Category: Workouts

Get Remarkable Results With Your 2021 Health Goals

Lose Weight and Get Stronger Through Strength Training, Better Fueling I’ve had several inquiries lately about how best to lose weight and get stronger. I will always argue that the answer is the opposite of that question: Get stronger and you will lose weight. Get stronger with heavy weight, do interval work, and you will…

Three Simple Ways to Find Motivation to Train with No Events

Finding It Tough to Get Out the Door?  Most of us need ways to find motivation to keep pushing ourselves in training. I’ve heard from so many clients at the gym that they lost motivation back in April, and can’t stomach the idea of starting over again. So they do little but take the dog…

Targeted Workouts and Fueling Help Women Get Strong!

Female athletes get stronger by using better fueling, planning workouts based on menstrual cycle, and lifting heavy weights. Among all the advice from Dr. Stacy Sims in her book Roar, the three suggestions that are most important for my strength training and endurance sport female athletes and women are these: One, lift heavy weights. Two,…

Four Tested Ways to Improve Performance During Your Menstrual Cycle

Women Can Use Hormone Levels to Actually Improve Training During Their Menstrual Cycle (This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this book is required reading. It changed everything for me as a…

Three Keys to Return to Strength Training in the Gym

Move Slowly in Return to the Gym Prior to the pandemic, my goal in the gym was to lift heavy things to build overall strength that I could tap for on-the-bike endurance.  I was deadlifting with a hex bar, using dumbbells for shoulder, back, and chest work, and doing a lot of kettlebell work, especially…

How to Stay Motivated to Do Online Strength Workouts

Get Accountability and Motivation With Foundation Strength Online Workout Plan Let’s face it: Unless you’ve been going back to a gym, your at-home workouts have not been good. Even if you use an expensive or free online workout plan, it’s a challenge to keep going. Since the pandemic caused the shutdown in March, people have…

Why Should Older People Continue to Strength Train

When we started working together, my 70-something client could barely bend her hips and knees. Within several months, she was doing squats and finding new mobility to move. One of the best parts of my job as a trainer at the WAC is working with older members who are strength training.  Most of the time,…

TRX Full-Body Functional Strength Training

The TRX bands, invented by a Navy Seal to provide a great workout with a simple strap, gives you a full-body exercise program that builds functional strength, mobility, excellent core stability. The TRX straps, or as my daughter calls them: the T-Rex bands, will definitely help you get strong! You use either your hands or…

Lower Body Unilateral Strength and Re-Balancing

Some weeks ago, I did a post on lower body unilateral strength work in the weight room. As we enter the winter off-season (for most of us), it’s time to re-examine some good moves to build strength and balance. There’s two important reasons to do lower body unilateral strength work, especially as an endurance athlete.…