There’s a good chance you read the title Intuitive Strength Training and wondered, “What the heck is that?”.
You’re about to find out what it is and why, perhaps, you should give it a try.
We’ll bring this to life with some examples:
“My back just doesn’t feel awesome today, so instead of deadlifts I’ll do some single leg work and back extensions.”
“Oh my damn! I feel amazing today and the weights are flying up. I’m going to go for a new personal record.”
“I’m just not feeling this workout today. I didn’t sleep well last night so I’m going to cut my workout volume in half and really focus on my technique.”
All three of those examples are intuitive strength training (also know as autoregulatory training) … Click to continue reading
Sometimes it feels like a proverbial heartbreak.
Reading comments and emails filled with sadness, confusion, and sometimes even despair.
“Can you help me?” is a question I’m often asked.
This question is preceded by comments such as . . .
. . . I just need to lose this extra fat.
. . . I don’t like my cellulite.
. . . I can’t control what I eat.
. . . how do I stop obsessing over food?
. . . I wish I could love my body.
And other similar statements.
Some of these women feel like they’re fighting a losing battle. They seem to think that no matter what they do their fate has already been determined. They’ll never “look like that” or “have that body” or “be … Click to continue reading
“What does an average week of workouts and eating look like for you?”
I’ve been asked this question quite a bit recently; so it’s time to answer it for you.
Below you’ll see a glimpse of last week’s workouts, meals, and why I’m currently working out and eating the way I do.
Before we move on, please let me say that this is how I am working out and eating at the moment. The workouts are tailored to my goals and needs and the foods I eat are the ones I enjoy. Please don’t read this and say, “This must be how I’m supposed to do things,” because that’s probably not the case. I strongly believe in tailoring your workouts and eating habits to … Click to continue reading
If I sit still for a moment, close my eyes, take a deep breath and relax, I can remember it like it was yesterday.
The disordered eating habits I battled. The binge eating episodes. The horrible, cruel, and negative things I would say to myself on a daily basis about my diet failures and how I didn’t look a certain way. The high standards with nutrition and working out I placed on myself. Basing my self-worth on the number displayed on the bathroom scale.
Obsessing over my perceived “flaws” and trying so desperately to “fix” them. Feeling like a total failure when I couldn’t stick to my diet and spiraled into a restrict – binge – restrict cycle. Forcing myself to perform … Click to continue reading
A detailed, complicated, and complex regimen will produce better results than a simple, basic, bare-bones approach . . .
. . . Or so some would have you believe.
I’ve been a personal trainer for over 10 years now, and in that period of time my approach to health, fitness, and just helping people look and feel great naked has consistently simplified.
And the results speak for themselves.
Simple just . . . works. And it works ferociously well.
As you’re about to see, achieving your performance, health, and aesthetic goals really is this simple. Say “good-bye” to stressful and complicated routines that control your life and “hello!” to simple, practical, and flexible guidelines you can follow long-term.
You’ve likely seen the 30 Rules to Lift Like … Click to continue reading
Your self-worth, beauty, strength, and overall awesomeness is not defined by numbers.
You are not the size of your jeans.
You are not the number of calories you eat each day.
You are not the percentage of body fat you carry at any given time.
You are not the number on the bathroom scale.
You are not the cup size of your bra.
You are not the circumference of your waist, glutes, or thighs.
You are not the weight on the barbell you pull off the ground or the dumbbell you hoist overhead.
While society may use these numbers in an attempt to indicate our worth as women or to paint a surreal picture … Click to continue reading