Ladies, Lift Heavy Things!

“No woman should lift more than 3 pounds…” – Tracey Anderson (Trainer to the Stars) Okay, maybe I shouldn’t rip on her too much because she clearly trains some big names and has done something right over her career, but really? Things that weigh more than 3 pounds include: Gym bags Your purse (maybe) YourContinue reading “Ladies, Lift Heavy Things!”

5 Weight Loss Tips You Might Not Think Of…

When it comes to weight loss, there are some things that most of us are aware of. Eat less junk food, eat more fruits and veggies, exercise more, don’t drink soda, etc. However, there are some BIG aspects of weight loss that many people tend to neglect or forget. Without taking these following 5 tipsContinue reading “5 Weight Loss Tips You Might Not Think Of…”

“I Work Out Because I Want to Look Like…”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”  When it comes to working towards the physique of your dreams, there are three main factors that play a role. Genetics, Diet, and Exercise. Since we can’t really choose our genetic makeup (yet….) and diets and nutrition can get pretty complex,Continue reading ““I Work Out Because I Want to Look Like…””

5 Overrated Exercises…and how to replace them!

Okay, time to stir up some controversy… I thought about calling this “5 Worthless Exercises”, but that seemed a little too harsh… This list contains 5 exercises, or exercise ideas that I (and research) believe to be non-productive, or even harmful to an exercisers potential goals. Now, I would never say “NEVER EVER DO THESEContinue reading “5 Overrated Exercises…and how to replace them!”

Two Different Transformations, Two Unnecessary Different Views…

Recently I was on my facebook account and saw a picture of one of my friends (Friend A) who is preparing for a bodybuilding show in April. He is currently cutting carbs and looking really lean. He has posted a few pictures of himself during his grueling transformation. When I was in high school withContinue reading “Two Different Transformations, Two Unnecessary Different Views…”

Do You Deadlift? You Should…

Taking a break from writing about my super fantastic interesting SNAP food challenge, I would like to take a moment to discuss the king of all lifts… the Deadlift. The deadlift got its name in ancient Rome, when soldiers were taught how to properly lift their fallen comrades up and off of the battle field.Continue reading “Do You Deadlift? You Should…”

SNAP Challenge – Day 1: Final

For my last snack of the day I had another 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese and 5 carrot sticks. This came out to 100 calories, 10 carbs and 12 grams of protein. Final Stats and Thoughts: Calories: 1560 Carbs: 217 grams (53% of calories) Fat: 30 grams (17% of calories) Protein: 133 grams (30% ofContinue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 1: Final”

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Many women avoid lifting weights, especially heavier weights due to the fear of bulking up. This is one of the most common misconceptions in the fitness realm. The fact of the matter is that women should lift weights, and not be afraid to go heavier. The reason men bulk up is because of the levelsContinue reading “Why Women Should Lift Weights”

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