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 Tweaks for More Muscle Definition

Tweaks for More Muscle Definition

Do you ever look back at photos of yourself from a few years ago? Your photos tell the whole story of how you were training, how you were eating, and what your priorities were at any given time. They tell you whether you’re making progress at a snail’s pace or rocking freaking awesome results right up to this moment. It can be painful to look back. Check out these two unaltered photos of yours truly, taken four years apart: Here’s what I see in {Read More…}

Muscle Definition That Makes People Look Twice

Muscle definition that makes people look twice

Since I haven’t quite mastered the art of mind reading, I was pumped to see the answers to the survey I conducted last week. Sure, as a personal trainer and group coach I have ideas about my readers’ true desires and roadblocks. But guessing is never a good idea when it comes to helping people reach their ideal body and health. So what were the survey results and how do they affect you – a gal or guy who lifts (or aspires to)? When you’re {Read More…}

Giveaway! Rubberbanditz Pull-up Bands

Pull-up bands giveaway at workoutnirvana.com

[Giveaway closed! Thanks to everyone who entered. See the winner here.] Pull ups will give you an athletic, strong back faster than any other exercise. They’ll also give you a badass self-confidence bump! But why can so few already-fit people do them? Getting to unassisted pull ups is all in the methodology, and I strongly believe the best way is by using pull-up bands. I know this firsthand as I’ve increased my pull ups to EIGHT and watched my clients crank out pull ups in {Read More…}

The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Squat

Jordan Syatt squat

I’m about to share something with you that could change the way you train forever. If you think squats are important and want to improve your technique – pain-free – you must check out the new Elite Performance Squatting Seminar by powerlifting record-holder Jordan Syatt. In this comprehensive, two-hour seminar, Jordan explains everything you need to know about how you can add pounds to your squat or your clients’ squat with pristine form and no pain. Here’s what you can expect: {Read More…}

How to STOP Using Momentum When Strength Training

Stop using momentum

Everyone’s seen it: A gym-goer working hard to crush it but instead is standing in their own way. How? They’re using momentum to complete the reps instead of the power of their own muscles. We raise our eyebrows when we see someone swinging their body during bicep curls, but the truth is, you, too, might be using momentum without even knowing it. And it’s not even entirely your fault. Newton’s second law of motion, the Law of Acceleration, states that “the rate of {Read More…}