Strength Training Articles

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Workout Nirvana speaks to women like you because it’s written by someone like you. I’m not a bikini competitor or former gymnast; I’m just a woman who has loved to lift heavy and let my inner rebel out to play for the last 20+ years. I have my own health issues (early osteoporosis, high cholesterol) and strive to manage them through a healthy diet. I’m also a mom, wife, writer, and nature lover. And I love teaching women about getting better results with iron. In particular, I specialize in building muscle definition that makes you feel like the strong, fierce woman you are. [Learn even more about me.]

Strength Training ArticlesSince I’ve written over 300 articles, the following isn’t an exhaustive list. Feel free to browse around and search for anything you need. And catch up with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for mo’ tips, inspiration, and fun.

Post-Mastectomy Strength Training

You can access all my articles here: Training After a Mastectomy

Fundamentals of Strength Training

Strength Training for Beginners
Strength Training for Beginners [Video]

Designing a Workout for Your Dream Body
The Best Exercises for Your Workout Routine
How to Find the Right Training Split for You
Maximizing Results with Rests Between Sets
Weightlifting Ideas to Pump Excitement into Your Recovery Week
Muscle Reality Check: Three Questions to Ask Yourself
Translating Theory into Buffness: A Checklist
Six Weight-Lifting Mistakes to Avoid
3 Little Truths That Make or Break Your Training
Common Weight-Lifting and Cardio Questions Answered
Your 12-Week Fitness Plan for Less Fat and More Muscle
Using Isolation Exercises to Supplement Your Routine
Why Rest is Important and How to Integrate It

That Girl’s Got Muscle Definition

The Most Overlooked Way To Get Freaky Muscle Definition
Training Lies: Use 3-5 Pound Weights for Muscle Definition!
How to Build More Arm and Shoulder Definition: A Woman’s Guide
Muscle Definition That Makes People Look Twice
Breaking Through to That Crazy Muscle Definition You Want
A Client’s Journey to Muscle Definition
Smart Training Strategies for Muscle Definition

Drilling Down: Techniques & Tips

Training Tweaks for More Muscle Definition
4 Ways to Get More Muscle in Less Time

Another Way to Grow Your Muscles: TUT
The Guide to Muscular Endurance Training for Weightlifting Beasts
Got Plateau? Four Ways to Break Out
Weightlifting Ideas to Pump Excitement into Your Recovery Week
3 Ways to Maximize Your Strength Workouts
Trainer Tip #1: You’re Revising Your Workouts Too Often
Just a Few Healthy Habits Create a Bitchin’ Body and Health
What’s Your Benchmark? Using the One Rep Max
7 Ways to Feel the Burn Better

Muscle Mania: Specific Areas

Why Booty Building is Highly Individual (And Contributes to World Peace)

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Full-Body Workouts

A Fun, Full-Body Resistance Band Workout
Full-Body Workouts for Gaining Muscle and Losing Fat

Sharing a Passion: Burning it Up with Total-Body Moves
A Killer Full-Body Workout Using Only Your Body Weight
Weightlifting Ideas to Pump Excitement into Your Recovery Week

Quick Workouts

Defeating the No-Time Excuse: How to Exercise in Small Chunks of Time
Fast and Intense: Quick Workouts for Real Results
30 Minutes is All You Need to Lift Weights

Injuries and Prevention

How to Beat Tennis Elbow or Tendinitis
Digging Deep with Self-Myofasical Release

Just Do It: How to Protect Your Shoulders

Commandments for Health & Injury Prevention
Got Injury? Choices for Continuing Training
Tired or Achy? How to Feel Better
Disappear Aches & Find Flexibility with Foam Rolling
Are You Doing All You Can to Stay Injury Free?
Being Proactive About Shoulder Pain: Exercises to Prevent Pain

Equipment Know-How

How to Set Up for Barbell Hip Thrusts [Video]
Getting the Swing of Kettle Bells: A Demo and More

Using Power Racks and Spotters
Tame the FreeMotion Machine and Never Look Back
Weight Training at Home: What You Need

Getting Leaner

Check out my Healthy Eating articles along with these:

Your 12-Week Fitness Plan for Less Fat and More Muscle
4 Ways a Calorie Tracker Can Help You (and Not Just for Weight Loss)
Trainer Tip #2: The (Real) Best Fat-Burning Workouts and Foods
Your Ideal Weight: It’s Between Your Body and Its Fuel
The New (Science-Based) Paradigm for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off
The Benefits of Intervals and Interval Timers
Using HIIT for Weight Loss, Endurance & Strength
Using Cardio to Increase Your Metabolism
Common Weight-Lifting and Cardio Questions Answered

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