Two papers appearing April 18 in the journal Cell Metabolism confirm that the circadian clock is an important factor in how the body responds to physical exertion. The studies focused on different components of exercise, thereby complementing each other. Based on this work alone, it’s too early to say when the best time is for… Continue reading Time of Day Effects Your Body’s Response to Exercise: Studies
Nobody is lukewarm on deadlifts. You either love them or hate them. In fact, a lot of people love them and hate them while many others love to hate them. Let’s face it, they challenge you in ways that no other exercise can. Deadlifts don’t care what college you went to (or whether you did,)… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Just Gotta Deadlift!
For a long time, women thought weight training was for men or athletes or “someone else.” Not anymore. We’ve learned that strength training has so many benefits for women that we simply can’t pretend it ISN’T for them! Join me as I explore 7 common questions I’ve gotten over the last 2+ decades from… Continue reading Podcast: 7 Questions Women Ask About Strength Training
Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have given new meaning to the concepts of brain power and mind-muscle connections. Their study suggests “strongly” that the development of physical strength improves as much from training the nervous system as it does from exercising the muscles controlled by it. In the past few years, research has shown… Continue reading Why Your Brain Wants You To Lift Heavy
When you were a kid, did you ever over-indulge in something you loved? Maybe you ate ice cream, pizza or some other treat until your belly felt like it would bust. Maybe you spent too many hours in front of the TV or playing video games and your eyes got all googly and blurry. … Continue reading Over-training? 9 Signs to Watch For
1. Your mindset sucks (you’re “trying” again. Screw that, just effing do it!) Ok, so maybe it really isn’t THAT simple. But it kinda is. How many times have you “tried” to lose the weight? You know, once and for all? Maybe you even lost a bunch of weight once (twice? 3 or 4… Continue reading 9 Reasons Women Don’t Lose Weight
Can I be honest here? I think if one more parent says “my doctor said my kid shouldn’t lift weights until he/she is 14,” I’m going to be sick. Physically, violently ill. Your doctor is wrong. Well intentioned, but wrong. The good doctor is expressing a thought that, once upon a time, made sense. When… Continue reading 7 Reasons Your Pre-Teen Should Strength Train