I was once told that my Lift Like a Girl t-shirt was degrading. That the whole lift like a girl manifesto was degrading to women.
I took the statement for the ignorant comment it was, laughed it off, and went about my day. But later on I couldn’t help but think about the messages that are still, unfortunately, being spread in the world of women’s fitness. The ideas, statements, and philosophies that are degrading.
Such as . . .
Telling women they should never lift more than five pounds or else they’ll risk losing a “feminine physique” and not live up to society’s standards and labels. (Even though groceries, children, and purses women pick up on a daily basis easily surpass this five pound limit, but they neglect … Click to continue reading
Then get stronger.
Those are goals you can never go wrong with.
There are so many benefits to having a pure strength building focus with your workouts. For one, they’re fun! When you focus entirely on doing a little better than you did the last workout and gradually strive to add more weight to the bar, you’ll likely look forward to each and every session.
This means you’ll anticipate your workouts and perform them consistently, and that is the magic recipe for achieving the results you’re after.
That’s just one of the main reasons women should strength train.
Furthermore, being strong can help you achieve your other fitness goals much easier. Any trainee, whether they want to lose fat or sculpt muscle, can benefit from being … Click to continue reading
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This is a guest post from Armi Legge of EvidenceMagazine.com. I rarely discuss counting calories or macros, so this article is a great place to start for people who currently track their calories/macros and want some easy steps to gradually stop doing so, or to make the process much easier.
You want to be lean.
Maybe you’re not obsessed with your appearance, but you want that athletic look that shows you care about your body.
You start counting calories and you lose weight.
You’re thrilled, but at the same time, you don’t enjoy it. After a few weeks or months you get sick of logging your food into an app and weighing your plate before each meal.
You get sick of reading … Click to continue reading