Selecting a weight truly makes or breaks a workout. If it’s too heavy, we can potentially choose a weight that’s too heavy to complete the reps and sets prescribed. On the flip side, if it’s too light, we might not feel the exercise is really doing much of anything. Today, we’re talking about four ways to select a proper weight when completing an exercise.
Tag: strength training for women
A Note from Me to You
A quick note this week from me to you. It’s something I’ve been talking about on the blog since 2016 and still holds true today – in my coaching and on this podcast. Simple as that.
Is cardio ruining your strength progress?
“Cardio is killing my gainz! I can’t make progress gaining strength and building muscle if I’m doing cardio.” WRONG – Today’s episode is all about (once again) busting the myth of cardio getting in the way of strength training progress. We’re talking about what cardio actually is, why you need to incorporate some into your life, and tips on how to do that smartly.
The Wider the Base, The Taller the Peak
In this episode, we’re talking all things fundamentals. If you’re brand new to training, focusing on the fundamentals before progressing too quickly, is one of the BEST things you can do for your fitness journey. If you’ve been training for years, but don’t have a grasp on the fundamentals, what does this mean for you? Today, we dive into all things fundamentals, what they are, what they mean for you and your journey, and how you can master them.
The Power of the Pause
Life is full of unpredictable scenarios and curveballs. While we often find ourselves wanting to wait for the perfect time, the truth is, that time doesn’t exist. There is not perfect time and, in fact, there are life events that want to put a stop to our fitness journey. Instead of stopping, there’s huge power in pausing or slowing down. Today, we dive into what pausing might look like for you when life tries to throw you off track.
Listen to Your Body, Not Your Fitness Watch
There are HUNDREDS of fitness watches and other monitoring devices for our fitness. It started with step counters but has expanded to a huge variety of products that measure not only step counts, but heart rate, HRV, sleep status, and countless other metrics. It’s honestly crazy. But, how much attention and stake should we place in these numbers? In this episode, we dive into all things fitness trackers.
6 Performance Metrics You Should Be Tracking
While weight loss (or fat loss, more specifically), is a popular goal and one that draws many people into the world of health and fitness, it’s NOT the only goal that you can have. In fact, I would argue that there are performance goals that are more important and crucial to success in your health and fitness journey. Today, we’re talking about six metrics you can track to see progress that aren’t just a number on the scale.
Are You RUINING the Perfect Program?
There are countless tools in my toolbox of programming options as a coach. I can design the perfect program on paper, but then the responsibility goes to the athlete. The responsibility goes to you. YOU have to take action and ownership over the program. Without it, the most perfect program on paper is useless.
Lean into the Discomfort
Life can be uncomfortable. Health and fitness can be uncomfortable. This week, we’re unpacking why it pays to lean into that discomfort. How when we do push through it, we find out what change is awaiting us on the other side. Because you ARE capable of still moving forward, despite feelings of discomfort.
4 Questions to Filter the B***S***
This week we’re filtering the bullshit of the health and fitness industry. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. But there is SO MUCH INFORMATION. Not to mention the thousands of products, programs, and services that are offered that are just downright poor quality or even harmful. We’re going to build a 4-question filter that you can use to find out if a program IS (or could be) a good fit for you.