Building Muscle for Women: A Fierce Def FAQ

Building muscle for women

Experienced women lifters have unique needs. You can be a seriously fierce woman in the weight room and still not ever achieve the muscle definition you want. That’s why today I’m answering frequently asked questions about building muscle for women in Fierce Definition, my unique 12-week online group training program for experienced lifters. Fierce Def begins September 2nd! I’m so pumped to mentor this motivated group of savvy women lifters. Check out these FAQs to see what it’s all about. Why is Fierce Def so unique? {Read More…}

Training With Style [Momentum Workout Jewelry Review]

Training with Style [Momentum Workout Jewelry Review]

I love workout jewelry so much. I’ve even fantasized about creating my own line of jewelry that would be durable, stylish, and express what I’m feeling while I’m crushing iron in my personal nirvana. And as both a personal trainer and someone who spends a lot of time in the gym, I need all the additional style I can get. I’ve been known to wear leather cuffs and necklaces in the gym, but you don’t see jewelry labeled as “workout-friendly” {Read More…}

Training to Look Hot – It’s Ok

Training to Look Hot - It's Ok

You might think it takes a lot of kahunas to start an online training group dedicated to helping women build muscle definition that makes people look twice. After all, isn’t it “shallow” to focus on one’s appearance instead of “performing better?” Fuck no. A lot of us are motivated by looking hot – I’ve read studies saying so, but I don’t need a study to tell me that. Sure, overall conditioning and feeling fantastic are great motivators. But what’s wrong with {Read More…}

Breaking Through to That Crazy Muscle Definition You Want

Steps to Muscle Definition

Your eyes are on hardbody muscle definition and a lean physique that never stops. Your transformation is so close – you’re eating clean and rocking your workouts, but you can sense obstacles standing in your way. Will you reach your full potential or stop short of attaining the badass hardbody you know you’re capable of? Lack of direction… flagging motivation… the dreaded plateau. How you handle these challenges will determine whether you gain standout muscle definition or remain where you {Read More…}

Friday Roundup: Strength Training Mindfully for the Best Progress

To progress with an exercise, you've got to stretch yourself.

Last Friday’s roundup about whether strength training should be gender-specific drew some interesting comments. I’m enjoying the in-depth conversations right here on da blog. This week I’m asking you to think about your training a little differently. I’m also sharing my own thought process about making progress in a long-stagnant area to show you how you can do the same. Why You Doin’ That? It may seem obvious, but unless you have a personal trainer looking out for your goals, you’ve {Read More…}

How to Use the Six Stages of Behavioral Change

Understanding the six stages of behavioral change

I have a lot of empathy and respect for my training clients who are navigating their chosen path of change. That’s because it’s very common to get stuck when you’re trying to make a change – change is not always easy. How do people make meaningful, long-lasting changes to their health, body, or fitness level? Behavioral change was the subject of an outstanding session at FitSocial 13 by Dr. Denise McGuire, a licensed psychologist at the University of Colorado Center for Integrative Medicine. {Read More…}