7 Ways To Elevate Your Strength-Training Gains In 2016

Learn how to rock your most chiseled, strong physique that screams sexy athleticism in 2016 with these 7 pillars of strength-training gains.

Motivation Minute Ep 8: Doing Less Work to Build Muscle

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay up to date on blog posts and get tips I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Thanks for stopping by! If you’re frustrated with your muscle-building progress, you may be doing too much work. Learn the two concepts that are essential to building a sculpted, lean physique in this week’s Motivation Minute. Check out the articles below to help forward your knowledge. Check out these articles to learn more about volume and recovery: Weightlifting {Read More…}

Why Am I Plateaued? Training Q&A with Suzanne

You got questions, I’m answering ’em in my new Nirvana Training with Suzanne Q&A feature. You’ll get my perspective on strength training and nutrition for your goals, along with insights into my own training. To participate in next week’s mailbag, post your question on my Facebook page, ping me on Twitter, or drop me a line! Q. I’ve been following a popular strength-training plan consistently. Why have I plateaued? A. When people come to me for help and say they’ve been following {Read More…}

How to Use Micro-Goals to Blast Away Fat

Losing weight isn’t easy – it’s uncomfortable to change the way you eat. It’s pretty typical to lose motivation before getting very far and ending up feeling like a failure. That’s why I help my clients who want to lose weight set micro-goals – small but meaningful daily actions that lead to reaching a bigger goal. They’re so successful that I want to share them with you, too. Even studies have shown that: Smaller behavioral changes could produce initial weight loss and be easier to {Read More…}

Break Through in the Weight Room

I’ve always felt the pull to explore. It’s what propelled me to relocate three times (once on my own), expand my writing career into personal training, and continue many smaller changes along the way. That doesn’t mean change isn’t scary to me. I cherish my cozy home, family, and routines. I’ve even had anxiety attacks and other physical symptoms of stress around times of change. And there have been times when I simply hid while I processed what I wanted {Read More…}

Are HIIT Workouts Superior to Steady-State Cardio?

Is  high-intensity interval training (HIIT) really the answer to weight loss and improved cardiorespiratory health? In the last few years, HIIT workouts have become the “go-to” cardio.  Word on the street is that if you’re not doing interval training, you’re training inefficiently. HIIT typically means circuit training, metabolic resistance training, or simply work/recovery intervals on a cardio machine. It’s currently the “hot” method of losing weight and increasing V02 max. I am not against HIIT at all, but I do think it’s important to look {Read More…}