A Dietary Protein Guide For Ladies That Lift

A Dietary Protein Guide For Ladies That Lift

Protein is essential for muscle gain, fat loss, strength gain, and performance.  But not only that,  it’s critical for our health and vital bodily functions too. If you’ve ever wondered about what dietary protein is, why it’s so important, and how much you actually need, then this article is for you.  This simple guide will…

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You Don’t Need Motivation To Workout or Eat Well

You Don't Need Motivation To Workout Or Eat Well

Last week I posted a question on my Facebook page: What are your biggest challenges and frustrations when it comes to fitness and nutrition? One of the responses that I got was “lack of motivation”.  This is a pretty common challenge. But is motivation really a requirement to take action? Take a few minutes to…

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Is Lack Of Sleep Stalling Your Results?

When it comes to fitness goals – whether the goal is fat loss, muscle gain, strength gain, or performance – most recommendations revolve around training and nutrition.  But sleep is arguably just as important, here’s why… I’m pretty lucky, for the most part, I’ve always been a good sleeper. I would say that I’ve averaged…

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Why It Hurts When You Squat…And How To Fix It

I came across an article the other day that listed all sorts of reasons why squats should “never” be done — most of them revolved around them being “dangerous” and “causing pain and injury”. After reading that article, I did a Google search and found a bunch of other posts saying the same thing. For…

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Deadlift Mistakes That Even Experienced Lifters Make

This isn’t your average deadlift article. I’m not going to talk about the standard deadlifting mistakes that you’ll find in every other post on the interwebs.  If you lift, you probably already know that it’s important to “maintain a neutral spine” and “not round your back” when you deadlift. So instead, I’m going to list…

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Why Women Should Lift HEAVY

Why Women Should Lift Heavy

I’ve always been athlete.  I’ve played sports — both competitive and recreational — for pretty much my entire life. I started lifting weights and working out pretty early too.  My mom started bringing me to the gym with her when I was 14, I was lucky to have such a positive, healthy role model. But…

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The Real Reason Why Most Diet And Exercise Plans Fail

When I start working with new clients I have them complete a pretty detailed intake questionnaire. Two of the questions that I ask are: What’s your biggest nutrition challenge?  (The thing that makes it most difficult to stay consistent or make progress with healthy eating?) What’s your biggest exercise challenge?  (The thing that makes it…

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Is Your Personal Care Routine Making You Toxic?

Is your personal care routine making you toxic?

We all use personal care products and cosmetics to look, feel, and…*ahem* … smell better. But, unfortunately, most personal care products don’t make us any healthier. In fact, many of them contain ingredients that can cause serious health problems. And… While most people understand that eating organic meats and produce can help them reduce their…

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How To Become A Pull-Up Machine

How To Become A Pull-Up Machine

A Guide For Ladies That Lift Pull-ups are one of the best exercises you can do for your upper body.  They help you build defined shoulders and a chiseled upper back.  And more importantly, they improve your overall strength, performance and athleticism. But lots of people — women especially — have trouble doing them. I…

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Anatomy For Athletes – Part 10 – Chest and Arms

Anatomy For Athletes - Chest and Arms

This post will wrap up the Anatomy For Athletes Mini-Series.  If you haven’t already, check out parts 1 through 5 to learn the key functions, training considerations, and exercises for the major lower body muscles groups.  And check out parts 6 through 9 for the rest of the upper body muscle groups. Functional Anatomy of…

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