If you’re a human, you have stress. Period. That’s it. The problem is, we know we have it. No one is surprised to hear that they have stress in their lives. But we may not realize to what extent certain areas and aspects of our lives cause us stress. Then, at the same time, we … Continue reading I Cannot Stress This Enough
How nice would it be if the time we had to spend in the gym equaled the number of exercise variations? Trick question. It really wouldn’t be super great. Who wants to spend hours and hours in the gym? Personally, I’d rather be spending time outside, enjoying a craft beer with friends, cooking a new … Continue reading Aim for an Effective AND Efficient Workout
The abs. When working with clients, it’s one of the most frequently referenced places that people want to lose fat. Reminder: spot reducing is a myth and if you want to lose body fat on your stomach, it takes time, proper nutrition, and loss of body fat everywhere else as well! But I digress… Back … Continue reading Four Mistakes You’re Probably Making While “Doing Abs” (And What to Do Instead!)
In the almost six years I’ve worked in the fitness industry, I feel as if I’ve seen it all. Exercises done incorrectly, ridiculous diet strategies followed, unnecessary (and expensive!) supplements purchased, and that’s just to name a few in a list I’m sure will continue to grow. But through the craziness, there’s still one negative … Continue reading Cheat Your Workout, Cheat Yourself.
It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!
I donate plasma and a recent experience while donating inspired today’s post. The majority of the advice and conversations regarding health and fitness make me chuckle to myself when I’m there, but this one really got me thinking. Before we get into it, let’s set up a little context. For those unfamiliar with the process, … Continue reading The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number
This week’s post is specifically for the ladies. Gentlemen, keep reading if you’re interested, or share it with a close friend, spouse, or coworker! I referenced this in a recent Instagram post. The caption reads: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmk_gUOhbil/?taken-by=emily_meyer13 There’s a phenomenon referred to as “The Confidence Gap”. In general, women underestimate their abilities while men overestimate. Strength … Continue reading The Confidence Gap
Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?
Time for some Tuesday, trainer tough love. Every once in a while, I have a few topics that come up – either common misconceptions, ideas and exercises people get wrong, whatever they may be. We’re going to tackle these on Tuesdays with bonus articles. They might be what you want to hear. They might be … Continue reading It’s not always black or white; embrace the grey.
Now, by this time, you all know that I’m a big advocate for research and research-based information. However, I also don’t think that we can completely negate those things that may not be based in research, or at least not based in research yet. The average total time in review for a research paper is … Continue reading Examine the Evidence: Research vs. Anecdotes