We should strive to get the absolute most out of our training sessions. And, while I’ve talked about having a great program, making sure you’re working within your movement capabilities, and other factors, I have yet to touch on one variable: the pre-training routine. For me this includes three things: fuel, a goal, and getting in the zone. Let’s dive in.
Tag: strength training
4 Ways to Select Appropriate Weight
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes
‘Tis the season…to SWEAT! With the end of summer heating up, literally, here in Wisconsin, we’re spending more time outside for workouts, yard work, exploring, and any number of reasons. This inevitably leads to moving more in the heat and higher rates of sweating for most people. As we sweat, we likely need to take … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes
Only YOU are the Expert on Your Body
help achieve their goals. The ultimate evidence is only found after a trial period. The perfect program can look great on paper, but as someone begins to execute it, it’s a flop. You take the reins and put a stop to the movement, program, etc. that isn’t working. As a coach, it’s my job to then problem solve and find another way to achieve the goals they want. But the member is always in the driver’s seat. Today we’re unpacking what that looks like and how you can be a better advocate for yourself.
5 Tips to Start Running, Run Faster, or Run Further
Whether you’ve never ran a block, or want to start running further distances, this episode is for you. Running can be an intimidating activity to start. There are all sorts of preconceived notions about what our pace should or shouldn’t be, how hard the workout should feel, and what gear we need to start. But it doesn’t have to be this way; running doesn’t have to be so unapproachable. In this episode, we break it down and help you either make a plan to start running or to start running further.
All Things Travel: Snacks, Training, and Staying on Track
Summer brings about travel. Whether it’s for a day or a month, there’s countless events that have the potential to throw us off of our health and fitness goals. But, by taking the time to think about them before they happen, we put ourselves in a position to WIN. Whether we’re throwing caution to the wind and putting our goals to the side, or planning to stay on track for the trip, taking time to plan ahead of time can make all the difference.
Why You Should Explore a New Goal
Key word: explore. Today’s episode explores my background with running and I share my story of where and when I started. This is used as context as to why you should go explore, or try, that thing you want to do. We talk about the magic in exploring vs. committing to a big process.
Do you have to track macros to lose weight?
But do I have to track what I eat to lose weight? It’s one of the questions I get most frequently from nutrition clients I work with. In this episode, we’re diving into all things tracking: what it is, benefits, potential cons, and if it’s necessary. (Hint: It’s not but it may be helpful!) Tune in for the full story and more information.
Fill Your Own Cup First
Today we’re talking about self-care…No, not the bubble baths and spa day type of self-care. But the practical kind, the realistic kind. We talk about real life examples and practice of self-care, as well as ways that you can add them into your life. Not to mention why you should, and need to, include these practices in your day.