Training Lies: Use 3-5 Pound Weights for Definition!

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Ugh! I came across this video awhile back that not only had me aghast but barfing all over my desk. I just can’t overstate the ludicrous nature of this “celebrity workout,” which uses baby weights and a nice dose of male condescension. According to celebrity trainer Steve Moyer, actress Zoe Saldana gets her slim, “toned” body by lifting no more than 3-5 pound weights and a microscopic resistance band. Thankfully, Moyer says Zoe is a “model” client – that is, she does what’s she’s {Read More…}

Weightlifting at 50 and Beyond: You Got This!

Weightlifting at 50 and Beyond | Workout Nirvana

I once saw an article saying that after age 40, you should lie down and face the facts: You’re fragile and ancient and you won’t see GAINZ again. In fact, you’ll be lucky if you don’t disintegrate into a little mound of dust. That’s bullsheet, friends. Listen, you will notice differences – your body just doesn’t respond the same way it did. But that doesn’t mean you can’t build muscle and strength and be a complete badass in the weight room. I’ve had many training clients over the {Read More…}

[Video] Eating for Muscle: A Primer for Women

“You’ve got to eat more!” Has anyone ever told you this? Most likely not – we women are conditioned from girlhood to eat LESS. We’re afraid of the “F” word – fat. But if you want to build muscle dear ladies, you’ve got to eat more. More calories combined with a heavy lifting program and an appropriate aerobic component can spell MO’ MUSCLE without more fat. In this video I’ll tell you why and how you can eat for muscle. Get serious about eating for muscle now!

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…}

Will You Gain Weight From Lifting Weights?

Can you gain weight from weightlifting?

From what I’ve seen, there are two camps when it comes to women and strength training: Those who don’t want to gain weight from lifting weights and those who do want to (that is, gain muscle). This article will give you the facts about achieving either goal with weightlifting. Fat Loss and Weightlifting Hopefully you understand that lifting weights is critical to fat loss. Even so, you might be worried you’ll actually gain weight from lifting weights. If this is you, check out {Read More…}

How to Use the Power Rack for Budding Badasses

How to use the power rack for budding badasses

You’re getting after it in the gym and seeing those muscles starting to pop up. You’re getting stronger, too. Good stuff! At this point you might be starting to eye that long-azz barbell in your gym, the one found in the power rack cage and bench press station. You want to be doin’ it, but you’re still a little shy. Something inside you knows you can handle that mofo if you just knew how… or could overcome your intimidation. If this is {Read More…}