*We interrupt your regularly scheduled “Train to Be Awesome” series to bring you some information about The Skinny Rules from Bob Harper*
Let’s start this off with a disclaimer. First, I have no problem with women wanting to look “skinny” or “slender”. I encourage women to build the body THEY want, whatever that means to them. My problem with The Skinny Rules below isn’t about the “skinny” part. It’s the fact that those rules reinforce a negative mindset, contribute to OCD eating patterns, and are unrealistic to apply long-term.
Second, this article isn’t my typical style, but after reading “the skinny rules”, I couldn’t help but sigh in utter disappointment. After all, the wave of women choosing strength over dieting has been growing, faster … Click to continue reading
I truly despise dieting.
Allow me to rephrase that – I despise the notion that you must starve, be miserable, and exist in a general state of deprivation, all in the name of losing body fat.
I also don’t like strict rules or guidelines because they clash with my personality. You’ll know what I mean if you read My Battle with Disordered Eating a while back. I don’t like spending much time thinking about my diet, and so I prefer simple tips that I can easily follow and tailor to my life.
Furthermore, most people experience negative emotions when they think about losing fat via diet. That’s why people exclaim, “Ugh. I have to go on a diet so I can lose this … Click to continue reading
Today is Part 2 of my interview with Beautiful Badass, Jen Grasso. If you missed Part 1, you can check it out HERE.
Now let’s get to it!
Nia Shanks: When it comes to strength training and nutrition, I am all about keeping things as simple as possible. With that in mind, what are your most basic tips when it comes to training and nutrition?
Jen Grasso: Try to get better at every workout, always striving to add weight or reps. Use big, compound exercises while avoiding typical “girly” isolation exercises. And finally most females should stick with full body workouts. As for nutrition, you must be willing to pay for good high quality, organic food. There is nothing more important than your … Click to continue reading