fat Loss
When I first started personal training and teaching fitness classes in 1999, it initially surprised me that all my clients would also ask me about nutrition. “Can I tell you what I eat and you can tell me if I...
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Exercise Spotlight: Single-Leg Squat
Single-Leg Squats are one of my absolute favorite unilateral squat variations. However, a full Single-Leg Squat (also called a Pistol Squat) isn't an appropriate exercise for everyone, nor is it the right place to start for a beginner. Below I...
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Adaptation, Not Exhaustion
"Just because a trainer can make you tired, doesn't mean they can make you better." The above quote is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to helping a person distinguish between a trainer who knows what they're doing,...
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