The idea that it’s always a bad thing to compare our fitness levels and physiques to others is BS. Comparing yourself to others can be extremely useful, if you challenge yourself to think like a scientist. I’ll show you how in this article. If you'd prefer to listen to this article, here it is as a podcast episode! One of my clients came to me recently and said, “The gal who does my hair has a stunning physique. I want to look like her! What do I need to do?” My client wasn’t
I received a great core-related question over on my Facebook page. I wanted to share my answer because in it, there are some excellent, must-read resources for you to check out! Here's the question: "Hi, I love reading all the articles you post! Thanks for sharing! I am wondering what your take is on training abs? I’ve read that if you’re weight training you don’t need to do abs because you use them in creating stability when lifting. I also have read that abs are made in the
Is #FullDisclosureThursday a thing? I don’t normally detail my many challenges surrounding healthy eating/working out (95% of them allergy-related), but I think it can be useful for us Professional Fitness Nuts to share that we, too, face obstacles to training the way we want to. Today’s a good example of that. I’ve been on allergy shots for 9 years, and they’re definitely helping. But today’s an exception. I’ll spare you all the details, but suffice it to say that I’m on the
Do you ever feel like you've been run over by a train? You feel fatigued and can't concentrate, and as if that wasn't enough, you feel a headache creeping up on you? The worst part though: You just recently decided to become healthier! You started lifting weights, added some cardio to your weekly routine, and pronounced pizza the source of all evil! And now this! What happened? Here are three possible reasons for your low energy levels: Sleep "You can sleep when you're dead",
My amazing online client, Paola, has been working with me since late November, 2017 (so only a few months at this point). She recently sent me an e-mail, sharing some realizations she's had about training - and her motivations behind it. I'm sharing her e-mail (and my response) here because I'd love for others to take note. Training isn't just about looking good. Even though many people start working out because they'd like to change something about their physical appearance,
Have you noticed an influx of new gym members these past few weeks? Are you finding it difficult to get access to the equipment you need for your workouts? Or does your schedule dictate working out regularly when the gym is crazy busy? I've got you covered with some unique ideas for how you can still get an amazing (and, in many cases, more challenging) workout when your gym is packed. Quick side note: Yes, it can be frustrating to see your usually-calm gym packed with newcom
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